Best of cross-stitch tattoo DESIGNS & creative ideas by modern artists

Nowadays the tattooing belongs to the list of the most widespread body modifications and types of urban art. With tattoos being so popular, it’s hard to impress somebody with the sole presence of such artistic body modification or so to say beautification.

That is why many people, before being inked, want their new or first tattoo to be unusual, unique or have some form of a hidden sense, as the random quotes and Chinese characters are now similar to bad taste. That is why fresh, unusual tattoo designs, inspired by popular or geeky trends, take over the Internet.

And the cross-stitched tattoos by the artist named Eva Krbdk are a great example of how cool design ideas can go viral in no time. Even though there are many disputes regarding the first person to have came up with this style, Eva Krbdk from Ankara, Turkey seems to be the most popular of them (however, the trend has become so popular in the last several months, we should just sit back and wait for new cool tattoos, similar to the cross-stitching techniques of our grandmas).

Don’t forget to check out the links and the further reading content in the video credits.

And take a look at other interesting tattoo ideas for the couples, we covered this topic here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVHWUIXYqmE

Don’t forget to share your thoughts about these incredible body beautification technique and would you rather get inked in such as style.

Thanks for your time!

Traditional and modern tattoos popular on island

Traditional and modern tattoos popular on island

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Apia, Samoa – 1 June, 2011
1. Wide of men with traditional pe’a (male half body) tattoos marching in parade
2. Various of woman with traditional mulu (female leg) tattoo dancing in cultural performance
3. Various of small modern tattoos on arms
Apia, Samoa – 26 May, 2011
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Hickey, Urban Village Tattoos:
“The word tattoo derived from the word ‘tatau’. And all tattooists around the world will tell you that tattooing started here in Samoa. This is the birthplace of tattooing.”
Apia, Samoa – 30 May, 2011
5. Wide of fale (open hut) in which traditional master tattooist Petelo Suluape works
6. Tilt up across woman getting traditional mulu (female leg) tattoo
7. Close of traditional tools being used for tattooing and ink being wiped away with cloth
8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Petelo Suluape, traditional master tattooist:
“This part of our culture has been in the country since the beginning, and it’s part of our life that every man has to be tattooed. That’s why we call it ‘tatau’ which means ‘must’, ‘one must do’.”
9. Pan right across Suluape tattooing woman
10. Close of tools being used for tattooing and ink being wiped away
11. Mid of Suluape’s face
12. Mid of tool being dipped in ink
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Petelo Suluape, Traditional master tattooist:
“It’s a very painful process and most people decided not to do it.”
14. Mid pan right across woman watching her sister being tattooed
15. Close of tattoo design on woman’s leg
16. Various of traditional tools being used during tattooing
17. SOUNDBITE: (English) Petelo Suluape, traditional master tattooist:
“Tattooing in the country has revived since 1970. More and more people wanting to get tattooed. Even the people, the Samoans that were born overseas and raised overseas, they couldn’t speak Samoan but they wanted to be like us.”
Apia, Samoa – 26 May, 2011
18. Tilt down across exterior of shop, Hickey’s Urban Village Tattoos in the capital Apia
19. Close pull from tattooist retouching ink on modern sleeve tattoo
20. Wide of pictures of modern designs in shop
21. Close of photo of rugby union player Sonny Bill Williams showing Samoan tattoo
22. Close of Samoan flag and logo on Hickey’s shirt reading: (English): “Urban Village Tattoos”
23. SOUNDBITE: (English) Michael Hickey, Urban Village Tattoos:
“It has definitely become a fashion art now. A lot of people are getting the armbands, females the little more delicate pieces around the ankles, wrists, forearms and yes, very, very popular with the young people as well.”
24. Various of modern tattoo artist retouching ink on sleeve tattoo
25. Tilt down from inks on shelf to tattooist wiping skin
26. Various of modern tattoo artist retouching ink
27. SOUNDBITE (English): Joshua Leomiti, tattoo fan
“I guess from all the other traditional patterns I made sure to have the braid. In Samoan it’s called ‘fili’, but basically what it represents is when you hold someone dearly or you love something or someone, you come together right? So that’s why I made sure to have it in the middle, because it represents your family too, coming together.”
28. Wide of Hickey looking at Leomiti’s finished tattoo
29. SOUNDBITE: (English) Michael Hickey, Urban Village Tattoos:
“It comes back down to money, you know, so a lot of artists now are trying to do the traditional work using machines, which is a big no-no in my books.”
30. Close of modern tattoo gun in use
31. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Hickey, Urban Village Tattoos:
Apia, Samoa – 1 June, 2011
32. Wide of women having oil rubbed on legs as part of traditional post-tattoo ceremony
33. Wide of woven gift being given to tattooists by family of tattoo recipients
35. Wide of people shaking hands at end of ceremony
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