13 Nerdy But Classic Temporary Tattoos

Personally, I'm waiting for the day when "temporary permanent" tattoos are a thing, meaning that your ink will last for a few years, but end up fading away thereafter. This wish is particularly prominent when I think about getting nerdy tattoos that I'm super into now, but not quite sure I'll love for the rest of my life.

I go through phases during which I want my entire arms and legs covered in ink, but then I second guess whether I could actually like an image enough to have it on my body forever. Luckily, many people are on the same boat as me, and temporary tattoos are a full-fledged thing. From gold, geometric flash tattoos that Coachella goers rave about, to funny, little Fruit Stripe temporary tats, you can find almost anything in this fleeting form. Or you can have it made. Thus is the magic of the internet.

My four siblings and I are hardcore Lord Of The Rings fans, and we've contemplated getting matching fantastical tattoos for a couple of years, but we haven't been able to make the plunge. Maybe we fear we won't love the designs forever. Maybe we're afraid of the pain. Regardless, temporary tattoos will often suffice.

Whether you're a Harry Potter, Star Wars, Lord Of The Rings, or Pokémon fan, there's a temporary tattoo out there for you. These 13 designs were practically made for you.

1. R2D2

Temporary Tattoo - Star Wars Tattoo, $5,

Seriously, how cute is this?

2. The Tree Of Gondor

Tree Of Gondor Temporary Tattoo, $6,

I am literally in love with this one.

3. You're A Wizard

Tattify Harry Potter Temporary Tattoos, $9.99,

How cool are all of these?

4. Gotta Catch 'Em All

Pokemon Tattoos, $0.99,

So cute.

5. Power Rangers

Power Rangers Dino Charge Tattoo, $1.49,

If you're into super colorful tats, this sheet is for you.

6. Superman

Superman Logo Temporary Tattoo, $3.69,

I adore the placement of this one, too.

7. The Type Nerd

Type Nerd Temporary Tattoo, $5,

The calligraphy is on point.

8. Anatomy

Purple Heart, $2,

If your'e a fan of the human body, this one's for you.

9. More Star Wars

Star Wars Light Speed Temporary Tattoos, $9.99,

Old school style.

10. Book Lovers

Baby Got books Temporary Tattoo, $2.50,

You can't deny this is adorable.

11. Economics

Supply And Demand Temporary Tattoo, $2,


12. The USS Enterprise

The USS Enterprise Temporary Tattoo, $4,

So simple, yet so cute.

13. Super Mario

Super Mario Temporary Tattoo, $2.95,

It's a me, Mario!

I'm nerding out like crazy right now, and kind of want to order all of these. Sure, I may not be able to take the big plunge yet, but these tats will certainly satisfy me. Temporarily of course.