We all remember tattoo transfers from our childhood right? They were cartoons of fairies or pirates, or tribal arm bands, usually covered in glitter. I think that's where my love affair with tattoos started, though I do admit to hating scrubbing the things off. A good pack left you raw from trying to get it off in time for the start of school.
Nowadays I stick to the real thing, but of course have seen the trend for transfers, albeit this time, they're glammed up and grown up.
Recently I was contacted by Sol Tattoos* who specialise in beautiful tattoo transfers, inspired by real tattoo designs. And I have to say, they are beautiful.
The designs are themed around new tribal, and delicate lace and geometric styles, all in gold and silver. Luxury temporary tattoos just doesn't cover it.
Not only do they look beautiful, but they are super simple to apply and remove. Basically follow what you did as a kid with your glitter fairy tattoo. Cut around the shape, peel off the film and press to your skin. Use a wet sponge or cloth and dampen the back of the transfer for about 20-30 seconds. Gently peel back and let it dry naturally - and you are done!
To remove, rub the transfer with baby oil (I've got loads of that!) alcohol or warm water.
They're perfect for a night out on the town to glam up that little black dress, especially in these cold winter months when we all need something a little bit special to brighten our moods.
For me, as I'm hardly the party animal, I'm saving mine for an up-coming wedding in April. As I'm not really a jewellery person, these will be perfect for dressing up for the evening reception. I think they'll look so glam linked in with my real tattoos.
Or they are perfect for the summer months (oh they seem so far away) and parties and festivals. I know I'll be recommending them to my girlfriends for Soundclash in Southampton, and I'll be saving them for summer parties when I need a pregnancy pick me up.
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