Temporary Tattoo Blog


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Oct 16 by

Temporary tattoos for your Halloween makeup

October has started, the fall is here and the leaves are starting to turn! But most importantly, Halloween is almost here, and now’s the time to start thinking about your costume. Halloween isn’t only a holiday for kids, so adults too can take this one opportunity in the year to transform themselves for one night.

Halloween makeup with temporary tattoos and 3d FX tattoos

What could be better than to accessorize your costume with temporary tattoos? You can now find all sorts of very high-quality tattoos available. The selection at Tattoo for a Week is wide, so you’ll surely find something great for any price.

Whether you’re looking for something scary or something pretty, something discreet or something impressive, you’re sure to find something. Temporary tattoos can help you create a unique costume that will set you apart. With the right costume and makeup, they can make all the difference.

Here are a few examples of makeup created with temporary tattoos from the website:

Vampire makeup

Vampire makeup created with FX Vampire teeth and the “Vampire’s Kiss” tattoo set

Halloween Clown

Clown makeup created with the Devilish Grin tattoo

little red devillish grin

Zombie Little Red Riding Hood makeup created with the “Bugs & Pus Nitefall” tattoo set.

What if a tattoo isn’t enough and you want to take your costume to the next level? Want makeup with more FX involved? I suggest taking a look at FX teeth and 3D FX Tinsley Transfers tattoos featured on the site.

3D FX tattoos are presented as prosthetics, but are applied like temporary tattoos. With these products, you don’t need to be a makeup expert – applying these effects is child’s play, and the finished result is incredible. They are created so that anyone can achieve movie-worthy special effects. From the unicorn to the vampire or glass shards, you can find whatever you need for any theme.

Here are a few examples of makeup created with Tinsley Transfers FX products:

Glass shards fake 3d tattoos

Makeup created with “Glass Shards” 3D FX Transfers

Unicorn 3d fx tattoo

Unicorn makeup with the “Unicorn” 3D FX Transfers

Devil’s Horns 3D FX Transfers

Makeup created with “Devil’s Horns” 3D FX Transfers

These are only some examples of makeup creations. You can choose your own style and let your imagination run wild to create a personalized costume using temporary tattoos. Create a surprising look and you’re sure to steal the show this Halloween!

Visit the Halloween section of the website and you’ll find all these products and lots of other great products to use on your costume!

* All makeup featured in this article was created by Jenni from the blog “Jenni dans tous ses états.” She is a self-taught artist who is passionate about artistic makeup and character-creation.


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Sep 16 by

Temporary Tattoos Are Not Just For Summer

Temporary tattoos are definitely one of the hottest trends in summer. Your best swimsuit can easily be jazzed up by your favorite tat, and a festival OOTD instantly becomes extra special with these temporary works of art. If you have already fallen in love with them (in a less temporary way), then good news—we found more official reasons for you to wear them all year round and not just for summer!

Temporary Tattoos Are Not Just For Summer

Use them for everyday motivation. Temporary tattoos by Tattoo For a Week are good ways to sneak in semi-permanent motivational quotes into your day. Have the words “Live, Laugh, Love” tattooed on your arm to remind yourself to do it as often as you can, or a Bible verse to keep the positivity coming throughout the day. If you have a particular quote in mind, you can simply send the design to Tattoo For a Week and they will have this custom-made, just for you!

 Live Laugh Love Tattoos

Use them to flaunt your inner fanboy/fangirl. Wear iconic symbols from your favorite fandom on your skin for a full week! Are you into Harry Potter? Then you will definitely yell “Accio!” just to get your hands on this Deathly Hallows temporary tattoo, or this one with Harry’s glasses and lightning scar. If you’re a Tolkien fan, you should check out the tat that has the iconic inscription “One Ring to rule them all, one Ring to find them, one Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them” that comes in a Middle-earthy font!

Use them to make subtle statements. Put a little humor into being passive aggressive through statement temporary tattoos that you can apply on hidden parts for your body! This one that says “Shhh” is a nice addition to the gesture of holding your forefinger in front of your mouth when you ask someone to be quiet! Or if you have a signature catchphrase, maybe it’s time that you make it known to the world that it’s yours through a custom tattoo!

Rihanna - Shhh... (2 Tattoos)

Use them to reveal little clues about you. What is your zodiac sign? What is your spirit animal? All these interesting pieces of information can now be worn on your skin through temporary tattoos by Tattoo for a Week! Putting on temporary tattoos is not only a good way to express yourself, but it also lets you have that freedom of choosing what part of yourself you want to show through your tattoo since you can choose different designs every week.

So, do you still think temporary tattoos are just for summer? We hope not, because a lot of amazing designs are waiting for you at www.tattooforaweek.com!

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Temporary Tattoos Are Not Just For Summer


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Jun 16 by

Tattoo classics and their meaning

vintage tattoos sailors
Tattoos have been around for centuries, in many different shapes and sizes. But it’s a specific set of symbolic tattoos from the past that played such an important role, that they remain popular to this day. The vintage trend that has been going on for years now in the fashion world also plays a major role here. If you like said vintage trend and would you also like a tattoo that fits that style, then make sure to pick the one that’s right for you. The symbolic meaning of some of the most common vintage tattoos can be found right below.

Maritime tattoos

vintage ship tattoo

Maritime tattoos are of course very popular with sailors, but they also found their way to the masses because of their deep symbolic value. The tattoos used to symbolize a certain phase in the life of the sailor, such as a memory of a place where he once visited. They also used to function as talismans against bad luck. We’ve listed a couple of types of maritime tattoos down below.

1. The swallow tattoo

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The swallow tattoo has many different meanings. The first meaning would be indicating that the sailor wearing the tattoo, has sailed for 5000 nautical miles (9.260 km), a milestone not every sailor managed to reach. It’s a type of status symbol, which is still in use today. The swallow is also linked to the idea of “returning”. Returning to the mainland and loved ones. Not just because swallows return to where they were born every year, no matter how far away they are, but also because people used to believe that when a sailor died at sea, his soul would be brought back by birds. The swallow also happened to be a symbol of good fortune. If a sailor would spot swallows, for instance during a storm, he would know that the ship had almost reached land.

Are swallow tattoos your thing? Then discover our temporary swallow tattoo collection. 

2. The anchor tattoo

Anchor-Tattoo vintage anchor tattoo
The anchor is of vital importance to any sailor. It symbolizes stability and peace. These tattoos are often combined with the name of a loved one, to symbolize a “safe harbor”. Anchor tattoos are very popular with couples that shares a passion for the sea. They often have the exact same tattoo, in order to show that they are forever linked together, even when one of them is out at sea. In the past, the anchor tattoo also symbolized the sailor having crossed the equator or traversed the Atlantic ocean. It was used to show the sailor’s level of experience.
Tattoo For A Week offers a broad range of anchor tattoos. Discover our temporary anchor tattoo collection. 

3. The shark tattoo

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The shark tattoo is often chosen by people that want to show that they will stand up for themselves, are strong and will not be pushed around. The original meaning in the maritime world was that the shark tattoo symbolized the hardships and difficulties that one has to overcome, both out at sea and back on shore.
Would you like to show to everybody you’re not to be messed with? Then take a look at our temporary shark tattoo collection. 

4. The nautical star tattoo

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The nautical star helps the sailor to stay on course and ensures a safe voyage back home.

5. The mermaid tattoo

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The mermaid, half woman and half fish, is still a subject of fascination. According to legend, she seduces sailors by singing for them, guiding them to their doom. It is supposed to be a metaphor for the sea being both very alluring and dangerous at the same time.
Does this classic tattoo match your retro style? Then discover our temporary mermaid tattoo collection. 

Women and love

A lot of vintage tattoos refer to women or love in general.

1. The pinup tattoo

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Pinup tattoos are still very popular. Woman, most often in a 1950 style, with colored lips and seductive curves, are very popular in the tattoo world. They symbolize sensuality, femininity and seduction. They are often combined with other, smaller tattoos, such as cherries.
Do you like your look to be a little bit sexy? Then take a look at our temporary pin up tattoo collection.

2. Tattoos from the heart

rose faith tattoo heart tattoo
No matter how cliché it might sound, nothing symbolizes love as much as a heart. These tattoos are therefore true classics. There are countless tattoo designs, ranging from very simple to very complex ones. They can for instance involve flowers surrounding the heart, possibly the name of a loved one or even an arrow piercing right through. The possibilities are endless. Those who are less fortunate with their love life, can opt for a tattoo showing a broken heart.
Spread the love and discover our temporary heart tattoo collection.

3. The rose tattoo

rose tattoo vintage rose tattoo
Roses, and especially the red variant, have always been linked to love and beauty. They can be used individually or in combination with other tattoos, such a heart or a woman’s portrait, but also with skulls and weapons. The color of the rose can be used to communicate specific meaning, such as red for love, pink for grace, black for disaster and death, and white for purity.
Chose your colour and take your pick from our temporary rose tattoo collection. 

Animal tattoos

eagle tattoo

The animal world offers tons of inspiration when it comes to creating tattoos. Every animal has its own characteristics and personality, which allows people to identify with a specific animal. That makes people think little bit longer before deciding on what animal tattoo they want, as they want to use the animal that they identify most with.

1. The eagle tattoo

eagle tattoo eagle tattoo
The eagle is one of the animals that is used most often, especially in the US. The animal is one of the country’s symbols, making it incredibly popular with military personnel and patriotic citizens. The eagle symbolizes honor, courage, independence and freedom.
Pick your style from our temporary eagle tattoo collection.

2. The snake tattoo

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Tattoos involving snakes can have numerous meanings, all depending on the individual tattoo. Snakes that are ready for action or that appear to be attacking, symbolize aggression, evil and danger. If the snake is curled up or depicted in a less threatening way, it usually symbolizes renewal. This is because have the habit of renewing by shedding their skin. This also gives the tattoo a possible meaning of “starting anew”.
Intrigued by these snake tattoos? Check out our collection of temporary snake tattoos.

3. The dragon tattoo

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The mythical dragon, often referring to Chinese or Japanese culture, is found in many different shapes and forms. With and without wings, with and without scales, threatening or cartoony, with and without horns. The Japanese dragons are often small, brightly colored, wingless, and with only three claws. They symbolize balance, freedom and happiness. The Chinese version has 5 claws and is often depicted together with some form of fire. The Chinese dragon symbolizes one half of yin and yang, the phoenix depicts the other half. This is how the Chinese people see the “balance” in a dragon or the balance between good and evil.

Temporary vintage tattoos?

Temporary vintage tattoos are smoking hot and will stay that way for quite a while to come. Are you still in doubt about whether or not you want to have a vintage tattoo? Or do you want to switch things up every once in a while? Then get yourself a temporary vintage tattoo! You can find our temporary vintage collection right here.

Have fun!