Fickle body art

While you may be familiar with this magazine’s writers willingness to kick down the doors of injustice in search of a kernel of truth, today has proved that nothing is beyond the call as we put our forearms and shoulder blades on the line in the name of user-testing.

Lost by Rich Fairhead
Lost by Rich Fairhead

Fickle, a new temporary tattoo company, has sought out 14 illustrators from across the continent to create a range of 35 tattoos which have been grouped together in Animals, Monochrome and Typography sets.

Fickle tattoo

Gregori Saavedra, Harriet Russell and Jess Wilson are among those who have contributed to the ‘wearable art’ project.

Fickle tattoo

Saavedra, who has illustrated for the likes of Dazed and Confused and Time, has created designs for the monochrome series including this Butterfly.

Fickle tattoo

Russell, whose work has been published by Phaidon, Penguin and Harper Collins, has created some Pop Art style pieces that look like this and this. 

Hell Yeah by Lucie Arnoux
Hell Yeah by Lucie Arnoux

We bravely applied Butterfly by Jess Wilson, Lucky Horse by Charlotte Farmer and Grego Saavedra’s Beautiful Fish to various body parts.

Swallow by Kate Sutton
Swallow by Kate Sutton

Some time has past and we have no ill or psychoactive effects to report. Only these stunning results.

Cool by Harriet Russell
Cool by Harriet Russell

If you want to do this to yourself, head here, where sets of two start at £5.

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