A relatively recent trend in the tattoo industry has been crossing fabrics for hundreds of years, making it the oldest known embroidery. Recently, creative tattoo artists have introduced the ancient tradition into the world of body arts. Here are some cross stitch patterns that will impress Granny.
This shoulder piece.
Flower? Or strategically placed keys? Anyway, this piece goes well and forms a soft and symmetrical design. (Photo: Mariette)
This cross-stitch tea cup.
Cross stitches look remotely like mosaic tiles. This mug was great, too bad, Johnny Depp did not receive the same treatment;). (Photo: Eva)
And when you thought that Stormtrooper tattoos could not cool down, it happened. (Photo: Eva)
These raspberries in search of delicious.
The softness of these colors gives this piece a fabric look. Bravo. (Photo: Amber Kate Kelly)
This floral piece of forearm.
Because the flowers are so crossed. (Photo: Eva)
This VW error.
This could be the cleanest cross stitch tattoo on the list. A VW Beetle with a cross-stitch purple paint and a matching flower power indicator. (Photo: Eva)
This adorable owl.
This little owl has a heart on the chest. (Photo: Mariette)
This grizzly bear.
As you may have learned from this list, there are currently only a handful of artists who systematically create cross-stitch tattoos. Eva and Mariette both seem to have a penchant for creating these fashionable models, each with their own style. (Photo: Eva)
This flower bracelet.
As for the floral bracelets, it will not be much cooler than this colorful bracelet. (Photo: Eva)
This friendly fox.
A minimalist cross-stitch tattoo, if there was one. (Photo: Mariette)
This watercolor anvil.
Here is a blacksmith's anvil with a note too small to be recognized. (Photo: Eva)
This precious panda.
More pandas! (Photo: Eva)
This pink heart.