We’re almost halfway through August, and although it may not feel like it, summer is starting to come to an end. For some, that may mean enjoying the last days of freedom before going back to school. For others, it might mean planning one last long weekend trip with friends or family before hunkering down until the holiday season. Whatever your situation, don’t let those end-of-summer blues catch up to you just yet--there are still a few hot and sunny weeks ahead of us, so go to the beach, take a picnic to the park, lounge by the pool, or do whatever summertime activity you enjoy the most.
Although we can’t make summer stick around longer, we can certainly try to make the most of it. One way to keep that carefree and laid-back feeling around is to get a tattoo that memorializes the season. If that’s too much of a leap for you, we’ve got you covered with a variety of summer-themed temporary tattoos--think waves, palm trees, and seashells. You don’t have to live near a beach or travel to a tropical destination to enjoy these images and the sentiments they evoke. If beaches and islands aren’t really your thing, there are plenty of other symbols that can evoke summer in a way that’s meaningful for you. Perhaps it’s your season to travel abroad, take a boat out on a lake, or go camping. Or maybe you’re all about the simple pleasures--taking advantage of the extra hours of sunshine to maximize your productivity, or indulging in an ice cream cone on a sweltering day.
Below we’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite summery tattoo designs, including 6 from our very own collection of semi-permanent tattoos. Find a symbol that speaks to you, and make it, literally, stick around as you enjoy the rest of your summer.