New Tattoo Trend
The techniques employed to create something require artists to make linear marks deliberately every time it touches the skin or fabric, respectively.
Those similarities have inspired a new trend: embroidery tattoos.
Although the cost of an embroidery tattoo can be up to 30% higher (and sometimes more), the knitted effect is often worth the investment.
Embroidery Encompasses Several Different Approaches
Embroidery embraces several unique techniques that can produce stunning results.
Freestyle, thread painting, and stitching tend to be the most common.
If you’re familiar with crewel or cross-stitch, then you know something about this ancient practice.
Cross stitch tattoos use tiny “X” shapes to create the eventual image that displays on the skin.
The crewel approach works to mimic the satin stitch appearance.
It’s the latter option that blows up on social media because it creates lifelike threads when you look at the image.
The tattoo literally looks like it could pop off of the skin.
When you see it in person, the sheen of the stroke marks makes it look like you can see individual stitches.
How Do Tattoo Artists Feel About This Trend?
The enemy of a tattoo artist is long, straight lines.
That’s why you’ll see many artists use short strokes to make more extended boundaries.
When the embroidery technique gets used to create a tattoo, there’s perfection in the imperfection.
The individual stitches don’t need to be in sync to produce the intended result.
It actually looks better on many people to have the images be less than perfect because that makes them more lifelike.
You can have any size of the tattoo when using the embroidery technique for your next ink.
Instagram is full of images of people who got full sleeves, or their entire back done in this manner.
If you’re interested in having an embroidery tattoo done, then make sure that you take the time to review the portfolio of your chosen artist.
It may not be an option in some communities because of the specialization of this technique.
Here is a list of 10 artists you can check for more embroidery tattoos: dudalozanotattoo, ksuarrow_tattoo, evakrbdk, polo_tatts, yomera1, annatat_md, heirloomhalifax, cindymatzak, thelilacelk, dinalitun