A Tattoo Artist Creates Optical Illusions to Show a Surreal World Underneath the Skin

Just when we thought surrealism was an old painting method, artist Jesse Rix revolutionized the tattooing industry with his magnificent optical illusions that look like they’re from out of this world. His tattoos are so realistic that they make the skin look like a thin barrier covering an entire hidden universe.

Here at Bright Side, we decided to share with you some of his spectacular works that can astonish even those who dislike tattoos. He uses hexagons and cubes to reveal a magical world.

1. “There is some creativity I’d like to get off my chest.”

2. A perfect capture of a tattoo. It looks like he just pushed a button and moved the whole Universe.

3. An arm that is breaking up through hexagons to reveal a spaceship in the galaxy

4. A full sleeve of galactic and scientific magic

5. A dark beehive on the leg with the queen almost escaping

6. A sentimental tattoo based on a painting by the client’s grandparent

7. A stunning landscape tattoo for all of us who love fall and Halloween

8. This person wanted a tattoo to remind him of the great times he spent working at NASA

9. A beautiful face emerging from space

10. A spaceship breaking through the skin wall coming toward us

11. The Big Bang

12. The magic of nature peaking through his skin

13. A small window to his soul

14. Time and space

15. Skin breaking in hexagons so that the astronaut can enter our world

16. According to the tattoo artist, this is his favorite piece and it was the one that got him noticed!

17. A meaningful tattoo about emotions, letting go, and imagination

18. Planets and meteorites coming out of someone’s chest

19. A black-and-white 3D puzzle tattoo with great depth

20. Black holes

21. Artwork inspired by illumination

22. Hexagons and a rose on someone’s Adam’s apple

23. Picking up the broken squares

24. Meditating in a surreal place

25. Hexagons, squares, and black holes


Generally, in art, the result is what everyone is looking at. It is the most important part in the audience’s eyes because it shows the complete work. In the mind of the artist, however, it is the process. It is the journey it takes to start from developing an idea, then doing a small sketch, brain-storming, doing the archetypal drawings, changing it, and practicing in order to perfect it. So, it is important for the audience to see the “behind the scenes” process of an artist in order to understand how talent is built!

What do you think of these tattoos? Would you ever consider getting one? Or maybe you already have one? Please let us know in the comments below!

Source : https://brightside.me/creativity-art/a-tattoo-artist-creates-optical-illusions-to-show-a-surreal-world-underneath-the-skin-629160/

26 Weird Optical Illusions That Will Challenge Your Brain

We are used to believing what we see because we are sure that nobody can trick our eyes. But some pictures can make us see things that aren’t there. It’s because we don’t see with our eyes, we see with our brain. And the brain can easily be tricked. This article will make you believe it.

Bright Side has collected 26 visual illusions that will prove that your own brain can deceive you. And at the end of the article, there is a bonus that will make your head spin.

Scroll this picture up and down and the squares will move.

And these circles are actually motionless.

The hearts are not moving, they only seem to be.

And these things that look like snakes are motionless. This is not a GIF.

And so are these fish.

Look at these green lines and move your head. Do they move?

Which way are these rings turning?

These hearts are actually of the same color — red

If you are seeing a spiral here, you are wrong.

This is not a spiral either.

The left heart looks green, the middle one looks pink but in fact, both of them are just as grey as the right heart.

It looks convex, but it’s not.

It looks as if there is some bright light coming from the center of the flower.

This is a regular cup.

The girl’s skin looks pink in the left picture and yellow in the right. In reality, the skin color is the same.

What do you see? A Chinese temple? Try moving further from the screen!

The letters are not tilted.

The wheels of this bicycle are not turning.

Do you see the square getting bigger?

The stars seem to be glittering.

These things have the same shape.

And here are some animated optical illusions. Which way is the girl turning?

Don’t believe your eyes.

Looks like the chessboard is bending.

The hollow face illusion

Can you see the sleeping woman?

Bonus: A girl walking through an optical illusion at a museum

Which of these illusions amazed you the most? Tell us in the comment section below.

Illustrated by Sergey Raskovalov for BrightSide.me

Source : https://brightside.me/wonder-curiosities/26-weird-optical-illusions-that-will-challenge-your-brain-626960/

10 Baffling Illusions That Stumped the Internet

It’s quite easy to trick the human senses. Now, when a person sees something unusual, they quickly share it with everyone using the internet. We have collected some amazing illusions and tricky pictures that internet users have tried to explain.

Bright Side wants you to take a look at the pictures and try to understand where the hidden object is and how some tricky illusions work. If you have trouble, you can just read the explanation.

The illusion of 2 angles

This illusion is becoming more and more popular on the internet: we think that these pictures were taken from 2 different angles, but in fact, they are identical. This is explained with the idea that our brain tries to “build up” a story: what’s the point of making of a collage of 2 identical photos?

There is a cat hidden in this photo.

Reddit users tried to find a cat in this picture and many of them succeeded. The cat didn’t even mean to hide, it was just sleeping. If you tap the picture, you will see it.

A lost phone

In 2016, a woman from the Philippines asked her friends for help on social media. She dropped her iPhone on the floor and couldn’t find it. Many people were sure that the woman was just trolling them and there was nothing on the floor. But if you find the phone, you won’t be able to “unsee” it. Tap the picture if you couldn’t find it.

3D zebra crossing

Do you see giant stones floating in the air? By doing this, Icelandic authorities tried to make car drivers slow down at the pedestrian crossing. The citizens like the 3D zebra crossing and it does the trick: any driver slows down instinctively when he or she sees the “stones.”

A mysterious lake

“Do you see the lake?” — this is what an Imgur user wrote under this picture. Many people gave an affirmative answer. But in fact, there is no lake here. This is just a concrete wall and a sandy beach is at the top of the wall.

A snow leopard hunting

A photographer from Australia Inger Vandyke took this photo. Snow leopards are great at hiding so it’s really hard to find the one in the photo. If you failed, tap the picture.

A GIF with sound

A girl from Scotland asked Twitter users why she could hear a sound when looking at this GIF. This is explained with the fact that there is a connection between the vision and the hearing. The shaking picture makes it look like there is a sound wave and the brain is preparing us for a loud sound. This trick was used during making old games.

Through the looking glass?

Many people get scared when watching this video. But we assure you — it is nothing more than just a trick. It’s just that the video is very well-edited. You can see a detailed description of this illusion here, and if you can edit videos well enough, you can make a video like this yourself. The author of this video loves amazing his subscribers:

Parts that are different and the same

Marc Blank-Settle shot the illusion on camera when he was cleaning his son’s room: both parts look identical if you put them on top of each other. If you place one of them under the other, they look different.

Many people thought it was just a camera trick but in fact, this illusion was carefully studied in the 19th century and is called the “Jastrow Illusion.”

Find the old lady in 10 seconds.

This picture is ambiguous because it actually shows both a young woman and an old lady. It might take you some time to see the old lady. If you fail, tap the picture to see the answer.

Which of the mysteries amazed you the most? Tell us in the comment section below.

Source : https://brightside.me/wonder-curiosities/10-baffling-illusions-that-stumped-the-internet-625410/

These Optical Illusions Will Make Your Brain Scream For Help


Nothing makes you more aware of your fragile grasp on reality like an optical illusion. We’re just a collection of firing synapses, held together in a mobile water tank, basically. At least that’s how I felt after The Dress. If you love that feeling of total disorientation, we’ve got some visual puzzles to get your brain juices sloshing.

How about this woman riding her flying carpet? 

“Is magic real?” asks my confused brain.

What about this terrifying dog head monster. It doesn’t even need a butt!

Have you ever read the book The Cat In The Cat? Great kids book.

This post is telling me what I’m not seeing, but my brain is telling me the poster is a liar and I’m about to hit the slopes:

Being human, we’re also very easily fooled by anything that looks remotely sexual, like an extra appendage in the pool:

Or a smooth, sexy booty:

Or a horse…head….

Or a sexy couple going to town on one another:

If you want something more wholesome, how about this bowl of flour?

Man’s best friend mutated into an even greater friend:

Though animal optical illusions can be quite terrifying:

Look out for that kitty!

But forced perspective is nothing compared to the insanity of piled on body parts in some of these photos. Like, what is going on here? I just don’t understand sports.

Or arms:

So many arms:

Arms where there shouldn’t be arms:

Entire people where there shouldn’t be people:

Or just too much booty:

My brain sees it, but my mind and heart won’t accept it. Cling to reality as hard as you can, because you never know when you’ll loose touch with it!

Source : https://www.distractify.com/trending/2018/06/28/2fWB8F/new-optical-illusions