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Temporary Long Lasting Tattoos

Updated on July 24, 2012
Henna tattoos are a distinctive form of temporary long lasting tattoos
Henna tattoos are a distinctive form of temporary long lasting tattoos

Tattoos seem to everywhere nowadays. Gone are the days when only sailors and street fighters wore them; now it seems that the whole world wants them. BUT ... for some people, the permanence of a tattoo is quite off putting and a lot of people are now looking at temporary long lasting tattoos as an alternative means of expressing themselves. These tattoos actually offer some really good options and are not such a 'cop out' as many think. We all make mistakes when we are young and having the name/logo of our wife/girlfriend/football team may not be the wisest thing that we ever do. Those of us past a certain age know that tastes and circumstances can all change very rapidly leaving you with a lifetime of embarrassment. So, having temporary long lasting tattoos is a good option as it allows you to choose and change as you go through life and as these are made to last for a decent length of time, it is worth spending a little extra to get nice ones. There are three main types of long lasting temporary tattoos that are available:

Types of Temporary Long Lasting Tattoos

Henna Tattoos

This method uses a natural dye which is made from the henna plant and tends to be a golden brown sort of colour. It is a method that has been used for many centuries across theMiddle Eastand the Indian continent. Most Henna designs do reflect this though and this is probably not the best way to get a tattoo done if you are looking for one of your favourite football team for instance. That said, a Henna tattoo can last around two weeks if taken care of.

Airbrushed Tattoos

Most tattooists that use airbrushes to paint a tattoo onto you will use a stencil to ensure accuracy. Some though have become talented artists in their own right and may well be prepared to stretch the boundaries a little if you so wish. The biggest drawback of these tattoos is that will last for around 3 or 4 days only so are quite temporary.

Stick On Tattoos

The shortest lived tattoo but also the easiest to use is the stick on or press on tattoo. These can be bought in sheets and are really designed for fun only. They will only usually last a few hours but this is ideal for parties or themed evenings out. It is though possible to spend a little more and get better quality ones that will last for around a week.

Hopefully one of these types will fulfil the need for any temporary long lasting tattoos that you may wish to have, however, as you can see, the only way to get any longevity from a tattoo is to have the real thing although this is not suitable for everyone.


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      McGilwriter 5 years ago from Florida

      My wife does henna and airbrushing ... very interesting stuff. Henna is not easy and you have to prep the skin and keep things from rubbing it off.

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      freeTattoos 5 years ago from New York

      Temporary tattoos are always a good option, if you don't want to commit to the real ink. I love henna tattoos on ladies, they are quite exquisite.