18 July 2012

Review: Skin Art Temporary Tattoos

In the past few months i've been thinking a lot about getting a tattoo. I've been a follower of the Tattoologist blog for a while and there are so many amazing tattoos on there that I love. I'm quite an indecisive person so the thought of getting something as permanent as a tattoo is quite scary as i'd hate to get a design I regretted! I know i'd only ever get something small and at the minute i'm thinking of getting one on my foot as it's a place where you can hide it if you need to as I know my parents don't really like them! I like really simple tattoos; i'm not sure if i'd ever get any words as I think you've got to have a reason to get them - I love the way the ones below look but i've only ever considered getting song lyrics and I still think i'd regret that after a few years. I thought i'd share a few of my favourites from Tattoologist and Tumblr and maybe in a few months i'll have one of my own to post about.

I was recently sent some temporary tattoos by Skin Art and i've had lots of fun trying them out and seeing people's reactions when they thought i'd got a real tattoo! I'd definitely recommend these if you don't want a permanent tattoo as there are lots of different designs and they actually look realistic.

You can buy them from Boots for £7.99 which I think is really good as you get three sheets of tattoos for that price. They're also good if you're thinking of getting a tattoo but can't decide where as you can try out lots of different places first. To apply them you simply cut them out, place them face down on your skin and apply a damp sponge to the back until the tattoo is in place. I found that they lasted around three to five days before they wore away but they do come off quite easily when you're in the shower.

My favourite designs are the swallows, feathers and stars but there are lots of others which i'm looking forward to trying out and i'll probably share them in one of my instagram posts.


  1. I love my tattoo, it's song lyrics but it means a lot to me and my family so i know i'm never going to regret it. They are addictive though and i want more but i'm not going to until i'm 100% sure what i want. You definitely should go for it if you decide on a design :)

  2. i love feather tattoos, i know if i got one though it would have to mean something and feathers mean nothing to me! haha. and yeah if i got one id have it where it could easily be hidden i think xx

  3. I got a tattoo on the inside of my left wrist in Feb after having thought about it for nearly 4 years. I absolutely love it and keep forgetting its there (and smile when I realise I was brave enough to go through with it). Definitely find something you love before you commit, but in the end my thinking was - life's too short to worry too much, if it's going to make you happy then that's the decision made. Cx

  4. these are so cute! i have swallows on the back of my neck which i love, and lyrics on my rib :) honestly, my tattoos didn't hurt, and ribs is supposed to be one of the most painful! and they're so worth it :) but these are such a good alternative if you're not ready to make the dive! xxxx