Two art forms, both involving the use of needles, but seemingly worlds apart. But no more. Embroidery, a classical art that you are more likely to associate with your grandma, has combined with the tattoo scene to create beautiful, folky designs that are both unique and traditional at the same time.

The results speak for themselves. The rich, textured designs look like the ink has been sewn into the skin, and take on an almost 3D appearance as they 'pop' out at you. Many designs are a contemporary take on a timeless technique, with a series of tiny x's combining to form a bigger picture.

What do you think? Would you consider getting a tattoo like this? Scroll down to check out Bored Panda's list for inspiration, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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IvetaT
Community Member
2 years ago

wow! this is amazing

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Ayudya Ha
Community Member
2 years ago

So beautiful

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The Dutches
Community Member
2 years ago

WoW. Really beautiful. Never wanted a tattoo, but maybe i will now. Great idea!

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Lotte
Community Member
2 years ago

it really looks like someone just stitch-ed it right on ;-)

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Captain Marvellous ♥️
Community Member
2 years ago

Almost vintage. Cool, I like it.

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Anne
Community Member
2 years ago

I like the realistic cap in combination with the embroidered homer

Ellie Ragsdale
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah I find it hard to believe that the cap is part of a tattoo. It looks like an actual bottle cap. How did the artist do this?

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Lois Harach
Community Member
2 years ago

It's a great bottle cap, but I wouldn't want to go through eternity with Homer Simpson tattooed on me. Or, any of the characters from The Simpsons.

Maya Kuntz
Community Member
2 years ago

It looks like they just ironed on a patch and then put a bottle cap on it.

Ang.stl
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm not a huge Simpsons fan, but it's hard to argue that this artist isn't amazing!! If I could come up with an idea of what I wanted, I have a scar that needs covered. It's like 11 or 12 years old, so no big rush!

ForkNBeans
Community Member
2 years ago

I hope you find the right artist to help you come up with your own unique design!

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Mark Hogendobler
Community Member
2 years ago

This is brilliant.

Denise Mirto
Community Member
2 years ago

it really jumps right out at you

Dina Garrett
Community Member
2 years ago

who is this artist?

Bianca Daynes
Community Member
2 years ago

Amazing! That cap is terrific

Alyse
Community Member
2 years ago

that is an insanely realistic cap

Sardonic Scribe
Community Member
2 years ago

So amazing!!

ColeOwOBull
Community Member
1 year ago

I NEED THIS ONE

Jana Thomas
Community Member
1 year ago

This should be #1, amazing

Winona Daphne
Community Member
1 year ago

now that duff cap is something else

Noel Bovae
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow. Incredible artist! Should go on Ink Master, bet they'd win.

Bonni Poch
Community Member
2 years ago

That Duff cap tho....Holy moly.

ForkNBeans
Community Member
2 years ago

WOW! This really showcases the artists' skill!

Catherine Todd
Community Member
2 years ago

Is the Duff cap real, or tattooed? Incredible artistry!

Madeleine Joiner
Community Member
2 years ago

wow!

Wendy Sawyer
Community Member
2 years ago

The bottle cap looks so real, it takes away from the perfection of the embroidery . I love how the artist left loose threads. I would absolutely travel to have work done by this artist.

Michalina Piotrowska
Community Member
2 years ago

Love this one - need it! Right now :)

Dawn Caviness
Community Member
2 years ago

AWWWEESOME!!!!!!....🤗👍🏻🙌🏻🤩

Chantelle Herrmann
Community Member
2 years ago

<3s

Yvonne Torburn-Clark
Community Member
2 years ago

Are these press-on tattoos? Temporary?

Ang.stl
Community Member
2 years ago

They're real from what I understand, and wish for!!

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FatBaby
Community Member
2 years ago

That's so so so Beautiful

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Kathleen MacDonagh
Community Member
2 years ago

Beautiful

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#9

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Community Member
2 years ago

Woow this one is really cool!

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

I love Goofy!

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Zoe's Mom
Community Member
2 years ago

Love, love this one.

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#12

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Bianca Daynes
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow!

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Symbole Simple
Community Member
2 years ago

Who else checked if the tattoo artist didn't mess up and rightly draw cm on one side and inches on the other side

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M Dream
Community Member
2 years ago

beautiful

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Talia Johnson
Community Member
2 years ago

This one even looks like it has the tiny bits of paper from the embroidery patch.

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 years ago

Vincent and Jules...

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Flame Phoenix
Community Member
2 years ago

Corage! The cowerdly dog!

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Han
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2 years ago

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Nice tatt but awkward pose.

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M Dream
Community Member
2 years ago

μεράκι (meraki): creating sth with love and soul. greek word, derived from a turkish word. "the artist made these tattoos with a lot of meraki"

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Zoe's Mom
Community Member
2 years ago

This combination works really well.

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#21

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LGtv2014
Community Member
2 years ago

LOVE this one!

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#22

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Captain Marvellous ♥️
Community Member
2 years ago

Heehee...Appa!

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#23

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Karen Dyer
Community Member
2 years ago

Olive Oil

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#24

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Clematis
Community Member
2 years ago

Ooo, this one’s awesome! A fun little design!

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Karen Dyer
Community Member
2 years ago

Rolling Stones

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Belinda Crum
Community Member
2 years ago

Oooooooh! I really love this one.

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

"look Morty, we are in a dimension were we are part of a Bad Ass Tattoo"

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SprinkleDrop
Community Member
2 years ago

So beautiful

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

wow, so realistic that does not even look like a tattoo.

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Flame Phoenix
Community Member
2 years ago

That is a magnificent malifisent(idk how to spell her name)

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