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20 Temporary Tattoos That Prove Impermanent Ink Is Fun at Any Age

There’s no denying that tattoos can look incredibly cool, but there’s one tiny caveat: They’re permanent, so it might be best to try a fake version first

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Tattoos are a major commitment. The right design can look incredibly cool, but tattoos are meant to last forever. If you decide to get rid of the ink, it requires painful laser treatment which isn't always fully effective.

Luckily, as a result of fashion’s newfound obsession with ink, the variety of tats that last a few days are cooler than ever. Fake tattoos are fast, fun, and fleeting, in the best kind of way. You can get the same design and place it on different parts of your body each time to experiment with how ink looks in different locations or you can swap out designs every couple of weeks.

Temporary tattoos can be occasion-driven or occasion-specific and allow for a test-run before taking the plunge and going under the needle. You can be spontaneous and get a feel for a tattoo before really going for it. Plus, if you have been mulling over getting your first tattoo, or even if you have tattoos and aren't sure of the bodily real estate in which to place your next tattoo, temp tats allows you to try before going all in!

If you love the look of tattoos but aren't ready for forever, you will love these fake tattoos. Check out the gallery below to shop temporary tattoos so cool you’ll probably start to wish they were real.

Beautiful red rose temporary tattoo, $7.99 the set of three, designed by Lena Fedchenko.

Tiny palm tree tattoo, $4.99 the set of three, by Little Tattoos.

Gorgeous camellia flower temporary tattoo, $7.99 the set of three, by Mini Lau.

Superb lavender fake tattoo, $7.99 the set of three, designed by Lena Fedchenko.

Tiny airplane fake tat, $4.99 the set of three, by Little Tattoos.

Elegant palm leaf temporary tattoo, $7.99 the set of three, by Zihee.

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Minimalist wave fake tattoo, $4.99 the set of three, by Little Tattoos.

Classy forget-me-not temp tat, $7.99 the set of three, Lena Fedchenko.

Sea sunset temporary tattoo, $4.99 the set of three, by Little Tattoos.

Classy pink rose temporary tattoo, $4.99 the set of three, by Mini Lau.

Tiny baby elephant temp tat, $4.99 the set of three, by Little Tattoos.

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