How to tile a pattern along a mesh?

Hello, I want to tile a pattern along a mesh, but I don’t see a good option for it.
The only way I can think of is Tissue plugin, but I can’t regulate the size of a pattern.

Zbrush has micropoly and micro mesh - does Blender have something like this but better or even?

Please help.

Just try my addon Simply Micro Mesh:

why not a ring duplicated with an Array modifier, a Simple Deform (Bend) modifier and at last a Curve modifier?