#1 Missing piece

#1 Missing piece

Underneath the puzzle pieces of skin on this person's body are fish scales! Is this a statement about evolution, or a statement about hallucinogenic drugs?

#2 Zip Me Up, Darling

#2 Zip Me Up, Darling

Is this tattoo sexy or disturbing? We think it's a little bit of both. The double zipper is a nice twist, the blackness inside is a bit unsettling.

#3 He's A Brick . . . Head

#3 He's A Brick . . . Head

This guy is denser than a pile of bricks. The cracks around the opening are a nice added detail. I wonder how it must look when his hair grows in?

#4 Skin like paper

#4 Skin like paper

It's common for 3D tattoos to create an effect where the human skin is ripped open to reveal what's really underneath. This guy has a tattoo that shows that he's got some strange document hidden under his skin. Could be his grandmother's snickerdoodle recipe?

#5 Slashed

#5 Slashed

Rather than revealing something this person's tattoo just creates the effect of some serious body wounds. At least we think this is a tattoo and not just a man who was attacked by a bipolar polar bear.

#6 Zipped up

#6 Zipped up

Underneath the zipped up skin of this guy's shoulder is what his shoulder muscles look like. The shine of the wet, juicy muscles is really what sells this vivid piece.

#7 Ouch

#7 Ouch

This one looks like it hurts -- or it's just a great optical illusion to pull off every Halloween. People really seem to have a thing for showing the muscle under their skin. The guy in the next pick might have a bone to pick about that though . . .

#8 Glow in the dark

#8 Glow in the dark

These black ink tattoos glow in the dark... so you don't have to worry about covering them up for work during the day! How would you feel if one of your employees turned into a day-glo zombie by night?

#9 Clear blue sky

#9 Clear blue sky

Underneath this girl's body is a clear blue sky with seagulls flying out to freedom. The shadows underneath the birds are a nice touch of detail.

#10 Whimsical time

#10 Whimsical time

Perhaps a nod to "The Wizard of Oz", this 3D tattoo shows that instead of a heart, this guy's got a ticking clock. Interesting incorporation of the nipple, guy.

#11 Steam punk

#11 Steam punk

A nod to steam punk trends, this 3D tattoo shows that underneath his skin, this guy is made of random metal parts. Is that a cowboy spur in there?

#12 Ready to fight

#12 Ready to fight

Underneath this guy's skin is some ancient military armor -- showing he's ready to fight. There's also a Celtic symbol stamped on the leather armor, it's all very Braveheart.

#13 Spider-man

#13 Spider-man

This guy's freaky tattoo makes it look like he's really Spider-man underneath his skin. But isn't that just a spandex bodysuit that Spider-man wears over his human skin? I think this guy has got it backwards; he does have a bit of a Toby McGuire thing going, though.

#14 In your face

#14 In your face

There are things we could say about this guy, but we are too afraid he would enter our dreams and kill us in our sleep for poking fun at him. Bonus points for the piercings.

#15 Carved wood

#15 Carved wood

No, this is a real leg! Perhaps the optical illusion on this tattoo is the best we've seen so far -- the effect is indeed freaky and darkly glamorous.