Crochet tattoos are a special category of tattoos. Why is that? Find out…
Because they represent a passion and have nothing to do with what’s trendy right now. The tattooing technique itself might be connected to a style that has recently become popular or that was used on the most common tattoos. Other than that, crocheting and knitting designs are meant to express someone’s hobby or sometimes job.
Part of the counterculture, crocheting may be considered a cool activity at the moment, but that’s just because it is not among the standard ones. The main idea of a tattoo in general is to represent its wearer or make him or her feel better about themselves. So, all crochet tattoos are drawn keeping in mind characteristics that are not usually considered with popular tattoos.
Crocheting and knitting are in fact two different processes. As it follows, you’ll discover tattoos with both types of fabric creations. To be more precise, crocheting involves completed stitches, while knitting may mean to keep a large number of stitches open at the same time. I’m sure those of you who like this activity know a lot more. People started crocheting in 1800, so there’s an entire science behind it.
Crocheting and knitting are two relaxing activities. Besides being associated with relaxation, DIY projects and handcrafts, they are also associated with cats. Some individuals might like to knit and own a cat that is often playing with yarn, thread or various strands. Therefore, you’ll see crochet tattoos that comprise cats as well.
Legs and arms are preferred when it comes to this type of tattoos and colors are often used. Unless there’s a lettering tattoo that refers to crocheting, you’ll see bright colors that highlight the positive spirit of a passionate person. Knitters are often patient human beings who express their creativity by making something useful.
30. Starter kit for knitting
Inked with vibrant colors in a neo-traditional style, this tattoo is a composition. It includes all you need to start crocheting and knitting today! You could use extra yarn, but other than that you’d be good. Crochet tattoos aren’t typically this complex and balanced.
29. Octopus creates seahorses
28. Knitting is the saving of life
27. Knit until death
Well, this is obviously not a permanent tattoo, but it is nice anyway. It depicts the idea of needing to knit in order to achieve something, such as a piece of clothing, peace, relaxation and so on. A real tattoo would look way better than this one.
26. Hook keeps heart together
25. Knit happens all the time
24. Stitch by stitch
Complex patterns require patience and time. If you’re looking at a Victorian design, you might want to get this tattoo as well. This is because those are very complicated. Even so, one stitch at a time is the way to achieve anything. This saying may be applied in life too.
23. Sweater in progress
Whoever this person is, she was bold! I like her tattoo, but I can’t figure out how she got this idea. It’s definitely original and it will turn heads if she is not wearing long sleeves. The colors mimic reality in an amazing way.
22. Types of knots
K 2 TOG and SSK are abbreviations that only connoisseurs may know how to read. The girl in the picture is obviously very excited and passionate about this craft so she is now among the crochet tattoos owners. K 2 TOG means “knit two together”, while SSK means “slip, slip, knit slipped stitches together”. She is probably using these two techniques very often and wanted to figuratively be with her all the time.
21. Knit Purl for life
20. Hook fast, die warm
19. A cat’s fascination
Cats like to play with yarn because they can stick their claws in it and because it is round and it might slip their paws while playing. As crochet tattoos, cats make excellent additions because they are adorable, have a connection with yarn and they don’t mind a little color on them. Those splashes of color are original and good-looking!
18. The yarn belongs to the cat
17. Classic crocheting pattern
This design reminds me of my childhood when I got a crocheting kit as a gift. It was inscribed on the box. I’ve never learned how to get to the next level, but I bet this person has! It is a classical choice and one that’s close to her heart for sure. Hopefully the red ink will remain intact.
16. Yarn and hooks
15. A knitted ankle bracelet
14. Keep calm and carry yarn
Part modern, part traditional, this is not among the crochet tattoos you’ll see often. It contains a popular type of message that has taken over the Internet last year and flowers that represent the old-school style. If combining old with new is your target, then you can definitely find inspiration here!
13. Five types of tangled yarn
12. Knit up and down
11. The yarn owl
10. Crocheting among flowers
9. Crochet tattoos include sewing
Some people get wings tattooed on their backs, while others have different reasons to fly. Hooks, needles, yarn and thread is what defines this girl, so her choice is beautiful. Her tattoos aren’t very detailed, but they make a point, which is really important.
8. A crafty mouse
7. Hook on finger
Finger tattoos are cool and this one especially cool. However, every tattoo artist will tell you not to get tattooed on this area because it will fade away quickly. Sadly, I know from experience that the skin from our hands acts differently than the one from other body parts. It’s difficult for ink to settle in when the skin constantly regenerates and migrates towards the fingernails.
6. Homage to crocheting
There is no better way to say you love crochet tattoos and crocheting in general than by getting yarn shaped like a heart inked in your skin. I like the discreet 3D accents in this tattoo and the shade of red that he or she used. Those hooks are shining!
5. Basic stitch abbreviation
4. A knitted-looking tattoo
3. All you need to be crafty
2. Knots to count
1. Run with scissors
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