Are These The Next Flash Tattoos?

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We reported on the Flash Tattoo phenomenon over a month back, and, since then, we've seen them pop up on everyone from Beyoncé to basically every girl we see on the subway. Completely understandable: They're fun, gorgeous, and make us feel a little more regal (plus, they're temporary — no regrets).

But, trends move quickly, and there's already a next best thing. The latest temporary-tat creation? Mr. Kate's Watercolor BeautyMarks. Inspired by the subtle swirl of watercolors, these hand-painted designs look like they were applied with a brush — only, they're stick-ons. Unlike regular ink, these aren't just for your body (or face). You can apparently also wear them on your hair, as this rainbow lover shows us.

Like Flash Tats, these are giving us a serious Free-People-meets-Coachella vibe. But, we're not sure if they have as much universal appeal. They seem younger and less sophisticated, which might make them more difficult to incorporate into your everyday look.

That said, there are a few we can see working outside of the festival scene, like the Cleopatra-inspired eye and the tiny hearts. But hey, Halloween will be upon us soon enough — these could inspire some fantastic costume ideas. Those rainbow Rorschachs have some potential for greatness.

Are you digging this colorful body art, or will you stick with metallic tats?

Mr. Kate BeautyMarks "The New Makeup" Watercolor, $12, available at Mr. Kate.


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