Monday, April 19, 2010

Wow – Knit and Crochet Ink!

What better way to show your love for the craft, than to have it inked into your skin? Now you’ll never be separated from your needles, hooks and yarn, no matter what calamity might befall you.

Tsunami soaked all your yarn? You can look at your tattoo and recall happier times as you drape wet skeins over the rubble of your former home. Earthquake buried all your knitting supplies? Well, at least you have a memento to remember them by. Volcano erupted in the middle of your living room? Well... here’s hoping you got out in time and with your skin intact.

For more awesomely crafty ink:

This tattoo has special meaning for Pam of FlintKnits. It’s not only an homage to her favorite craft, it’s also honoring her hometown of Flint Michigan.

See? Michigan is shaped like a mitten (with a lumpy rabbit jumping over it), and the heart on the tattoo marks exactly where Flint would be.


I don’t know exactly what the symbolism is behind this one, but I adore the little skulls on the ends of her knitting needles.

Very goth! In a bright orangey mum-flower kind of way.

And finally...

Because if you’re going to get a knitting tat, it might as well be seriously bad ass.

No one’s going to mess with this knitter. She’s armed and dangerous!

Yes, dear reader, knitting and crocheting are now officially counter-culture. How does it feel to finally be one of the cool kids?


  1. Wow - I can't imagine doing that but as long as they like it, I guess that is all that matters.

  2. It's definitely showing more dedication to the craft than I've got! :-D

  3. Just came accross this while searching the net for inspiration. Why thank you Victoria for the link to my website and I consider the Bad Ass comment as a huge compliment :D All credit to my tattooer - Traci Wilson of Enchanted Arts in Guisborough who designed and did the tattoo for me

  4. You're welcome! Of course Bad Ass is a compliment, and clearly Traci Wilson is also a Bad Ass of the very highest caliber. :-)

  5. great tats! I want a crochet one!!!! The last one is seriously wicked!