2011 Year in Review: Hot Temporary Tattoo Trends

This month, we’re taking a moment to look back at major trends and themes we saw in temporary tattoos last year.

1. Fashion: In December of 2010, we were on the lookout for a focus on high-fashion temporary tattoos in 2011. We were not disappointed.

  • Violent Lips introduced their line of lip appliques, with designs from giraffe print to glitter to checkerboard. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Kelly Rowland have jumped on this trend.
Fashion peacock temporary tattoo

Fashion tattoos like this peacock feather temporary tattoo set remain popular.

2. Tech: With a focus on smartphones, social networks, and the latest tech gadget, we’re going to go ahead and name 2011 the Year of the Nerd. And, fitting with that theme, we saw tons of “geek-chic,” tech-focused temporary tattoos in 2011.

  • For those of us who are always running late (but never lose our sense of irony), there’s Tattly, where you can get a watch to stamp on your arm. Tattly also produces calculator, camera, and boombox designs.

    Tattly watch tattoo

    Staying geek chic with "You're late" watch tattoo from Tattly.com

  • Also, people became instantly scannable this year with QR code temporary tattoos. We love the idea of being able to scan someone’s face with your smartphone.

    QR code temporary tattoo

    QR code temporary tattoo used by organic baking company Dave's Killer Bread

3. International: We also saw temporary tattoos being used in creative new ways around the world.

  • Peruvian presidential winner Ollanta Humala’s campaign utilized custom temporary tattoosin four distinct designs. They included photos of the candidate on a background of Peru’s flag and a message for Peru. More than 4m tattoos were produced for a country with a population of 29m – a temporary tattoo for almost one in seven Peruvians.

    Peruvian presidential candidate successfully campaigned with help of temporary tattoos

    Peruvian presidential candidate successfully campaigned with help from temporary tattoos

  • As soccer fans around the world cheered on their country’s team in the Women’s World Cup in Germany, country flag temporary tattoos were more popular than ever.

    Sweden flag temporary tattoo

    Sweden flag temporary tattoo for the 2011 Women's World Cup third-place team

What do you think? Did you see any fun new temporary tattoos last year? What do you have your eye out for in 2012? Let us know in the comments section!

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One Response to “2011 Year in Review: Hot Temporary Tattoo Trends”

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