Kate Middleton is the latest celeb hopping aboard the tattoo train… but the 36-year-old’s ink is a wee bit more temporary side since the trendsetting Duchess is sporting some gorgeous new henna!

The soon-to-be mom of three and hubby, Prince William, made a royal visit to Sunderland, where they toured a newly-created center for burgeoning artists. The brunette beauty sat down with some of the young artists and appeared to be having a blast as she laughed and chatted with the group.

The fun continued as one of the artists — 18-year-old Shajida Begum, E! reports — used henna ink to paint a whimsical floral design on the Duchess’ right hand.

If you ask us, the design turned out beautifully — especially considering the pressure of painting on a royal hand while the world is watching.

The ink’s earthy color complemented the duchess’s green double-breasted Dolce and Gabbana coat perfectly. She later donned the emerald green jacket (and henna!) underneath a lime green safety vest as she visited a construction site.

Henna generally lasts about a week, at which point it gradually fades — but we think Middleton could pull off this look full-time if she wanted to! Here’s hoping she will take the plunge and get a tiny tatt in the future!

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