Fake Ink



A few days ago I was contacted by the people behind Faketattoos, inquiring whether I would be interested to try out their product. BOY WAS I! I had read about them just a few weeks earlier on some other blogs and I was contemplating ordering a fake tat. I even had some of my faves opened in tabs of my browser. Anyway, obviously I said yes and couldn't wait to receive my sample!

I got my fake ink in only a few days, this is the one I received. The cool thing is that most of the sheets you can order contain multiple tats, so you can just cut out the design you like most and customize the end result. I really love the placement of miss Calivintage's tattoos, so that was my inspiration when I put the dragon fly on the back of my upper arm.

I wasn't sure about the design on the sheet, but on my arm? L.O.V.E. SUCH a cute motif, and the placement along with the design really clicked in my mind. It's sort of light, cheeky and quirky, but not too sweet or too sexy. Every time I catch a glimpse of my fake ink in the mirror I do a tiny little dance in my mind. This has definitely lowered the threshold for me to eventually get a real tat!

About the practical side: these go on just like those fake tattoos you got in your pack of bubble gum as a kid. Press on, dampen, peel off et voila! The design transferred to my skin like pizza to my mouth: no complications at all. Today is day three of me faking to be a bad-ass, and the tattoo still looks perf. I'm definitely trying this out again in the future! Maybe I'll even get a fake half sleeve, if I'm feeling funky.

Some of my faves: birds 1, bird 2, triangles, anchor, owl

THE OWLS ARE NOT WHAT THEY SEEM



This is a VERY healthy substitute for other drastic changes I might dive into head first now that my life has been turned upside down, lemme tell ya.


21 comments

  1. I'm a bigger fan of real tattoos, but such small once can be cute to play around with :)

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  2. Can't get over the gorge make up on your eyes. And the fly on your arm ;)

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  3. Ik had een ingeving en besloot om jouw aller-eerste post te checken, howla! Zo'n grote evolutie:)
    mooi om te zien hoe zowel je persoonlijke stijl als fashun in het algemeen zijn veranderd, samengevat: everyone is wearing pants again.
    (misschien kort door de bocht:) )

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  4. soms zou ik liefst al die verschrikkelijke oude posts wissen, maar dat zou niet eerlijk zijn. Het is inderdaad mooi om de evolutie te kunnen zien, vroeger waren alle blogs mottig! :D

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  5. haha dat heb ik in een minuut op een rappeke gedaan :D bruine oogschaduw met fijn penseeltje vervagen in de vouw tussen wenkbrauwbot en bovenste ooglid, en langs beide wimperranden et voila!

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  6. Oh god nu kan ik nooit meer naar uilen kijken zonder aan BOB te denken. Thanks a lot for reminding me. :-( Prachtige hoofddoek!

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  7. Echt cool! Mss bestel ik er ook wel eentje, maar geen idee welke รถ

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  8. I love fake tats. And real tats. But yes, you should probably stick to fake ones right now.

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  9. Dat zeg jij. Ik mis "het muurtje" en de tuin ook wel een beetje (not kidding!).
    Anderzijds is het leuk om bepaalde kledingstukken terug te zien komen in een heel andere combinatie. Of gewoon om iets als jouw "clockwork orange" t-shirt te herkennen :).

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  10. Dude, just promise me that whenever you DO decide to get a real one, I can come with you. I might get another one myself then haha.

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  11. iets pinup/rockabilly retro! :D

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  12. pff nee, ben niet meer zo into pinup style lately!

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  13. waar wil je dan naartoe qua stijl?

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  14. weet ik nog niet :p ik wil mij niet vastpinnen op enkel de collar/retro/cutie stijl.. Ik experimenteer een beetje atm :)

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  15. This one suits you perfectly! Wow!

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  16. I have a spider tattooed on my upper left arm now, but funnily enough I had had a spider henna'd there a few years prior as a kind of fun experiment. I never figured I'd actually get a spider there but hey! I used to love that fake tattoos as a kid, I would cover myself in them haha... The most badass ones too, the snakes and big knives and stuff!

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