Austin-based temporary tattoos company launches line with Beyoncé

How often is “Beyoncé” in the same sentence as “Austin, Texas?”

Beyonce performs at "Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life - An All-Star Grammy Salute," at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Beyonce performs at “Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life – An All-Star Grammy Salute,” at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Hardly enough, which is why I’m happy to write the following sentence: Queen Bey has partnered with an Austin company for a new fashion accessory line.

Austin’s Flash Tattoos announced the news of their new Bey-inspired line of temporary tattoos last week.

The Houston-born singer, who ranks as highly on our future-Austin-City-Limits-headliner wishlist as hologram Selena, is a longtime fan of the Austin company.

“She kept wearing them and we kept sending her more,” Flash Tattoos founder Miranda Burnet told CR Fashion Book, who initially broke the news of the collaboration.

According to the CR Fashion Book story on how Beyoncé found Burnet‘s company, the jewelry-inspired temporary tattoos Flash Tattoos is known for first became fashion festie-famous at Coachella 2014. (And of course, they also made a splash at Austin’s version of Coachella. See picture below.)

One of the biggest fashion hits of the festival are these @flashtattoos from Austinite Miranda Burnet, seen here applying one of her shiny jewelry-inspired temporary tattoos. #360festies #acl2014 #360acl. Photo by Addie Broyles

One of the biggest fashion hits of the festival are these @flashtattoos from Austinite Miranda Burnet, seen here applying one of her shiny jewelry-inspired temporary tattoos. #360festies #acl2014 #360acl. Photo by Addie Broyles

The new line, co-designed by Queen Bey herself, is called “Beyoncé X” and features a variety of black and metallic gold honeycomb designs that nod to her Beyhive.

For those who want to, as CR Fashion Book puts it, “metaphorically belt out Bey’s lyrics in a distinctively new way,” there are also tattoos based on her powerful lyrics, everything from “crazy in love” to “put a ring on it.”

The $28, five-sheet set is available now at flashtat.com.

Check out Flash Tattoos’ website for more on how the temporary tattoos work, how long they last and for what occasion to wear them.

And here is to hoping that the Queen’s new Austin connection will mean she will soon grace our city with her presence.

 


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