March 25, 2019 – Vinz Lamorena
We’ve all tried our hand at henna tattoos—it’s something we get when we’re on a vacation or perhaps killing time at outdoor fairs and birthday parties. It’s some sort of rebellion that will wear off eventually, with template designs that stick with us for two weeks or so.
However, now that more young people are getting inked with their personal symbols and life mantras, it’s easy to want the same thing for yourself. But there are a lot of things to consider before getting a real tattoo: the way your skin heals, the artist to trust, and even the unthinkable process of securing the permission of your parents—because let’s be honest, who would want to be disowned by their conservative family over this?
While you’re in the middle of deciding whether a tattoo is something you really want to have, get comfortable with the markings on your skin by using a highly pigmented gel body ink we recently tried out.
Called the Penshoppe Temporary Tattoo Pen (P359), the way it dries has a color that’s a lot more convincing than your traditional henna pigments. It has a bluish black shade that looks a lot similar when machine tattoos have healed. It comes in a small squeeze bottle with a metal precision tip so it’s a lot easier to draw in simple shapes and designs.
The ink lasts for about a week even if you’re due for a beach trip or tasked to do the dishes (a real-life scenario). We also tried scrubbing it every day with soap and water, but the color didn’t budge as much as it was expected to.
The instruction on the box says that you should leave the ink to dry for an hour and wash the excess after. We say, don’t wash it altogether and let it stay on for the night! Eventually its gel ink is going to peel off by itself after it dries. The best part? Even the tiniest ink blot goes a long way. You’ll definitely see the faint mark the ink has left on your skin, but later on it will magically darken on its own and you'll see the shapes form better.
If you want to get more creative with your designs, we recommend experimenting with the temporary tattoo ink with a detail paint brush. You can easily nail those fine lines and small elements of the tattoos you want (we know you have a lot on your list). You can even ask your more artistic friends to draw it for you! The ink is easy to wash off, so you won’t have to worry about ruining the art tools.
The Penshoppe Tattoo Pen is perfect to test out the designs you want without the risky gamble. But it’s more than just a beauty product to play around with, it gives you convincingly good results that will make you want the real one all the more—and stat!
You can get the Temporary Tattoo Pen online.
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