We’ve Got the Perfect Solution for Your Minimal Tattoo Wants and Needs
A couple of years ago I told my dad that I dyed my hair purple and his response was, “Thats fine as long as you don’t go getting tattoos.” Of course my mind wasn’t even thinking about tattoos, but once he said that I started thinking about how cute a pineapple tattoo would be. Pineapples have always been special to me, and I have been doodling them in notebooks, decorating with them, and eating them since… forever. It’s no joke that I love pineapples, but on me forever? Still wasn’t sure.
Through searching about tattoos, I came across Inkbox, which is a semi-permanent tattoo that looks real but lasts for two weeks. It’s applied in 15 minutes like a temporary tattoo, but develops in the skin like a Polaroid within 24 hours. The formula is organic and safe for the skin :) And listen to this: Starting in September, they will have the option to upload your own designs! (psst – we got a sneak peek) Read on to see the different ways you can apply Inkbox tats.
Here we go! As Inkbox says: Make temporary bad decisions.
First things first — design some tattoos! We’ve come up with a few, which you can download right here. Download these and edit to your desired size. Then starting in September you can upload them to Inkbox [CREATE] and get the custom tattoo sent to your door!
Following the instructions is very easy — remove the sticky white paper, stick to your skin, and then peel off the black backing. Remember that you can only stick it down once, so place it wisely.
Use the alcohol wipe to dab onto the ink pad. Don’t go too close to the edges or your tattoo could bleed.
Microwave your provided cloth, fold in half, place on the tattoo, and press extremely hard for the first 30 seconds. Continue holding in place for the next 15 minutes. It is super important to not move the cloth. Since I am a multi-tasker, this was very hard for me. In return, I paid for the consequences in the results, which was a bleedy tattoo. Avoid my mistake — do not move the white cloth.
Once your 15 minutes is up, peel off the tattoo and wait for it to dry. Rinse with soap and water and wait 24 hours for the tattoo to fully develop.
Another option Inkbox provides is ink for freehand drawing. This ink works just like henna — draw onto clean skin and wait an hour for the ink to dry. Once dry, peel it off and wait 24 hours for the tattoo to develop.
Gah! We can’t get over the results! Looks so real! We Love <3
Inkbox can be applied anywhere on your body. Back tat or tramp stamp — Inkbox has got you covered. (Insert laughing emoji here)
The free hand ink is pretty addicting. Anita went for it with small, minimal tattoos on her fingers.
So here I am with purple hair and two tattoos ;) Don’t tell my dad.
DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden
Tattoo Design: Marisa Kumtog and Kelly Bryden
Photography: Chris Andre and Kurt Andre
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)