Speaking of Julia Rothman, when the Brooklyn-stationed artist isn’t creating unique scarves, she joins the likes of Marc Johns in designing an adorable line of temporary tattoos for Tattly. Featuring kooky wrist watches that read “late” or “love,” beverages of the alcoholic and caffeinated variety, an array of best friend inspired ink and vintage pieces, it’s easy to see why we’re over the moon about these faux-tats. Rothman’s illustrations are executed beautifully enough to want on your skin, yet they carry an extremely playful aura that makes them perfect for mixing, matching and temporary wear. Spy a few of our favorite designs below, and hit up Tattly to see Ms. Rothman’s entire collection.
Quirky illustrator Marc Johns recently teamed up with Tattly in order to create a magical collection of temporary tattoo sets. Featuring the clever and cute illustrations the British Columbia-based artist is know for, the series is peppered with vibrant drawings of a pipe smoking rabbit, an ice cream lightning bolt, a skateboarding rainbow and an homage to plaid, to name a few. But, what we adore most is his word-based ink that serves as little inspirational reminders to focus on what’s important: happiness and fulfilling our ambitions. Doll-up your arm with some of these killer tattoos, which you can spy below.
Like some of our other favorite artists, Devon Smith recently transformed her illustrations into a mystifying set of temporary tattoos. The collection plays upon the paranormal with a fortune teller, an eerie black cat, and a girl holding a black rabbit as a few of the featured imagery in the set. What’s most extraordinary about Ms. Smith’s collection, though, is her use of brilliant colors, the scale of the tattoos and her theme, which sets these temps apart. Get a closer look at the bewitching faux-ink below, and pick some up before Halloween this way.
We first discovered UK-based illustrator Harriet Gray and her adorable temporary tattoos a few months ago. Now, Ms. Gray released a collection of temps dedicated to kittens that are just too sweet not to mention. The series features seven pencil illustration of various kitten faces looking all around, along with little heart accents. If you’d like to wear your animal adoration on your sleeve, check out the collection below, and head on over to Etsy for a closer look.
English author A.A. Milne’s work first found its way into the lives of children in 1926, and has stayed there ever since. Through the heartwarming tales of a boy named Christopher Robin, a stuffed bear christened Winnie-the-Pooh, and a few other select toys and animals, Milne’s stories have peppered not only our childhoods, but those of our parents and grandparents. He modeled the book after his son, Christopher Robin Milne, and his toy teddy bear, Edward, before reaching out to artist E.H. Shepard to illustrate the tales. What resulted was a work of art that has managed to live on through the decades. Shepard’s iconic illustrations of that lovable honey bear and company, in particular, built a home in our hearts when we were young, which has remained throughout the years. We’re not the only ones who hold Winnie-The-Pooh dear, as the pair’s collaboration has led to some of the best literary tattoos we’ve spied, which you can browse below.
With summertime and the hazy days of dresses and rompers around the bend, we’re on the hunt for more temporary-tattoo illustrations by our favorite artists. Enter: Harriet Gray — a new fave based out of England whose mesmerizing, predominantly pencil illustrations deal with nature, geometric patterns, astrology, and love. Gray transformed three darling illustrations of a cat, an owl, and the moon into temporary tattoos ready to be worn on arms, hips, and legs. Imagine where you’d place this ink, and swoon over the collection of three after the jump.
During the winter, Pennsylvania-stationed artist Whitney Marsden unleashed a slew of woodland animal temporary tattoos to mark the chilly season. Now that it’s spring and the sun is out, her latest batch of wearable illustrations pay homage to outdoor activities like farming and gardening. The rustic series features immaculate, grayscale depictions of strawberries, artichokes, plums, and cabbage for her “Spring Produce” collection, and celebrates rural-living through her “Spring Farm Animal” line. We’re partial to that artichoke tattoo, and you can choose your fave from both limited edition series after the jump.
If you have a soft spot for retro-style art, then we’ve found the tattoos for you! Aussie artist Caitlin Shearer just released a gorgeous line of temporary tattoos inspired by pin-ups, childhood nostalgia and vintage collectables. Each set features several of Ms. Shearer’s paintings with ladies donning pumps, vintage lingerie or nothing at all, with automobiles, sunglasses, and sweet, ribbon-adorned hearts as accessories. Swoon over the collection below, and visit her Etsy for some killer wearable art.