50 Trippy Psychedelic Tattoos

One way to show  your love of all things trippy is with a psychedelic tattoo. Here I present to you 50 tattoos with psychedelic themes that you might be able to use to get some inspiration for your next ink on skin adventure.

There are some amazing geometric tattoo ideas in this collection. I suspect a number of these artworks took many a repeat visit to the tattoo shop before completion. The geometric black ink ones contain some super fine details. The tattooist who completed them must have hands as steady as rock.

psychedelic full body tattoo image

Swirls, spirals, fractals, cosmology and sacred geometry are just some of the motifs that are available to anyone adventurous enough to embellish their skin with a trippy tattoo. The genre is certainly gaining momentum due to an increasing number of people becoming interested in psychedelia, spirituality and sacred geometry. Even here in Japan, a country where displaying tattoos is a definite social no-no and could lead to trouble at work ( Government workers in my city are banned from having tattoos ), there is an increasing interest in tattoos amongst the younger generation.
Posted on 31.1.13 by PsyAmb TAG : , | 6 Comments ( ADD NEW COMMENT )

Why Drugs Cause Hallucinations

Have you ever wondered why drugs cause people to hallucinate ? What are the biological reasoning behind such phenomena ? Some time back I had a lot of fun writing about how to get high and have hallucinations without the use of drugs. Since then a number of people have asked me if I am into hallucinations then how about a post on drugs that get one tripping out ? I have no problem with that, however I don't want this blog to get too far off the musical path which should be it's main focus. And beside there are thousands of blogs and forums that deal with exactly that topic and in far more detail then I could ever hope to achieve. 

However, what I thought might be interesting to share is some information on how such drugs cause hallucination in the first place - a topic that has always fascinated me. 

It's one thing to get high and enjoy what you see and or feel but I have always been far more interested in the bigger question of why the hell do I see what I see and why is it somewhat universally consistent in theme and characters ? 

If one takes a hit of LSD or ingests some magic mushrooms, then why do they always see such vivid geometric, spiraling, intricate lattice work or the same little machine elf like creatures ?
Posted on 23.1.13 by PsyAmb TAG : | 2 Comments ( ADD NEW COMMENT )

Psychedelic Screensavers

In these modern times the good old screensaver of days gone by seems to have been relegated to the back-bytes of our hard-drives. This is largely due to the improvements in monitor technology. Essentially, screensavers were used to prevent damage on CRT screens. When was the last time you saw a CRT screen ? I wager a few of you have probably never seen one. Today screensavers are simply used to let people know that the screen is locked or to provide some form of visual entertainment such as psychedelic trippy patterns or fake blue screens of death. 

I still use a number of screen savers as I use iTunes on my windows 7 PC quite a lot while drawing or reading and it's nice to have something to look at when my eyes get tired. If you are interested in checking out some psychedelic screensavers I have put together a quick list of some of the better ones that I used to use and a few that I still use today.  Enjoy your trip ...

1. The Psychedelic Screensaver 

A collection of over 100 trippy screens in this screensaver and ability to customize your own screens too. The author also has a number of other screensavers such as the rather nice kinemorphic's 3D one.   

2.  Drempels

Drempels makes colorful, swirling, hallucinogenic patterns that resemble a hurricane or tornado. Drempels is marketed as a psychotheraputic screen saver. I'm not sure what that means however it certainly is nice on the eyes.  

3. Milkdrop

I haven't used WinAmp for about 10 years or more but I do remember there were a few nice visualizer plugins that could really turn your screen into a psychedelic soup. This is one of the best ones. It uses DirectX and intelligent beat detection to render iterated images which blend seamlessly. If you like music visualizers you might also enjoy Morphyre and VSXu

Posted on 15.1.13 by PsyAmb TAG : | 2 Comments ( ADD NEW COMMENT )