Friday, August 07, 2015

Faking It Like Beyonce

Beyonce x Flash Tat Collection

I have tattoos, quite a few actually - some I love, some not so much and where born in a moment of ill judgement. Beyonce has tattoos, well a tattoo at least (her wedding date on her finger I believe) and that is where the comparison between me and Mrs Carter ends. You don't need me to tell you that metallic and temporary flash tattoos are everywhere and one celebrity leading such trend is of course Beyonce. If you are a multi-platinum selling artist, not just any temporary tattoo will do; you need gold, you need silver and you need your own custom designs. That is exactly what Beyonce has done, go big or go home.

Beyonce has teamed up with Flash Tattoos to co-design a line of metallic and black temporary tattoos based on song titles, previous designs she has seen sporting and a few nods to all things Beyonce (think Honeycomb, bees and oddly guns?). They are all fairly intricate, dare I say pretty and of course non-committal, which I sure will cause a number of Mother's to breathe a sigh or relief.

Truthfully I'm not a huge fan of the metallic tattoo trend, I do think they look beautiful on others but not so much on myself. It all boils down to the time when I was a kid set loose in the toy shop, I bought a multi-pack of temporary tattoos and pretty much covered myself head to toe. I thought I looked cool - almost like a Hell's Angel but it turns out that it is not the wisest thing to do on a Sunday night before school the next day. Neither my Mother nor teacher took kindly to my facial tattoos, temporary or otherwise - let me tell you scrubbing them off was no walk in the park.

What I will say is that I do think that Flash Tattoos are great in the reasoning, that anything that prevents someone from inking their body, with a random design they are not truly set on has to be a good thing right? Far from me to preach about ill choices but a real tattoo is for life, laser removal is expensive not to mention painful. Hey if Flash Tattoos are good enough for Beyonce (and I believe Rihanna and Chanel have also launched similar packs of wash on, wash off body art) they are good enough for us.

What are your thoughts on the current metallic body art trend - yay or nay?

You can find the Beyonce x Flash Tat Collection here for $28 - link.

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  1. I love these fake tattoos and can't wait for pay day to arrive so I can get my hands on some! :P

    Esmee x

  2. I think the ones with more intricate details can look quite weird as the pores and lines of the skin can disrupt the pattern. However since I am too scared to get a tattoos, they are a great alternative. Though some can be a bit too pricey. not sure I would spent 28 dollars on them though :)

  3. I can't make my mind up.. I love it on others but I on myself? Not so much.

  4. I like them however they're quite pricey considering they're just temporary tattoos. I like gold tattoos on tanned skin for a weekend away at the festival, otherwise not so much. I have one tattoo that was born when I firstly thought my illness was gone. Now it came back this year and myself and doctors are prone to believe its gone for good, now its the time for another ink. I'm still in choosing stages which will probably take months :) I like art and good tattoo can be just that, your own private art collection :)

  5. I love these delicate little tattoos and I like the idea of a temporary tat so you can interchange different looks and you don't have to commit like a real tattoo!

    Have a nice day ♥

    Ying | * Y i n g c b e a u t y *

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  6. I'm glad these temporary tattoos are growing in popularity. I'm all for permanent tattoos but if these prevent people from making regrettable decisions there's nothing to lose, well apart from $28!

  7. I'll be honest, I love the more delicate little ones - not those huge ones that are supposed to look like necklaces or go on your face! I have a couple of gold ones I'm using for a festival themed birthday party tomorrow but they're not giant.
    As for Beyonce's collection of temp tattoos? I don't really like them at all - they're too big and too much for me - not to mention pricey for something you'll only wash off later. I like the smaller word ones though, and oddly I like the gun one. But I wouldn't use it!

    Cat |

  8. I love tiny ones instead of metallic, but metallics look very nice for spring and summer!

  9. I'm personally not too sure about them. Like you said, they remind me of kids tattoos! Might have to give Beyoncé's ones a try though because...well...who can say no to Beyoncé?! x

  10. I think they'd be fun for a concert or festival, but I am not sure I would wear them that often otherwise. I see them on other people a lot and think they look nice...I am just not sure how they'd look on me! lol. I think Beyonce's are a bit pricey for me. They are also a bit large. But I am sure they'd look gorgeous on others!



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