15 Trippy Tattoos That You Definitely Don’t See Everyday
Tattoos have come a long way, baby. From psychedelic stoner trippy tattoos to glow-in-the-dark art on bodies, there have been so many advancements in the industry in the past decade or so.
What’s fascinating, including these trippy stoner tattoos, is that it seems the level of customization is also increasing by the year. Now, you can get optical illusion tattoos, as well as tattoos that look like embroidered patches!
We’ve prepared a gallery of trippy tattoos for you, so you can either “ooooh” and “awwwe” over them, or use them as inspiration for your next spot of ink!
Glowing hole in arm
This tattoo literally glows in the dark under a blacklight. So why not make a space-hole in your arm with a guy wearing Nikes being pulled into it?
2. Electric juicebox
This looks like some seriously magical juice. I feel like there’s some message here that I’m not getting though. Regardless of that, loving that there’s a glowing sun on this guy’s arm. I think that’s an arm.
3. Trippy cat
Remember Smelly Cat from Friends? Well this is trippy cat from the tattoo parlour. Loving the geometric designs, the spacey eyes, and of course the planet over the cat’s ear like that.
4. Serpent of the knee
At first I thought this was an octopus, but now that I see it’s a snake it makes so much more sense. I mean, that’s a commitment to have this snake permanently inked on your leg. It’s very trippy.
5. Woman of the forest
Is she sad? Or is her hand covering her face because of what’s being done to the environment these days? Or is that even her hand? Definitely gets you thinking. Love the use of empty space on the trees.
6. A hand tattoo to end all hand tattoos
Talk about commitment! These 3D horns coming out of this dragon/lizard tattoo make it look like the guy is growing horns of his own! The shading on that eye, and the scales is really something else!
7. King of something
The detail in this trippy tattoo is amazing! Loving the use of empty space for the cross thing with the “e” at the bottom although I have no idea what it is. The lion is cool though.
8. Classic skull tattoo
Does the light in this skull’s eye remind anyone else of The Goonies? The rose with the white outline is super cool, and the shading definitely makes it more trippy!
9. Modern spin on a classic
This one is super trippy. Really like how it’s a classic “tattoo girl” style, but she also has like a new-age third eye.
10. Butterfly stopover
Anyone who’s willing to tattoo large black ovals on their leg deserves to at least be featured in a blog post on trippy tattoos, right? The butterflies look like they’re leaving one hole for another with a brief stopover on this gal’s leg in this trippy, space inspired tattoo.
11. Eye of the flower
For some reason, I’m really appreciating the white ink used on the skull’s teeth! Very cool. And the way this eye stands out from the flower… the shading on the flower… the designs around the eye. Cool and trippy at the same time.
12. Six-eyed raven
This bird-and-snake tattoo is both symbolic and trippy. A bird carrying a snake is a symbol of change, but a bird perched on a snake… we’re not exactly sure what that means. Either way, a six-eyed raven can’t help but be trippy!
13. Hand of Fatima remix
There are a lot of ways to interpret this trippy tattoo, but we’ll leave it to your imagination. Personally though, it seems to me that in order to ascend to a higher level, one needs to take a good look in the mirror. That hits.
This Mexican artist makes tattoos that give you the feeling of seeing double. She puts one image on top of another, and her work is becoming more and more popular due to its trippy nature!
15. Super trippy
Baby Medusa? The optical illusion of this trippy tattoo is a bit hard on the eyes actually. However, that’s exactly what the artist intended! She lays down two or three images slightly askew and allows the viewer to feel confused and need to rub their eyes after.
All of these make me feel like I need to seriously up the creativity of my next tattoo!