For anyone who’s been basking away on a tropical island all summer without WIFI, the newest craze is metallic temporary tattoos.
Of course, the queen B herself, Beyonce has been sporting them. But when conservative Katie Holmes sports one at a New York Fashion Week party, you know thisis big!
The idea of temporarily inking your body with metallics is not new. The earliest known information on the trend dates back to Japan in 2006. Nobuhiko Akatsuko started inking with pure gold and it was extremely popular but the trend didn’t leave the island until Arnaud Flambeau visited.
Flambeau saw the exquisite designs that Akatsuko was doing and immediately thought of the henna tattoos popular in the Middle East. The idea to merge the two…the asthetics of the henna tattoos but the gildedness of the gold would prove much success for him.
He opened up his first boutique at the Burj Al Arab, a 5 star hotel in United Arab Emirates. Brides-to-be and the wives of wealthy businessmen soon flocked to him to get adorned. He used 24 carat gold as well as platinum making the decorations a status symbol. Very small pieces started at $50, but the prices soon rose as the market prices for gold and platinum rose as well.
Prices too steep for you but still want in on the trend? Gold Tats offers metallic temporary tattoos at http://www.goldtats.com. Applied like traditional temporary tattoos, even children are in on the trend. Lasting 2-6 days allows you to change your look as often as you change your mind without killing your checkbook!
So, get in on the trend. Place them wherever your heart desires. The possibilities are endless!