At first glance, they’re partially surreal, and wholly terrifying.
But the second mouths on neck, open stitches revealing superficial muscles, and the bionic pistons breaking through the flesh on a person’s arm, are actually not real.
Rather, they are hyper-realistic tattoos created by talented tattoo artists.
Venezuelan artist Yomico Moreno, who works out of Caracas, has inked a variety of tattoos, ranging from sinister to downright surreal.
Among his works are bionic arms, layers of skin ‘peeled back’ to reveal a beating heart, and the somewhat less dystopic images of ladybugs and butterflies.