12.6.14

Temporary tattoos & styling them this season

Whether it's a hens party, a festival, music concert, holiday abroad, Halloween (it will be here in no time!) or the world cup, temporary tattoos have never failed to amp up the celebratory spirit and give a fun, fashionable look. I particularly love them for kids and teens. It's a much classier option compared to a full on face paint in my opinion! Also the fact that it's much more low maintenance and easy to remove unlike face paint, makes it a much better option for slapping onto kids and teens for fancy dress. Also pushes permanent tattoo wanting's aside as who seriously wants a life long commitment when you have these slap-flaunt-peel options available. 

As I child I was always quite amazed with temporary tattoos. They somehow emitted a sense of coolness, edgy and rebellious nature that every teen wanted to adhere to. As an adult however, I feel there are much more discreet and stylish ways of sporting temporary tattoos with an outfit of the day. With ankle grazer jeans and cut out boots, a hippy themed tattoo would look brilliant peeping out oh-so-subtly, midway between the ankles and the boots. Another grown up way to pair them with a fashionable outfit is to have them plastered on the back, having it show through a strappy maxi, perhaps on the beach? And with all these sheer, translucent shirts in vogue these days, there's only more ways to have an uber cool tattoo peep through it, almost mysteriously. 

A great way to add a finishing touch to a little black dress, temporary tattoos can transform a boring outfit and add a breath of fresh air to it. As the wedding season is here come scorching Summer, I can see these being in rage for hen nights for a little bit of cheeky fun. If you are a mum, you must know how constant entertainment is needed for your little one. Star temporary tattoos or Pirate theme ones will instantly make your little munchkin feel special, especially for a fancy dress.




Above's a video on how to apply them, it's that easy! Most people like myself get it's application wrong by either smothering a tonne of water or peeling off the paper when the tattoo's actually setting. Less is more peeps and patience is key if you want a sterling application.

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