A raised tattoo is a type of body art where the design is slightly higher than the surrounding skin. This type of tattoo is created using a special kind of ink that is thicker and can be manipulated to create more texture. The texture of a raised tattoo gives the image more depth and a more 3D effect. It can be used to enhance certain elements of a traditional tattoo design or to create a completely stand-alone raised work of art. Raised tattoos are typically more expensive as they require more intricate work and can be harder to create than standard tattoos. Additionally, raised tattoos tend to require more maintenance and care to ensure the raised effect remains consistent over time.