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3D Tattoo


Photo: Boucherie Moderne / Bizarre Mag

Is this the next step in tattoo technology? Here's a 3D tattoo by Jean-François Palumbo of Boucherie Moderne:

The diamond uses the same crimson and blue, but to different effect. Don 3D glasses and the stone ‘jumps out’ at you. In fact, this three dimensional optical illusion even works to some extent without 3D specs. I’d like to create something more complex in my next tattoo – fish that appear to be swimming beneath a 3D layer of water, for example.

Link - Thanks Kate!


So, there's one big problem with this method, the blue completely overlaps the red. If you look through one eye, you see a complete blue gem. If you look through the other eye, you see the red gem, but it has lots of holes in it.

Where the two gems overlap, instead of being blue, should be a mix (additive blend) of blue and red. Looks like some sort of magenta?
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Friend, sometime co-conspirator, and original Subgenius tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE has a 3-d tattoo of a brain on his head. Of course, you need the glasses to check it out, but even without them the effect is pretty amazing. You might try to do the Google for it.
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Well if you click on the link, you will see a tattoo of scissors where there IS an overlapping color; it's very dark though. I also got out my 3D glasses, and it didn't look 3D! I'm not sure if it's because the tattoo isn't very sophisticated, or because I'm viewing it on a computer monitor...
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The reason is because they just used two inks over top of each other, which is subtractive blending, instead of a magenta ink, which would be additive.

It's like the difference between paint and color spotlights.. mix paint and it goes black, mix light and it goes white. For the 3d glasses, you need to mix the colors like light does.

Although admittedly magenta is kind of lame looking, and most people don't look with 3d glasses, so maybe they were going for that.
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Has body modification gone too far? The craze and infatuation over the ever-popular 3D Tattoo is mystifying.The basic idea of a 3D tattoo is to slightly lift a tattoo up about two millimeters. This is done by putting a tiny amount of hyaluronic acid (sugar) under the skin, by means of injection. It goes underneath the tattoo in specific areas of the design to show the shape of the outline and specific points of the tattoo, creating a contoured design.The amazing aspect about these tattoos is that any part of the body can be raised. It doesn’t matter if it’s your cheeks, your thighs or your left shoulder, it can be done. Tattoo Design www.tattoobody.org

http://www.tattooblog.org/entry/amazing-3d-tattoos/
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just looked at this thru both regular 3-d glasses (didn't work well) then some 3-d glasses we just got at a glow in the dark black light putt putt golf place, they aren't blue and red like the usual but clear, and the diamond REALLY stands out with them, try it out if you can find em.
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Unless people walk around sporting 3D glasses this tattoo is rather a waste of good skin space where a qaulity 3D tattoo could be inked in.
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