Tuesday, 12 November 2013

tattoos: real vs fake.



I have always been a big lover of body art - whether it be henna and transfer tattoos, or more permanent modifications like tattoos and piercings. I recently got a tattoo that means a whole lot to me, and thought I'd compare it with some temporary tattoos from Fickle.

Each cute little pack comes with 2 tattoos of the same design - so you can either share with friends, or if you really like it, put another one on when the first wears off! They're so easy to put on, but I found they work best & last longer on firmer skin (ie. not on your boob.)

There are loads of cool designs, but I felt the sleep one suited me so well and looked perfect underneath my moon tattoo, especially when it had faded slightly to match the tones. The ice lolly one was super cute too, although it's probably more of a summer design!


Scroll down to read about my new real tattoo..








Now, onto the design that is forever inked into my skin! This year marks 10 years since my lovely Grandad died. It also marks 10 years since I met one of my closest humans & best friends, Oli. As silly as it sounds, I like to think that this was not a coincidence. So, it made perfect sense for Oli to design & tattoo this tribute to Grandad.

The great man himself used to play the trumpet, so this image evolved. I love how Oli made the numbers in the dates look like music notes, and the dots make my eyes so happy.

If you want to take a look at some more of Oli's work, you can see stuff on his Facebook page & Instagram!





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19 comments

  1. Loving these temp tattoos, so sweet! But I absolutely love your new tattoo. Amazing symbol to your grandad and it's SO quirky and beautiful.
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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  2. Love the tattoo for your grandad, it's perfect :)x

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  3. "ie not on your boob" oh Lyzi you make me laugh sometimes. Love the new tattoo, and the sleep words!

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  4. aww the temp tattoos are super cute! i really love the tattoo in memory of your grandad, such a lovely sentiment <3 x x

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  5. love your tattoo.. and the fake ones!

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  6. I am in love with your new moon tattoo it is absolutely gorgeous! Great blog post

    http://casualllyawkward.blogspot.co.at

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  7. I love it. Very unique and a lovely tribute x

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  8. I totally love your new tattoo! Such an awesome design with a lovely sentiment behind it. It's 10 years since my grandad died in January so I'm thinking of getting something added to the tattoo I have for him :) xx

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  9. Your tattoos are all so wonderful Lyzi! I think I'll always love your moon one, it's beautiful! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Your new tattoo is lovely. And I'm so smitten with your moon tattoo - wow!

    ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

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  11. wow! not even a massive fan of tattoos but i love your moon tattoo! xx

    http://charlottys.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. You have the loveliest tattoos Lyzi :) Can't get over how cute those temporary ones are too! x

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  13. your newest tattoo is as beautiful as is special, i love it!

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  14. Lovely new tattoo, I love all the swirling movement it has to it, and it's so nice that the numbers are encorporated into the design.
    I got my first one a year ago now, but want to get it expanded somewhat, but I can't quite make my mind up! I love the sleep one as something of a doormouse myself!

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  15. The fake ones look so sweet, I love the ice lolly! Your new tattoo is really lovely, the detail is so pretty and what a sweet story to go behind it x

    The Little Things

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  16. Lyzi I love ALL of your tattoos, it just makes me wanna get another ;) Your new one is beautiful! <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

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  17. I've been thinking about a tattoo myself recently. I may have to give one of these temporary ones a go first (they look surprisingly real)!

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  18. i love your blog !
    http://www.deborahow.com/

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