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...
Metallic jewellery temporary tattoo
£6.40, Available to buy here
Insect wings temporary tattoo
Geometric metallic jewellery temporary tattoo
£6.37, available to buy here
Tiny heart temporary tattoo
£2.87, available here
Floral temporary tattoo
£6.95, available to buy here
Delftware pottery temporary tattoo
£5.12, available to buy now
Metallic temporary tattoo
From £7.01, available to buy here
Vintage anchor temporary tattoo
£2.49, available to buy here
Alice in Wonderland "We're all mad here" quote temporary tattoo
£1.60, available to buy here
Faux gold plate temporary tattoo
$22 (£13.67) for four sheets of tattoos, international shipping available, buy here
Tropical flora temporary tattoo
Small triangle temporary tattoos
£3.80, available to buy here
Vintage floral temporary tattoo
£4.48, available to buy here