Trending Tats: 3D Tattoos

People often take a long time to choose what tattoo they want. Everything from the meaning, to the design, down to the colors are chosen with great care. However, sometimes the best ones come to you through a happy accident or are decided on in spur of the moment decisions thus capturing that moment in your life forever. 

Well, in Portland, OR, tattoo artist Dave (or as he's known on Instagram, Winston the Whale) took his happy accident to a whole other level - 3D tattoos. And we don't mean tattoos that look like something is really coming out of your skin. We mean what older 3D movies would look like if you peaked over your glasses. 

Winston the Whale

Winston the Whale

It began with a friends simple request for a 3D skull, and the result went viral. Dave was flooded with requests and just, "Kind of went for it." To really let the 3D effect shine through, the designs are often kept minimal. He has a collection of options already made, but will also do awesome custom work like this one below upon request. 

Winston the Whale

Winston the Whale

While they won't actually work with the funky glasses we wore at the movies, it surely brings you back. If you live in the Portland area and happen to be stopping by, you can reach out for a chance to get inked up by Winston the Whale at thelostcause.va@gmail.com.