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Title: no pain, no gain - tattoo cross stitch
Post by: crossyrstitches on June 12, 2008 04:41:27 AM
hi! i'm new here & couldn't help noticing all the lovely tattoo embroideries... so i thought i'd make a contribution.

this is a cross stitch i made for friends working at swahili bob's tattoo & piercing in stockholm, sweden. the text is the swedish version of "no pain, no gain" but the more literal translation would be "if you want to look good, you have to suffer".

apparently i can't post pics here yet, so just take a look at these links instead:





(sorry for the crappy quality of the photos)

/johanna



Title: Re: no pain, no gain - tattoo cross stitch
Post by: katiekutthroat on June 12, 2008 05:20:39 AM
this is amazing!! i love it.. great job!


Title: Re: no pain, no gain - tattoo cross stitch
Post by: crossyrstitches on June 12, 2008 07:30:56 AM
thanks! i'm pretty proud of it now that it's finished, it's actually the fourth version (the other three didn't turn out that well).


Title: Re: no pain, no gain - tattoo cross stitch
Post by: BeatnikChick on June 12, 2008 12:15:12 PM
I dig it!  Love the roses and the skulls!  The colors are great too... I have no patience for cross stitch... so more power to you!


Title: Re: no pain, no gain - tattoo cross stitch
Post by: I Sew Cute on June 12, 2008 03:46:16 PM
That's pretty awesome! I love the cross stitched skulls!


Title: Re: no pain, no gain - tattoo cross stitch
Post by: RachelKristin on June 12, 2008 05:20:31 PM
wow, that's awesome!


Title: Re: no pain, no gain - tattoo cross stitch
Post by: crossyrstitches on June 13, 2008 12:49:40 AM
thanks to you all. the skulls are actually from a knitting pattern that i think i found here:

http://craftyminx.vox.com/library/post/craft-like-a-pirate-or-the-skulls-and-stripes-forever.html




Title: Re: no pain, no gain - tattoo cross stitch
Post by: I Sew Cute on June 13, 2008 06:19:53 AM
Oh thank you so much for the link! COol! :)


Title: Re: no pain, no gain - tattoo cross stitch
Post by: nascarwitch on June 15, 2008 01:41:40 AM
that is fantastic!  I like that design!

NascarWitch