Temporary Tattoos. Not Just For Kids Anymore.

Now, I know that I’ll personally never get a tattoo (I’m too afraid of what it’ll look like when I’m old and wrinkly) but it might be fun to toy with some temporary embellishments. Summer is for baring skin, might as well beautify it with skin art… before I’m really old and wrinkly.

I believe that the temporary tattoo trend might have been rendered acceptable and stylish and perhaps even sophisticated when la maison Chanel introduced its temp-tatt collection earlier this year. They’re cool, though perhaps a little obnoxious but they are also Chanel-priced at $75 for the pack. So, we thought you’d like to know about more affordable and playful options…

We think that this collection by TopShop is the closest to the Chanel temporary tattoo vibe, minus the in-your-face branding. Affordable too at $10 for a three sheet pack.
Need to unleash your inner rock star? Sephora sells this Temptu tattoo kit which goes for $25 and got great user reviews. We hear that they are water resistant, opaque coverage, fast-drying which is all important to keep the rock queen appearances going all night long…
Henna tattoo, have been around for thousands of years. Less familiar to us is the Black Jagua ink for a realistic temporary tattoo. Looks like the real deal but will wash off in 10 to 15 days. The Black Jagua Body Paint Kit is $26. And you can get extra themed stencils here. We love this DIY option.
For a super cheap, uh, inexpensive version (I’m guessing that these will stay put for the length of an evening, just enough time to get tongues wagging) you might want to try the Dover temporary tattoo collections.   We like the Henna Floral motifs but art tattoos featuring the work of Van Gogh, Mary Cassatt or Frida Khalo are irresistibly fun and unexpected.  For $1.50 you get four large tattoos. What a deal…
TattooFashion has temporary tattoos in every variation of iconic tattoo designs plus some unexpected ones such as the Banksy tattoos. At about $3.00 per tattoo, why not…
Or, want to go completely au naturel? Try tan tattooing. In the odd chance that you wouldn’t figure is out for yourself, eHow has some instructions on “How to get a Tan Tattoo” and you can get tan tattoo stencils here. Who knew?

Send us pics of your temp-tatts and we’ll post them here…

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