I love tattoos. Big, small, out-of-the-box designs — show me your ink, and nine times out of 10, I’ll be into it. As for getting my own set of ink, well, that’s another story. It’s not that I’m scared of needles (although they are frightening, no?), it’s more so the fact that once I finally do decide to get a tattoo, there’s virtually no going back. What if, in 10 years, I hate it?
Luckily, though, there’s a solution for others on the fence like me, and it’s called Easy.ink. Easy.ink, a startup company based out of Hollywood, Florida, has created a form of temporary tattoos in various on-trend designs (tiny ear tattoos, finger ink, and more) that last up to — wait for it — two weeks. These semi-permanent works of art, made from the ink of an Amazonian organic fruit called Jagua, are waterproof (shower and sweat-resistant) and last longer than a typical work week.
The tattoos are actually patches formulated with a medical-grade, hypo-allergenic adhesive that are applied to the skin, just as you would a typical temporary tattoo from your childhood. The difference with Easy.ink, though, is that the patches are to be left on the skin for a few hours until you start to see the design show through. Once the art is fully developed, remove the patch, and just like that, you’ve got yourself a brand-new work of art.
Sounds cool, right? Unfortunately, Easy.ink temporary tattoos aren’t actually available — yet. The startup is currently busy raising funds via a Kickstarter with a goal of $15,000. Once the founders reach their goal, they plan on creating more designs to sell to the public. So, until then, you can scroll through Easy.ink’s recent art below for the ultimate ink-spo.
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