It has been said for centuries that the eyes are the window to the soul. And that’s true enough. Our eyes convey so many emotions that a single glance can tell a lot about a person. Our eyes are organs that belong to the visual system and have the ability to detect light and then convert it into electrochemical impulses. More than 96% of animal species possess what is called a complex optical system, while organisms such as molluscs and anthropods possess image-resolving eyes.
Eyes have been the subject of artwork for centuries and can be found in a wide variety of mediums. For example, many have been transfixed by the Mona Lisa eyes, as they seem to follow you around the room. Painter Margaret Keane has made wide-eyed her signature. Her story was told in Tim Burton’s biographical drama “Big Eyes,” as her second husband, Walter Keane, took credit for her work and after a court painting in the 1960s, she was finally able to claim ownership of his art.
Many tattoo artists around the world have also shared a love for eyes in their work. Take a look at 75 extravagant eye tattoos in the gallery below, then let us know your favorite tattoo from this list in the comments section on social media.