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tempting temp tats
Tattoo regret is as old as time itself. A recent poll revealed that more than 78 percent of people regret at least one tattoo. Art that is initially cute or ironic (we see you, dreamcatcher and barbed wire armband) may become a source of embarrassment as years go by.
And, of course, there is always the dreaded relationship tattoo — Sumner + Adam 4eva — can quickly be inked over post-relationship, but not without its fair share of time, money and remorse.
Fortunately, Houstonians can get that ink without remorse thanks to Ephemeral Tattoo, which is opening its first location in Houston and Texas on October 12 in Montrose.
Before Ephemeral Tattoo — known as the nation's first temporary tattoo parlor — opened in 2021, the only options for getting semi-permanent tattoos were henna art (which lasts two to four weeks) and stick-on tattoos (which lasts three to seven days). However, those wanting to experience tattoos without commitment can get one with the first-ever made-to-fade ink.
Ephemeral Tattoo ink is made from safe, FDA-approved materials.
Ephemeral ink is made from safe, FDA-approved ingredients that are slowly absorbed by the body overtime. Chemical engineers and co-founders of Ephemeral Tattoo, Brennal Pierre and Vandan Shah, spent seven years developing the proprietary blend of medical-grade ingredients.
With a price point of $195 to $350 and more, a customer experience at Ephemeral begins with a consultation proceeds to working with a tattoo artist to perfect the design, getting the actual tattoo, and receiving detailed instructions for aftercare.
Tattoos are given by a traditional tattoo artist using a conventional tattoo gun — the only difference is Ephemeral's made-to-fade ink. Depending on a person's skin tone, tattoo design, and placement, the tattoo should fade between 9 to 15 months.
The chill Ephemeral Tattoo Houston studio.
Setting itself apart from traditional tattoo studios, the Ephemeral studio features a relaxing atmosphere with light, natural colors from Pantone's SkinTone Guide and private rooms.
When Ephemeral first opened its doors in Brooklyn last year, there was an eight-month wait to get inked. The lesson there? Houstonians looking for noncommittal body art should set an alarm and make an appointment asap.
Ephemeral Houston; 1665 Westheimer Rd.; Open 10 am to 8 pm daily. For more information, visit Ephemeral Tattoo.