Revolutionary ink —applied like a regular tattoo, but without the life-long commitment.
Ephemeral tattoos fade naturally within just 9-15 months.
The Science Behind Our Made-to-Fade Ink.
Ephemeral ink is made of a medical-grade, biodegradable solution and nautral colors that are designed to be broken down by your body.
Unlike traditional tattoo ink particles, which cannot be removed by your body, our ink particles get smaller and smaller over time allowing your immune system to break them down.
Backed by Research & Clinically Tested.
Backed by 6 + years of research and testing, our revolutionary ink was developed by PhDs in chemical engineering and is WCG IRB approved (recognized as the gold standard in the world of research).
The ink was developed in partnership with tattoo artists and is approved by dermatologists.
Place your $20 deposit and fill out our Design Survey.
Once you place your fully refundable deposit, get to work finding inspiration, including photos and sketches for your Ephemeral Tattoo. We’ll then send you a link to our weekly reservation drop to book your spot.
One-on-one time with world-class artists.
Feeling overwhelmed picking a design? Fear not. You’ll have a personal consultation with an artist to help you land on your dream design and tattoo placement.
At our studio, our artists will try a stencil to make sure the design and placement are right. Then *deep breaths*—it’s time to get tattooed.
Guided aftercare for your Ephemeral.
Just like regular tattoos, your Ephemeral requires some TLC for healthy healing. We’ll provide you with an aftercare kit and walk you through how to care for your skin as you heal.
What People Are Saying
Awesome experience! Came out amazing! I’ll be back!
I’ve waited a long time for something like this and the way everything has been executed has been nothing short of great.
Felt comfortable the whole time!
The staff is really friendly and professional. The shop is light and airy and clean. My tattoo artist was very skilled and the conversation was fun and interesting. Love the pastel curtains. The quality of the aftercare products is top quality and the aftercare card was informative.
By the end, I was ready to get my 2nd idea done. I’m a big fan of customer service and you guys nailed it lol. Plus my tat looks great!
The customer service was great. Everyone was welcoming and sweet. I had a great time as this is my first tattoo.
I am in love with my new bats. The team at Ephemeral Tattoo is amazing, caring, and fun. The artists are creative and the space is hip and comfortable.
Our Ink & The Fade
The polymers we use are biodegradable and naturally break down over time. Ephemeral’s ink particles are designed to shrink so that your body’s immune system will remove them within 9-15 months. Traditional ink particles are too large for your body to remove, so that’s why they remain permanent
Ephemeral’s ink looks, acts and is applied just like a conventional tattoo—the only difference is that it can be fully removed by your body’s immune system, making it the perfect balance between a temporary tattoo and a permanent tattoo.
Everyone’s fade may look a little different, depending on your immune system and skin type. Take a look at this fade journey of this husband and wife who got their tattoos on the exact same day.
Yes, our ink is vegan—we don’t use any animal-derived ingredients or byproducts.
All Ephemeral tattoos are currently done in black ink, since it’s the most popular color, is preferred by most tattoo artists and looks great with fine line work.
As we expand, we plan to develop Ephemeral color ink, so sign up for our newsletter at the footer of https://ephemeral.tattoo/ to get the latest news from us.
Booking Your Appointment
We release appointment drops every Thursday @ 10am local time. It’s first come, first served, so be sure to check your emails for the booking link (it can be helpful to add a reminder to your calendar for a little nudge!). We release appointments 2 weeks out, and if your preferred appointment date isn’t there… just wait until the next one!
Once you complete your Design Survey, we’ll automatically add you to our weekly drop emails. Expect to receive your invite to book every week at 10am local time. Make sure to be on it—appointments are in high-demand and book up at lightning speed!
Appointment times range depending on the size and level of detail for your design.
For Subtle Styles, expect your spot to take 1-2 hours, and for Statement Pieces that are more complex and detailed, expect our artists to take 3-5 hours to complete your tattoo. (Don’t worry, you can take breaks!)
You must be 18+ to get an Ephemeral tattoo in NY or CA, regardless of parental consent (sorry, it’s the law!) Please check your local laws for state-specific information.