每日英語跟讀 Ep.K148: About the US - Brooklyn studio unveils ‘no regrets’ tattoo inking
During quarantine, it’s easy to get bored, so many may want to spice up their life by getting tattoos. Yet, the worry of regretting it, later on, may deter some from making the leap.
位於紐約布魯克林的「短暫刺青店」(Ephemeral Tattoo Studio) 非常了解這些「重大」決定背後猶豫不決的原因，進而成為史上第一家「保證」顧客不後悔的刺青店。
Brooklyn-based Ephemeral Tattoo Studio understands all-too-well the hesitance behind these “big” decisions and became the first-ever tattoo parlor that “guarantees” no regrets.
To accomplish this, the studio ensures that the tattoos inked will naturally fade over 9 to 15 months.
According to Ephemeral Tattoo’s website, over six years of research by top dermatologists and chemical engineers went into designing the medical-grade and biodegradable ink solution they use.
The ink breaks down naturally and disappears when the particles are small enough to be absorbed by the body, the website says.
After a year, the ink disappears, and users can change their designs to whatever they wish. Therefore, the artists often encourage clients to express their individuality, as it’s completely “commitment-free” and judgment-free.
From their Instagram pages, one client can be seen getting a tattoo of a lucky cat on her leg while another and his mom got matching tattoos, with the word “icon” on their arm.
“The staff is really friendly and professional,” a client said on their website, while another added, “Felt comfortable the whole time”.
Others also commented on their Instagram page with some praising it as “the coolest experience”.
The studio provides a good alternative for traditional tattoos, as it takes a lot of money and a lot of pain to remove a traditional tattoo that you might regret.
However, all tattoos are currently done in black ink, so those looking for more colorful inkings may have a small wait.
The stress-free and inclusive environment encourages many clients, including people that already have tattoos and people that have never gotten one to go try it out.
「尿美國牛仔褲品牌Wet Pants Denim 最近推出一系列讓人看起來像是不小心尿褲子的牛仔褲，而此奇葩的商品還標榜「濕濕的外觀，乾乾的感覺。」
American company “Wet Pants Denim,” recently launched a range of jeans that make it look like you wet yourself while promising a “wet look, dry feel.”
該公司在他們的網站上聲稱，「明星、網紅和普通人都在假裝失禁，就是為了跟上漏尿穿衣風格。」網站上更附上了小賈斯汀 (Justin Bieber) 和連恩·尼遜 (Liam Neeson) 等名人穿著有濕漬褲子的照片。
The company claims, on their website, that “Celebrities, influencers, and everyday individuals alike are feigning incontinence in search of the ‘wet pants’ look”, which is accompanied by pictures of celebrities like Justin Bieber and Liam Neeson wearing pants with a wet stain.
該公司更表示，「Wet Pants Denim提供相同的款式，且不會感到不舒服。」
The company goes on to say: “Here at Wet Pants Denim, we’re delivering an identical style without the need to feel uncomfortable.”
The jeans come in three different styles and cost around NT$2,073 each. The colors available include blue, gray, and white, but customers also have the option of sending in their own jeans for customization. This service is cheaper, with a price of around NT$829.
Even though the company self-procures each pair to hand-dye, they promise that the one-of-a-kind jeans would be delivered in three to five business days. However, the jeans are only available in the United States, as international orders aren’t accepted. Source article: https://chinapost.nownews.com/20210621-2613686; https://chinapost.nownews.com/20210616-2594796jeans