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There’s a new way to dress up your skin without adding permanent ink: metallic temporary tattoos. I had no idea these were a thing, and I’m such a fan. The tattoos work like paper ones: you cut them out of a sheet, apply upside down to your skin, and apply water to the paper backing with a sponge. The tattoos are available in silver, gold, bronze, and black metallic colors in all sorts of styles. You can get arm bands, symbols, or necklaces. I think the arm bands would pair nicely with a sleeveless dress, and hey, these could come in handy for cosplay.

See more examples of these shiny accessories after the break.

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black widow tattoo

Original artwork by @elsasketch and tattoo/smoke addition by @emsloman.

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davy jones sleeve

Click on the image above to see all the details put there by Daniel Brockett at Rebel Muse in Lewisville, TX.

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sharks for arms

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Brion B. has been working on getting some Marvel tattoos over the last few years and he has quite a lot of awesome ink to show for it.

Check out more of his tattoos after the break…

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geek tattoo zelda

We can’t get enough geeky tattoos, and reader Nick Pena shared photos of his awesome ink with us. His Legend of Zelda tattoo is especially creative; it has Link’s Master Sword and shield as well as the three Marks of the Goddesses. The design and colors are beautiful. This was inked by Stephanie Flannery at Golden Rule Tattoo in Arizona.

See Nick’s Harry Potter tattoo after the break.

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Fernando García Berdeja is a serious Zelda fan. He recently had Cyclos and Zephos from The Wind Waker game tattooed on his legs (by Hollow in Mexico City), and he sent a pic of his new tats over to us. It looks like they came out great!

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Back in February, Fashionably Geek reader Ross Swanson sent us a pic of the epic Zelda tattoo he had done on his leg. If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and check it out: it’ll make you want to play a jaunty tune on your ocarina.

Ross had some additional ink work done to the same leg recently, and he was kind enough to send us a pic. Looks great, Ross, and thanks for the tip!

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This tattoo belongs to 52-year-old Michael Baxter who is, unsurprisingly, a huge fan of The Simpsons. This grandfather who is a prison guard in Barwon, Australia only got his first tattoo about ten years ago, but since then has just kept adding more. His incredible back tattoo was created by Jade Baxter-Smith of Twisted By Design Tattoo and Piercing. He told the Herald Sun:

It’s an addiction. Once you get one you want more and more.

He is hoping to set a Guinness World Record for having the most cartoons tattooed on his body. David Mirkin (who works on the show) even chimed in with his humorous thoughts.

See his tweet after the break…

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