Gone are the days when only sailors and convicts got tattoos. Now, the art form has grown exponentially in popularity, and it has been estimated that one in three young adults currently has an inking of some sort. What’s more is that tattoos are only expected to get more popular.

The increased popularity of tattoos has led to huge improvements in the industry. Never again will people only be forced to select from flash sheets of Tinkerbells and tribal designs, now you can get just about anything realistically inked onto your body if you go to the right artist.

And that includes mind-boggling 3D designs. Here are 16 of the best…

1. The vortex goes on forever

This tattoo is straight out of Alice in Wonderland. Game of chess, anyone?!

2. The longer you stare, the more confusing it gets

It’s the eye that plays with your perception!

3. “Hey dude, are you okay?!”

Oh wait, it’s not a nasty bear attack. Just an awesome 3D tattoo.

4. When art and reality become one

This tattoo is so well done that it’s hard to believe it’s not a painting.

As it stands, there are currently over 20,000 tattoo parlors in the United States, and a new one is being opened each and every single day. It’s clear that the younger generation has moved away from the older generation’s association of tattoos with criminality!