Have you ever had a psychedelic experience so intense that you felt it would change your life forever? Did you wish you could immortalize the experience — say, by emblazoning swirling, psychedelic visions upon your skin forever?
Okay, neither have I. But a few rare souls must have felt that way, because the tattoos below are undoubtedly psychedelic. From geometric blackwork to cosmic scenes, Alex Grey paintings to peyote cacti, there’s a trippy tat for all tastes. I’ve scoured the Internet to find the 15 coolest psychedelic tattoos on the planet.
An incredibly intricate adaptation of Alex Grey‘s “Theologue” by Anil Gupta. Grey’s caption to the original painting was: “The Union of Human and Divine Consciousness Weaving the Fabric of Space and Time in which the Self and its Surroundings are Embedded”
Now that shows commitment — not only a trippy mandala-style sleeve, but a geometric flower right on the scalp! Ink by Dillon Forte
Another Alex Grey inspired design, this one a blue-tinted sleeve of the painting ‘Ecstasy.’ Artist: James Kern
Also by Jeremy Sloo Hamilton, this adaptation of another Alex Grey work.
The Gonzo Fist — a two-thumbed hand holding a peyote button, chosen by Hunter S Thompson as the symbol of “Gonzo journalism.” Inked by Andres Gome
Another Alex Grey sleeve, this one by Tim Creed.
A trippy skull design by Thomas Hooper with a Dia de los Muertos vibe. Thomas does the most incredibly intricate blackwork, be sure to look up more of his work.
Peyote design by Jackalope, an all-female tattoo parlor in Minneapolis.
Stunning double sleeve by Nazareno Tubaro
They say the third eye is located in the forehead But this one, rendered in exquisite colorful detail, takes up the entire upper back! The reflection in the pupil is a nice touch.
One crazy spiral featuring all kinds of geometric designs.
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