Tiny temporary tattoos that last 1-3 years.
Self-expression for who you are today, not forever. Say no to painful laser removal. These tattoos go away on their own.
Real tattoos that really disappear
Ephemeral tattoo ink is the first ink designed to naturally fade over time. Exact fade times depend on person, placement, and design, and they always fade away 100%.
Biology and technology? Meet limitless self-expression.
Made-to-Fade vs. The Rest
|How does it work?||Custom designs applied by world-class artists with our made-to-fade ink.||Template stickers applied by anyone.||Applied by an artist with no needle.||Custom or pre-drawn designs applied by artists.|
|How long does it last?||70% of Ephemerals fade in under two years.||1-2 weeks||1-2 weeks||Forever|
|How much does it cost?"||$195 - $245 tax and tip included.||$400-$1000 if you bought enough stickers to last a year.||$100-$1000 plus tips depending on the size and artist.||$100-$1000 plus tips depending on the size and artist.|
We’re no one-trick ponies. Our artists are experts in many different tattoo styles—from classic to abstract—to create the flower or other simple design you have in mind.
Our artists have a passion for typography, and will work with you to pick the style that works for you and your personality.
We're now tattooing in...
Brooklyn 🗽, Houston 🤠, Atlanta 🍑, Los Angeles 🌴, San Francisco 🌉, Miami 🌊, Washington DC 🏛️
Coming Soon... Chicago 🌭
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What people are saying
Ephemeral is the best tattoo place in time. William the tattoo artist did an exceptional job with my tattoo. I am in love. The staff as well are super friendly, professional, and make you feel really comfortable. The ambiance of the place is also top notch. Highly recommend this place. The best spot to get your temporary tattoo done.
Friendly staff, very attentive and informative! They went over all the details prior to beginning and made sure I was comfortable. They maintain a safe and clean environment, would definitely recommend!
This was the best experience I‘ve ever had! Liv was my artist and she did amazing. all staff was friendly, the music helped calm my nerves. there was refreshments that were available if needed as well! studio was super clean and I barely had to wait to get started. everything was done clean and thoroughly. Can’t wait to come back for another one!
My Ephemeral experiences have been nothing short of incredible. The entire staff, from the communications team to the artists, are thoughtful and considerate and accommodating above and beyond typical customer service. My tattoo is perfect- my artists, Phil and Gusti, brought my visions to life better than I ever could have dreamed. I am so happy with my tattoos, and they are even sweeter because I get to watch them fade naturally over time and prepare for another piece of art. I can’t wait to come back for my next one!
I. LOVE. EPHEMERAL. TATTOO. There is nowhere else that provides a service like this, it's genius. I now have 6 Ephemeral tattoos. 1 have them has completely and successfully faded (got it in April 2021, it completely faded by July 2022). I got 4 in the last 2 weeks :) by Liv and then Cloud. They are both so talented. I already plan on getting more. The staff is so friendly and they play great music for while you wait / while you get your tattoo. They also have an entire candy / snack cart. I can't recommend this place enough. I can't wait for them to continue growing in new cities so everyone can experience this
This was my first tattoo. Ian at the desk and my artist Claudio made me feel very comfortable throughout. Claudio did a great job on the design I wanted, and then executed it flawlessly. I’ve had it for 6 weeks now, and every time I see it, I grin wider. It’s already a part of me, and I love it. I wonder what I’ll do next when it fades? I wonder what my next one will be? Can’t wait.
The entire experience from making a reservation to post-tattoo care was incredible! This was my first tattoo, and the entire staff and the artist that did my tattoo were so kind and welcoming. I was nervous about getting a tattoo, but from the moment I walked in I felt more at ease. The nostalgic candy was a sweet bonus :) I would highly recommend Ephemeral to anyone, especially if you are a first timer like myself
Super welcoming, clean, beautiful studio. Made sure the design was just as I wanted, great aftercare kit and instructions. Highly recommend, especially for getting your first tattoo.
When I arrived I was greeted by Aja and Nick. They welcomed me and introduced me to Day, my artist. I sat with Day and we went over the idea I had and she guided me through the final one we chose. I also wanted to add lettering and she gave me different options of font styles and once I made the final choice she got to creating the stencil which took a few minutes. She had already prepared the area and once printed we got the stencil on my arm. Through the tattooing process she was very organized and clean and I loved that. The final piece was so beautiful I was almost want it to be permanent. The entire staff was so sweet and friendly and welcoming, they also provided candy’s and snacks and that definitely made it more fun! Thank you to Ephemeral staff in Miami I will definitely be back and send all my friends your way.
I loved it. This was my first tattoo experience and absolutely wonderful. Evan, my tattoo artist, was so considerate and kind! Everyone in the studio was also very nice. Highly highly recommend!!!
I heard about Ephemeral tattoo on tiktok and was excited to hear there was a location in Houston. I decided to make an appointment for a tattoo idea I had thought about for a while now. The online process for booking is really easy and seamless. The day of my appointment went very smoothly too. This was my first tattoo so I was nervous but the receptionist and the artist made the entire experience very comfortable. The interior of the studio is also really relaxing. I’m definitely going back because I have more ideas for tattoos now.
From booking to day of appointment, the experience has been the best one yet. Nico the studio manager was amazing and extremely in tune with the concerns and worries one has when getting a tattoo. My intake form was also easy and day my tattoo artist had a great draft of the tattoo I wanted when I arrived. Her and I connected on design and after implementing a few of my notes, we moved to an open aired private booth. I recommend this great tattoo shop concept and look forward to any temp tattoos in the future. I love my permanent tattoos but also in love with my Ephemeral tattoo.
Amazing place with professional & warm-hearted staff! If you're someone who's always been interested in getting a tattoo but have a bit of anxiety about taking the plunge, this is the place to go for your first tattoo 💪
Jojo was informative and helpful getting me checked in, and Toya made me feel comfortable in the space and ready for the session. She even brought me a charging cable when my phone was running low from streaming Netflix 🤳 to take my mind off the prickly feelings when getting some ink 🔏
The star of the show was my tattoo artist, Wyte! He really put some significant creative energy into my initial design ideas and came up with something I loved 😍
Thanks again for such a great experience!!!
For my first tattoo ever, this was a great experience. The team there were friendly, helpful, and welcoming. They made everything super easy and the whole process was seamless. My artist collaborated with me on my design until it was perfect. The shop itself is very clean and inviting. Highly recommend if you're a long time tattoo client or first timer like me.
I cannot say enough good things about the Ephemeral Tattoo studio in LA. From the moment I walked in, I felt so welcomed and happy to be there. I went in for my first tattoo and the staff and my wonderful tattoo artist, Alvin, made the whole experience so memorable and comfortable. The studio is so clean and nice. It’s also so cool how your tattoo fades; it’s especially nice for someone who’s not sure that they’ll want a specific tattoo to last forever. Highly recommend their studio!
I had the best experience at Ephemeral. I have a tattoo already, but I wanted one I knew would be gone/ not visible for a big event in about a year. Claudio gave me the cutest best little tattoo on the back of my arm which I get so many compliments on. From start to finish I felt comfortable and enjoyed the space. Highly recommend if you are not sure about a full permanent ink yet!
From the time you make a reservation to the time you leave, the staff at Ephemeral take really good care of you. I gave them a fairly complex design and they were able to make my vision a reality. What I appreciated was their transparency throughout the entire process. I didn't feel intimated or pressured at all. My artist was amazing and extremely talented. I would recommend to anyone seeking a made to fade tattoo
This was such a fun experience. I wasn't sure if I wanted a permanent tattoo on my wrist so I decided to go to ephemeral and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. Mykey tattooed me and he is extremely talented - I'm obsessed with the shading he did. The rest of the staff makes you feel welcome from the moment you walk in. They educate you and give you guidance on how to take care of your tattoo. I will definitely be coming back.
The whole process was exactly like getting a regular tattoo except for the ink that they use. Compared to normal ink molecules, the ink they use can be metabolized by the body thus allowing this tattoo to fade over time and disappear. Justine was my artist and she helped me get the exact design that I was looking for.
What makes Ephemeral different
Explore Who You Are Without Hesitation
Tattoos That Last At Least a Year
If your Ephemeral lasts less than a year, the next one is on us.
Maximum Fade Duration
We promise your money back if your Ephemeral tattoo lasts longer than three years.
Best-in-Class Tattoo Quality
Come back in for a complimentary touch-up within 60 days of your appointment.