Tattooing might seem like a modern trend, but it’s actually an ancient tradition found all around the world, with each culture developing itsown unique and beautiful designs and symbols.
While it used to be that tattoos only came in the color of whatever pigment was around, usually blacks, grays, and blues, today, scientific advancement has made tattooing brighter and bolder with all kinds of beautiful colors.
But the colors and the tools aren’t all that have changed. While plenty of people still love the traditional styles, more and more artists are branching out into more experimental, artsy styles that are just as striking and gorgeous. One tattoo artist uses real leaves and flowers as the stencils for her work, so no two designs are ever the same.
Turkish tattoo artist Eva Krbdkis also exploring new ways to tattoo. While she works in a variety of styles, she’s well known for her “cross-stitch” style, which sees a design created with tiny, differently colored X’s.
The result is a tattoo that looks like a cross-stitch sampler, complete with all the cute and homey charm. Check them out below, and let us know if you would get one!
[H/T: My Modern Met]