Time period of temporary tattoos

Always wanted a tattoo but not too sure if you want one for your whole life? The fear is quite understandable. What if you’re going through a phase where nothing is going your way and you decide to get a skull tattooed on your arm and then suddenly you find peace in life and regret for not getting a butterfly drawn instead? It is difficult to decide a particular thing which you would want to keep for a lifetime instead of scraping off three layers of skin time to time. Here’s where the concept of temporary tattoos came in. Temporary tattoos look the same as permanent tattoos but they are mainly body painting used in ways such as painted, drawn or airbrushed on the skin.

#henna on feet by Khadija | Flickr – Photo Sharing! Khadija Dawn Carryl Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Most important factor in temporary tattoos is the time period; this is why they are so popular. Imagine looking all cool like a gangster with tattoos drawn all over you and having clear skin later when you are bored, that too without any pain. The best part which is that they are removable, these tattoos don’t last long and how long they last depends on the type of tattoo you put. Here three types of tattoos which can be removed easily-

  • Henna Tattoos- These designs are usually very elegant and are mostly used by ancient Indian and Middle Eastern people. Most ingredients used in henna are natural which gives very little reason for it to react to your skin or cause allergies. The color of this tattoo turns out to be either bright red or dark brown which looks very good when it’s used on your hands. Brides often wear such tattoos to make them look more traditional. This tattoo lasts almost two weeks but it depends on how many times you wash your hand or the area where it’s been applied. Henna tattoos are popular for temporary hand designs and are easily available and removable
  • Airbrushed tattoos- This is a bit less permanent than henna but equally easy to use. As the name says, paint is airbrushed on the desired area of your body just like t-shirts are airbrushed. Artists use airbrush machines or stencils or even design free hand. You can choose colors and designs and enjoy the modern look of it. These tattoos only last three days, so you can get rid of them before you get bored of it
  • Stick On tattoos- These tattoos are very easily applied, you can put them on like stickers and take the sticker off, which leaves a temporary tattoo just like a permanent one. Mostly these tattoos are used by children but there are grown up designs available too, giving the real feel of tattoos. Depending on the quality of the tattoo the stick on tattoos last from 2 hours to 6 days, making it the most efficient and temporary form of tattoo

Try one design today and another tomorrow, tattoos are the coolest form of accessory, but only if they are temporary.

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