This is one of the most me collaborations I have ever had the pleasure of accepting. Let’s backtrack a bit. A lot of people spend their teenage years going through different phases, trying different styles and experimenting with their looks. I spent my childhood forever in pink as my mother was a big fan. When I hit 12/13 everything changed. I started listening to rock music, wearing dark clothes and makeup, call it my “emo phase” if you like. I don’t think I’ve ever actually come out of my “emo phase” but let’s save that for another time.
Hitting 14 was when I started to really want tattoos and piercings. A few friends said the same and we used to sit around and talk about the things we’d get when we were old enough to. I always knew that I meant it though. When I said I wanted to get piercings and be covered in tattoos, I really meant it and I knew I’d go through with it as soon as I could. Flash forward to 22 year old us and I was right. I was the only person that stuck with the vows to get tattoos. I don’t have nearly as many as I want due to medication and money slowing down my progress but with any luck, that should all change soon!
There are still so many people that look down on people with tattoos which I’ll never understand. I think they’re one of, if not the most beautiful form of self expression. Why would you not want a wonderful piece of art that you love on your body forever? People make arguments that you’ll look terrible when you’re old – won’t everyone anyway? They say you’ll look horrible in a wedding dress which is simply not true. The most beautiful brides I’ve ever seen, in my opinion, have been tattooed.
A lot of people struggle with the idea of committing to having that one thing on their skin forever. I do understand that but personally I love the idea of it! But hey, if you’re on the fence or would love to see what you’d look like with one, this is where TattooedNow come in.
TattooedNow provide the most realistic looking temporary tattoos that are currently out there! They’re designed to be a bit faded so they look as if they’ve been there a while as we all know that fresh tattoos are red, swollen and gunky. You’re not getting away with saying it’s a fresh one! They have a pretty fabulous back catalogue of celebrities who have used their products for all sorts of things such as Channing Tatum, Gerard Butler and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
TattooedNow have such a huge range of designs too meaning there’s bound to be something that you’d like to try. This is anything from florals to skulls and traditional to tribal. If you did want something bespoke, you can also request a custom order which is pretty amazing! One of the best things about TattooedNow products is that they’re super reasonably priced, too.
They’d be brilliant for parties and dressing up, photo shoots, pranking someone or even just to change up your look a little bit every now and again! The possibilities are endless. They last up to 7 days, are super easy to remove with baby oil (although I used coconut) and you apply them just like any other normal temporary tattoo – easy peasy! These are the ones that I chose to try out that I was kindly gifted.
Rose Silhouette Tattoo // £3.50
This reminded me of beauty and the beast and is similar to one that I’ve been wanting to get. It’s super cute but because it’s block black ink it did slightly crack on application. It was barely noticeable unless you looked up close, though!
Skull Butterfly // £1.50
Again, this was really similar to some designs I’d been looking at getting so I thought it’d be great to actually see how it looked on me. It went on really easily and lasted well, too! I love anything with skulls and thought this design was rad as hell and awesome for the price.
Flower Ornament 2 // £4.80
This is absolutely gorgeous and would look amazing literally anywhere. I went for the shoulder as I wanted to make more of a collective look with the tattoos I was given but it’d also look incredible on the thigh, arm, ribs etc. The list goes on!
Black Roses // £9.20
This was an A4 sheet full of tattoos hence the price! I absolutely adore this one. It did look slightly odd next to my real tattoos as their lines are much thicker and the ink is a little more blue. Although, when they’re altogether and seen like a big piece it looks so gorgeous and realistic. I got so many stares having chest/neck tattoos and it was quite hilarious but did make me feel confident! It’s made me so unbelievably excited to get them for real.
After applying these, I tried out the TattooedNow HD Mattifier on top too and it did make the tattoos look even more realistic. It dulled down the slight sheen of them making them look as if they were literally just part of your skin. The website also recommends that you use their Blue Bird Matt Sealer to make your tattoo last longer. I unfortunately didn’t get to try this one so I cannot comment on it but they’re pretty long-wearing and waterproof anyway! They did start to crease a little during the night because of sweat etc though.
My Overall Thoughts On TattooedNow Products
I absolutely LOVED wearing these and would happily invest in them time and time again for fun. They are such great products to use for all sorts of things and I’ll definitely be trying some coloured ones next time just to see how they look. I thought my mum would go ballistic upon seeing me with them but she actually said she loved them and thought they really suited me! Nothing boosts my body confidence like tattoos do and I urge anyone to try them out as I can’t imagine feeling any different!
What are your thoughts on tattoos and would you try a product like this before getting a real one?