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.
Temporary Tattoo - Star Wars Tattoo, $5, etsy.com
Seriously, how cute is this?
2. The Tree Of Gondor
Tree Of Gondor Temporary Tattoo, $6, etsy.com
I am literally in love with this one.
3. You're A Wizard
Tattify Harry Potter Temporary Tattoos, $9.99, amazon.com
How cool are all of these?
4. Gotta Catch 'Em All
Pokemon Tattoos, $0.99, partycity.com
5. Power Rangers
Power Rangers Dino Charge Tattoo, $1.49, birthdayinabox.com
If you're into super colorful tats, this sheet is for you.
Superman Logo Temporary Tattoo, $3.69, etsy.com
I adore the placement of this one, too.
7. The Type Nerd
Type Nerd Temporary Tattoo, $5, tattly.com
The calligraphy is on point.
Purple Heart, $2, nerdyink.com
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, etsy.com
Old school style.
10. Book Lovers
Baby Got books Temporary Tattoo, $2.50, taintedtats.com
You can't deny this is adorable.
Supply And Demand Temporary Tattoo, $2, nerdyink.com
12. The USS Enterprise
The USS Enterprise Temporary Tattoo, $4, etsy.com
So simple, yet so cute.
13. Super Mario
Super Mario Temporary Tattoo, $2.95, etsy.com
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.