Everyone has a prep ritual that they turn to for special evenings, or even when they find a few extra minutes in their morning: spray some perfume, put on a pair of earrings, or, in my case, apply a tattoo. (OK, not a real one, but a temporary tattoo that looks one of my favorite brands to go that extra mile when prep is dilapidated, a Brooklyn-based temporary tattoo company that recruits designers from around the world to create custom temporary tattoos.
I see these fleeting floral blossoms or encouraging phrases as some sort of semi-permanent accessory – a way of expressing yourself using your style as a medium. While unlike a stack of rings or a patterned sock, you don’t have to put them on and take them off every day, and unlike a real tattoo, they’re easy to remove if you want to change them. things. My fake Tattly tattoo applications have become so common over the years that my coworkers (who I worked with for almost a year) were unaware that my “tattoos” were reapplied on the reg.
Using Tattly, I can rotate a collection of beautiful illustrations and fonts throughout the month. This is a good thing because while I love tattoos, I’m not yet ready for the commitment to pick a design and stick with it.
Contributing artists (those you may already know, like Adam J. Kurtz from 1 page at a time, Rifle Paper Co., and more), who design the tattoos also get a share of every sale, which I think is awesome. Oh, and bonus: the tattoos really stick to my skin for four to five days (and the floral scent on those fragrant perennials lasted a full working day).
You can grab a full set of similarly designed tattoos for a coordinating sleeve, or you can purchase unique tattoos and mix and match them, depending on your mood. (Above, I have associated the floral heart, the pink flower and Joy of living sentence (on my neck) from Floral set from Tattly and Rifle Paper Co.” with the “Perennial set. “
Tattoos are easy to apply and it is almost impossible to mess them up. When you want to change tattoos again, just apply rubbing alcohol to a cotton swab and wipe off the tattoo (or be lazy like me and rub the tattoo in the shower).
Whether you want to refresh your style, appreciate thoughtful designs you can share with others, or just want to try out wearing a tattoo before you get the real one, you need to seriously give Tattly a try.
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