It's not uncommon to see Irish-themed tattoos, especially after St. Patrick's Day. From shamrocks to Celtic crosses and Gaelic phrases, this kind of body art is often a way for people to express their roots. However, some aren't 100 percent ready for a permanent etching. Fortunately, there's another option – and it comes with no risk of tattoo regret.
Temporary celebrity tattoos have been popping up everywhere, including on Kylie and Kendall Jenner. As stars toy with the idea of getting inked, this can be an ideal alternative because they can see what it would be like to have body art without committing to it. These designs wash off after a certain number of days or weeks, meaning if they don't end up liking the way the piece looks, they don't have to worry about turning to removal methods.
Mariah Carey is one celeb that made a smart choice in regard to ink this St. Patty's Day. The singer stunned fans when she shared a snapshot of herself celebrating the holiday in a green bikini on a beautiful beach. It wasn't her always flawless figure that had her Instagram followers in awe, though – it was the four-leaf clover tattoo peeking out from her bathing suit top. However, she quickly reassured fans that the tatt was temporary, and just "for laughs."
The songstress is on a family vacation recording some new music, but she clearly still found some time away from the studio to celebrate her heritage. In fact, Carey is half Irish, and though she may be proud, she apparently didn't need to go under the needle for a festive green tatt to prove it. Who knows if the diva will ever decide to take the plunge on a real etching, but for now, she seems content to be ink-free.
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* Source: Harris Interactive, 2013