Contemporary tattoo company Inkwear has some of the BEST quality designs we have seen in a long time, so we got in touch with Adam – the man behind the brand -to find out a bit more and remind us how to get these on ourselves. “When handed some ‘WWF Undertaker’ tattoos whilst producing a TV show in Ibiza we realised that transfer tattoos haven’t changed in the last 30 years, although the fashion and social scene is now worlds apart, and thus, Inkwear was born. For the past 3 years, we’ve developed a huge range of contemporary designs and motifs to reinvigorate transfer tattoos in an adult market. We use materials advanced enough for the tattoos to last a solid 72 + hours so you can have a new tattoo on the Friday – show it off until the Monday morning and return back to your office persona, if you so wish.”
We tested out some of the designs in the office and they truly are a doddle to apply, and somewhat more realistic than some REAL designs we’ve seen on others! Simply choose your design (or you can now design your own ink) cut around the edges as close as possible. Remove the plastic coating, apply to the area of skin you wish to cover, and then soak with a wet sponge or cloth for 30 – 45 seconds and then pull away. If you want to add an extra touch of authenticity you can apply some loose powder over the tattoo and give it that “under the skin” effect that genuine tattoos have.
You might want to go one step further and cover over your normal iris colour with some contact lenses. We are in love with these dark Sclera designs from Mesmereyez lenses, for the strangely beautiful effect they give our eyes.
Scleras are different to normal contact lenses in that the shape is more or less the entire size of the eye, and so they are a bit trickier to apply than the smaller contact lens, but look SO awesome once they’re in. We’re loving the fully black designs for the futuristic element they gave our faces once in. There are literally hundreds of types and colours to choose from as well as more fun and theatrical styles such as cyborg and UV designs which you can have fun with.
The only thing limiting you, is you!