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14 Fake Tattoos You Can Buy Online RN

If you are like me, you’ve been sporting fake tattoos that look so real since elementary school. Okay, we probably weren’t fooling anyone because they looked more like glittery heartthrobs faces’ (we’re talking about you the Jonas Brothers) and cartoonish images of a peace sign or heart on our 9-year-old biceps. 

But no matter how old we are there’s still something so cool about applying an intricate design on your skin that’s just meant for you, yet also have the option to wipe it away and start again. 

We’ve found an awesome selection of fake tattoos on Etsy that not only can be a great and fun fashion accessory but will have your friends doing double takes. That’s right, they look that real. 

Vintage Flowers Tattoo

It can be difficult to decide between blank ink and something more colorful if you’re thinking about getting a real tattoo or even a fake one. Test it out with these pretty floral designs by Paperself. 

Shop now: $10.14, etsy.com

Girl Power Tattoos

There’s nothing better than a pack of inspirational temporary tattoos that celebrate strong women. 

Shop now: $10.77, etsy.com

Moon and Dots Tattoos

This two pack of a moon with dots temporary tattoo will look absolutely stunning on your wrist and ankle. 

Shop now: $3.00, etsy.com

“I Am” Affirmations Tattoos

The “I Am” affirmation tattoo collection will leave you feeling uplifted, motivated, and positive that day. And the best part you can mix and match depending on your mood. 

Shop now: $5.38, etsy.com

Mermaid Tail Tattoos

Not all tattoos have to be serious, and this mermaid tail temporary tattoo is definitely fun for the summer. 

Shop now: $9.88, etsy.com

Flash Watercolor Tattoos

Try something new with a hand-drawn, watercolor tattoo of an ocean wave. They’re unique and incredibly fun for any party, music festival or girls night out. 

Shop now: $6.25, etsy.com

Harry Potter Tattoos

For all of my Harry Potter obsessors, you can get a set of 24 potter-inspired tatts. You’ll get everything from memorable quotes to the infamous scar. 

Shop now: $9.99, etsy.com

Starry Night Tattoos

If you wanted to get an art-related tattoo and aren’t 100 percent positive on it, then test out the look with a Starry Night or The Kiss temporary tattoo. 

Shop now: $3.48, etsy.com

Quote Tattoos

A perfect quote can encapsulate any sentiment that means something special to you. SmashTat not only provides a two-pack of their “C’est La Vie” temporary tattoos but also has other meaningful quotes like “Let it be,” “Still I rise,” or “This to shall pass.”

Shop now: $5, etsy.com

Metallic Gold Tattoos

Metallic tattoos can be super cute, especially if you are heading to a festival like Coachella or Stagecoach. This pack comes with 8 sheets that you can mix and match for any look.

Shop now: $10.99, etsy.com

Tiny Dinosaurs Tattoo

These tiny dinosaur tattoos are quirky and cute! It comes in a pack of 5, so you and your BFF’s can match this summer. 

Shop now: $2.90, etsy.com

Dandelion Wrist Tattoo

A dandelion tattoos delicate design is perfect for your wrist and an amazing accessory for the summer. If dandelions aren’t your thing, The Unrealinkshop also has a variety of other wrist tattoos such as zodiac constellation, birds flying, and a sunflower. 

Shop now: $3.85, etsy.com

Geometric Tattoos

If you are looking for something different, try out these geometric styles of temporary tattoos. Each unique design looks as if they’re three dimensional. One pack comes with 12 individual tattoos. 

Shop now: $16, etsy.com

Vintage Rose & Peony Tattoo

This rose and peony tattoo is absolutely adorable, and perfect if love intricate and large-sized tattoos without the commitment. TattooNBeyond also creates custom temporary tattoos, so you can order practically anything! 

Shop now: $4.75, etsy.com

If you have always wanted a tattoo and not ready to commit, then fake tattoos are definitely your friend. There a great way to try out different designs and placements. And even if you don’t want a real one, fake tattoos are just a fun addition to your everyday look! So go forth and tatt away. 

Carissa Dunlap is a Her Campus News X Social Intern for Summer 2018. She is a current Publishing major and Journalism minor at Emerson College (Class of 2020). When she isn't perusing the YA bookshelf at the bookstore, she can be found watching dog videos on Facebook, at her favorite coffee shops, or relaxing on the beach. Follow her on Instagram @dunlapcarissa or Twitter @Caridunlap.