As a child of the '90s, my favourite magazine ads featured anything and everything scratch-and-sniff. Sure, it was usually a total gimmick, but it’s hard to resist the urge to bring the page to life — if only for your olfactory. Suffice it to say, I'm not surprised that the latest tattoo trend sweeping the internet has borrowed this clever feature many of us grew up with. Except this time, it’s no gimmick. Enter: scented tattoos.
Some of the coolest scented tats come from Tattly, a site you may know thanks to its treasure trove of temporary body art designs. The company sells tons of non-toxic tattoos that last up to four days on your skin. Plus, they're created with vegetable-based ink that’s FDA-compliant, so they're safe for all ages. But here's the best part: The tattoos are pretty cheap (around £14 for a set of 8) and come in a multitude of scents like rosemary, sage, peony, hydrangea, and even Ring Pop.
The scents are subtle, but just as complex as your favourite perfume. Formulated by Agilex Fragrances, each tattoo is made with a set of unique notes that last all day long. So we're calling it: Scented tattoos are the new adult version of flash tattoos — and we're so into it.