Embroidery tattoos are the body art trend crafty types will love

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Embroidery tattoos are the body art trend crafty types will love



(Picture: Instagram/tabatatattoo)For a while, tattoos were primarily associated with prisons, gangs, and skulls and crossbone designs.
That’s clearly not the case anymore.
Take a scroll through Instagram and you’ll find dainty floral designs, watercolour portraits of cats, and plenty more tattoo styles that don’t scream ‘tough’ or ‘edgy’.
But you might still feel as though you need to be a certain type of ‘cool’ to grant access to a tattoo. Perhaps you’re a homebody who likes baking, gardening, and origami, and thus feel as though you’re not allowed to join the tattoo club.
This particular tattoo trend might help to ease you in.
Behold embroidery tattoos.

Don’t panic, they don’t actually involve a needle and thread. Embroidery tattoos are tatts created to look as though they’ve been stitched on. They’re also known as patch tattoos, because they look a little like those patches you used to iron on to your denim jacket, and stitch tattoos.
Through embroidery tattoos, you can get a design you love that pays homage to your preferred type of stitch. They feel far more folk-y than your usual design, and have the added factor of looking a touch 3D.
You can choose whatever design you fancy, pick your inks as though they’re threads, and have a multicoloured masterpiece sitting on your body.
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They look so realistically embroidered that this might be the tattoo trend that convinces your grandma to give body art a go.
As with all tattoos, tread carefully. Consider your decision carefully before rushing out to permanently ink your body based on a trend (even if it does look great on Instagram). Do your research and go to a professional with experience in this style of tattoo, so you don’t end up with a blotchy, scribbled mess. Embroidery tattoos are all about precision and detail, so they need some expertise.
Need inspiration? We’ve popped some of our favourites from Instagram below.
Look at this lovely faux embroidered heart

 
Prefer cross-stitch? You can go for that style too

 
Embroidery tattoos work best with plenty of colour

 
And flowers always look glorious

 
Think about patches you’d sew on to a jacket

 
And ask for zig-zag stitch-style lines to sell the look

 
You can go big…

 
…or small

 
And do feel free to just take along a piece of embroidery you’ve done for reference

 
Or go a bit meta

We’re big fans.
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