For those of you who are unfamiliar, Inky & Bear is an independent artistic boutique, founded by two sisters Laurie and Lily Gee, who manufacture beautifully detailed hand-illustrated temporary tattoos. Each tattoo is hand designed by the sisters, boasting intricate and striking detailing. Inspired by the planet, nature and animals, Inky & Bear designs range from simple woodland animals to magnificent mythical creatures, all rich in colour. Think mermaids, butterflies, fawns, unicorns, ladybirds... there is a design for everyone.
On a beautiful day in Brighton, I decided a trip to the beach and then the pier would be the perfect opportunity to try out the temporary tattoos (and to get Lewis on the pier... ha). The two designs I wore was a gorgeous elephant on my back and a small whale on my wrist. The designs are simply transferred onto the skin in exactly the same way that your typical temporary tattoos are - just peel the plastic film off, apply a damp cloth and press the design onto your skin, holding for around a minute. Super easy, super quick.
After a couple of hours on the beach, a few hours on Brighton pier, dinner out and the walk back to Lewis's, my temporary tattoos were still looking as good as new and hadn't peeled or smudged (a problem I recall having with temporary tattoos when I was younger). At the end of the day, the tattoos were super easy to remove from my skin - as the elephant was on my back I did not want it to rub off on my sheets, so simply peeled it off and there was no trace or stains left on my skin. Overall I was super impressed with the quality of Inky & Bear and can highly recommend them for anyone who wants to try out some tattoos without the hassle of permanent ink. These temporary tattoos would be perfect for festivals, parties and events - and they would make the perfect gift for a friend or family member too. The tattoos range from £3.50-£6.00.
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