tatouage: blossom* | tatouage: wild* – £12.99
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tatouage, both ‘blossom’ and ‘wild’ are books of mini prints, and temporary tattoos. within ‘blossom’ is floral and botanical imagery, and in ‘wild’, there are sea creatures, birds, butterflies and more. both contain over 100 beautifully drawn and coloured temporary tattoos.
i really like creative books that have this sort of interactive element to them. you can keep them as is, or you can cut out and use the tattoos, give them to friends, and put up the prints around your home. they’d also make lovely little presents.
‘blossom’ has a good mix of coloured and black and white illustrations, all wonderfully drawn and coloured. i feel like the colour pallet in these is a bit limited, though that’s not necessarily a bad thing. there’s a good mix of bigger and smaller pieces, and they’ve been laid out on the page well. poppies being my favourite flower, i was especially pleased to see a couple of these.
though i actually thought i’d prefer the floral based book, i much prefer the animal based one. i prefer the colour choices and the colouring itself feels much more my style. the illustrations are stunning and i’d be happy to have pretty much any of these as tattoos, fake or real. i particularly enjoyed the birds, sea life, the moths/butterflies, and beetles. though these are things i’d be naturally drawn to in illustrated books anyway.
if i had to recommend one out of the two, without a doubt it’d be ‘wild‘. i did enjoy ‘blossom‘ but it didn’t strike me in the same way as the other one. i of course adore flowers, and genuinely think the two books together would make a fantastic gift to nature lovers.
both books instruct you how to apply the tattoos in case you’d not tried them before, and the paper that the keepsake illustrations are on are lovely, thick and good quality. the branding (type, style, layout etc) throughout both books is consistent and fitting.
i’d really like to see more books in this range, whether the style is kept the same or not. very sweet little books that i think would appeal to quite a wide age range.
do these sort of books appeal to you? have you seen this sort of thing in book form before? would love to know what you think.