California Pipevine Swallowtail Metamorphosis: Four Temporary Tattoos
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." – M. Angelou
This set comes with four temporary tattoos of stages of the California Pipevine butterfly's metamorphosis process, perfect for any naturalist (young or old), or lover of nature illustration and tattoos.
Tattoos included in Pipevine Swallowtail Metamorphosis set: California Pipevine Swallowtail: 3" x 1.5 " Caterpillar: 1.5" x .5 " Chrysalis: 1.5" x .5 " California Dutchman's Pipe: 3" x 3"
These tattoos are made from my original watercolor illustrations inspired by this butterfly endemic to California.
These temporary tattoos last between 1-4 days depending on placement, and are perfect to wear on your next walk in the fields and hills of California!
Packaging is made from recycled materials and includes fun facts about this native California species, as well as instructions for tattoo application.
✿ ✿ Special thanks to biologist Tim Wong for photographing and modeling these tattoos with his California Pipevine Swallowtails! You can follow Tim's work reestablishing the California Pipevine Swallowtail's San Francisco population here: www.facebook.com/CaliforniaPipevineSwallowtail
****Become a Butterfly Defender**** With your purchase of a pack of California Pipevine Metamorphosis temporary tattoos, a portion of the proceeds go to organizations working to help the conservation of invertebrates! Help preserve California for future generations to enjoy!
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How to apply/remove tattoo: Wash tattoo area. Remove clear plastic (make sure to take it off in one piece) and place the tattoo face down on area where you want it. Cover with wet washcloth for 15-30 seconds and then slowly remove the backing. To remove tattoo, use baby oil, rubbing alcohol, or a warm washcloth and soap. Please note that if the tattoos become wet before removing the clear plastic and applying, they will no longer work.
*Tips for wearing the tattoos* -Practice makes perfect! Plan out your tattoo placement before removing the clear layer of plastic to make sure things look just right. -Put them on after a shower! The less you get your tattoo wet, the longer it will last. -Place your tattoo on a smooth area of skin that doesn’t encounter a lot of movement or rubbing.
A note about our temporary tattoo products: As with all items that you apply to your skin, there is always a small chance of a reaction occurring. You know your body best, and if you have especially sensitive skin, please order our tattoo products at your own risk. We are not responsible for any damages that may occur due to the misuse of our products. Please read instructions before applying.