Skin Museum: The Art and Craft of Body Tattoos

There is a trend that has hit mainstream and is turning heads every where. Tattoos…be it little stars or symbols on the wrist or ankle or the large phoenix-like birds on the backs of celebrities. (Think Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox, and yes, even sweet Taylor Swift sports a tattoo!). These works of art are popping up everywhere. More and more women are getting “inked” rather than men.

Kat Von D Tattoo

There’s even a magazine dedicated to the art called “Ink” (check out the link here).

Angeline Jolie Tattoo

Angeline Jolie tattoos

We wanted to peek at the latest looks, and see what all the commotion is about. We even ran a little survey of our own asking if you thought getting tattooed was sexy.Half of you thought it was! Most of all, we want to know if you’d sport one of these looks? Not sure if you want to commit to “the real thing?” There are even great temporary tattoo kits available online and in store at Sephora and

Megan Fox Tattoo

One to try: Adorn Temporary Tattoo Kit in Tribal Chic. Every unique tattoo is a work of art hand drawn by a TEMPTU Artisan, and the designs can be worn as single images or cut into smaller pieces and applied individually. Use your imagination and adapt the design to suit the time of day, season, audience, or mood—with no risk of regret. The cosmetic-grade ink and all-ink delivery system render clean, precise, real-looking results that can last for two to five days. ADORN is waterproof, sweat-proof, splash-proof, and super long-wearing. ($12.50).

Taylor Swift Tattoo on Her Foot

Taylor Swift Tattoo on Foot

Have a “work of art” but need to cover it for work or an event? Or wish you didn’t have that heart with your ex’s name? Kat Von D’s Tattoo Concealer can help. Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer is a creamy, blend able weapon that provides the ultimate coverage, in four simple steps: prep, conceal, perfect, and set. The four-step process hides tattoos, dark circles, and blemishes alike! This oil free and paraben free, long-wearing formula is perfect for any occasion that calls for a flawless look. Kat says, “If you wanna hide a tattoo just for one day, the proper concealer can make that happen! No one has to see what you don’t want them to see!” Take it from the tattoo pro: “I think just as much as people have the choice to be tattooed, they should also have the liberty to look whatever way they want whenever they want.” This is your ticket to tattoo freedom! (Kat is the owner of High Voltage Tattoos):

Step 1 – PREP: Draw over your tattoo with the Tattoo Eraser, following along the edges then filling in the area.
Step 2 – CONCEAL: Apply Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer over the tattoo and surrounding area using the concealer brush; let the concealer dry between layers; pat instead of “blending.”
Step 3 – PERFECT: With a sponge, use a mattifying powder foundation over the area.
Step 4 – SET: Use a Make-Up Setting Spray to seal in your work.
Kat’s Concealer is also available at Sephora and for $25

So, how many of you out there are “painted ladies” care to share your experience with tattoos with us? To check out our temporary lip tattoos story, click here.

-By Elaine Hamilton