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Tattoos have become increasingly popular, especially among Gen Z and Millennials, and it’s all thanks to social media normalising tattoos.

The love and appreciation for tattoos aren’t immune to public figures either — we see them adorning the bodies of celebrities, fashionistas, athletes, and more.

Having tattoos serves as a way for us to express ourselves and show off our style, but on the other side, many are indulging in tattoos as a form of self-care while they elevate their appearance.

As TikTok user Delaney Bailey said (or rather, sang), “Don’t be sad, go get a tattoo”.


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However, for some of us who are indecisive and can’t seem to commit to one permanent tattoo, LG Household & Health Care (LG H&H) has unveiled a portable temporary tattoo printer that’s now available globally!

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What can the IMPRINTU do?

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The hashtag #tinytattoo has over 1.1 billion views on TikTok, so we wouldn’t be surprised if this temporary tattoo printer rises to be a trendy device to own.

A combined wordplay on “print” and “impromptu” LG H&H’s IMPRINTU features a custom CMY cartridge that uses the same pigment as lip tint ink, making it temporary and skin-safe.

The machine takes two to three seconds to be ready to print tattoos with a print resolution of 600 dots per inch. Whether it’s little hearts, colourful butterflies, or edgy symbols, this handy device can print almost anything onto the skin.

However, do bear in mind that the maximum width for an IMPRINTU printed tattoo is 1.45cm and can go as far as 50cm in length.

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This printer device can also be used on objects, which makes it perfect for decorating letters, bullet journalling, and even customising your denimwear.

How does the IMPRINTU work?


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Just like how some skincare devices are complete with a mobile app, this temporary tattoo printer also has an app filled with countless designs from cool artists. You can also choose to upload a JPG image of your own choosing!

For the best results, prime your skin with their Powder primer and blend it out nicely before lightly sliding the printer over your skin.


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The best part? It’s painless and you won’t have to sit or lay down for hours to get tatted. Nor will you need to go through the downtime of a bleeding and healing tattoo.

Although these printed tattoos won’t last forever, they can last for a whole day or even longer with proper care and there’s also a Balm Fixer to make your tattoo waterproof.

LG H&H is planning on bringing on more famous tattooists and has even partnered up with BTS’ tattoo artist POLYC to come up with a plethora of chic, trendy designs.

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Where to get your hands on the IMPRINTU and start getting inked

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As mentioned above, the IMPRINTU temporary tattoo printer is now available for worldwide shipping, including to Singapore! One device is priced at about S$350 and their full set (complete with the tint palette and powder primer) sets you back around S$400 without shipping costs.

Sure, it may seem like a hefty sum, but one full set is about the price of one or two permanent tattoos here in Singapore or even half the price of one tattoo by an experienced tattooist or Korean artist.

If you’re into designs specifically by Korean artists and prefer having some versatility in ‘styling’ your body, this device could be a great fit for you!

For those considering purchasing, watch this comprehensive review on the IMPRINTU by YouTuber jiragn here!

IMPRINTU Full Set (IMPRINTU + Tint Palette + Powder Primer) retails for about S$405.59 (USD299) at imprintu.com. The device itself retails for ~S$337.77 (USD249) on their website but is currently unavailable at the time of writing, and the Balm Fixer retails for ~S$25.75 (USD19).

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Feature image credit: @imprintu_official/TikTok and Instagram