Many people avoid getting a tattoo because its permanence can be daunting. Now, thanks to Momentary Ink, you can wear your desired design without the lifelong commitment. The Philadelphia-based startup creates custom temporary tattoos that look and feel like the real thing. Thanks to the company’s “secret solution,” their product isn’t visibly shiny or wet and looks as though it’s embedded in the skin. This realistic characteristic helps you make a more informed decision if you’re considering getting it permanently inked.
To try out a design, simply upload an image of your desired tattoo to the company’s website. They translate it into a custom tattoo that adheres to your body with water and their special Sealing and Matting solutions. If you’re unsure of a design, Momentary Ink has an in-house tattoo artist to help you create the perfect illustration. Prices vary based on the size of the tattoo (not the color), and start at $15 for small pieces. The water and sweat-resistant product will last between 3 and 10 days.
Momentary Ink offers valuable insight for folks considering body art, especially as tattoos continue to grow in popularity. “People are getting rid of these cookie-cutter tattoos and really getting into more meaningful, complex, often custom design. It really calls for a thoughtful decision, and requires a lot more of a flexible tattoo process,” founder Jordan Denny told Mashable. “We want to make it easier to visualize something much more powerful and meaningful to people before they get it done.”
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