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Metallic tattoos: the trend that never ends


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Unless your tattoo artist is particularly nifty when it comes to their use of colour, achieving metallic looking permanent inkings is near impossible. 

Azza London, Temporary Coral Aquamarine Tattoo

Thankfully, for the lovers of all things sparkle out there, temporary transfer tattoos can give you metallic body art without the risk of implanting toxic metals into your blood stream.

First catching our eyes way back in 2015, flash tattoos were all the rage on our favourite celebrities instagrams: Beyonce sported them on holiday, Vanessa Hudgens used them to finish off her fresh manicure and Perrie Edwards wore one on her head to a meeting.

While we're not sure we'd advise the latter statement look, metallic tattoos are now highly accessible and can be seen at all of our favourite festivals and holiday destinations.

Designs vary from intricate bracelets to statement phrases and can be fully mix & matched to suit your needs. Whether your channeling your inner Beyoncé (who actually co-desgined her own range with or want to host your own metallic tattoo part a la Love Island, here are the best faux flash tats guaranteed to turn heads this summer:

Rimmel London, Love Island Summer Tattoo, £7.99



Get the Love Island look with Rimmel’s flash tattoos, designed exclusively to be worn inside the famous villa before going on sale to the general public.

With two packs available, you really are spoilt for choice. The first is full of tropical designs such as pineapples and lotus flowers.

If you prefer something a little less open for interpretation, the second pack is a full alphabet set.

Paperself, Constellation Tattoo Transfers, £6.99


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If you’re after something dainty and discreet, these Paperself temporary tattoos are the perfect choice.

Beautifully detailed, these stunning geometric tats are black with accents of metallic gold.

Terra Tattoos, Chloe Tribal Pack, $8.95 

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Terra Tattoos are home to some of the most gorgeous collections of shimmer tattoos.

This pack also includes splashes of metallic turquoise, perfect for beach days and tropical parties. This bumper pack comes with 6 sheets of tattoos, including over 75 designs.

Festival Face, Metallic Tattoo Body Art, from £2.50

The go-to place for all your festival accessories, Festival Face have a large range of designs to choose from.

Not only do they create gorgeous henna inspired designs, but have also begun to experiment with glow in the dark pigments, perfect for lazy days on the beach and late nights out on the town.

Not On The High-Street, Metallic Coral Aquamarine Tattoo, £8.50

Henna-style metallic tattoo transfers by Azza London. This set is perfect for wearing as rings and bracelets, to glam up your summer evenings or set you shimmering on the beach. 

And to keep them safe while you travel, Azza London deliver them beautifully packaged in a resealable envelope. 

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