Temporary Tattoos: Permanently Cool

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If you’ve been one of those lucky enough to attend Coachella, or, like the vast majority of us, been part of the category that was bombarded with pictures and news about Coachella without being able to actually go to the desert town, chances are you’ve seen your share of summer’s new trend: temporary tattoos. And no, these aren’t the enviable firetruck and popsicle art tattoos from your childhood. They’re body art, but not body art that you’re going to regret when you’re old and wrinkly and wondering why you ever thought that permanently etching your boyfriend’s name into your arm was a good idea.tumblr_n5sscdTAv11r7gwbto1_500A tip for all the tattoos below – they will look awesome for two to three days, and even be able to fool strangers into thinking that you took the plunge and actually got some real ink. But once they begin to fade or smudge, they no longer look cool, they look like it’s seriously time for you to rub them off with a washcloth and some cold water.

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Tattoos from Flashtat will make you want to stick them on and head to the beach. With patterns that look like permanent jewelry on the skin, they add an unexpected dimension to any swimsuit attire. Adding real jewelry on top of the tattoos amps up the texture even more. The only downside to these is that they are a little pricey, but if you have some spare cash, choosing these will ensure you won’t be skimping on style.

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If the spare change you have amounts to a few quarters floating around in your car’s cup holder, then Etsy will be your best friend. And all your friends will be asking where you got them. The designs range from simple to beautifully elaborate, with everything to cute pictures of bunnies to characters from Game of Thrones. Try Tattoorary as a cheap shop to start, with adorable fox and bird tattoos that have five star ratings.

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Most people choose to place their tattoos on their arms or shoulders, but some creative artists even made temporary makeup designs for their eyes. MoPho also came out with an app that prints temporary tattoos of any picture you can think of. So if you can think of it, you can wear it on your skin.

LilyAnne enjoys loudly singing showtunes when no one is home and sometimes when they are, short walks on the beach because she's afraid of the parking meter running out, and collecting video-game related bumper stickers to put on her station wagon. One day she hopes to make a career of posting funny pictures of cats, but for now she's going to try this writing thing.