We’re always on the lookout for a noteworthy trend or two — you know, the kind that makes us say WTF and then text to our friend with the hashtag #wantneedwantneed. Well, let’s just say that it doesn’t get any more rad than Flash Tattoos. You have probably seen these jewelry-inspired temporary tattoos in the festival style lookbooks on celebs like Vanessa Hudgens and Alessandra Ambrosio. Think of it as awesome body art without any major commitment (they typically last four to six days).
With the help of a wet cloth (and maybe even a friend), flash tattoos are super easy to apply. Once your skin is dry and free of any oils, simply cut around the tattoo, peel and stick. After holding a wet cloth against your tat for 30 seconds, wait about 10 minutes for it to completely set. The tattoos are sold as collections and for $30 or less, it’s no wonder that they have taken the music festival scene by storm.
Here are our eight favorite tats that will surely a-peel to you!
4. Sophia ($22): So many tats, so little time. Forget picking just one, we’ll take them all!
6. Lena ($22): Didn’t think that metallic tats could be in tune with your “less is more” aesthetic? We’re just as surprised as you, but this gold and silver tattoo in the shape of an arrow is everything.
7. Goldfish Kiss H20 ($25): Whatever did we do before flash tattoos?! Don’t head to the beach without trying on some rad (temporary) artwork in the form of a pineapple or fish scales.
8. Sheebani ($25): We’re getting a little bridal with this last one, and we are saying YES to that flash tat.
What do you think of flash tattoos? Will you be sporting one during these last weeks of summer? Leave a comment below!