Who would’ve known that cross-stitches look great this time not on aida cloth—–but on bare skin?!! Tattooing is like embroidering the skin, as a foot-pedaled sewing machine does to a cloth. And this beautiful form of embroidery just so fits as a tattoo! For hobbyists who has tattoos and cross-stitching sewn together to their interests, take delight in these! And for those looking to get a memorial tattoo in honor of mom, auntie, grandma or best bud, may these patterns warm your hearts in their memory. Hope you find these 10 beautiful cross-stitch tattoos delightfully interesting. Aaahhh the many forms of tattoo art. They’re all such beauties! Enjoy! :)

Cross-stitch tattoo

Cross-stitch is a popular form of counted-thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches in a tiled, raster-like pattern are used to form a picture.

Aarhus Tattoo Studio Denmark, Cross-stitch tattoo

Isn’t it amazing how patterns of different-colored crosses would form a nice picture?  Tattoo by Julaika at Aarhus Tattoo Studio, Denmark.

Cross-stitch tattoo

Men can also rock a cross-stitch tattoo! It’s all in the patterns and colors.

Cross-stitch tattoo

You can also go black. Tattoo by Anich Andrew.

anich andrew, Cross-stitch tattoo

Who would’ve thought it’d look great as a full sleeve tattoo? It’s simply elegant! Tattoo by Anich Andrew.

Cross-stitch tattoo

Aww, this reminds me of mom. <3 how about you? which family member do you remember with needlework? Share your stories! <3

Cross-stitch tattoo

A nice and unusual way to render a rose tattoo! This one’s really cool. It’s pixelated and cross-stitched! WHOA!

esther garcia butterfat studio chicago, Cross-stitch tattoo

Esther Garcia (Butterfat Studio, Chicago IL) playin’ around with geometry.

cross stitch tattoo

We hope you enjoyed these heart-warming tattoo designs! :) Have a lovely day!