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10+ Clever Tattoos That Only Get Fully Revealed After You Extend Your Arms Or Legs

Veks Van Hillik is French tattoo artist who describes his works as oneiric, surreal and influenced by many artists, like Gustave Doré, Ingres, Caravaggio, Dali and Breton as well as pop culture, video games, comics, and street art.
The tattoos this artist creates have a little magical touch to them – he uses the natural folds of people’s limbs to hide parts of the tattoos so their full beauty is only revealed upon stretching one’s arms or legs. Doing this is no easy task, and the artist often has to use the freehand technique (meaning no stencil) to achieve the illusion.
Check out the mesmerizing tattoos in the gallery below!
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If you think this beetle tattoo looks cool now


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Check out how cool it looks when her arm is stretched!

These tattoos have a certain magical touch and only get fully revealed upon stretching one’s limbs


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Veks Van Hillik is a French tattoo artist who creates these unique tattoos

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He uses the natural folds of people’s limbs to hide parts of the tattoos


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Creating these tattoos is no easy task, and the artist often has to use the freehand technique to achieve the illusion

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For optimal shape-shifting, the artist chooses symmetrical objects

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The insect tattoos he creates are meant to take flight

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Image credits: veksvanhilliktattoo

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Image credits: veksvanhilliktattoo


Image credits: veksvanhilliktattoo

Image credits: veksvanhilliktattoo


Image credits: veksvanhilliktattoo


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Image credits: veksvanhilliktattoo

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