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.

Originally posted by Cris Zimermann on June 26, 2014 in Biz Ops.


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