#Discovery: Metallic Tattoos Instead Of Mehendi? We'd Give It a Shot!
BY The WMG Bride | 23 Jan, 2016 | 383 views | 3 min read
So there are two kinds of brides we are reaching out to with this new trend we have in mind. One, those brides that are not so big into mehendi. Yeah we get it, it's tedious and you need a lot of patience. And honestly, some of us don't like the way it fades. Second, the ones who like new trends and are in a bigger boho space - they want something exciting and they are willing to try it. I'm sure you all saw these cute metallic tattoos being sported with aplomb at parties and music festivals. And don't underestimate them - Beyonce wore them too. And if Bey wore it, then it's bang on trend. And honestly, if the bride wants to go traditional, these pretty babies can actually be of value to bridesmaids, cousins and the rest of the wedding party, no? So here's a little low-down on them.
Picture Courtesy: Pinterest; Who What WearWhat are metallic jewellery tattoos? They are jewelry-inspired, metallic temporary tattoos that give one the illusion of a delicate gold mehendi look. They are also jewellery-inspired, so they come in gold and silver, maybe even rose gold, so the design looks like a gold bracelet or a necklace. The operative word however is "temporary" so you can remove it in a day or two and boy, don't they look gorgeous. They are also called Flash tattoos. What should you know when you are choosing them? By all means, choose contemporary designs - artistic boho ones coupled with new-age designs like aztec or graphic. Look for delicate cute ones to be put in strategic places - at he back of your neck, the inner wrist of your hand, your fingers, your shoulder blade etc. Who would do it for you? No one. That's right - you can ask the help of your friends if you cannot reach a certain spot, but really, it's DIY so you can do it yourself. How do you put it in? Technically, use water and a lot of pressure to put it on yourself. It also means you need to draw it up before hand so you don't go wonky with the design. A steady hand helps. Is it waterproof? Yes, they are, to a large extent. But stay away from extensive swimming because they might lose their sheen. How long does it last? Around four to six days is seen as ideal. So the wedding week is already taken care of. How do you get it off? That's easy, just dip a towel in baby oil or any oil-based remover and wash it off. Where can I get them? All leading retailers in India sell it - from Koovs to Shopclues to Amazon. If you're lucky, you can have customised ones made too - like one, that says "Team Bride". How much do they cost? From Rs 100 - Rs 2000 depending on the design and colour. Now tell us, would you give it a try?