Tattoos are more popular now than ever. Almost everyone has considered getting one, but the idea of its permanence has held back so many from taking the leap. There’s also the already-inked, who want to play around with art to see exactly the kind of tattoo they desire before fully committing.
For the tattoo-curious that don’t want to make a decision they’ll end up regretting, Miami’s first made-to-fade tattoo studio, Ephemeral, is here to show you that there’s no more excuses.
Ephemeral has pioneered the creation of a tattoo that isn’t mean to last, making the artistry that comes with permanent tattoos more accessible. Applied by real tattoo artists in the same way as traditional tattoos — with a needle — Ephemeral ink is made to have a shorter lifespan, disappearing after about nine to 15 months. The healing process is also similar to that of a traditional tattoo.
But unlike traditional ink made of larger particles, Ephemeral’s medical grade, bioabsorbable and biocompatible polymers naturally break down over time, shrinking to tiny particles that your body completely removes.
See an illustration of the process and how it works here.
It took six years of researching and testing to develop the innovative ink, which contains pigments that are found in food, cosmetics and other products. Currently, the tattoos are done in black ink, but additional colors are in the works.
After opening its doors in December, the trendy Miami studio is decked out in shades of soft blues, floor-to-ceiling curtains, funky furniture and an overall chic look that’s complimented by cloud mirrors. There’s even a seesaw! It’s both stylish and serene, which may not be the first words anyone would use to describe a tattoo shop. Then again, Ephemeral has pretty much established that it’s unlike any other.
The first Ephemeral studios launched in 2021 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Los Angeles, followed by additional locations in San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston and now Miami.
The Miami studio is located at 7924 NE 2nd Ave, Ste 107, Miami, FL 33138. They are open 7 days a week, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Schedule appointments, check out prices and learn more about the overall process on their website here.