Considering getting some ink? The all-new temporary tattoos you should try out first

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Sometimes the urge to dramatically change up your look – whether it’s chop, bleach, pierce or ink – creeps up out of nowhere and demands action. That’s how people end up with damaged hair and tattoos they hate. Or at the very least, boredom is one of many reasons (see also: post-breakup haircuts and post-tequila dye jobs).

Enter: Flash Tattoos—an inexpensive, safe, and temporary way to switch up your look. Always wanted a face tat? Who hasn’t. Now you can sport one without shattering your mother’s entire view of humanity (and probably some employment prospects down the line).

The metallic temps are available in a variety of styles, and each purchase ($22-$30) comes with 3-4 sheets of designs that customizable for each user. With the abundance of exposed skin that comes with summer, these inspired-by-jewellery tats are a great way to add another dimension to your look.

This is not the first time we’ve seen temporary tattoos in fashion. Both Dior and Chanel released limited-edition temporary ink collections. In 2010, Chanel debuted their realistic looking designs on the runway followed by Dior in 2012 releasing temps made of 24-carat gold.

Variety is the spice of life, but the urge for change will return again and again, so it’s best to not make all your dramatic changes permanent.