What’s trending in tattoos? Like any form of art, it is an ever evolving expression of style and personality. There is no end in sight to the ways we can use tatts as body adornment.
With the warm weather, showing off our bods is natural. We want them to look as awesome as possible and putting the right tatt in the right place does that for us. Getting a permanent tattoo is not for everyone, but looking good is a must.
Tatts are so forefront these days, and there are some great practitioners and even more breathtaking designs than ever before. A lot of thought should go into something that will stay with you for the rest of your life. What is cool this year may be not hold up in a year or two – remember the barbed wire upper arm band or the “tramp stamp”? Not so cool anymore.
The shop was having some plumbing issues the other day and we called in a roto rooter guy to fix a leaky faucet. He had some beautiful art on both arms and going up the back of his neck. We got to talking and he was happy with his look with the exception of a woman’s name pinned on his left bicep. The relationship was long over and he wanted it removed. A perfect example of a mistake that many people make when choosing a permanent tatt. They want to show the love – maybe a little too much.
Dozens of celebrities including Beyonce – who is always seen as trending, have been glamming it up with temporary tatts, aptly named Flash Tattoos. They are fantastic! Lasting from 4 to six days, they have a metallic sheen to them and are literally skin jewelry.
Sold several to a page, mixing and matching is all up to the personality of the wearer. Going to a pool party or the beach? As long as there’s no soap or oil products near your tattoo you can be lookin’ good in that little two piece or sun dress and sandals. Elegant, under or overstated, your choice, these bring attention in a really positive way to the body part you want to show off the most.
Guys can find just the right statement without looking like a wuss. We all know that versatility in a guy’s look can be a little hard to define, but pair the right Flash Tattoo with the right tan and tee-shirt and they’ve got it going on. They’re not committed to any particular statement, and if they want to change thinks up, simply go on to the next page.
If you want to go a bit more bohemian check out Lunar Love Flash Tattoos’ GypsyLovinLight collaboration. These are too hot to handle! Gorgeous, the wearer might decide to go permanent after all the compliments. Designed by Helen Janneson Bense who authors a blog by the same name, GypsyLovinLight.
Inspiration for the Flash Tattoos comes from all over the world. Designs are unlimited and anyone can find something to flatter their look. One favorite assembly is the Sheebani collection. At Flash Tattoos they give 5% back on every purchase of this group to The Miracle Foundation in honor of the orphan that inspired its start.
If you aren’t into permanent ink, don’t miss out on the highs. There is always a way to make a statement when showing off your body. If you want to shine like the star that you are or make a subtle declaration of who you are becoming, check out the Flash Tattoo option, and just go for it.
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