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Last summer we were obsessed with the new dawn of temporary tattoos: Flash Tattoos. And while we couldn't get enough of the metallic designs then, they are just as relevant now, as Beyonce's new Flash Tattoos collection can prove.
The demand for temporary tattoos is going strong... so much so that you can now turn your favorite Instagrams into peel and stick tattoos. And this, despite its ridiculousness, is a good thing. Unknown artists gain recognition and temporaries could help alleviate the stigma behind the idea and practice of donning tattoos, an issue that still holds some weight today. And there's even a design that will help diabetes patients test their blood sugar.
Since there are many online shops that sell a variety of styles and types of temporary tattoos, almost anyone can find what they're looking for, whether it's a cool watercolor mark or a teeny-tiny geometric shape. So, if you want to take the tat plunge that's guilt- and regret- free, then check out some of the most rad retailers that are elevating body art in a huge way.Flash Tattoos: These are very popular amongst celebrities and major fashion folk alike, which has spawned a sort-of metallic renaissance in decorating our bodies. Oh, and they have a Beyonce collection.
Inked By Dani: These hand-drawn tats will keep you cool this summer as you can wear them to the beach, a concert or in the comfort of your own balcony.
Stoney Clover Lane: This brand houses a lot of different accessories, and their designs will give you uber camp vibes.
Rad Nails: The easiest way to deck out any manicure might be on the cuticle -- as in cuticle art. Try these suckers with bold colors or as an accent to your delicate shades.
Tattly: The Brooklyn-based company has a variety of offerings from basic to unique, and they have one of the biggest claims of them all: waterproof temporary tattoos.
Litographs: Bookworms, rejoice! Litographs is the answer to anyone who's ever wanted to quote literature on their body. So instead of putting "Learn from my mistakes" on your forearm, try a more sophisticated approach with this line from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: "Learn from my miseries."
Tattoorary: Shop owner Wilma Boekholt creates tats so ethereal and real, your grandmother will have to put her glasses on to see your latest "mistake."
Fangirl Tattoo: Okay, so if you're a lover of One Direction, amongst other artists who have a huge fan-base, you can be just like your idols with a touch of temporary ink. So, now you can be totally closer to Harry Styles... in a way.
Picatto: As mentioned, you can turn any of your Instagram photos into tattoos with this platform. While a sunset will probably be a strong first choice, we're totally into tattooing ourselves in brunch Instas. BONUS: you can Instagram your Instagram tat for added #meta effect.
Tattify: Although Tattify sells goods that touch on the entire rainbow spectrum, their solid black selections are definitely worth checking out.
Tattyoo: If you're looking for cutesy body art that reminds you of your childhood, Tattyoo is the place for you. But, don't sleep on the fact that they provide custom tattoos, especially for wedding favors!
Pepper Ink: Whether it's vintage-inspired, floral or extremely geometric, Pepper Ink offers products that are absolutely aesthetically pleasing -- especially for those of you who cruise Pinterest for inspiration.
Tainted Tats: Say you're a badass who wants a full-on inked sleeve, but you're not ready to commit. Try Tainted Tats, which has the tagline: "These aren't the tattoos you take home to mama." We rest our case.
— Tainted Tats (@TaintedTats) June 26, 2015
Need more inspiration for your next ink adventure? Check out some sleek and pretty designs on Pinterest.