Kendall and Kylie Jenner debuted racy tattoos on Instagram after getting inked by makeup artist Nat Wood. Kendall, 18, chose an antelope skull for her middle finger and Kylie, 16, went for a gun on her ribcage. Shocking, right? Well, there's a catch: These tattoos are totally temporary! Wood used a Sharpie to create the very realistic-looking designs. This isn't the first time the talented makeup artist has inked up the sisters. She has also adorned their skin with feathers, spine tracings, and headdresses in the past.
Opting for fake ink instead of the real deal, it looks like the Jenners might be skeptical about permanently altering their skin. And who could blame them? Tattoos are extremely painful to remove, and they're young — what if they change their minds? Even just one regrettable tattoo isn't worth an unpleasant series of laser treatments, especially if you can get realistic fakes instead.
These days, if you want to go with a fake, there is no makeup artist necessary! Companies like Tattly have been bringing chic and realistic temporary tats to the mainstream. In fact, their designs have become increasingly popular in the fashion industry. These temporary tattoos are the perfect alternative for anyone who loves the look of the real thing, but just doesn't want to pull the trigger. They can also be used to help someone decide if a permanent tat is right for them after a totally reversible test run.
With fake tattoos becoming a big trend, real ink may be going by the wayside. Not only is it expensive to get a tattoo but it's a major commitment to have something etched onto your body for the rest of your life. Tattly sells their faux designs two for $5, and there are hundreds of them to choose from. They range from super cute to totally chic, and the brand is even happy to work with customers to design custom temporary tattoos.
Would you consider temporary tattoos as a fashion statement or would you rather get permanent ink? Tell us your take in the comments section below!