Admittedly, though I love the aesthetic beauty of many ink jobs, the thought of needles and permanence freaks me out a bit. Even my little sister has more courage on that score! She has a beautiful hibiscus arrangement that graces the back of her ribcage clear down to her tail bone. It is beautiful.
But, when I think of those needles and the permanence, I realize that I am holding my breathe and need to exhale.
Ok, a tad dramatic. I own up to that! But thanks to a new trend, I can have painless fun. These beauties are so trendy that they have been given a hip new name. Instead of temporary tattoos (which is what I grew up calling them) they are now called Flash Tattoos. I love it! Gotta have a trendy name to go with a trendy style.
Check out some inspiration before the DIY tutorial 🙂
via Boutique to You
Now to roll up our sleeves and try our own hand at this trend. A quick trip to RiteAid for some supplies and we were all set!
- tape with backing to peel off, like washi tape (or in our case, some plumber tape)
- paint brushes
- make-up remover (for if you make a mistake)
- Q-Tips (to paint with and/or remove mistakes)
- Maybeline Color Tattoo eye shadow in metallic colors
A day in the park turned into an impromptu art session 🙂
Using the tape as a template/stencil, I affixed the tape to Sam’s shoulder for a little Indian Summer style.
Time for the metallic shadow.
Last step is a quick spritz of hairspray to keep things set.
Warning!! This can become addictive.
Go grab some supplies and have some fun!
Feel like a kid…with a stylish bent 🙂