Cross stitching has been a popular hobby for many years. It is a mix of embroidery and sewing in which a pattern of an X is stitched onto cloth or cross stitch fabric such as linen. There are a couple different methods of cross stitching called stamped cross stitching and counted cross stitching. Each method has its own directions, but the end result will generally look the same. The fabrics that are used in cross stitching are important because they ensure that there will be the same number of open threads in a square horizontally and vertically. This is one of the most important features of cross stitching as it shows symmetry in the pattern. Typically, artwork is created by working with one of these fabrics using a pattern that is referenced in a grid.
Cross stitch tattoos have started to become a new movement amongst the tattoo community. As of late, a few tattoo artists have started to pick up this very old, traditional style of embroidery. Although this art form is most likely to be familiar with older generations, the classic look of the tattoo mixed with the fine point detail is a new generation evolution that might bring cross stitching back. Cross stitching might not have a big of a comeback on fabrics (although it is starting to make a small resurgence) but it may be the newest trend in the world of tattoos.
When most people think about cross stitching, they will think of their grandmother sitting in a rocking chair with her needles and reference guide making a precious moments or home sweet home piece. Although these pieces of art remind you of old artwork, the tattoos that are made to mimic them, may be some of the coolest tattoos you will ever see.
One famous artist performing these works of art on skin is named Eva Krbdk. She is a brilliant tattoo artist that hails from Ankara, Turkey. Some of her recent tattoo work has gone viral on the internet showing clean lines mixed with intricate designs. Not only do these tattoos looks completely different than any other style of tattoo, they are very rare among all the tattoos in the world which will allow you to stand out. These tattoos combine many X-shaped “stitches” in a row horizontally and vertically that are all the same size but can be different colors. These X’s create a pattern that will look beautiful on any skin tone and will be sure to impress anyone who sees it.
You can get the cross stitch tattoo as a smaller piece that will looks classic and adorable on your shoulder. You can also choose to go big and get an entire back piece that will guaranteed be a head turner. The unique thing about the cross stitch tattoo is that from far away it looks like a mosaic or stained-glass tattoo but the closer you get to the cross stitch tattoo, the more you will see the uncommon X pattern that dominates the design.
Some examples of cross stitch tattoos include flowers, fruit, homes, cars, animals such as bears, foxes, and birds, and iconic symbols such as hearts and crosses. You can get any design that you can think of. These are just some examples to get you started.
Cross stitch tattoos are a great way for young and old people alike to bring back a little of the nostalgia of their upbringing. Even if you didn’t grow up with cross stitch patterns around your house, you will still love the designs and patterns that can be created from cross stitch tattoos. If you did grow up with these images around your house, then this can be even more of a reason to look for a tattoo artist that can do a cross stitch tattoo on you. It is a way of combining old with new which is an incredible way to stay elegant yet relevant. A bride might decide to get this tattoo as her something old, something new item that she needs as well.
Placement of this tattoo can be practically anywhere on your body as well. If you decide to go with a smaller design, then you can get this on your wrist, your shoulder, your legs or feet. If you decide to go with a larger design, a chest piece or full sleeve would be a fantastic way to show off your love for this tattoo style. Make sure to do your research when picking out your pattern along with your artist. Since this is a relatively new style of tattoo art, be sure that your favorite tattoo artist or the one you have been researching online is able to do this. If they say they haven’t done it before but would be willing to try, maybe go with a smaller design before jumping on the full back piece you were considering.
A cross stitch tattoo is a unique way of showing your love for cross stitch work while also receiving a new style of tattoo work. Not only are you getting a design that means that means the world to you, but you are embarking on a new style of tattoos that you can confidently say you were one of the first to get. Consider getting a design that means something special to you or that your mother or grandmother might have made for your home when you were a kid. This would be a great way of keeping some of your family heirlooms in the family without having to have that old dusty piece of art hanging out your wall. Why not get it on your shoulder cap with new vibrant colors to bring out the most of the artwork,
Whichever design, shape, or size you choose, you will be sure to impress anyone who sees the tattoo. Get ready to stand out as this is a fairly new style of tattoo. Remember to be sure to do your research before jumping into a design. Making sure to ask your artist if he is familiar with the style before choosing that full sleeve you were considering. A cross stitch tattoo is a fun way of expressing yourself and when you choose your design, you won’t regret getting it.