Die-hard tattoo aficionados may overlook these temporary tattoos, but they’re far from just trendy; they have become an art form in their own right. Makeup artists use them for their stunning makeovers and photo shoots, starlets adorn themselves with faux flowers and glitter flashes, and even toddlers get high-quality tattoos from legendary tattoo artists like Tim Hendricks! Dollar store digs and 25 cent gumball machines have nothing on these fake art tattoos.
Whether you’re using them for upcoming festivals like Coachella or have a 5-year-old who can’t wait until they turn 18, these temporary tattoos are serious assets that we think you’ll be incredibly happy about. . And just so you know, if maybe you try something before getting a real tattoo, we’ll be here for you when you decide to book a badass artist to make your ink more permanent!
Sasha Unisex is probably one of the best-known artists to first release a line of temporary tattoos featuring her unique geometric watercolors. From foxes and flowers to fish and feathered friends, her line of accessories is a giant splash of rainbow colors. Sasha’s temporary tattoos have also been used by many different designers such as makeup artists including Vanessa Davis and singer Mary Senn who will be hanging out at Coachella for all you super chic hipsters out there! Maybe you and Mary will each sport matching Sasha tattoos?
Another artist who loves flower tattoos is Sol Tattoo, based in Seoul, Korea. Their studio, Studio by Sol, is well known for the amazing artwork the tattoo artists produce there: stunning reproductions of master paintings, watercolor landscapes, sweet illustrative animal friends, and even reproductions of your characters. favorite anime. It should be noted that tattooing in Korea remains illegal despite the dedication, creativity, and high standards of these tattoo artists. However, many of them, like Sol Tattoo, work very hard to change societal prejudices… and projects like temporary tattoos not only help eliminate stigma, but also celebrate the art form of inclusive way. Introducing the new line of faux flower inks, Sol said, “Tattoos last forever, but it’s this permanence that may intrigue some people but intimidate others. Temporary tattoos can play a crucial role in bridging the distance between these two extremes, so I believe tattoo stickers have an important meaning.” Very sweet feelings.
While so many of these faux inks feature delicate flowers and animals, we love Tim Hendrick’s addition to the temporary tattoo trend. Of course, his toddler tattoos are inspired by the traditional Americana of which he is a master. Old-school banners touting the words “mom” and “dad” are ridiculously cute, bald eagles, large red roses, and ocean-crossing ships are all present in this ode to OG tattoo iconography. ..and we couldn’t be happier about it. We understand they’re meant for kids…but, really, if you’re one of those people who’s thinking of dedicating their skin to this aesthetic, we suggest you grab some and play with them. We’re confident that after sticking a few on your skin, you’ll be a fan for life and you’ll probably hit Tim for the real deal!
Pis Saro is another tattoo artist who has released a line of flower temporary tattoos. She is originally known for her realistic floral tattoos which are actually created by pressing dried flowers and plants in ink and then applying them to the skin like a stencil. An artist by nature, her work is wonderfully organic, and these temporary tattoos are much the same. Autumn leaves, bushels of hydrangeas and even cherry blossoms, Pis Saro beautifully illuminates skin with a splash of watercolor that many trend setters are obsessed with.
What’s really great about each tattoo artist’s artwork is that their style not only shines through in the temporary tattoos, but also in the photography and branding of their work. Inaetu Inatu is a little different, and maybe you can tell by these images of models lounging around with their transient inks. Rather than creating more flower tattoos to add to this selection, Inaetu Inatu temporary tattoos are for all anime characters. Sailor Moon, her cat Luna and even Lumpy Space Princess from Adventure Time. Tasselled fans, bright geishas and flowing goldfish are also part of this collection of temporary tattoos obviously deeply influenced by Japanese tattooing. Based in Berlin, Inaetu Inatu’s work reflects the creative power and cultural hot pot of this particular city.
Next on our list of the best fake tattoos for festivals aren’t technically temporary tattoos…but they can definitely be used to create them! Miryam Lumpini has just released a set of tattoo markers in collaboration with Bic, called “Body Mark”. Some of the colors included are red, pink, and purple, and while they don’t come with flair, we hope you have enough ingenuity to pull off some pretty designs. Already, influencers on multiple social media platforms are showing off their Mehndi inspired looks! Bic isn’t the first, and we’re sure, not the last to offer temporary tattoo pens.
Even professional fine art institutions like the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City have a set of ten different colored pens designed just to draw on your skin. It even has a correction pen to erase your tattoo if you mess up! If only we had known about them when we get bored in math class… This isn’t the first time Whitney has dabbled in temporary tattoos. They also collaborated with Tattly to create special designs for the Stuart Davis: In Full Swing exhibit.
We couldn’t pass without mentioning Pico Tatoo, another collection made especially for kids but…you know, that wouldn’t stop us from covering any skin that isn’t already covered by these adorable little stickers. Super cute designs include smiling fruits, imaginary monster friends and barn animals.
There is also Tattoo Vesna which offers many different designs and ships worldwide, but specializes in art paints! We’re sure you’ve seen the absolutely amazing reproductions of paintings by Monet, Van Gogh and Egon Schiele in some of our past tattoo theme collections, and this is a perfect way to try out your favorite piece before you commit. Although, judging by the quality of the pictures on their profile, we’re guessing that falling in love has never been easier.
And last but not least, another Korean studio offers temporary tattoos inspired by all of their resident artists! Lazy Studio of Seoul has temporary tattoos of every artist in their shop…again, another perfect way to experiment with ink before you book that ticket to Korea and actually commit to this beautiful art form.
We hope you enjoyed this collection of temporary tattoos and that it helps you find the perfect ink to add to your skin. We’re always here to help, and if you have any more questions, or if we’re missing any of your favorite tattoo artist designed temporary tattoos, let us know! We love to hear from you!