Saturday, October 11, 2014

Current Obsession: Temporary Tattoos

I don't have any tattoos.

I just can't think of anything I want permanently drawn on my skin.

But that doesn't mean I don't think they're cool. I really like looking at other peoples' body art and learning the stories behind each piece. Some tattoos I've seen are amazingly intricate and beautiful.

So, temporary tattoos are a way for me to rock some artwork without the commitment. And, they're actually in style. I talked to a Tampa boutique owner last month for a TBO Seen story about the trend after seeing it pop up over the summer. Check out what she had to say here: Temporary tattoos as fashion: Yes or no?

Since writing that story, I've been playing with the temp tats, and I have to say: I'm completely obsessed!

I started out small with a little flamingo on my wrist.

And I also tried an anchor on my right ring finger. You might have noticed it in this post: What's Black, White and Red All Over.

The flamingo and the anchor came from a sheet of temporary tattoos from Sub Pop that I got as a freebie with an online order from Urban Outfitters a couple years ago. I was saving them to use in nail art (you can apply temp tats to your nail the same way you apply them to your skin), but I decided they would be better suited to help ease me into the skin trend.

I love the work of fellow Floridian Anna Bond from Rifle Paper Co., and while doing research for the TBO Seen story, I found that some of her designs are sold as temp tats for Tattly.

It wasn't long before I ordered the set. Two tattoos of each design are included.

The Tattlys last between two and four days, and are easily removed with rubbing alcohol. I'm looking forward to trying out the last design in the set and finding more that I like (i.e. these from pepperink).

What do you think of the temporary tattoo trend? Have you tried it? Would you recommend a certain style or brand? Tell me in the comments!

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