The Coolest Temporary Tattoos Trending Now
If you were a 90s kid, you probably have a whole lot of nostalgia associated with temporary tattoos. From the first time you begged your mother to slap a skull and crossbones on your scrawny upper arm until your awkwardly applied a flower circle around your own navel at age 12, temporary tattoos were almost definitely an awesome part of your formative years.
Sadly, as the trends of the 90s gave way to horrifying Juicy Couture sweatpants, temporary tattoos dropped off our radars. After all, a peeling temp tat of a dolphin on anyone over the age of ten doesn’t exactly scream “I am in control of my life”!
Fortunately, recent years have seen a resurgence in the awesome temporary body art trend. Glorified kids stickers have been replaced with carefully formulated, fantastically designed temporary tattoos that last for days. Not only are they less likely to instantly smudge or rip, but they also look cool enough to wear to a festival or day out at the beach. Just ask celebs fans like Beyoncé or Katy Perry!
Now that you know you can indulge in one of your favorite 90s hobbies again without compromising on style, it’s time to take a look at some of the coolest temporary tattoo designs available.
Flower Temporary Tattoos
Flower designs will always be a staple of the fashion industry, whether they’re used to create flirty floral maxi dresses or add subtle feminine accents to jewelry. That makes flower temporary tattoos a clever choice, as they won’t date and will match almost any outfit you can throw together, like the metallic tattoos from the Lola collection.
Flowers are also deeply symbolic. For centuries, different blooms have been used to convey meaning, from desire to protection. Let your temporary flower tattoo say something about who you are by picking a design that complements your situation. For example, if your awesome temporary body art is for a festival, like Coachella, why not apply a hibiscus flower? The hibiscus flower symbolizes happiness, beauty, celebration and freedom – everything you could want to define your festival experience.
Feather Metallic Temporary Tattoos
Feathers are another tried-and-true design for temporary henna tattoos. However, with tons of styles to choose from, you never have to worry about your body art looking generic. Like flowers, feathers also have a history steeped in symbolism that you can use to express your own unique story. Traditionally, they represent ascension to a higher plane, along with wisdom and inner strength.
We particularly love Terra Tattoos peacock feather metallic tattoos, which in many cultures, represent rebirth and vitality. This intricate design is perfect for coaxing yourself into a new mindset after a breakup, especially if you’re going out on the town with your girlfriends and want to add interest to your outfit.
Spiritual Metallic Tattoos
With the festival season coming up and the promise of the New Year still lingering, spirituality is probably on your mind. Music festivals might not seem like a beacon of mysticism, but there is definitely something inherently spiritual about thousands of people gathering in one place, all living in the moment, hearts beating in sync with the music.
Send out your own divine, positive energy with a spiritual temporary tattoo, such as a mandala or henna tattoo. Not only are mandalas intricate and beautiful to look at, but they also act as a meditative and ritualistic tool in cultures such as Hinduism and Buddhism. Different mandalas have different meanings, but the standard circle shape evokes perfection, unity and wholeness. Also, in some cultures, wearing the hamsa hand, or hamesh hand, protects one from “the evil eye,” and can be used as a spiritual symbol to heal and protect. Wearing these different symbols can be a great way to express you inner spiritual self.
Jewelry Shimmer Tattoos
While most temporary tattoos can be used to decorate your body in place of conventional jewelry, designs that wrap easily around the wrist, finger or neck make for much simpler application. Jewelry temporary tattoos come in a multitude of fun styles, from subtle dot patterns to statement tribal pieces. For a timeless look, opt for black. But for a party style that will ‘wow’, choose metallic gold temporary tattoos. They’re ideal for the festival circuit, as they enhance boho-inspired outfits and shine gloriously in the spring sun.
Old School Temporary Tattoos
We might have been a bit tough on the tacky dolphin tats we loved as kids, but there’s nothing wrong with taking a trip down memory lane from time to time! Using old school color temporary tattoos, you can do just that. Roses, butterflies, starfish… these more traditional designs come in styles and colors that are as glorious as they are gaudy. Use them to dress up for a retro party or even just to share the temp tattoo experience with the kids in your family who are too young to have experienced this fab 90s trend first hand.
Temporary tattoos have come a long way since the 90s. Now they’re bolder, brighter and more durable than ever. With over 75 designs (most around $10) available, check out Terra Tattoos to dip your toes into this tantalizing new trend today!