Temporary Tattoo Blog


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Jan 16 by

Feel 100% woman again with areola tattoos

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Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. Besides the physical pain that accompanies the disease, breast cancer, and certainly the mastectomy can lead to a lot of psychological problems, ranging from less self-esteem to depression. Many women who underwent or single or a double mastectomy, feel less of a woman without their breast(s). While not all women choose a reconstruction in these cases, it appears that many women here need their self-confidence back to go through life. In case of breast reconstruction, the breast is reformed as naturally as possible by means of the body’s tissue or synthetic implants. They are not distinguishable from real breasts, especially under clothing.

Nipple Reconstruction

To make the breasts look as natural as possible, patients often opt for a nipple reconstruction. Hereby a nipple is formed by creating a fold of skin. The areola is tattooed with permanent ink. However, this can be done only after the reconstructed breast has assumed its final shape and size, about 4 to 6 months after reconstruction.

Temporary areola tattoos

To overcome this rather long period, you can use the temporary areola tattoos. For women who do not opt for nipple reconstruction, or who are allergic to the ink used on a permanent areola reconstruction, the areola tattoos can offer a solution. The areola tattoos can also be applied to existing nipples. This is really convenient for women who are dissatisfied with their own nipples.

The temporary areola tattoos can really make a difference and make you sparkle as a woman (again). From the many reactions we have received from satisfied customers this shows that they can give your self-confidence a huge boost, something many women need after such a horrible time their lives.

The areola tattoos are very easy to apply with your fingers. They come in different shades (from light pink to dark brown), sizes (from small to large) and designs. As a result they suit all skin types and there is something for everybody. Below are some examples.

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Light brown nipple areola tattoo

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Light realistic nipple areola tattoo
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Light bright tan nipple areola tattoo

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Brown oval nipple areola tattoo

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Dark brown nipple areola tattoo

Check out the whole range of temporary areola tattoos here. You can choose from no less than 35 different tattoos. This way you can really choose the nipple tattoo that best suits the shape and colour of your breasts. The tattoos are completely safe and anti-allergenic. They stay on for an average of two to seven days. Here you can read how to apply them.

Cosmetic temporary tattoos

It’s not just the nipple tattoos, but also the temporary eyebrow tattoos, which can give you back more self-confidence. Have too plucked too overzealously and is there not much left of your eyebrows? Or are they completely depleted due to illness, chemotherapy…? Are your brows naturally too light, too dark or too thin? Or did you colour your hair but do not want to do the same with your eyebrows? Then try our temporary eyebrow tattoos. These come in different colours and designs to fit everyone. Below are some examples:

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Dark brown eyebrow tattoos with high arch

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Auburn eyebrow tattoos flat arch

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Light blonde eyebrow tattoo with medium arch

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Grey eyebrow tattoo with medium arch

You can find the complete range here. The eyebrow tattoos remain on for one to three days. You can read how to apply them easily here. They can also be cut, for example, to supplement your own, short eyebrows with a tattoo in the same colour.

So you see, temporary tattoos are much more than just a fad. Certainly the temporary areola tattoos can be a real support for women who are going through a difficult period in their lives. Even if you do not see the tattoos, it does mean a boost to their self-confidence, with a positive mindset as result!


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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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Tsunami

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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.