There are countless trends going on in the summer, because summer is a time to play with bright colours and cute little things. I have seen everything from flower headbands to armlets, but let’s be honest – it’s not really something for everybody. Flower headbands can be too tacky and armlets can cut off your arm circulation. However, this summer I finally encountered a summer trend that I love and know that would stay – metallic tattoos. I first caught a glimpse of this little gem on a reality TV show (don’t judge me please) and I simply had to find out what they are. Once I got my hands on them, I simply can’t imagine going on a beach holiday without it. Why? Well, here’s 9 reasons why I love metallic tattoo:
1) It doesn’t make you sweat
I don’t know about you, but when summer time comes I tend not to wear any accessories. Not just when I go swimming, but even when I walk around because it often causes my wrists or neck to sweat an extra ton. Luckily for me, the answer to all my frustrations come riding on a (metaphorical) white horse.
2) You won’t lose it
Since it’s practically stuck onto your skin, there’s no way that you will lose it in the ocean. You can wear it everywhere and heck, even contact lenses aren’t that resilient.
3) It’s eye catching
I had always been fascinated with temporary tattoos since I was little, but their stark jet black colour always seems a little too glaring against my skin and sometimes a little tacky. So when I found out about metallic tattoos, which comes in gold, silver and even malachite hues my questions were answered.
4) There’s a million designs
Don’t want to clash with your friends? Well, fear not, because there are millions of designs to choose from. Ok, that might be a bit of an exaggeration – but there are at least hundreds of designs out there, perfect for matchy matchy with your besties without actually being identical.
5) And there is millions of combinations for you to try
They are the perfect compliments to any outfits whether you are going on a beach holiday or festival because you can build up your own combination from the vast designs available. And this time, there are virtually a million ways you can put them on and combine them. Whether it’s on your arms, the back of your hand or on your ankle – the choice is yours. My favourite spot to put them is just below the hemline of your shorts and like an armband.
6) It’s easy to apply
Work exactly like the age old temporary tattoo, metallic tattoos can be applied easily on your skin with just water. It doesn’t get easier than that – unless you forgot to peel off the clear plastic film beforehand (admittedly I did this several times).
7) It’s temporary
I know that this might be a redundant point. But not everyone is ready for the kind of commitment that comes with permanent tattoos. Plus, if you decided that you hate it, you can just scratch it off.
8) It puts you into holiday mode
There is something about metallic tattoos that when I wear it, I instantly feel more holiday ready. Especially for seaside trips, I always put them on immediately when I arrive at our accommodation so I can head to the beach with my new shiny accessories.
9) It doesn’t break your bank
Where can you get it and how much are they? Some of you must be eager to find out. Soaring in popularity in the past year, you can get them at virtually any high street stores and accessories shops. The price, however range vastly but the cheapest option I can find is on Ebay. They might take weeks to ship from China, but you can’t beat the 99p price tag.
Are there any bad things? To be honest, apart from wishing that they can last longer, the only thing that is a bit of a nuisance is tan line. Yup, you heard it right. That tends to happen when you cover up part of your skin and expose yourself to the sun. the remedy, however, it’s simple – when the old one wears off, put a new one on. Or simply pretend you are wearing an inverted temporary tattoo, god knows how many people actually believed me.