Tattoo artists seem to get more and more creative by the day. Likewise, their customers are becoming more innovative with the designs they envision. Take, for instance, the series of photographs below, which showcase a new trend in the world of tattooing. With one quick glance, you might think what you're seeing is real.

Instead, these picture depicts the latest in 3D tattooing. The details and shadows are so intricate and lifelike that some of these designs will have you doing a double-take. The art form gives "novelty" a new name. The creativity and artistic talent behind each one is truly inspirational.