Hopefully, a tiny silver lining of global quarantines was that many people got in touch with their more crafty DIY side. We’ve seen some pretty fabulous projects pop up all around the world, and to celebrate...we thought we’d collect some of the arts ‘n’ crafts tattoos!
Although not exactly new, embroidery tattoos, cross stitch tattoos, and crayon tattoos have all reached new heights of excellence thanks to artists who are pushing their craft to the next level. Peruse the tattoo inspiration and see if you find something that captures your heart!
Y'all Thready For This: Embroidery Tattoos
A highly contemplative act, embroidery tattoos not only capture texture and color, but they also hark to an ancient art form. Examples of embroidery have been found in China dating back to the 5th and 3rd centuries!
We’ve found some pieces that are really stellar examples of how tattooists can create embroidery tattoos. You’ll notice that some are made to look literally embroidered into the skin, with shiny silky thread, and others use a more subtle approach with texture and color. We’ve also included some cross stitch tattoos for those who like their threads even more organized!
Get Your Cray-Cray On: Crayon Tattoos
Truly, this particular technique can often look really personal. Each crayon tattoo we’ve seen really encapsulates a childlike wonder or ingenious cuteness that we can’t get enough of. This particular technique has been growing more in popularity, and it may be that it’s the perfect way to recreate children's drawings! Great for proud mums and dads or siblings too!
There are many different ways that tattooists make a crayon tattoo but perhaps mostly used is a dotwork technique. Hand poke tattoo artists have also been diving into this particular style with stunning results.
Not to Be Brushed Off: Paint Tattoos
Who doesn’t love the look of rich and vivid colors? Paint tattoos keep popping up everywhere and we can instantly see why. They’re a unique way to show a love for art and creation, and the textures tattooists can create are like ASMR for eyeballs.
Impasto, the technique of layering thick coats of paint, means you can really see the brushstrokes. The texture created by this technique gives the artwork energy and movement. It was even the approach of Van Gogh, himself, which makes it even clearer why people are so drawn to paint tattoos!
We hope this arts n craft tattoo guide has helped on your wanderlust journey to find the perfect tattoo to capture your artistic side. If you’re looking for more, check out our article on fine art tattoos!