Embroidery Tattoos Are Now A Thing And They Look Awesome | 22 Words

It seems that everyone nowadays has a tattoo. Whether it's a full arm sleeve or a drunken mishap on the lower back, tattoos are more popular than ever and the safe practice of the art is easy to come across.

Tattooing isn't just a trend, it's a form of art and tattoo artists are truly some of the most talented artists that you'll come across. Similar to traditional art, tattoos come in numerous different styles; there's shading, oil painting-esque work, tatts in a retro style, minimalist tattoos and so many more variations out there.

A newer style of tattoo is making its way across the needles of artists around the world, and they are truly breathtaking. Read on to discover the beautiful designs that have been created in this unique style...

There are millions of talented tattoo artists out there...

The talent that these artists have is staggering, and it's nothing but insulting when certain folk brand tattoos as "ugly" or a sure-fire way to "ruin your body." Tattooing is an art form, and, as this tattoo artist from London has demonstrated, the outcome can really be something special.

Contemporary pieces of art...

Many artists take inspiration from nature in their work, such as this artist in the United States who uses plants and flowers to create his work.

No two tattoos are the same.

Tattoos are designed to suit the person that they are being inked onto - they are often a representation of the person themselves or have some form of meaning behind them.

A recent trend is making its way onto the tattoo gun...

This style of tattooing is nothing short of amazing.

Embroidered style tattoos are in...

The rich and textured designs of these tattoos give the breathtaking illusion that there is actually thread embroidered into the skin.

They look almost 3D in appearance...

The designs are so well done that they appear to be 3 dimensional - especially when observed at different angles.

Every tiny detail counts...

The artists even go to the extreme effort to ensure that every "thread" is tattooed on.

Anything can become a piece of embroidery...

Even this grinning Cheshire cat!

It's certainly something to grin about.

Every intricate detail was captured, including the crazed expression that the Cheshire cat is so very well known for, and always has on his face.

For all of those cat lovers out there.

This adorable little piece is definitely a lucky charm!

Calling all Harry Potter lovers!

This Deathly Hallows symbol has even been incorporated into an embroidered piece...

Professor McGonagall approves!

Mixing the wizarding world of Harry Potter and the delicate art of embroidery is an elegant and creative touch.

The embroidery looks scarily real...

It's almost as if the tattoo isn't even a part of the skin...

The embroidery patch style is a clear trend...

Rather than having embroidered patches on your vintage denim jacket, why not have them on your skin instead?

Who doesn't love a bit of Disney?

Especially old-school Disney!

Capturing the magic of Mickey Mouse.

This tat well and truly represents the wonderful madness of Disney.

Bugs Bunny has even made an appearance...

This style of tattooing seems to be perfect for any theme.

Cross stitching is a stunning style of embroidery.

This cross-stitched panda is just too cute to handle.

These stitches look even more intricate than the ones that Grandma can do.

How on earth can an artist make ink look as realistic as a piece of thread?

This one's a true masterpiece.

The attention to detail is absolutely incredible.

From something as delicate as a rose.

It really depicts the beautiful precision of this tattooing style.

To portraits of loved ones... or pets.

Keep the kitty portraits coming!

Get in touch with your alternative side.

This softly knitted sugar skull gives a delicate touch to the usually sinister portrayal of skulls.

Show your dedication to your favorite sports team...

Now that's true commitment!

Or your favorite superhero?

Who'd have thought that Superman would look good in embroidery?

Not all of these tattoos are portraits...

Embroidered tattoos can just be there to look artistic and beautiful.

The mix of colours is absolute perfection...

When using color in a tattoo, it's super important to pick ones that blend well together, like in beautiful little piece.

They are absolutely stunning...

I think I want a tattoo now...

The selection of beautiful designs is endless...

An embroidered tattoo is definitely up there in the most beautiful styles of art.

So if you're thinking about getting a tattoo...

I'm sure that an embroidered beauty such as this won't peeve off your parents as much as a drunken stamp on your wrist would. Are the embroidered tatts not for you? Check out these beautiful tattoos that have been created in white ink - they're absolutely stunning.