New temporary tattoos look as good as real ink

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Two tattoos. A real, a really good fake in the form of a temporary tattoo that lasts for 10 days.

These are both black and white tattoos of wolves with geometric designs detailed around them.

But which one is real?

Keep guessing: while the other is a temporary design

Can you tell the difference? The wolf on the right is real, while the one on the left is a temporary design

Answer: It’s the one on the right. The tattoo on the left is temporary but looks like the real deal.

According to a 2016 study, 19%, or nearly one in five Australians, have at least one tattoo.

That’s 4.5 million people in the country who have some form of permanent ink. But among them, 1.2 million regret the tattoo.

While laser tattoo removal has become very popular in recent years, an Australian, Pascal Ward, 26, came up with another idea to try and reduce the number of people regretting their ink.

True or false?  The tattoo in the photo is real

Woah: While this one is a fake EasyTatt

True or false? The tattoo on the left is real while the one on the right is temporary EasyTatt

YOLO: One in five Australians have a tattoo, and one in four regrets the ink

YOLO: One in five Australians have a tattoo, and one in four regrets the ink

Quick fix: EasyTatt founder Pascal Ward, 26, hopes the company can help prevent people from getting tattoos they later regret

Customized: people can send their designs and have the tattoo printed in different sizes

Quick fix: EasyTatt founder Pascal Ward, 26, hopes the company can help prevent people from getting tattoos they later regret

While laser tattoo removal has become very popular in recent years, an Australian, Pascal Ward, 26, came up with another idea to try and reduce the number of people regretting their ink.

A company where you could send your design and then receive a high quality temporary tattoo to try out.

Thus, EasyTatt was born.

“The idea first came up in early 2015, when I wanted a tattoo for myself,” Ward told Daily Mail Australia.

“I was fixated on the design but couldn’t decide on the size. I’m a perfectionist, and if that wasn’t quite right, it would drive me crazy. ‘

Ready to use: Alternatively, a range of artists have their designs on the site for people to get temporary tattoos

Ready to use: Alternatively, a range of artists have their designs on the site for people to get temporary tattoos

The trick: the tattoo comes with the

The trick: the tattoo comes with the “EasyMatte” liquid, which is applied afterwards and prevents it from appearing shiny.

“If you’ve ever wanted a tattoo but never been able to pick a design, trust me, I can understand,” he wrote on his website.

“In fact, my decision-making process took so long that I finally gave up on the idea completely.

“For me, the problem was that I couldn’t really test the designs I was considering.

“I even tried to draw patterns on my arm with a black pen, but do I even have to explain how it happened?

Bulb moment: Mr Ward (pictured) said he found the ideal after deliberating on his own future tattoo

Bulb moment: Mr Ward (pictured) said he found the ideal after deliberating on his own future tattoo

Long Lasting: EasyTatt tattoos last 10 days and can be removed with soap and water

Popular: It also does temporary tattoos for events like weddings and hen parties

Long Lasting: EasyTatt tattoos last 10 days and can be removed with soap and water

“I wanted an easy way to temporarily try out different models without, obviously, having to commit to the real thing. ”

Mr Ward sold everything he owned except his laptop to start his business, spending eight months researching.

Tattoos last for 10 days and unlike standard temporary tattoos, they come with a bottle of “EasyMatte” liquid, which removes shine and makes them look more realistic.

And they’re also gaining popularity with people organizing events, with Mr. Ward saying hen nights and wedding parties rule them.


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