Remember those temporary tattoos of your childhood? You know, the ones you got for free from carnivals or for participating in the Terry Fox run? The ones that were applied by licking your skin and sticking them to the back of your hand with your saliva? The ones that left little balls of adhesive matted in your arm hair?
I can't be the only one.
Well, these are a thing of the past (right along with the Walkman, cherry Lip Smackers and stick-on earrings). Temporary tattoos have come a long way, you guys. These ones look like something you might actually want tattooed on your body. They are pretty and delicate and with the help of a special matte solution they have the look and feel of a real tattoo.
I sort of stumbled on designing tattoos. Someone contacted me through my Etsy account a while back saying she liked the style of my drawings. She asked if I'd design her a tattoo with specific flowers that were meaningful to her. I shared some photos on Instagram, and it seemed like within a few days the requests for tattoo designs started rolling in.
I was also getting a lot of messages from people saying things like, "I'm to scared to commit to a tattoo but this is what I'd imagine I'd get!" And then the magic, "You should totally make this drawing into a temporary tattoo!" Honestly, I had no idea this was a thing until very recently. And it really is a great idea (I can say this without sounding stuck up because it definitely is not my idea).
With these temporary tattoos, you can test drive a design for a few days. Feel it out even if the content isn't exactly what you would like. You can see if you like a certain placement or a certain look on your actual skin. And the best part? You can rub it off after a few days with some coconut oil or rubbing alcohol and start all over again with a different design.