When it comes to the art of tattooing, it’s worthwhile to talk separately about temporary tattoos, since many “beginners” are concerned with this burning question: can I get a tattoo for a year? We will answer right away: temporary tattoos do not exist in nature. These can be drawings on the body made with the help of biological dye (henna), sparkles that are held with a special glue, even drawings made with an airbrush. In any case, if some dubious master suggests that you fill up a vanishing tattoo that will disappear with time – do not believe it, or you will have to walk with a terrible blue spot on your body over time. But let’s talk about everything in order.
There are several types of so-called “temporary tattoos”:
Body painting with henna (mehndi). The art of painting on the body of mehndi, like a real tattoo, is more than 5 thousand years old. This tradition originated in Ancient Egypt and was used mainly among people of the upper class. Thus, rich ladies attracted attention to their noble person. In the modern world, henna drawings are especially popular in Eastern culture. The Koran forbids eastern women to change their body, which Allah gave them, but no one canceled the bizarre patterns of henna in order to decorate themselves in the eyes of her husband. Henna drawings can be safely called a tattoo for a month, since they hold with proper care for a long time.
Aerotatu. This type of temporary tattoos appeared recently, but has quickly gained popularity both in the acting environment and among body art lovers. A temporary temporary tattoo is applied using a special device – an airbrush, which allows you to spray paint on the body in such a way that it looks very realistic: with the naked eye and you can’t make out the real tattoo or not. Silicone aerotatu paints are used, which means that such a drawing can last after application for a long time – up to 1 week. Then it is gradually washed off. That is why this type of body art is classified as flushable tattoos.
Glitter tattoo. This is a pattern made using sequins, which are fixed to the skin with a special glue. Any self-respecting beauty salon is able to provide this service for the fair sex. These attractive glitter patterns can also be attributed to washable tattoos. They last about 7 days (if you do not rub them too hard with a washcloth).
Temptu. The word temptu is short for English “temporary tattoo”. The essence of this method is as follows: a special paint is introduced under the skin of a person, which breaks up over time. The catch is that there is no such paint for temporary tattoos that, after getting under the skin, would completely disappear. This means that temporary tattoos with chemical paint, which is injected under the skin, simply do not exist. If you come to the salon, and an unscrupulous master promises to give you a temporary tattoo for six months, run without looking back if you do not want to flaunt in the future with a hideous blue spot on the body.
With patterns of extraordinary beauty, it was customary to decorate the hands and feet of an Indian bride during a wedding. It was believed that this would bring happiness to the young family and help to avoid adultery. The henna drawings were of a different nature: sometimes they were complex interweaving of unusual patterns, and sometimes – magic birds, elephants, wheat sprouts. It is worth noting that the traditions of henna painting were different among different peoples. So, the patterns of the Africans consisted entirely of bizarre combinations of dots and hooks, the Indians depicted elephants, peacocks, ornamental patterns. The bright colors of the picture symbolized the strength of the marriage ties: the brighter the pattern, the happier the husband and wife will be in marriage.
Here, the choice of ideas is almost unlimited, because in appearance the drawings made with the help of an airbrush differ little from the look of a classic tattoo. Moreover, a talented master will be able to display any image in a wide variety of styles. Among fans of temporary tattoos, styles are popular: tribal, neo-traditional, old school. Aerotatu is very popular among actors, because you will not get a new tattoo specifically for the role, when there is such a good solution.
Mostly girls make glitter tattoos, because, you see, it would be strange to see a guy with a pattern of colored sparkles. Most often, glitter tattoo service is offered by beauty salons. The main theme here is not particularly different in the complexity of the plots – these are butterflies, hearts, flirty bows, flowers.
BRIEF ABOUT THE MAIN
Surely many of us from childhood have looked with interest at cool uncles and aunts, whose body was decorated with vivid drawings, and secretly sighed: “I’ll grow up and stuff myself the same.” But with age, most of us in one way or another were weighed down by various circumstances: someone broke the pressure of parents from the category of “nothing to do stupid things,” someone shamed his wife – “what people will say,” someone simply did not dare.