Metallic tattoos are all the rage now for the past year, as they make the perfect no-fuss body jewellery! So, imagine my delight when I found that Shiny Happy People exclusively stocked them here in Malaysia! I discovered these awesome metallic temporary tattoos when Shiny Happy People were selling them at the Carousell’s Pop-Up Bazaar in Kuala Lumpur on 8-9 November 2014.
The above Shiny Happy People metallic tattoo sheets are sold for RM20 each. There’s a wide range of them being sold. I was extremely pleased with how long the tattoos could last on the skin, the longest was for 2.5 weeks on my arm! Of course, if you put the tattoos on high contact skin areas (eg. fingers), the tattoos wouldn’t last as long.
I met up with the founder, Michelle, of Shiny Happy People, and here’s a short interview I did with her:
Q: So, Michelle. Do tell us something interesting about yourself.
A: I am a business major undergraduate. I also do stand-up comedy! Do catch me at the Crack House, TTDI at 9pm on Sundays where I do open mic. It’s on the same row as Artisan in TTDI, on the 1st floor.
Q: That is pretty awesome. Alright, so when did you start Shiny Happy People?
A: One year ago. As I loved jewellery, I saw the practicality of metallics tattoos but these metallic tattoos were not sold in Malaysia. It was an idea I wanted to bring into Malaysia and so I looked for suppliers. In two weeks, Shiny Happy People was up and running!
Shiny Happy People tattoos (Birds of a Feather)
Q: That’s amazing! Is this a one-woman show?
A: Yes, well and with my boyfriend who helped to set things up.
Q: What makes these Shiny Happy People tattoos so fun?
A: Well, it’s a combination of both nostalgia and old-school tattoos. It also doubles as jewellery at the same time. What a win! Plus, these are also waterproof!
Q: Who are these temporary tattoos targeted to?
A: Well, it would be catered mostly to younger people, creative people, etc. Yoga enthusiasts love to customise these tattoos with their outfits. I can see this all over Urbanscapes!
Q: Do you design the tattoos?
A: Not yet, as it is still work in progress. Hopefully soon! In the future I would love to work and collaborate with other local artists and designers.
Q: How’s business so far?
A: It’s been great! In the beginning, When I was forecasting predictions for the first few months of business, it was a very modest estimate but the response thus far has been amazing! The power of blogging, social media (like Facebook and Instagram), selling at the Carousell pop-up bazaar in November 2014…it was a combination of all of this that led to great sales.
Q: So how old exactly is this business?
A: 3 months!
Q: So, where can one buy these Shiny Happy People tattoos?
A: These are mainly sold online through Facebook. We will be expanding to a website soon (update: click here for the website)! One sheet retails for RM20, and 2 sheets for RM30. For more enquiries on wholesale, or events please do contact us!
Thank you for the short interview and tattoos Michelle, absolutely loving them!
If you’re still unclear on how to use these tattoos, these tattoos are so easy to apply in just 4 easy steps:
- Firstly, peel off the clear film.
- Secondly, face the tattoo onto dry skin.
- Thirdly, dab water onto the back of the tattoo. Wait for a few seconds for the tattoo to be fully transferred onto your skin.
- Lastly, slowly peel off the paper and voila! You now have metallic tattoos!
I have so much fun with these tattoos so here are some ideas on where to place these tattoos:
DIY wrap beaded bracelets, Shiny Happy People tattoos (Geometric & Warrior)
Above, I cut the tattoos up to wrap them around my fingers.
DIY embellished flats with DIY KL & Shiny Happy People tattoos (Warrior)
I’ve also had these tattoos above my ankles, and love how they always look! We’re always pampering our upper bodies so why not the bottom part as well?
DIY lace shoes (tutorial up soon!) & Shiny Happy People tattoos (Dreamer 2)
So what are you waiting for? Get your metallic body jewellery tattoos here and happy holidays! Also, for my readers you can get a 10% discount when you buy on their website! Use the code: CS10 when you check out! x