Just when you thought tattoos were a fad, it turns out they're sticking around. Get it? Sticking?

Temporary tattoos have come a long way from the lick-ons you got with your Cracker Jack. And they're not such a bad idea if you're thinking about getting the real deal. Try one on for size before you go for the permanent (and painful) alternative.

Here are some places to start:

Temptu (temptu.com/adorn-temporary-tattoos) makes temporary tattoo kits that sell at Sephora or on their website for under $25.

Tattly (tattly.com) turns artists' work into fun and colorful tattoos.

Urban Decay (www.urbandecay.com/body-jewelry-temporary-tattoos/270,default,pd.html) has a kit, too, but it wouldn't be called high art.

The best choice for creative types? Silhouette's (www.silhouetteamerica.com/specialtyMedia.aspx) temporary tattoo paper allows you to make your own.