When it comes to tattoos, there are three schools of thought:
Get a tattoo with meaning that you’ll love forever, get a tattoo with little meaning so that you won’t care about having it forever, or get a temporary tattoo because who the hell knows what they’ll want on their skin forever.
Seeing as my skin is inkless and I’m incredibly indecisive, I’m firmly in the third camp. But Julia Pott
made me an even stronger believer of all things fleeting with her collection of temporary tattoos.
The British illustrator uses pastel colors and fantastical—if not outright innocent—images to bring you back to elementary school, when late-night slumber parties with temporary tattoo application sessions were de rigueur.
There’s a pink unicorn, a bunny next to a rainbow, and even the phrase “I think I love you.” Which is fitting for a temporary tattoo, since if you can’t commit to getting inked you’re probably equally unsure about your romantic feelings.
The only certain thing about her designs is that no matter how carefully you shower and how often you moisturize, the tattoo will eventually peel off. Which is just another reason to order in bulk. Besides, your inked friend may need something to cover up her Chinese symbol tattoo she now regrets.
REBECCA WILLA DAVIS
$5-$7 each at etsy.com