Just Sammthing X TTTattoo

Recently I got an email from the folks over at TTTattoo if I was interested in doing a review on their temporary tattoos. Being a fan of tattoos in general, I was interested. Of course! Even more so because over at TTTattoo you can get a custom temporary tattoo, making this a perfect option to try a few tattoos, before you actually get a permanent one.

I myself opted for a text that I wanted to place on the inner side of my upper arm. The text I choose is a quote from legendary actress and UNICEF ambassador Audrey Hepburn - "Everything I learned, I learned from the movies" - in a classic typewriter font.

The little package in which the tattoos are sent to you per post is very simple, but kind of cute and explains how it all works. I guess you all tried these kind of temporary tattoos as a child, but in fact all you have to do is apply the tattoo on your skin and wet it with a damp cloth. Leave the tattoo for about 20 seconds and then peel the paper off.

When I applied the tattoo, the paper fell off before 20 seconds had passed. At first it didn't seem to be a problem. The tattoo was applied well and as I'd been told a little bit bright. After a few hours however, the tattoo already started to fade and at the end of the day about half of it was gone. I guess though it is mostly because of how I applied it and the location of the tattoo, the inner side of my arm. That part of your arm of course constantly rubs against your body and in my case, the arm rest of the sofa. Also it was clearly visible that this tattoo was a temporary tattoo and not a real one. Around the text there was this shiny, transparent rectangle, that unnaturally contrasted with my skin. Even after a few hours.

To conclude I'd say the tattoos from TTTattoo are great fun for parties and festivals and I believe they are great for testing out ideas for tattoos you might get. Because of the fact that it was clearly a temporary tattoo and because it didn't stay too long, I don't consider them an accessory in your everyday life though. I have to say I liked mine for as long as it lasted and I definitely feel like this could help me deciding on a tattoo design and place.

burgundy tshirt, H&M // knotted bracelets in black with skull and navy with coin and cross, Mono & Me via Colette // grey bead bracelet, COS

Have a cool festival coming up? Order TTTattoo's temporary tattoos via this link and the 15% commission I earn for each sold tattoo will go to UNICEF. More information about the Just Sammthing X UNICEF project will be up online soon.

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  1. So fun, I love it! Great saying.

  2. Love a genuinely honest review! And I also love that tattoo idea if you end up getting it permanently! http://bethebteam.blogspot.co.uk/ x

    1. Thank you! I liked how it worked out too, so I may decide to get something similar one day ;).


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