Temporary Tattoos for Life

 
 Helen Dealtry creates vibrant painterly florals, available at tattly.com. Click to see her Tattly page.

Helen Dealtry creates vibrant painterly florals, available at tattly.com. Click to see her Tattly page.

Sometime after I had my first and only tattoo done, I noted to myself that I don’t want to go down that “wanting just to want” spiral that’s so easy to get caught up in. So I backed away from hurried instincts to get a second and gave any concept the same challenges that my first tattoo had to meet: a) I need to immediately feel at ease with it and b) I need to wait six months to see if I am still just as eager to get it. Welp, not only was that criteria never met again but I also just kind of… got over it. My first tattoo, I still love. I forget it’s even there sometimes but I'm still happy when reminded of it. Its natural tones and photo realistic portrayal of feathers and a pink rose are hard to hate but more importantly, it commemorates my mom. Obviously, that sentiment won’t ever fade.

I love the look of tattoos though and I don’t have too much of a poser complex so I’m really digging the temporary ones now. Actually, I think they’re a great way to pay homage to an artist or designer whose work you admire without turning it into a lifetime commitment. Also, they can be beautifully decorative and with the temporary factor mixed in, they’re more like mani/pedis for your skin.

 "Safari." Click for more designs by  Vogue  on Tattly.

"Safari." Click for more designs by Vogue on Tattly.

 Part of the Natural Curiosities Set by Jacob Hoefnagel. Click to see the rest!

Part of the Natural Curiosities Set by Jacob Hoefnagel. Click to see the rest!

 "Red Fox" by Berkley Illustration. Click to see all of this duo's Tattly designs.

"Red Fox" by Berkley Illustration. Click to see all of this duo's Tattly designs.