Sunday, 22 February 2015

Paperself Tattoo Me*

If you know me - you'll know that I'm right at the beginning of my adventure into big girl tattoos. I'm about two in, with one on the horizon - and I'm always looking for something new. So, when talking to their press team and it was suggested that I might like to give Paperself's new Tattoo Me range, I couldn't contain my excitement. Non-commital tattoos that I could wear like jewellery? Yes, please. I've always pledged to keep my tattoos black and grey, so a company offering real looking alternatives to the standard gold and silver I see floating around was very well received by me.

Adult Temporary Tattoos

I was gifted the My Favourite Things - Charm Bracelet set* which is inspired by a Victorian tailoring room. It's probably not something I would have picked for myself, but I've really fallen in love with the dress form and collar charms - so they were actually a really nice fit. These go on exactly like those temporary tattoos you had when you were a kid (or the kind you get in Cheeto packets if you live in Europe) so you just cut them to size and then press some wet cotton wool or kitchen paper across the back. Word to the wise - these takes a few attempts to get right, the bracelets in particular, you need to work out how to cut them to size and try and get them to fit together. It's fiddly, but it does soon click. Also, do not get the underside wet - they won't stick at all if you do.

Okay, all that out of the way - hold them under the wet cloth for thirty seconds and voile, new tattoo, no pain. You can then add the charms, or you can cut the attachment loop bits off the charms and wear them as separate tattoos altogether. These last a solid 2 showers. I'd say two days but none of mine came off due to wear, just in the shower - so I'd say about 2 showers is your max. That's pretty good going though, I reckon, especially for something so delicate looking.

Temporary Wrist Tattoo

These are difficult to photograph as the finished product has a slight sheen. They have some gorgeous designs, I love these 3 Of A Kind Cats, and with the bracelet set retailing for £6 for two sheets, I'm not sure you can really complain. It's a shame that these will be hidden under my sleeves for the next few weeks, but when it gets warmer and closer to festival season, I might see if I can fashion some sort of sleeve out of them, so that's something to watch out for.

Just before I head off, I thought I'd make the announcement that Paperself are proudly working alongside #NWBloggersmeetup in March, and so some lucky bloggers will have a chance to win some tattoos and also some paper lashes on the day - just a little something to look forward to if you're coming along!

Will you be wearing some fake tattoos come festival season (or year round)?

Sammy xo.
*Products marked by an asterisk(*) were sent by Paperself in consideration for a review, however this has not swayed my opinion and all views expressed are completely my own. Please read my disclaimer for more information.

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