Tattoo artist Marissa Boulay draws a temporary tattoo on the arm of Abigail Glasgow at the Ephemeral tattoo parlour in New York, the US. The ink is composed of biodegradable polymers that will dissolve naturally between nine and 15 months later. Photo: AFP Tattoo artist Marissa Boulay draws a temporary tattoo on the arm of Abigail Glasgow at the Ephemeral tattoo parlour in New York, the US. The ink is composed of biodegradable polymers that will dissolve naturally between nine and 15 months later. Photo: AFP
Tattoo artist Marissa Boulay draws a temporary tattoo on the arm of Abigail Glasgow at the Ephemeral tattoo parlour in New York, the US. The ink is composed of biodegradable polymers that will dissolve naturally between nine and 15 months later. Photo: AFP
Tattoos

Should I get a tattoo? New vanishing tattoos that disappear around a year later might help you decide

  • A tattoo parlour in New York offers tattoos made with an ink composed of biodegradable polymers that dissolves naturally between nine and 15 months later
  • Costing between US$175 and US$450, the tattoos can be a step towards people deciding to get a permanent tattoo, says the young entrepreneur behind them

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Tattoo artist Marissa Boulay draws a temporary tattoo on the arm of Abigail Glasgow at the Ephemeral tattoo parlour in New York, the US. The ink is composed of biodegradable polymers that will dissolve naturally between nine and 15 months later. Photo: AFP Tattoo artist Marissa Boulay draws a temporary tattoo on the arm of Abigail Glasgow at the Ephemeral tattoo parlour in New York, the US. The ink is composed of biodegradable polymers that will dissolve naturally between nine and 15 months later. Photo: AFP
Tattoo artist Marissa Boulay draws a temporary tattoo on the arm of Abigail Glasgow at the Ephemeral tattoo parlour in New York, the US. The ink is composed of biodegradable polymers that will dissolve naturally between nine and 15 months later. Photo: AFP
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