If you tune in regularly to BBB, then you’ll know I’m a big fan of temporary tattoos – at any age. Since I was an early adopter (I had the Chanel 2010 ones and loved them – two packs; one to wear and one to keep as I’m a great Chanel collector) I’ve seen them evolve from fairly basic, Indian Mehndi based designs in black through to the intricate designs in metallic foils and colours that we see now. Flash Tattoos are one of the stars of the design show in this market (along with LuluK).
Generally, I keep things simple, so I cut out part of a design that I can wear as a bracelet, ring or anklet – I’m not exactly stripping down to my bikini to flash my bronzed and decorated abs! You don’t have to be a beach drenched blonde in white floaty dresses and bare feet to make temporary tattoos look great. You just need wrists and ankles! I think of them more as temporary jewellery (they come off with baby oil – or if you’re desperate, nail polish remover, but I can’t recommend it) and an accessory rather than a statement piece of body art. But, that’s for me. If you’re up for it, there are four sheets in each pack so you really could be head to toe golden girl or boy!
There are lots of brands with temporary tattoos at the moment – mostly these can be sourced in bulk for literally pence each (if you’re buying commercially) and the mark up is crazy, but with Flash, you do seem to get some quality design with it.
A few weeks ago, I actually set up a Temporary Tattoo company – designed up the tattoos, the packaging – had a great name, etc – and at the last minute lost my nerve before pressing the go button with the manufacturer! Not least because I wanted them made up ethically in the UK and not in China, and there are very few options for that here.
Anyway, you can find all the Flash designs HERE for £20 a packet – I’m thrilled with mine. The design I have is Isabella.
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