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    Updated on Mar 7, 2019. Posted on Mar 7, 2019

    48 Temporary Tattoos You Just Might Decide You'll Want Forever

    If Emma Watson has taught us anything, it's that sometimes you'll be glad when a tattoo is only temporary. That being said, these tattoos are so much fun you just might want to stick with them forever!

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    1. A floral tapestry for anyone who loves flowers so much they'd rather have them on their arms than in a vase.

    Tattoorary

    Get it from Tattoorary on Etsy for $5.

    2. An ice cream cone that'll satisfy your sweet tooth with a sweet looking forearm.

    Ducky Street

    Get a set of three from Ducky Street on Etsy for $2 or get one with scoops on scoops from Amazon for $4.99.

    3. A floral sleeve, so you can enjoy your ~budding~ enthusiasm for botanical tattoos.

    Seventh Skin

    And feel free to get attached! This piece will last up to ten days.

    Get it from Seventh Skin on Etsy for $19.

    4. A sheet of five tiny dinosaurs sure to make your heart dino-soar every time you see them.

    JK Craft World

    Get them from JK Craft World on Etsy for $2.94 or get a slightly more menacing set from Amazon for $3.90.

    5. A hand-lettered piece that can give you a little encouragement before a big test, big recital, or even on your big day.

    Tattly

    Get a set of two from Tattly for $5 or grab a set of other encouraging words from Amazon for $4.99.

    6. A wrist watch for anyone who loves a good wrist tattoo but knows it isn't time to get permanently inked yet.

    Ink Play Co

    Get it from Ink Play Co on Etsy for $7.80.

    7. A watercolor feather set for anyone who will truly feel light as a feather knowing this look comes with no needles at all.

    Tattly

    Get this set of eight from Tattly for $15 or get a different set from Amazon for $1.99.

    8. A pack of five Doctor Who drawings — don't blink, because you won't want to miss a seeing second of this on your skin.

    Smash Tat

    Get them from Smash Tat on Etsy for $9.

    9. A pack of tiny, trendy tattoos for anyone who has a "gotta have them all!" attitude when it comes to darling and dainty details.

    Walmart

    This pack includes 51 tiny tattoos.

    Get it from Walmart for $7.92.

    10. A pantone piece to celebrate the skin you're in (Living Coral has nothing on you).

    Tattly

    Get a set of two from Tattly for $5.

    11. A pack of two flames for gym-enthusiasts who want their arms on fire even when it's leg day.

    Amazon, Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I splurged on these for an easy 'costume' for Taylor Swift's Reputation tour. I went as the lyric 'I can feel the flames on my skin/crimson red paint on my lips.' I was so worried about applying said faux flames to my skin, because I'd only ever done small temporary tats before, but it was SO easy! They lasted throughout the night and came off with some soap and water scrubbing in the shower the next day — just what I wanted." —Katy Herman, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get them from Amazon for $27.64.

    12. A fruit set that'll finally give you the chance to both prank and out-pun your dad. Get ready to shout from the rooftops "Orange you glad these are only temporary?" when he sees them.

    Vodarna

    Not feeling all the fruits? That's fine! You can get the orange, watermelon, and cherries on their own.

    Get all four from Vodarna on Etsy for $5.88 and if vegetables are more your thing, grab this set from Amazon for $20.

    13. A full sleeve set to give you an artfully edgy vibe until you decide it's shower time.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These look great on! We used them for a theatrical production and many many audience members (even up close) asked if they were real. They also stayed on very well for five days, five showers, and five sweaty performances. They came off easily with rubbing alcohol." —Remylove2011

    Get a set of four sheets from Amazon for $8.99.

    14. A rainbow stripe so you can make a hue-ge difference in your look and then change it up the next day.

    Tattly

    Get a set of two from Tattly for $5 or get a different set from Amazon for $10.99.

    15. A customized pair temporary tat of you and your sweetheart that'll be the best wedding favor your guests have ever seen.

    wandersketch

    Just send a photo of you and your beloved to the artist and wait to get your sketch back for approval. You can also add names and dates in any writing style.

    Get it from wandersketch on Etsy for $60+ (available in packages of 6–250).

    16. A Westworld piece that'll cover your whole torso — not just your arm(istice).

    ThinkGeek

    Get it from ThinkGeek for $18.99.

    17. Or a rather different snake and master piece so stunning, you're sure to be ~hissed~ when it eventually washes off.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These tattoos last longer than I expected and the colors are very bright. I like to brush a little bit of powder foundation over the tattoos to make them look more realistic, but otherwise they are very cool and realistic looking. They are also more unique than most temporary tattoos. I don't often see temporary tattoos that are more than a thin black line or script wording. It is nice to see classy, realistic, unique, and beautiful temporary tattoos that are high quality." —Chelsey

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    18. A dandelion tattoo to grant your wish of getting a sweet tattoo without even a pinch of pain.

    Encre Delicate

    Get it from Encre Delicate on Etsy for $4.12.

    19. A pair of sphynx cats for anyone who thinks an actual tattoo would put them in a rather ~hairy~ situation.

    Lazy Duo, Mallory Mower/BuzzFeed

    I got these tattoos a while ago after I saw how much they looked like my cat. These were simple to put on and lasted almost two weeks, even after several showers. I got tons of compliments when I put one on my arm and people had no idea it was a stick-on. I still look back on these and still can't believe the detail I was able to get from temporary tattoos.

    Get them from Lazy Duo Tattoo on Etsy for $8.95.

    20. A set of four Disney princess pieces that'll have you looking like the "Belle" of the ball.

    Smash Tat

    Get them from Smash Tat on Etsy for $8.

    21. A written word you're gonna love as much as your parents love the fact that it washes off in the shower.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I will never put real ink on my body, but this simple little word inspires me! It looks real and stays true about seven days if you're careful." —Gene Foster Jr.

    Get two from Amazon for $4.99.

    22. A traditionally styled mom tattoo that's great for less traditional family photos.

    happytatts

    Get it from happytatts on Etsy for $8 or get a different style from Amazon for $8.95.

    23. A dark mark that'll have Harry Potter fans satisfied that it goes on strong and washes off just like magic.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm a bartender and bought this set for a Harry Potter pub crawl. I put it on all the bartenders that night and my barback. At the end of the night my barback's tattoo had started to come off in two spots but he works hard and sweats a lot. The next day I was getting messages because they couldn't get the tattoos off. Mine is still on and looks new two days later. They look great, we got a lot of compliments on them." —Dominique

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $4.99.

    24. A ~pack~ of animals so well dressed you could sport these with sweatpants and still look fancy.

    Tattly

    Get all eight from Tattly for $15.

    25. A set of 3D pieces that are sure to take your everyday accessorizing to the next level.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are great temporary tattoos. I used them for a themed party and they were perfect. They are bright, detailed, and easy to apply. They lasted a couple days before I removed them with rubbing alcohol, but I'm sure they would have stayed on much longer." —Lyn

    Get eight sheets from Amazon for $8.58.

    26. A chakra set for anyone who knows the best way to balance their chakras is with a pain-free and perfectly placed tattoo.

    Oh My Tat

    Get it from Oh My Tat on Etsy for $19.70.

    27. A Gucci Mane ice cream that'll have you looking nice and ~icy~ when you go out.

    Tattoo Icon

    This piece can last up to 10 days, so pick a place you really want to see it!

    Get it from Tattoo Icon on Etsy for $3.99.

    28. A personalized phone number piece to give your kids before a day in a crowded place (or give yourself in case your phone dies... you and I both know you don't have anyone's numbers memorized).

    Love And Lion

    Get 12 from Love And Lion on Etsy for $20.

    29. A pencil for when getting a tattoo is a life plan you'd rather just pencil in.

    Tattly

    Get a set of two from Tattly for $5.

    30. A tightrope girl that'll make Haunted Mansion fans hurry back and order more the minute it washes off.

    Seventh Skin

    Want to wear this to Disney? It should last your entire trip — up to 10 days!

    Get it from Seventh Skin on Etsy for $15 (available in two colors).

    31. A fern set no one will beleaf is a stick-on.

    Pen & Plant

    Get it from Pen & Plant on My Modern Met for $19.95.

    32. A low battery you can paste on your face (or somewhere slightly more subtle) to let your friends know why you will not be joining them in their Friday night festivities.

    Tattly

    Get a pack of two from Tattly for $5.

    33. A wedding day set sure to be the one thing that gets the ~stamp~ of approval from every picky person in the wedding party.

    Amazon

    Includes 45 different wedding-day pieces.

    Promising review: "I ordered this to use for my girlfriend's bachelorette party and it was great! They were easy to apply, the shimmer looked awesome, and the tattoo stayed on all night! I was worried all the dancing and sweating would wear it out but, nope! I would use these again if more of my friends were getting married!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99.

    34. A Dwight Schrute quote so you can sport your favorite character without being plagued with his dark humor forever.

    Sparkly Ass Bitch

    Get it from Sparkly Ass Bitch on Etsy for $3.

    35. A little prince, because filling your skin with beloved childhood illustrations just might make you feel like a kid again.

    Lazy Duo Tattoo

    Get it from Lazy Duo Tattoo on Etsy for $5.85.

    36. Or a VFD piece if your favorite childhood chapter books were a little more... unfortunate.

    OhMyTat

    I got these for my husband and sister-in-law because we all loved A Series of Unfortunate Events as kids. I poked around the internet for a while and was stoked to see that someone had actually made these. I got some for the three of us (my husband doesn't do needles or we'd have gotten the real thing by now) and they are great! The tattoo is so central to the storyline that (for people who love the books) it's really fun to have on for a bit! They were easy to put on and looked brand new for about three days.

    Get it from OhMyTat on Etsy for $9.85.

    37. A botanical sketch for any plant-lovers out there who want to see if having a tattoo could ~grow~ on them.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm using this as a test for a rose tattoo before I make a real commitment. It's so pretty I actually think I want this exact rose. I love that it came with four so I can try it in different places. It has really lasted too!" —Bevin Calnan

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 11 colors).

    38. Or a snail that'll help encourage people who want an actual tattoo but are sluggish about finally committing to it.

    Nature Tats

    Get it from Nature Tats on Etsy for $5.

    39. A breakfast club one you're gonna be glad is temporary, because if this was real and your mom found out you would be ~toast~.

    Tattootataa

    Get it from Tattootataa on Etsy for $2.94.

    40. A Game of Thrones chest piece that'll steal the show when you wear it to any of your season eight viewing parties.

    Seventh Skin

    This piece can last up to ten days.

    Get it from Seventh Skin on Etsy for $20.

    41. A pack of butterflies and bugs so you can enjoy these critters even if the thought of needles makes your skin crawl.

    Paperself

    Get it from Paperself on Etsy for $10.32.

    42. A set of shoulder pieces that'll give you a designated shoulder to cry on (the shoulder you didn't put it on, obviously — you don't want tears washing this off).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was thinking about getting a half sleeve and wanted to see what it would kind of look like and these were perfect! My buddy and I tried a couple out and after we did I ended up scheduling a sleeve and also a chest piece! I couldn't be happier to have done this and known I really want them first." —Matt B.

    Get them from Amazon for $8.49 (available in two colors).

    43. A pack of four tropical leaves to make people face palm every time they think they're real.

    Clowders

    Get it from Clowders on Etsy for $6.19.

    44. A watercolor piece so you can carry around a picture-perfect painting everywhere you go.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Everyone asked me if this was real, I am too satisfied." —Maria Ureña

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    45. A ring that's gonna look like a real ~gem~ no matter which finger you put it on.

    Ink Play Co.

    Get it from Ink Play Co. on Etsy for $4.80.

    46. Or a candy ring version that'll look equally sweet.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have very sensitive skin and these worked great — didn't break me out like most temporarily tattoos would." —Janette Sherwood

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $4.99.

    47. A cat tattoo for temporary cat ladies.

    Amazon

    Someday your roommate and her three cats will move out... someday.

    Promising review: "I am thinking of getting a big tattoo on my shoulder and this was perfect for getting a good feel of what that would be like. It went on super easy and was so pretty!" —Lanie

    Get four sheets from Amazon for $8.99 (available in five styles).

    48. And finally, a bottle of freehand ink for anyone who doesn't want their look to be limited by permanent ink.

    Amazon

    This includes a bottle of fruit-based ink which applies and dries within an hour and darkens/develops within 24–36 hours.

    Promising review: "This is the best temporary ink I have ever used, including henna. It lasted well over two weeks, almost three, and then the fading was quick. It is awesome — a little pricy, but well worth it. I only used half of the first bottle to make three good sized temporary tattoos." —Christina Patton

    Get it from Amazon for $20+ (available in two sizes).

    When at the end of they day you're glad that (at least for now) it's only temporary.

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