3D Tattoos Are The Tattoo Trend That Are Definitely Worth The Pain

21 April 2016, 17:30 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

3D Tattoos
Woodrow Whyte

By Woodrow Whyte

We're into it.

Meet Winston The Whale, the man who has pioneered a new trend in tattooing: 3D tattoos.


A photo posted by Dave (@winstonthewhale) onJan 22, 2016 at 1:22pm PST


Winston's real name is David. He was an artist and illustrator for several years before turning his talents to tattoos.


A photo posted by Dave (@winstonthewhale) onMar 26, 2016 at 8:17pm PDT


He started tattooing out of his apartment in Portland, Oregon. Approximately 6 months ago a client asked for a skull and suggested he do it in red and blue lines like a 3D image.


A photo posted by Dave (@winstonthewhale) onOct 19, 2015 at 8:34am PDT


As you can see, the results came out pretty good! His Instagram starting blowing up when people saw the tattoos.


A photo posted by Dave (@winstonthewhale) onApr 14, 2016 at 5:14pm PDT


He's been inundated with requests for tattoos in a similar style.


A photo posted by Dave (@winstonthewhale) onMar 29, 2016 at 12:12pm PDT


Don't be fooled into thinking the tattoo will be 3D if you look at them with 3D glasses. It's kinda impossible to achieve that effect on skin.


A photo posted by Dave (@winstonthewhale) onMar 21, 2016 at 6:55pm PDT


Not gonna lie, we still want one anyway. Maybe two. 


A photo posted by Dave (@winstonthewhale) onMar 11, 2016 at 6:17pm PST


H/T Buzzfeed.


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