Flash tattoos only exist in public within the realm of music festivals. This is probably due to a fortuitous combination of heat, beer, model-turned-celebrity sightings, and bands you really do need to hear live. Outside of that, what are you supposed to do with your 20 sheets of metallic foiled temporary tattoos? Really, it's a time and a place sort of thing.
But leave it to the one and only Rihanna to make flash tats cool again outside of the flower-crown cohort. As the face of Dior, it makes sense. This is the line that maybe singlehandedly elevated nail wraps with a limited edition collection last summer. Ri must have picked up on the house’s ‘Grand Bal’ 24-carat gold tattoos, because she just launched a collab with jewelry designer Jacquie Aiche on a set of temporary tattoos that come in black and metallic gold. Put simply, when a CFDA Style Icon tells you to get your hands on some temporary ink, you listen. Or maybe you eye roll, but buy them anyway.
Decidedly more interesting than your oft-played geometric shapes, Fenty Tattoo's got Gothic silhouette chokers, cuticle tats, and what we’re all really here for—knuckle letter tattoos. Sure you can delicately adorn your body with a chain running along your spine or arm, but who can resist a good one-two fist bump with your Bad Gal self?
Photographed by Tom Newton. One step closer to Rihanna, now all you need is the right outfit.