One of the most popular trends in tattoo art today is the morph tattoo. Developed largely by Andres Acosta, the morph tattoo combines two images—usually iconic tattoos—into one.
Acosta’s morphs usually take a rose, possibly the most popular tattoo, and turn it into something else.
The Texas-based tattooist has combined roses with nebulas, baseballs, birds, ships, fish, and innumerable other classic tattoo forms.
If you can’t decide between two different images, or if you’re looking for a fresh take on a historic tattoo a morph might just be the right choice for you.
One classic take on the morph tattoo is the ambiguous image. Ambiguous images, or images that employ optical illusion to appear to be two different things at once, have long been a favorite of artists around the world. Famous examples include illustrations that confuse a duck with a rabbit, a vase with two opposing faces, an old woman with a young woman, and any scene imaginable with a skull.
If you want your tattoo to pop and really stand out, don’t go with a basic rose, or heart, or anchor, meet with your local tattoo artist today and work on a morph tattoo.