Embroidery Tattoo Designs and Ideas For Men and Women

Embroidery Tattoo ideas with designs for the arm, chest, back, wrist, small and large. The tattoos appear stitched on instead of inked.

The embroidery tattoo will typically have a subtle white or light gray frame that runs the shape of the patch. In addition, you will find stray threads and a shadow effect that makes it seem as if the tattoos are raised from the skin. The 3D effect fools the eye into thinking it’s seeing actual texture. Here are some amazing embroidery tattoos to get you inspired.

Stylish Embroidery Tattoos

Embroidery Tattoos

Small Embroidery Tattoo

The stitching and yarn are not actually embroided. The usual way to create embroidery tattoos is to use a tattoo gun, needle and the appropriate inks to color in your skin.

There are also some more classical embroidery tattoo effects – cartoon characters, sports motifs, 3D tattoos, and superhero badges that mimic the stitch texture of embroidered fabric.

Small Embroidery Tattoo

Movie Stitching Tattoo Ideas

Your favorite movie characters become tattoos with an entirely different style from deep cut tiny tattoos or large film scenes.

In addition to Princess Leia, Gizmo, or Thanos, each tattoo artist offers small tattoos that add color and fun to the theme. The embroidery tattoo art technique can also be used to make ink expressions resemble the craft badges you see on school bags and hats.

Movie Stitching Tattoo Ideas

Movie Stitching Tattoo Ideas

Movie Stitching Tattoo Ideas

Movie Stitching Tattoo Ideas

Movie Stitching Tattoo Ideas

Movie Stitching Tattoo Ideas

Movie Stitching Tattoo Ideas

Movie Stitching Tattoo Ideas

Arm Tattoos

Inking one’s arm is one of the most popular tattoo placements for men. Arm tattoos can be very stylish, and their designs are versatile. There is no need to cover up the arm; you can show it off every day. As the inner arm has less exposure to the elements, it will age well.

Embroidery Arm Tattoo

Embroidery Arm Tattoo

Embroidery Arm Tattoo

Embroidery Arm Tattoo

Embroidery Arm Tattoo

Embroidery Arm Tattoo

Embroidery Arm Tattoo

Embroidery Arm Tattoo

Embroidery Arm Tattoo

Embroidery Arm Tattoo

Animal Themed Embroidery Tattoos

The embroidered tattoo of animals features a wide variety – more so than any other. All use color effectively, from the gray bat tattoo with black ink highlights to the bright rainbow stitching of the hummingbird.

With fractal geometry tattooing combined with animal realism, these examples bring embroidery tattoos to life with brilliant results.

Animal Themed Embroidery Tattoos

Animal Themed Embroidery Tattoos

Animal Themed Embroidery Tattoos

Animal Themed Embroidery Tattoos

Animal Themed Embroidery Tattoos

Animal Themed Embroidery Tattoos

Wrist Tattoo

Consider the wrist for your next design if you want a unique placement option. It is great to have wrist tattoos because they are noticeable but also can be covered up, you can have a simple tattoo or a more detailed one, and there are lots of options.

Embroidery Wrist Tattoo

Embroidery Wrist Tattoo

Embroidery Wrist Tattoo

Embroidery Wrist Tattoo

Embroidery Wrist Tattoo

Embroidery Wrist Tattoo

Unique Embroidery Tattoo

A look at these tattoo art examples illustrates what can be done with cool embroidery designs. I love the combination of stitch tattoo style and regular tattoo patterns – the sailboats and white ink flourishes created a killer contrast in pattern for the blue sailboat tattoo.

Unique Embroidery Tattoo

Unique Embroidery Tattoo

Unique Embroidery Tattoo

Unique Embroidery Tattoo

Rick and Morty Embroidery Tattoo

The Rick and Morty Show. Funny, smart, and completely off-the-wall. They also create popular traditional tattoo designs. A few Rick and Morty characters can be incorporated into embroidery tattoo designs.

Rick and Morty Embroidery Tattoo

Rick and Morty Embroidery Tattoo

Rick and Morty Embroidery Tattoo

Symbolic Embroidery Tattoos

There’s something retro about these embroidery art examples. It’s hard to deny that the weed piece and smiley face are iconic. A peace sign is all you need from 1960 until today to make the hippy trifecta.

Cartoon Character Embroidery Tattooing

Cartoon heroes and villains are great embroidery tattoo ideas. Considering how popular the craft patch is as an easy, inexpensive fix for kid’s clothes or to make things cooler, it’s no surprise they’re so popular.

Cartoon Character Embroidery Tattooing

Cartoon Character Embroidery Tattooing

Cartoon Character Embroidery Tattooing

Cartoon Character Embroidery Tattooing

Cartoon Character Embroidery Tattooing

Cartoon Character Embroidery Tattooing

Cartoon Character Embroidery Tattooing

Cartoon Character Embroidery Tattooing

Disney Embroidery Tattoo

It’s not only the cartoons you loved growing up and never watched again, but also the timeless stories you see over and over again with Disney. Even worse if you have small animals dressed up as humans. The following examples show how cool a Disney-themed tattoo can look if you’re of a certain disposition.

Cartoon Character Embroidery Tattooing

Disney Embroidery Tattoo

Disney Embroidery Tattoo

Disney Embroidery Tattoo

Disney Embroidery Tattoo

Disney Embroidery Tattoo

Disney Embroidery Tattoo

Disney Embroidery Tattoo

Disney Embroidery Tattoo

Disney Embroidery Tattoo

Disney Embroidery Tattoo

Disney Embroidery Tattoo

Leg Tattoo

The leg tattoo is versatile, low on the tattoo pain scale, and visible. There is a lot of appeal to this area, and men prefer it as a place to get tattooed. The design of your leggings should complement your leg muscles, work with its natural curve, and offer many different options. Small, large, and detailed pieces look great on this leg because it offers a large canvas.

Embroidery Leg Tattoo

Embroidery Leg Tattoo

Embroidery Leg Tattoo

Embroidery Leg Tattoo

Embroidery Tattoo

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Embroidering

The art of embroidering involves applying thread or yarn to fabric or other materials using a needle. Other materials incorporated in embroidery include pearls, beads, quills, and sequins. Today, embroidery is often found on caps, hats, coats, overlays, blankets, dresses, denim, shirts, and stockings. Thread and yarn colours are available for embroidery.

Early embroidery techniques included chain stitch, buttonhole or blanket stitch, running stitch, satin stitch, and cross stitch. Nowadays those stitches are still used in hand embroidery.

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How Is The Effect Achieved?

Patch tattoos can take anywhere from two to six hours to complete. Having an embroidered art image on your skin is not only cool, but you’re adding a cool piece of concept art as well.

Those who are truly passionate about tattooing, like the artists we’ve featured here, will blow you away by their skills.

A tattoo gun captures the individual stitches in the image, which is a construction of all patches. Because patches are also 3D, the ink has an element of shading that makes them really stand out.

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Embroidery Tattoo Artist

Eduardo “Duda” Lozano

Eduardo Lozano (@dudalozanotattoo on Instagram) is known as the “pioneer” of tattoos that look like patches. The Brazilian-born artist spent a good deal of time thinking up ways to make it look like his ink was patches.

Each tattoo includes loose threads that are his signature. In addition to his thread-lines that mimic embroidery stitches, he even binds the edges to prevent fraying.

Eduardo “Duda” Lozano

Min Zumi

Authentink’s Min Zumi became addicted to tattoos at the age of 16 after his first tattoo. After falling in love with them, he decided to become a tattoo artist himself.

In order to do the patch tattoos, Min Zumi must have a high level of concentration. To create the desired effect for his clients, he uses sophisticated equipment and non-toxic inks.

Min Zumi of Authentink in Sydney Australia

You can check out these embroidery tattoo artist that are very well known for their styles.

FAQs

What is an embroidery tattoo?

Embroidery tattoos have a 3D effect that resembles real embroidered patchwork designs sewed into the skin. Tattoos are still made the old-fashioned way: with a tattoo gun, needle, and various inks to achieve the desired result.

Are embroidery tattoos real?

Embroidery, stitching, and yarn aren’t involved, but the way they are etched onto the subject’s skin mimics the timeless technique of embroidery. The majority of embroidery tattoos resemble those patches with cool textures that can be ironed on to clothing.

What Is A Cross Stitch Tattoo?

Because of its criss cross pattern, tattooing reminds me a lot of sewing. The ink is placed permanently and in a decorative way to mimic the criss-crossing patterns of real life.

Where do tattoos hurt the most?

It is most painful to get a tattoo in the armpit, ribcage, ankle and shins, nipples, elbows, behind the knees, hips, necks and spines, hands, fingers, toes, feet, abdomen, and inner biceps.