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Stylish, chic and whimsical temporary tattoos

As children we remember applying cheap tattoos of cartoon dolphins or butterflies. We would carefully hold the adhesive in place (with our tongue sticking out to indicate our deep concentration) and gently dab away at them with a damp tissue.

Fast forward to 2014 and hundreds of grown women are dressing their skin with stick-on tattoos once more thanks to a number of talented designers who have created modern and stylish patterns.

From delicate metallic lines that mimic jewellery to meaningful quotes from our favourite books, there's a plethora of options out there for all tastes.

Whether you're looking to add some character and sparkle to a black evening dress or you can't get yourself to go under the needle, you'll want to try one of these...

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