38 Mise en Abyme GIFs that Will Make Your Brain Bleed… OR WORSE


The mise en abyme.  Of course a mindfuck of this degree has a French name.  You’ve encountered this effect if you’ve ever accidentally lined up two mirrors or watched Inception.  Or the Japanese movie Paprika, for that matter.  Well, some more expert reporting from over at Bustle (if you don’t follow them yet, you should) has revealed that a woman has gotten a tattoo of her own selfie.


If you can’t see the maddening possibilities for this yet, let’s explain.  She can now take a selfie that shows her tattoo of her selfie, and then get that tattooed on her other arm.  Then she can take another selfie, and another selfie, and another, and another…

To prepare your brain for this, we’ve compiled some animated mise en abyme GIFs from around the Web.  Enjoy!

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