And before you start pointing fingers at me saying i am trying to be "cool" with so many temporary tattoos on me, i also want to clarify (again) that i have them on for fun and not because i want people to think i have real tattoos.
Enough of clarifications (i believe you got my point), Gumtoo is a designer tattoo company based in Singapore with designers from around the world. They have a huge range of designs you can choose from on their site - some fun, some quirky, and a few kiddish ones for the kids to have fun with.
Best of all, they don't look like temporary tattoos. You know how some temporary tattoos come out shiny and next thing you know you get people mocking you for putting one on? I tried Gumtoo temporary tattoos on and some of my friends got fooled into thinking i got inked. Of course, the ones that didn't get fooled were the ones that know me best - that is, i am scared of blood, so doing the real thing is going to take me more than just courage.
Also, i had a Gumtoo temporary tattoo on for two weeks and the tattoo has not faded since then. It is that lasting as compared to other temporary tattoos which will probably last you a couple of days. If i had my pick, i would go for the Typography Collection which has wordings such as "Fly" and "Refused", which i think make pretty cool "party accessories".
Another one which i liked was the "On Off" buttons from the Quirky Collection, as well as the "Zippy" from the Accessories Collection which is one of my favorites among all the tattoos at Gumtoo. Each temporary tattoo is made in USA (yes, not China so rest assured about the quality) and comes with instructions at the back of each temporary tattoo. Give it to a 7 year old kid and he/she will probably know how to work it by themselves - it is that easy and simple. They are also tested safe for the skin and does not cause skin irritation or allergy.
The best part about these temporary tattoos is that they are not going to cost you an arm or a leg, since that is where you will probably be placing them on. They comes in sets of two, which also means you can give one to your friend, or keep it for another occasion. Each set of two is approximately SGD 5, which works out to about SGD 2.50 per temporary tattoo - pretty reasonable in my opinion.
They offer free shipping within Singapore and SGD 2 for international shipping. I also really like their packaging which comes in a customized brown envelope. If your items do not reach you, drop them a mail, no questions asked and they will send you another.
And yes, if you don't like the design, take it off and stick a new one on - painless and fun. Really, unless you are certainly sure you want a specific tattoo looking back at you when you stare into the mirror for your whole life, i think you could use one from Gumtoo for now. If you don't find one you like for now, fret not because they update their site regularly with new designs and like i mentioned earlier, they have designers from all over the world.
They are also available at Actually Singapore, located at 29A Seah Street and 118A Arab Street, in case you are the impatient sort that cannot wait. But of course, given the pretty funky designs they have, it's perfectly understandable if you are getting a little impatient - www.gumtoo.com.
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