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Tattooist Creates Incredible Optical Illusion Making It Look Like Man Has Hole In Head

Claire Reid

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Tattooist Creates Incredible Optical Illusion Making It Look Like Man Has Hole In Head

A tattoo artist has managed to create an impressive optical illusion, making it look as though a bloke has got a huge, gaping hole in his head.

Tattooist Matt Pehrson, from the Zion Tattoo Company in St George, Utah, showed off his handiwork last year after inking his pal Ryan's head.

Credit: Jam Press
Credit: Jam Press

Matt used clever shading tricks to ink thick black lines that taper in towards a centre point, creating the illusion that Ryan has got a hole right through his head.


Matt uploaded the photo in April last year, writing: "Did a crazy thing on my friend Ryan today...

"We have a lot left to finish on his dome. What do you all think of a piece like this?"

And people loved it, with the artwork picking up more than 12,000 likes and attracting plenty of comments from folks keen to praise Matt for his work and creative vision.


Replying to the pictures, one person said: "Literally looks like he has a hole in the back of his head holy s*** good job."

Another added: "OMG that looks fantastic!!!!" And a third commented: "This is the most insane optical illusion."

An artist in Mexico has also turned her unique designs into tattoos - and her signature style creates the optical illusion of blurred vision.

Yatzil Elizalde, 25, owns her own tattoo studio, White Light, in Hermosillo, in the north west of Mexico - however, she started out as a visual artist.


She told Insider last year that she moved on when she was 'finally able to tattoo a human body with the style that always defined me'.

Her style involves a shadow effect that creates an optical illusion similar to double vision.

Many of her signature pieces have the same image twice, sometimes more. They are always slightly off from each other, much like 3D images seen without glasses.


Time for a lie down after these.

Featured Image Credit: Jam Press

Topics: Interesting, Weird, Tattoo

Claire Reid
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