24k Gold Tattoos: Bright Idea or Bad Bling?


Dior’s Holiday Grand Bal beauty collection includes a rather unusual addition this year: Les Ors de Peau temporary tattoos in the shape of gold jewelry. Designed for the brand by Camille Miceli of Joaillerie, these beauties actually contain 24-karat gold micro-particles (which explains the $120 price tag)—a far cry from the dinosaur and unicorn designs we sported in elementary school!

Designed to be worn for one night only, these tattoos fuse with your skin for a fleeting one-of-a-kind experience. The set includes a delicate cuff, three rings, and two chain bracelets complete with charms. You can wear them individually or sport them all for heightened drama. On the skin, they take on a slightly textured, gold-leaf appearance. We’re lusting after the intricate designs, but wish they were a little more permanent so we could wear them again.

So what do you think? Would you sport a temporary gold tattoo at your next holiday party? Or is the short-lived lifespan of these pricey pieces a turn-off?

Dior Les Ors de Peau, $120 for a set of 9 tattoos, available at Dior retailers

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