The Y2K Flash Collection

Take me back to 1999 w/ Ephemeral’s Y2K Flash Designs

Cherry Hearts Tattoo Design

Classic Smiley Tattoo Design

Safety Pin Tattoo Design

Lucky Dice Tattoo Design

Gothic Baby Tattoo Design

Sugar, Spice, Everything Nice Tattoo Design

y2k tattoo designs

Y2K Flash Collection

Futurism, optimism, and the era that defined early internet culture, this is our collection of Ephemeral Flash Tattoos that show our love for everything Y2K. Cute avatars, sleek designs, classic icons, and bold looks. In 1999, the future was bright and style reflected it. The Y2K aesthetic gave us a lot to love, whether you’re feeling nostalgic or know that the early ‘00s expresses your style perfectly in 2023.

In the immortal words of Mean Girls’ Regina George, “Get in loser, we’re getting Ephemerals!”

how to choose a flash design


Choose the design, or pick a few, that you love.

how to choose a flash design
tattoo stencil application


Find your favorite Ephemeral approved Artist Partner when you select Get The Tattoo. Contact them to get started and to finalize the best date for your tattoo! They will work with you on design, sizing and placement.

“Let’s try some size options to find the right one for you.”

tattoo aftercare supplies


Your artist will provide a goodie bag with everything you need, including anti-itch cream, gentle soap, healing reminder instructions, and more.

“Message your artist if you have any questions, they are there for you!"

tattoo aftercare supplies
tattoo aftercare supplies


Depending on your design and body, you can expect your tattoo to start getting lighter and lighter over time. Ephemeral ink is designed to fade and your tattoo timeline will differ from others. A standard fade is within 3 years.

“I wanted to test the design before deciding if I wanted to commit to a traditional tattoo that will be around forever.”


Each artist sets their own pricing. "Flash" tattoos, or pre-designed tattoos, are typically priced lower than custom tattoos. These Y2K flash tattoos are ready to go and can be shared directly with your artist.

It really depends on your personal pain tolerances and where you are getting tattooed. For most people, arms and legs are typically less painful compared to ribs and more bony (or sensitive) areas like elbows and knees.

Tattooing can often be described as feeling like a scratch and vibration sensation at once. Some can relax into the sensation and fall asleep, while some do better with distraction techniques.

Some tips on making things easier:

  • Take ibuprofen before your appointment
  • Eat and hydrate before your appointment
  • Don’t be afraid to take breaks! When you need a minute to adjust, your artist will always take the time and care you need to stay comfortable throughout your appointment

All Ephemeral tattoos are currently done in black ink. Not only is it the most popular color, it’s preferred by most tattoo artists and looks fantastic with fine line work.

We are developing Ephemeral color ink (hint: 🔴). It’s a delicate process and takes time, but it’s on the horizon. Sign up for our newsletter in the footer to be the first to hear when new Ephemeral colors become available!

Ephemeral tattoos follow the same age restrictions as permanent tattoos.