I am probably the last person who would ever consider getting a tattoo -- for one, my intense aichmophobia most certainly doesn't help, and secondly, the permanent nature of such a commitment to ink summons an overwhelming buyer's remorse, a condition from which I also suffer quite frequently. So for those with weak stomachs when it comes to sharp objects and for those commitment-phobes out there, Tattly may be right up your alley, which is in the business of creating quirky, well-designed temporary tattoos -- certainly not offering those typically tacky and gaudy kind of temporary tatts that you find in amusement parks and goodie bags.
Tina Roth Eisenberg, the founder of Tattly, came up with the idea for the company through what James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem once said: "The best way to complain is to make things." She was tired of "putting poorly designed temporary tattoos on her daughter's arm," taking matters into her own hands. So in July 2011 (a little over a year ago!), Tattly Temporary Tattoos launched online, "featuring an all-star line-up of professional designers and illustrators." What started as a handful of different designs now has turned into an inventory of over 250 cleverly designed temporary tattoos.
My favorite bunch of tattoos on Tattly are the food-themed ones (big surprise, right? :P).
This includes this complete kitchen set -- utensils, appliances, tools, etc. I have my eye on the hand-beater and the corkscrew!
Oh, and of course, this KitchenAid mixer. You're swooning, too, right?! :P
Can't go wrong with a bunch of black and white assorted bottles lined in a row, especially if they're filled with wine!
A soft-serve ice cream cone (with sprinkles, even)!
Couldn't help myself here -- even though I'm not much of a coffee drinker, I can't help but have some love for the iconic New York Coffee Cup (seen here!), and vessels that hold hot beverages. That includes these nifty looking coffee cups (plus one with coffee art!) in their bold yet dainty glory.
So you never know -- Tattly may have converted me. The next time you see me, I might be sporting some temporary ink on my arm/hand for all to see! :P
assorted kitchen/culinary/food tattoo sets
Price point: $5 for singular tattoo sets (two sheets) and $20 for complete kitchen tool tattoo set (one sheet), here at Tattly