When those House of Dereon for Temptu ads for temporary tattoos came out, featuring this photo of Beyonce rocking a spine tat, we thought they looked impossibly cool. Our friend and colleague, Blisstree Associate Editor Carrie Sloan, thought so too. So she and her roommate bought some. When the tattoos arrived in the mail, they sure didn’t match up to the ones in the ads – instead of covering her whole back, the tattoos were about three or four inches long. Maybe that would work on Barbie, but not on a regular human-sized woman. Let’s examine the evidence, shall we?

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False advertising much? Talk about a total waste of $16. If somebody wants these, we’re happy to resell them for just $13. They’re still in the original packaging and everything.