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Dec 15 by

The most popular tats of 2015

Every year, a select handful of tattoo designs end up flooding the mainstream. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that social media is the main driving force behind the proliferation of these inspiring forms of body ink. So, here’s a rundown of the most popular tats of 2015:

1. The “Infinity” sign

This tattoo is a keeper. The infinity sign is a huge hit with the ladies and is usually rather discreet in size. The tat is often combined with a heart or the word “love” (for undying love) or with birds (representing the soul of a deceased loved one, for instance).

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2. Arrows

Arrow designs of all shapes and kinds were blistering hot picks in 2015. This year, most tattoo artists got requests to do tats like these at least every week.

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3. Watercolor tattoos

Watercolor tattoos can either be permanent or temporary. They stand out for their bright colors that can fade beautifully into one another, and they are most prevalent in the summertime.

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4. “Underboob” tats

Yep, you guessed it! “Underboob” tattoos are inked right under the bosom. Barbadian singer Rihanna has been the most prominent trendsetter for this style of tattoo. They are often incorporated with a Mandala design, which is a geometric pattern that represents the cosmos.

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5. Temporary tattoos

Temporary tattoos are gaining increasing popularity in the tattoo market. The designs are becoming so professional-looking that you sometimes can’t even tell them apart from real tattoos. Among the biggest hits are the gold and silver metallic tattoos. One of the more recent trends is the white lace tattoo.

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Itching to see what 2016 has in store? Stay tuned to our blog and you’ll always be on board with the latest tattoo trends!


07
Dec 15 by

Be the star of New Year’s Eve with shiny foil tattoos!

golden back tattoo - foil tattooIt’s just a few weeks away. Then we’ll be counting down to a new year. At New Year’s Eve, it’s okay to go a little over the top. Your party outfit is only complete with the right accessories, preferably with as much bling as possible. But why stop there? Did you ever think of replacing your bracelet with a shiny, festive, temporary tattoo? Or a graceful gold tattoo on your shoulder blade, perfect for a strapless dress? A tiny tattoo on your collar bone also looks unbelievably elegant!

In this article you will find an overview of all kinds of foil tattoos to inspire you. Start thinking about your look now and you will be guaranteed to be the star of the night!

What are foil tattoos?

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Foil tattoos are temporary tattoos with a shiny metallic finish. The trend started with the famous Flash tattoos (read our blog article about Flash tattoos here), but by now, all kinds of varieties are available. There is something for everyone! The very fashionable gold and silver foil tattoos are still part of the array of course. But in addition, you will now also find dizzying holographic foil tattoos and colorful PrismFoil tattoos; even shiny temporary tattoos for your hair! The latter are now a real trend among the stars, such as Kylie Jenner.

Gold and silver foil tattoos

These are by far the most familiar foil tattoos. They provide a beautiful contrast for a black outfit; perfect for New Year’s Eve!

Below, they are used in very subtle ways. A few well-placed tattoos that are not too big will give you an elegant image. The bracelet with the bow makes it extra feminine!

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There are also quite a few graceful designs, based on flowers, for example. With their details finishing they will give you a really posh look!

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For someone who is a fan of the more linear, geometric patterns, this triangle might be the winner:

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Several bracelets together with black and gold combined provides a tough image. The gold-colored breast pocket is the finishing touch!

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Silver also goes really well with black, of course. And, by the way, the bracelets don’t always have to be applied to your arm:

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Are you going for a backless outfit for New Year’s Eve this year? Then the temporary foil tattoos are great for making a statement:

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You get to choose from a big selection of gold and silver, smaller and bigger tattoos, graceful or geometric designs. Go to your website for the complete assortment of gold and silver tattoos and blow everyone away with your look!

Holographic foil tattoos

The holographic tattoos are shiny tattoos with a rainbow-colored, iridescent effect. They are more striking than the regular temporary tattoos, especially with the right lighting. The holographic tattoos are playful and particularly popular amongst the slightly younger crowd, but, of course, they are great for anyone who’s in the mood for a party.

In the holographic tattoos you will also find a lot of variation. Feminine tattoos, such as a meteor shower or a butterfly tattoo:

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A number of astrological tattoos, such as a thunderbolt  and a planet:

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And a few tattoos that are absolutely perfect for parties:

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Click here for the complete selection of holographic tattoos and go completely wild this New Year’s Eve!

PrismFoil tattoos

PrismFoil’s flashy designs are incredibly versatile. They are available in many different colors, so you can match them with any outfit!

What do you think of this golden star?

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Or this shiny bird?

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The PrismFoil tattoos are also joining the bracelet trend. This colorful one, for example:

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For anyone who likes things a bit more colorful, the PrismFoil tattoos are the right choice. Click here for the complete assortment!

Will you be the star at New Year’s Eve?

Enjoy!


06
Oct 15 by

Halloween tattoos

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The scariest night of the year is around the corner: Halloween is coming! Halloween has been popular in the United States and the United Kingdom for decades, but these days Halloween fever has spread far and wide across the world. Chances are that Halloween parties or Halloween tours will also be part of your neighborhood this year, and children will take to the streets with that familiar chant of “trick or treat!”

For one crazy, creepy night of the year, most of the fun of Halloween is in dressing the part – and preferably being as scary as possible. Besides masks, wigs and other accessories, temporary Halloween tattoos will add the finishing touch (unless of course you’re so fanatical that you’d prefer a ‘real’ tattoo). This year the choice of Halloween tattoos is vast: from small, cute pumpkins to truly ‘horrifying’ tattoos. This fun ‘scarefest’ seems to have inspired tattoo designers all over the world.

Cute Halloween tattoos

For those of you who are not a big fan of horror and blood, there are many temporary tattoos available that are not so gory, but still make a bold (and suitably creepy) statement:

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The laughing pumpkin

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Bat

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Friendly ghost

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Halloween cat (glows in the dark!)

Wounds and scars

Nothing is as gruesome as someone with a great gaping wound or a horrific looking scar! There are some amazing temporary tattoos on the market that make those wounds and scars seem chillingly realistic.

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The packets of different tattoos from Tinsley Transfers – aptly named Gorywood – are especially very popular:

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See the full range of wounds and scars from Tattoo For A Week here.

Tinsley Transfers

We have written about Christien Tinsley previously, a special effects makeup artist in Hollywood (read the blog post here). He has built his whole career around designing creepy and gory temporary tattoos. For example, not only the Gorywood packets (see above) but his other designs are also like something straight out of a horror movie.

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And let’s not forget the ‘face-tattoos‘ by Christien Tinsley and the temporary tattoos from his zombie series. The scary combination of ‘gruesome’ temporary tattoos together with a creepy Halloween outfit will definitely send chills down the spines of everyone who crosses your path on the night!

See the whole range of Tinsley Transfers here. Tattoo For A Week was chosen as one of only two distributors for the European market!

Extreme make-up

For those of you who plan on doing makeup, Halloween is the perfect occasion to go over the top. Everything and anything goes! With a little practice and ingenuity, you too can imitate these looks. It does not matter if it’s not very neat – that often makes it even creepier!

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Many make-up artists are inspired by Halloween because they can really let their imaginations run wild. In the weeks before Halloween, you see also a lot of their work on internet blogs. The designs of this French make-up artist, for example, are really impressive.

Nail varnish

To really round off your look perfectly, why not change your nail polish for the occasion as well? Obviously there are pre-made synthetic nails available, but why not try your hand at your own designs? With only a few colors, and a steady hand, you may be amazed at the result!

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Dracula or zombie?

Are you ready? Have you decided what you want to be this year? Then finish off your look with temporary tattoos! You’ll find the full Halloween range from Tattoo For A Week here. All our products are anti-allergenic and meet international safety standards. And best of all, we can deliver the tattoo of your choice in just a few days!

We realize only too well that the temporary Halloween tattoos often have to serve for one night only. But those who want to, can still show off their temporary tattoos for a few more days. And for those of you who don’t want to show up at work with a ‘gaping head wound’ or some bats on the arm, the tattoos can be easily removed with Limisan tattoo remover, or with alcohol or any oil.

Happy Halloween!