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If You're Afraid of Commitment, This Body Art Is For You

Jul 10 2014 - 7:03am

[1]Skin exposure is inevitable in warmer weather, meaning body art is on display. For you commitment-phobes, Allure [2] found the hottest temporary tattoos to keep you looking cool all Summer.

Considering some new ink this Summer? Me neither. I can barely commit to a gel manicure. Two or three days of body art, however — that I can handle. I'm currently tempted by these new no-regrets options:

Flash Tattoos
We had our doubts about the concept of glimmery tattoo jewelry. But then we saw a few people wearing Flash Tattoos [3] in the wild (Montauk), and the effect was actually really pretty. The metallic bracelets, necklaces, and rings shimmer beautifully against bronzed skin. A gorgeous new collection, inspired by henna designs, is coming later this month.


Cuticle Tattoos
Is that area right below your cuticles looking a little blah? Good news: Nail art is moving (just the tiniest bit) south. Ciaté [4] now sells decals (bows, arrows, diamonds) designed to sit just underneath your cuticles. And Rad Nails [5]' cuticle tattoos include dots, half-moons, and (ha!) tiny drips.

This Brooklyn-based (of course) website [6] offers hundreds of here-today-gone-tomorrow tattoos. The brainchild of a graphic designer, it's heavy on cool-kid typographic stuff but also offers some fun color. Celebrate summer with a beach ball inside your wrist or a few popsicles on your bicep. Or if you're the flowery type, Tattly just partnered with Rifle Paper Co. to produce several gorgeous bouquets [7].

Tattoos Alive
Because 2D tattoos can feel so antiquated, you can now make your temporary ink dance. Tattoos Alive [8] creates designs that move when you scan them with your smartphone (after you download their app, that is). The technology is currently geared toward the under-10 set, but if you're into robots, fairies, or spiders and like a good party trick, this one's a winner.

More from Allure:

Karlie Kloss Went Blonde — Get the Details From Her Colorist [9]
How to Get Surfer-Girl Waves This Summer [10]
Your Most Embarrassing Scalp Concerns, Solved [11]

Source: Flash Tattoos [12]

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