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5 Ways Temporary Tattoos Help You Prepare for Your First Tattoo

For most people, getting a tattoo is a big decision. After all, it involves making a permanent change to one's body. While some may not feel a sense of gravitas about this decision, most people think carefully before making such a commitment. It's not uncommon to feel apprehensive, especially before getting your very first tattoo.

That's where our eco-friendly temporary and semi-permanent tattoos come in! They are the perfect way to experiment with different sizes and placements before getting inked. They give you the opportunity to live with your design for a few days (or a few weeks in the case of our semi-permanent tattoos).

Our fake tattoos are the ideal way to help you ease those pre-ink jitters and provide a sense of confidence about your decision. Not only can you try out different designs and sizes, but you can also test your tattoo's placement before making a final decision. 

Today’s post explores five ways our ephemeral tattoos can help you prepare for your first tattoo!

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#1. Ease into the idea of permanent ink

If you've never gotten inked, you haven’t experienced what it’s like to wake up each day with a tattoo on your skin. Our designs give you a taste of that reality - for better or for worse!

If you're not ready to take the plunge with a real tattoo, our temporary tattoos are a great way to ease into it. As a tattoo virgin, seeing a design on your skin - even if it's only temporary - can help you get used to the idea. It can also help you determine whether or not a tattoo is truly for you.

Our traditional fake tattoos last on the skin for around 3 - 5 days, so this is perfect when you're just testing the waters. But to get a sense of the commitment of a tattoo, grab one of our 2-week tattoos.

Similar to real tattoos, these designs cannot be immediately removed! Once you apply one of our 2-week tattoos, you'll have to wait until it fades away on its own. This is a great way to get a sense of what it would be like to have a real tattoo - without the pain or permanence.

#2. Try out your chosen design

Our plastic-free fake tattoos are made with high-quality vegetable inks and look very realistic. We have an enormous collection for you to choose from. There's a good chance we have the exact design you're considering!

The realistic appearance of our fake tattoos gives you an accurate idea of what your tattoo will look like when it's finished. For anyone considering their first tattoo, this is very helpful.

Our traditional temporary tattoos last for an average of 3 - 5 days on the skin, which means you'll get the chance to live with your design and see how you really feel about it. You can also show your design and placement to family and friends to see their reactions.

Better yet, test drive your idea with one of our semi-permanent tattoos. These designs last on the skin for around 14 days, giving you a much longer period of time to reflect on your chosen design.

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#3. Experiment with placements

One of the hardest things about getting a tattoo is deciding where to place it. After all, this is a design you'll have to look at every day for the rest of your life! You want to make sure it's in a spot you're comfortable with and that you'll be happy to see it each day.

This is where our products come in. You can test out different placements to see what looks best on you. And because they come in sets of two or three, you can experiment with various locations until you find the most suitable one.

Are you obsessed with wrist tattoos? Have you always dreamed of getting a belly button tattoo? You won't know how your design will look in the chosen spot if you don't try it out! Recently a customer told us about her experience with a belly button tattoo:

"I always wanted a floral tattoo around my belly button, so I ordered your flower crescent moon 2-week tattoo. I applied it and waited 24 hours for it to appear. But when the design appeared, I quickly realized it wasn't a flattering look for me at all!! I had to wait 2 weeks for it to disappear and I avoided wearing a bikini during that time! I'm so glad I tried your tattoos instead of just taking the plunge." - Angela K.

#4. Try out different sizes

Small tattoos are all the rage, but that doesn't mean they're right for everyone. Many people realize too late that their chosen tattoo is too small or dainty to be seen clearly. This is especially true with word tattoos.

If you have your heart set on a small word tattoo, you'll want to try it out first. You might find that the tiny cursive tattoo you had in mind won't be readable or that a serif font tattoo would suit your personality better.

Our tattoos are available in a variety of sizes and fonts, so you can test out what looks best on you before making a permanent decision.

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#5. Ensure accuracy!

Can you imagine discovering that your new word tattoo is misspelled?! It happens more often than you might think. In fact, this is one of the main reasons people end up with tattoo regret, and it's especially common when writing out longer quotes.

We offer a wide variety of word and quote fake tattoos, so you might be able to try out your exact design before getting it done for real. This way, you can avoid any embarrassing errors.

If you're considering a tattoo in a foreign language, we highly recommend testing your design with one of our temporary tattoos first. This will help to ensure accuracy and prevent any unwanted surprises down the road.

You should also test out designs that feature important numbers or dates before committing. This is an easy way to verify that your dates are correct before stepping foot in the tattoo parlor.

When are you getting your first tattoo?

If you want to avoid buyer's remorse, you need to be 100% confident in your chosen design before you get it permanently inked on your body. And our sustainable temporary tattoos make it easier than ever to do that. 

Are you excited to try out some of our designs before you get inked? Which ones are you considering? We love seeing how you use our products, whether for fun or before getting inked. Share with us on social media, and don't forget to tag @tattecogram so we can check it out!

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