Temporary wedding tattoos! Honestly, who didn’t love those fake tattoos you used to get out of bubblegum packets as a child? We all enjoyed running around the playground with colourful dragons and cartoon characters decorating our little arms. Whether or not you then grew up to love the permanent variety or not, the idea of temporary wedding tattoos is a fun idea that everyone can enjoy. It’s a little piece of unique wedding decoration that may even last the honeymoon!
The practice of tattoos can be traced back to Neolithic times. Today they still pose as a tradition in many cultures, as a fun trend in others and as a beautiful expression of self all over the world. There are a few options that you can consider to create your own little expression of love to adorn wrists, ankles, wherever, on your big day.
If you’re getting custom temporary tattoos made specifically for your bridal party (how funky will they look in photos!), be sure to ask each member if they have any history of skin reactions to these types of things. It’s also a good idea to do a test a few weeks before the wedding day to make sure no one breaks out in an unexpected rash! Ask your bridesmaids and groomsmen to try one somewhere that no one can see every day so that the surprise isn’t ruined.
You can create your own custom design for your wedding ink if you desire. Some vendors have minimum orders for this type of service, so ask your I Do in a Day consultant to find one suited to your requests. The options for your design are endless! You can go for traditional romance with your initials around a love heart. You could use dates to commemorate the day you met or the wedding day itself. Maybe there is a quote from a favourite book that has some special meaning for you and your beloved, or a line from your favourite song.
For a distinctly tribal look you can hire a henna artist to accessorise your bodies. This process takes a while to complete, particularly if you only have one artist for a whole bridal party! The ink also needs quite a time to dry before washing off the excess, so it is best to plan this for the day before at least.
Get your bling on big time by trying some metallic temporary ink. The lighting will sparkle effortlessly across your names in rose gold and silver! Add a bindi and you’ve got some seriously bohemian celebratory style.
This wedding idea is all about fun, so don’t take it too seriously! Play around with plenty of ideas and test a few out before you decide. Incorporate symbols, patterns, colours, florals. Some vendors will even use your own faces! Use your wedding theme to inspire your design and team it with your bouquet or your colour scheme. There are companies doing some fabulously vintage creations out there. Let your inner tattoo-artist run wild and see what fun designs you and your partner can come up with!