For people of a certain age, the words temporary tattoo evoke images of those sticky, dusty little treasures at the bottom of cereal and Cracker Jack boxes. But anyone who followed Beyoncé’s luxurious yachting vaycay on Instagram this summer or attended one of the many fabulous music festivals, like Burning Man or Bonnaroo, knows that the temporary tattoo has been fabulously transformed into the must-have accessory.
From celebrities to the Fashion Week runways, the glint of tattoo jewelry is just about everywhere you look and it’s here to stay. One of the pioneers of this new look, Miranda Burnett, describes what inspired her to create Flash Tattoos “I came across an image of beautiful women applying intricate patterns of 24-karat gold leaf on their bodies in a magazine. Intrigued by these elegant and expensive adornments, I wanted to put a fun spin on couture jewellery to create a captivating line that was not only beautiful but also fun and affordable.” With that, here are 15 more reasons why jewelry tattoos are the new accessories.
1. No Commitment If you’ve always secretly wanted a tattoo but haven’t been able to get up the nerve to take the plunge—or even found an image you think you could live with forever—you can test drive your ink for a few days.
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