Tattooist Yatzil Elizalde will have you seeing double, triple, or even quadruple thanks to her dizzying body art. The fine line and blackwork designs feature the likes of portraits, cartoon characters, and animals that are presented in multiple images laid on top of one another. To view them as a single form, you have to squint your eyes; otherwise, you might start to feel cross-eyed.
Elizalde enjoys creating optical illusion tattoos because of the inherent complexity that comes with drawing in that way. “It’s the visual challenge,” she tells My Modern Met, “trying to convey a sensation through a visual complication.” While we might get confused looking at them, the tattooist experiences this as well while designing them. “I go crazy just thinking that when starting to follow a line, it is almost impossible to get to the end without ending up dizzy along the way.”
Scroll down to see more of Elizalde’s mind-bending creations. And if you’re local to Hermosillo, Mexico, you can visit her shop White Light Tattoo to get your own double-vision design.