If You Were Forced to get a Tattoo Right at this Moment, What Would you Get?

Plus, applying temporary tats is so therapeutic I did my whole forearm.

May 16, 2012 at 1:30pm | Leave a comment

One of my favorite "Same 5 Questions We Always Ask" from Jane is "If you were forced to get a tattoo right at this moment, what would you get?" Almost every celebrity in question already has one and the asking party usually invites the person to strip down and show off their existing ink before answering. 

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Name tats, the best kind (via Fashion in Luv)

If I had to get an impulse tattoo, I would go with someone's name or initials. Name tats are a long-standing fixation for me, and I only want to be with a person who shares my appreciation for this trashy-hot display of commitment. Drake says it best in Free Spirit, "Tat my name on you so I know it's real." Within reason obviously.

Children's names and faces are also fair game, although those tattoos are really a father's responsibility in my book. 

In the meantime, I've been playing with these gorgeous temporary tattoos from Urban Decay. At $2 a set, the price reads like a typo and they're insanely easy to apply.

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There's also something really therapeutic about cutting out each design and piecing the images together to create one cohesive tattoo. Of course you could also keep it minimal and wear just one. I enjoyed the application process so much that I ended up with a full forearm sleeve. Then I branded Olivia and Madeline with the broken heart "Best Friends" design.

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Certain my fresh ink would garner a reaction, I wore it to dinner with a decidedly un-tatted guy I'm seeing. After a few hours of gratuitous reaching and forearm flashing with no response, I pointed it out and asked him what he thought. "That's really aggressive," he said. "It's just...a lot." Kind of a dealbreaker I thought, already attached to my new body art.

The temporary tats have held up for three days without flaking or cracking as fake ink has a tendency to do. What I love about my fake forearm sleeve is its unique ability to make everything I'm wearing look instantly cooler. I'm seriously thinking of making some of these designs permanent. Should I?

OK, your turn. If you were forced to get a tattoo right at this moment, what would you get? And if you already have some, tell me about those too. 

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