The latest accessory trend for the fashion-conscious party-goer in Dubai is a temporary tattoo made of real gold. Precious Skin is operating two outlets in Dubai, with one at the luxurious Burj Al Arab hotel. They design and apply body tattoos made of 99.9 percent gold or platinum. The gold tattoos can last for up to a week.
It’s a revolution in the body art business, it’s the first time we can use 24 carat gold and platinum on skin, said Arnaud Flambeau, managing director of Flambeau Luxury Trading and Precious Skin. Originally a Japanese concept, Flambeau thought the idea would catch on in the Gulf, where many women have temporary henna tattoos applied for weddings and special occasions.
Pricing for the temporary gold tattoos starts at a modest $50 and can go as high as $5,500 for elaborated designs.