Two art forms, both involving the use of needles, but seemingly worlds apart. But no more. Embroidery, a classical art that you are more likely to associate with your grandma, has combined with the tattoo scene to create beautiful, folky designs that are both unique and traditional at the same time.
The results speak for themselves. The rich, textured designs look like the ink has been sewn into the skin, and take on an almost 3D appearance as they 'pop' out at you. Many designs are a contemporary take on a timeless technique, with a series of tiny x's combining to form a bigger picture.
What do you think? Would you consider getting a tattoo like this? Scroll down to check out GIGGAG's list for inspiration, and let us know what you think in the comments!
This really does look like embroidery - stunning.
I’m wondering how long this would take...
WoW. Really beautiful. Never wanted a tattoo, but maybe i will now. Great idea!
it really looks like someone just stitch-ed it right on ;-)
This is actually so cool! I want to have something similar, only with traditional Romanian embroidery symbols. I absolutely love it!
I like the realistic cap in combination with the embroidered homer
That's so so so Beautiful
Woow this one is really cool!
I love Goofy!
looks like an applique has been placed on the arm; see the loose threads on the outline....
This one even looks like it has the tiny bits of paper from the embroidery patch.
Tape Measure looks so real. Well done.
This one made me laugh at the memories!
Were can I get mine done?
μεράκι (meraki): creating sth with love and soul.greek word, derived from a turkish word."the artist made these tattoos with a lot of meraki"
This combination works really well.
LOVE this one!
Ooo, this one’s awesome! A fun little design!
Ooh is that a dermal implant for the tongue piercing?
Oooooooh! I really love this one.
"look Morty, we are in a dimension were we are part of a Bad Ass Tattoo"
wow, so realistic that does not even look like a tattoo.
This is really amazing! Also, can someone translate the text?