A lot of women would like to get a tattoo, but rather not a permanent one. Malta-based entrepreneur Terry Bird may have found the answer for those women: just buy a tattoo string.
The idea is simple enough: make g-strings that have a little transparent triangle on the back, and print tattoo designs on that triangle. Voila, a fake tat that looks like a real one. The beauty of this idea is, of course, that you can wear a different tattoo every day.
Do we really need a tattood g-string?
How real the tats will look, of course depends on the transparency of the material on which it is printed and the color of your skin. But, who knows, maybe the tattoo strings will become the next big thing and it will be manufactured in all kinds of different skin tones in the future.
The question is, if this new string will ever really make it to the market. According to Terry Bird, the market is huge. Especially in Brazil and eastern European countries. He wants to produce 2.3 million strings a year to meet that demand.
But we wonder: is the g-string in itself still popular enough? Are fake tattoos popular enough? And is the combination of the two really necessary, considering that there are other options to decorate your lower back using a string?
Wanted: tattoo artists
That said, the concept of the g-string Bird has had drawn up certainly looks nice. It is blue and has a beautiful butterfly tattoo on the back. And it definitely isn’t just for people who love tattoos!
Bird is currently looking for two tattoo artists who can help him bring his idea to life. He’s also talking to major brands to sell his concept version. The tat string, if realized, will come in high-end packages and at prices that compare very favourably with other underwear and bikinis that are on the market.