Say Yes to This Trend: Temporary Tattoos

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Remember those silly temporary tattoos that you used to wear as a wee kiddo? There were those giant yellow smiley faces, jolly cartoon characters and, of course, funky phrases like “WOW!” and “COOL!” that you could put anywhere on your being.

Well, temporary tattoos are totally back and ready for action. Only stead of being worn by the “12 and under” crowd, trendsetters and fashion-forward females are donning them. And instead of goofy smiley faces, we’re talking deluxe tattoos that look so good, they even pass as the real deal.

We scoured Instagram and Etsy for some examples. Let us know which are your favorites!

titooforyouWe think the colors and designs by titooforyou are so sweet. Plus, they look lovely as a set or as individuals.


VictoriasAveryThese nature-inspired temporary tattoos by Etsy artist VictoriasAviary look so real. Beyond gorgeous.

ShineOnTattoosTrending within the temporary tattoo trend (yes, you can have trends within a trend!) are metallic temporary tattoos. These are by ShineOnTattoos at Etsy.


kallista_yudaThis set of temporary swallow tattoos fluttering on this Instagram user kallista_yuda‘s shoulder makes us swoon.



combatbarbieThe best part about temporary tattoos (aside from the fact that they’re zero commitment)? You can put them anywhere! Loving these leg tattoos worn by Instagrammer combat_barbie.


pepperinkSigh. Vintage-inspired floral temporary tattoos? It doesn’t get much better than this, folks. This set of seven is by Etsy artist pepperink.


Want something more subtle? Try these Glitz and Glam nail tattoos sold here at ModCloth.

Say Yes to This Trend: Temporary Tattoos

on 09/27/2014

About Wendy

Wendy Rose Gould is a latte-loving, vintage-collecting, cat-adoring beauty and fashion writer whose work has appeared both online and in print. While she grew up in urban Indiana surrounded by horse buggies and corn fields, she's since moved west to Phoenix (after a stint in South Korea) where cacti and haboobs reign supreme. Wendy believes a woman should never leave the house without enviable hair and a spritz of her staple perfume. And also mascara. Never leave the house without mascara.

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2 Responses to Say Yes to This Trend: Temporary Tattoos

  1. MonicaP 09/29/2014 at 11:08 am #

    I think these are totally fun and love that they are temporary.


  2. thatgirlattheparty 10/26/2014 at 10:34 pm #

    The very best temp tattoos are Black Lace Skin Jewelry. They are the couture version made of Black Lace and Swarovski crystals! http:/www./

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