Of all the trends that have become standard to music festivals like cutoff jeans, floral crowns, and Birkenstocks, temporary jewelry tattoos are the new standouts. We've seen revelers like Vanessa Hudgens and Alessandra Ambrosio sporting the designs at concerts while Colbie Caillat (above, left) and Sarah Jessica Parker (above, right) have shown them off on the red carpet.
Companies like Flash Tats and Lulu DK offer the metallic tattoos, disguised as rings, delicate ankle bracelets, body chains, and other jewelry, with My Jewelry Candy infusing actual 24K gold and silver into their designs. Unlike most trends that come and go in Hollywood, these won’t leave a dent in your wallet; several sheets from the brands range from $12 to $40.
The fashion set has also taken note, with designers like Tommy Hilfiger sending models (Kendall Jenner included) down the runway clad in the temporary designs. Even Beyoncé (above, center) is a longtime proponent of the trend, having collaborated with Temptu for House of Dereon's temporary tattoo line back in 2010. The star displayed several of Flash Tats’s designs (including the Lena, Dakota, and Zahara styles) while celebrating her 33rd birthday in Italy and later shared a series of snaps of the body art on her site.
As with real jewelry, you can pile on tattoos for a layered look, or apply rings close together to imitate the stacked trend. We’re already seeing the next wave of this trend, with Mr. Kate offering watercolor versions of her BeautyMarks tattoos, set in colorful hand-painted designs. The best part? No commitment or painful laser treatment removal required.
Lulu DK's Love Story designs: