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Customized "Momentary Ink" Lets You Try Out a Tattoo Before a Lifelong Commitment

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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via [Mashable]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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