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Apr 16 by

20 tattoos to make you shine this summer!

Now that temperatures are going up, it’s time to start getting your summer look on fleek. What better way to do that than with a few new outfits, summer swag and (of course) temporary tattoos. They’ll be fly af this summer too. Here’s a rundown of 20 tats worth checking out. There’s something for everyone!

1. Golden dreamcatcher

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It’s probably no surprise to you that there’s an arsenal of gold and silver tats in this list. The summer is the perfect time for one of these gems. They’ll add a touch of bling to your bronzed skin! This golden dreamcatcher is a fabulous fit for your shoulder blade.

2. White lace tattoos

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There’s nothing more beautiful than a white ink tattoo on brown skin. The white lace tattoos are elegant, feminine and go with almost any outfit!

3. Dragonfly watercolor tattoo

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Watercolor tattoos are incredibly popular. The colors are bold and the brush and dab application technique with a rough outline will make heads turn. Many watercolor tattoos are permanent, but temporary ones are just as eye-catching to say the least. What do you think of this temporary butterfly tattoo?

4. Golden butterfly tattoo

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Golden butterfly tattoos by Tattoonie really sparkle in the sunlight and reflect quite nicely. Put a few of these on your back to achieve a maximum effect! Check out our blog post about Tattoonie and discover the full collection!

5. Playful summer tattoos

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It’s all fun and games in the summer, so Montattoo created a sheet of specially-made summer tattoos you can sport just for fun. Get your laugh on with an ice pop, pineapple, starfish, funny quote or whatever floats your boat. More about Montattoo and their full collection can be found on our blog post!

6. Marine-themed tattoos

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Going sailing this summer? Then you better look the part! Between a petite anchor, vintage sailor girl, three-master, and more, you’ll be able to find a popular temporary tattoo to fit the theme. And they look every bit as real as the permanent tats. What do you think of these anchor tattoos?

7. Summer quotes

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You can’t go wrong with quotes or sayings in the tattoo world. So, Montattoo has made a tattoo sheet with all kinds of summer sayings to get you in the spirit. They’re perfect for those who love more subtle tattoos.

8. Bohemian tattoos

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For lots of people, the summer means hitting up festival after festival after festival. They are great places to let loose, and people often choose to rock the bohemian look, a style that originated at large festivals in the 60’s. Temporary tattoos work well for this too. Take your pick of flowers, retro patterns, gold or bold colors… anything goes! For more inspiration, check out our blog post on festival tattoos.

9. Strawberry tattoo

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For the youngest of the bunch, we carry a wide range of fun, temporary tattoos. Isn’t this little strawberry face-tattoo just precious?

10. Golden jewelry skin tattoos

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You can do a whole lot with gold and silver tattoos. What’s very trendy right now are tattoos that resemble jewelry. Real jewelry on the beach isn’t always the best idea, so this is the perfect solution! Need inspiration? Check out our blog post on these super trendy gold and silver tattoos.

11. Jellyfish watercolor tattoo


Any references to the beach and the seaside are, of course, super popular during the summer, even if it’s a dreaded jellyfish. The detailing in these temporary watercolor tattoos and the rich turquoise color won’t go unnoticed on your arm. Everyone will be ready for that jelly.

12. Hibiscus tattoo

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We can’t forget colorful flower tats. This temporary tattoo of a glittery hibiscus will put a smile on your face in an instant! It will be an even bigger hit if you match the color of your outfit with it!

13. Friendship bracelets

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Summer is just the time for meeting new people while traveling, at festivals, at beach parties, and at the bar, etc. Remember those friendship bracelets you used to make at summer camp? Well, here they are now in the form of temporary tattoos. The concept is simple: you can each get matching temporary tattoos to signify your new friendship. With this neon collection of Flash tattoos and the Rainforest Partnership, you’ll even be helping a good cause!

14. Golden sun tattoo

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Don’t let a rainy day get you down this summer! Let the sun shine anyway with sun foil tattoos.

15. Tantoos

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Tantoos are like inverse tattoos that result from tanning with a stencil on your skin. Just put on the stencil, lay out for a while, and a cool drawing will be left behind. There’s gotta be something in our collection of tantoos that work for you!

16. Temporary bikini tattoo

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Found the perfect bikini? Top it off with a tribal tattoo on your lower back! Check out our tribal tattoos to go with your bikini here!

17. Prism foil tattoos

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Prism foil tattoos are one of a kind. They combine a glowing, metallic look with deep, bold colors. They are perfect for a day on the beach!

18. Festival tattoos

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You’ve seen them before… those festival junkies who come back after the summer adorning row upon row of festival armbands. There are other ways to do this, of course! More and more festivals are letting you get temporary tattoos instead. Put them on in a plainly visible spot and you’ll totally fit with the trend!

19. Safety tattoos for kids

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It’s the fear of any parent or camp counselor. Imagine being out for a day at the beach and one of the kiddos goes missing. Terrifying, right? Temporary tattoos can be very helpful in these situations. These days, you can already find kids at the beach sporting temporary tattoos of the parents’ phone number, emergency services, or even disclosures about any allergies the child may have. Safety first, so do it with a temporary tattoo! Order your safety tattoos here.

20. Temporary glitter tattoos

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Let the sun reflect from your dazzling glitter tattoo! Butterflies and their bold colors are obviously well suited for these tattoos. In our offering of butterfly glitter tattoos, you can be sure there’s one that works for you!

Have a great summer!

May 15 by

Tattoos for a good cause

The time that tattoos were only about improving your look or giving you a certain image is long past. Today, tattoos nearly always have a personal meaning to the wearer. Plus, they now often refer to social themes and good causes.

Tattoos for the fight against famine

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In February of this year, the Swedish top soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic played an extraordinary game. His team Paris Saint-Germain played against Caen and after scoring a goal, the controversial soccer player lifted up his shirt and showed off his torso, which was completely covered in tattoos. It landed him a yellow card. At the next press conference, Ibrahimovic declared that he couldn’t care less about that yellow card. He had the names of 15 starving people tattooed onto his body, with temporary tattoos. By baring his torso he wanted to bring attention to all the famine in the world. Ibrahimovic added that he would have liked to have the names of all the starving people in the world tattooed on his body, but that would be 805 million of them. “I receive all kinds of encouragement every week, but there are so many people who never get any encouragement from anyone. They need attention too. As an ambassador of the World Food Program, I want to make sure they get it.”

Pink Ribbon

Ibrahimovic is not the only one who uses tattoos for a good cause. Tattoo artists all over the world have been noticing a shift in their clients for years already. Whereas in the past people would request the same, impersonal tattoos – think of sailor tattoos, tribal tattoos, skulls, etc. – now people are more inclined to ask for tattoos that have some special meaning. They often relate to social themes and good causes. One of the most requested ‘charity tattoos’ is the pink ribbon tattoo, a symbol that promotes attention to breast cancer. For some people this is because they lost a loved one to the illness (in that case the tattoo is often accompanied by the name of the deceased), as something to gain strength from during the treatment, or simply because they want to support the action. You can find all kinds of varieties of them:

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Gay pride

The fight for equal rights for gays and lesbians is not over yet, so it’s not surprising that ‘gay pride’ is a popular theme in charity tattoos. They come in all shapes. From striking rainbow-colored tattoos to subtle love tattoos, which may or may not have a hidden meaning.

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One symbol that is used a lot is the pink triangle. It refers to the Nazi concentration camps where homosexuals were forced to wear a pink triangle on their coat.

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Some people turn it into something humorous or something really nerdy:

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Henk Schiffmacher, aka the Tattoo King of Amsterdam, wanted to do his part after the tsunami in Japan. He started an action where people could pick a tattoo and instead of paying him they had to donate the amount to the tsunami aid organizations. Rather than humanitarian aid, because he felt Japan was wealthy enough, the money was to go to rebuilding the country and in particular the cultural heritage that had been destroyed. Schiffmacher’ action got a tremendous amount of support. “It ended up spreading to England and the US. In Japan itself and even in countries as far as Italy and Spain, tattoo artists participated in the action. People would come in and say, ‘I’ve always wanted to get a tattoo; now I’m doing it.’” The action collected between 6000 and 7000 Euros.

Everybody their own goal?

Of course, there are innumerable good causes that can be conceived of: environmental organizations, children’s rights, animal rights, etc. Tattoos, whether they are temporary or permanent, are the ideal way to bring attention to a theme that is close to your heart. In this way, you automatically become an ambassador for it. Designing temporary tattoos is really easy. Take a look here.

Feb 15 by

Walking advertisement – Say it with a tattoo!

A new trend was created at the start of the millennium. Companies and marketing agencies discovered a striking way in which to introduce their products to people: via tattoos, preferably facial tattoos. Very quickly several people offered to serve, at considerable prices, as a ‘human billboard’. And it worked! They were approached various times a day with questions about their remarkable tattoos.

2003: the first ‘human billboard’ made its appearance

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The American Jim Nelson was the first to have a so-called ‘skinvertisement’ placed. In 2003 the internet Company ‘CI Host’ reportedly paid him 7.000 dollar for tattooing their logo on his neck. Nelson had to leave the tattoo for five years. Unfortunately for him, and CI Host, the Company did not last that long. The same story with Karolyne Smith. To pay school fees for her children she had the logo goldenpalace.com tattooed on her forehead. She received 10.000 dollars for this. Goldenpalace.com. is also long gone. Karolyne now hides the tattoo under a fringe.

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Some went even further and became a walking advertisement for various companies. Just look at the American boxer who was looking for a quick way to provide for his five children. Je apparently had 37 tattoos placed! It’s not very attractive, but it’s definitely effective.

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Temporary advertisements

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Then it does seem a little smarter to choose for temporary advertising. And certainly not less lucrative, it seems. In 2011 Ed Moyse and Ross Harper, two students from Cambridge University (England), had the bright idea of painting advertisements on their faces against payment. They wanted to live this way for one year and pay off their collective study debts of 50.000 pounds. Interested parties could reserve their faces for a day via the website www.buymyface.co.uk.

In the first ten days of their project they made 3.500 pounds! It should come as no surprise that they finally succeeded in paying all of their study debts.

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They were however not the first to come with the idea of temporary advertisements. A few years ago various companies used so-called ‘Forehead advertising’, where people were paid to place temporary tattoos on their forehead. CUNNING, a marketing agency from London, even invented a new name for it, namely ForeheADS.

Temporary tattoos customized at TattooForAWeek

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Do you have your own company and do you want to see the effect of a tattoo marketing action for yourself? Then order your temporary tattoos on TattooForAWeek! The order procedure is quite simple and completely digital. You load your logo or any other design on the website, choose the size (from 3.8 cm by 3.8 cm to 12.7 cm by 17.8 cm), the transparent level, and the text for the back (manual). Within a few weeks you receive your personalized temporary tattoo.

You obviously do not have to limit it to a company logo. Are you getting married soon? Why don’t you have a temporary tattoo with your invitation on it made so that your guests can wear this on the big day? Are you organizing an event? The temporary tattoos can work perfectly as access control. Or hand them out weeks before to create a buzz. Nothing makes people as curious as seeing the same tattoo pop up everywhere. The temporary tattoos are also perfect for example, to promote a rock band.

Not completely convinced yet? Then the soft prices will certainly convince you. Click here for the rates per size and quantity. Just like all our other tattoos, these tattoos are also of impeccable quality! They are also completely safe for the user.

Order now and experience for yourself how tattoos can help your company or event! Go for it!