Thursday, 8 January 2015

Tattoo talk and Giveaway: Skin art Temporary Skin and Nail Tattoos

Chanel made temporary tattoos 'cool' for a grown up generation a couple of years back, and they haven't really left the market since.  I like the idea of tattoos, freedom of expression and having some unique art on you for life.  People normally have a reason for getting a specific tattoo, but sometimes they just like a design aesthetically.  One of my secret pleasures is watching Tattoo Nightmares where they cover up people's unwanted tattoos while (comically) reconstructing the stories behind them (clue- there are a lot of drunk people getting tattoos they later regret!).  (UK people can watch it on TruTV).

Just add water.

I am far too indecisive to stick to one design, hence I have never taken the plunge and 'gotten inked'.  I sometimes feel that tattoos used to be seen as 'the alternative' thing that a small minority of people had (and there was initially a stigma attached due to many convicts having tattoos as identifying marks).  Nowadays people from all walks of life have them, so I sort of feel that I am in the minority by not having a tattoo.  Maybe if I have a profound life event then I would commit to a design and a reason, but for the moment I am happy to dabble in temporary tattoos and henna- and of course appreciating other people's artistic flair.
Designs range from dandelion clocks to stars, birds and bracelets.

Temporary transfer tattoos are perfect for anyone who, like me, can't settle on a design or the full commitment of a tattoo.  Maybe your job means you cant have a tattoo, maybe you want to try one out before you commit to a life long branding.  Maybe you are allergic to the ink, or just not in a financial position to get a tattoo?  I see temporary tattoos in a similar category as nail polish and hair dye- great to use for a few days for a change.  If you attend any festivals, you have probably seen loads of temporary tattoos on people without realising they weren't permanent (there are generally temporary tatt booths at every festival nowadays).  They can look very realistic.  No needles involved, just water and cotton wool (but always do a patch test first)!

I have 3 packs of temporary skin art transfer tattoos for skin and nails to giveaway.  I meant to do this in a series of pre-Christmas giveaways, but didn't get round to it- keep your eyes peeled for other giveaways on the blog this half of the year. 

This is an international giveaway.  Entry is via the widget below!  Simply make sure you are subscribed to this blog, and leave a comment.  If you want to double ot triple your chances then there are a few other things you can do (subscribe via other methods and follow via twitter/tweet).  Good luck!


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I am also giving away a Fiorelli bag stuffed with lots of goodies.  If you want to be in with a chance of winning this then just visit my fashion and lifestyle blog (link)

22 comments:

  1. I don't have any tattoos yet but wouldn't mind a little rose somewhere to start off with. I love Dallas as Jesse Metcalf is in it :-)

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  2. I think cherry blossoms are beautiful & would make a stunning tattoo! Would love that :)

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  3. Hi! I don't have any tattoos. I wouldn't mind a little heart on my wrist though. My TV guilty pleasure is the Investigation Discovery channel. Kinda creepy but so interesting. lol Thanks!!

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  4. No...I do not have any tattoos.

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  5. I don't have any tattoos, but would love to get a little gecko on my ankle. I don't know.. Just seems quirky enough for me haha.

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  6. I have 2, one is stars and moon, one is a heart. I'd love to have another one for my mom. Thanks for this cute giveaway.

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  7. i love tatoo but simples and elegant
    what do you have?

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  8. I do not have any tattoos. :)

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  9. I have three tattoos - a Sankofa on my back, paw prints on my heart, and the infinity symbol on the inside of my left ring finger.

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  10. I have two ~ a hummingbird and a butterfly.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Alexia Harvours on Rafflecopter

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  11. No tattoos, but I'd like to get one of a firefly.

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  12. I have one on my side that i got when i was 18. kinda regret it, but not enough to get it removed lol. it's 3 butterflies with "glitter" and swirls

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  13. Hello, yes, I have a tattoo with two treble clefs at the base of the neck. :))

    isavalcogitoergosum@yahoo.it
    Please contact me via email if I win! Thanks so much!

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  14. i do not have any tattoos.. yet.. i have been thinking of getting one but still haven't figured out what i want

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  15. I have always wanted a tattoo of something botanical or geometeric! I'm obsessed with them!

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  16. i don't have tattoes, but if i had one, it would be a butterfly!

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  17. I have a couple from back in high school, I'd love to get them touched up someday :)

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  18. no,i do not have permanent but i like washable tattoos like this one

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  19. I don't have any tattoos!

    commonsenseandstilettos@yahoo.com

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