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Can a Scented Tattoo Replace Deodorant?

Meet your new favorite festival accessory. 

By Chantel Morel
The Tattoo Craze

Remember the days of begging your mom for 25 cents in order to snag one of those cool tiny temporary tattoos from the vending machine? Well, since then temporary tattoos have come a very long way. While back in the ‘90s the fad seemed more like ;child’s play, today people of all ages are rocking intricately designed and long-lasting temporary tattoos that look just like the real deal.

And in case the comeback of these needle-free tattoos isn't already giving you major nostalgia, we’re happy to let you know that scented tattoos are officially a trend as well. According to Popsugar, the fad of scented tattoos has seriously been blowing up on Pinterest thanks to Tattly, a site known for their unique and extensive collection of temporary tattoos.

Tattly, was established in 2011 by Brooklyn native Tina Roth Eisenberg, providing customers with over 750 designs (to-date) of non-toxic temporary tattoos. “I was tired of putting poorly designed temporary tattoos on my daughter. Given that I am a trained graphic designer and have a lot of artist and illustrator friends, I realized that I had everything I needed to make temporary tattoos better,” she told The Lookbook.Tattly quickly made its mark in the market as one of the go-to destinations for temporary tattoos. And its latest scented additions to the brand bring the designs to life in a refreshing way.

The brand’s scented collections include an array of designs with signature scents to match. The Perennial Set, which is also the most popular set, includes vivid designs of hydrangeas and peonies crafted by Vincennt Jeannerot, a French watercolor painter. There’s also a candy collection designed by Julia Rothman (perfect for the sweets lover), and even a bouquet set inspired by wild herbs.

But these scented creations are far from your basic scratch and sniffs. The brand works closely with Agilex Fragrances to craft a unique scent for each collection. For example, the Perennial Set’s scent contains notes of dewy fuchsia petals, pink poppies, ylang ylang, and poplar wood, and the Arm Candy set will remind you of sweet vanilla frosting and cotton candy. The scent is added on in the form of an oil in the final process of the vegetable ink tattoos.

Each tattoo gives off a noticeable aroma, which also makes it the perfect summer festival accessory. Temporary tattoos are one of the biggest trends to rock for any festival, and with scented tatts you can also stay fresh while showing off these fun designs!

They may not be powerful enough to serve as a replacement for deodorant, even though scented armpit tattoos are also trending now. But they can easily mimic a few spritz of perfume. “I definitely see these as a visual perfume,” Tina said. However, as with any perfume, the results can vary. “It really depends on your body chemistry. As you know, the same perfume from the same bottle will smell differently on every person. The duration of the scent also depends on the person,” she said. The scented tattoos come in sets of 8 for $18 at

And with Lollapalooza happening this weekend, we couldn’t think of a better time to try them.

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