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The Return of the Temporary Tattoo Trend

BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend has just passed in Norwich and seeing as UEA girls have always been fashion forward, it is unsurprising that all of the latest style and beauty trends were on show at the two-day festival. UEA festivalgoers were sporting every craze imaginable from big felt floppy hats to ear cuffs, the coolest accessory however being temporary tattoos.

Temporary tattoos may seem like just a 90s craze, your first experience of them being when you plastered your arms with black Celtic ink to impersonate the Spice girls, only to have your parents scrub the art off you the next day.

Well Collegiettes, temporary tattoos are back and even cooler than ever.

The HC UEA team received a package of BLINK celebrity inspired temporary tattoos in our Her Campus survival kit. We covered ourselves in peel-and-go ink originally for a laugh but they looked so cool and truly authentic gibing us an instant shot of nostalgia. We have since been hooked on the temporary tattoo trend and are constantly seen sporting different tribal symbols.

Most of the temporary tattoos that we received were realistic patterns in navy blue and black, several sheets however were metallic. A key S/S 2014 trend was metallic body art and judging by its prevalence at Coachella and Big Weekend, it is evident that this fashion craze is here to stay.

Despite the fact that silver and gold tribal markings are inauthentic, they are definitely a must-have, decorating the foreheads, wrists, arms, hands and feet of only the coolest and most fashionable festivalgoers. Metallic tattoos are a true summer staple, looking gorgeous on tanned skin making them the perfect addition to any festival attire.

Non-committal body art not only looks incredible but unlike real tattoos they are painless and if you feel instant regret you can just scrub them off.

Jen is a French and International Development student in her final year at University of East Anglia and an aspiring magazine editor. She is an active member of campus social life and when she is not writing future online content or updating her fashion and lifestyle blog, you will find her in Topshop or any cafe that serves tea and cake, reading tonnes of the latest fashion magazines.
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