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However, there is a solution if you want to feel close to your mates during this time.
Lise Grossmann, and artist and Esty seller, is offering bespoke temporary tattoos of your best pal, which you can place wherever you fancy on your body.
You simply pick the number of tattoos you want (there's no such thing as too many), contact her to send a picture, and then she'll hand-draw their face and make them into tattoos.
It couldn't be easier.
A set of five tattoos will set you back £58.30 (AU $111) or you can order in bulk and pay up to £329 (AU $633) for 500 temporary tattoos, for say, wedding favours.
You can even add a name, date or slogan free of charge.
Lise is based in France and is offering free shipping around the world, with designs taking up to two weeks to come.
Call us cruel, but you could even freak out your boyfriend or girlfriend and pretend you got their face permanently etched on your skin.
Lise has done thousands of tattoos for customers and they all seem pretty pleased with how their best mate or significant other turned out in tattoo form.
One review on the Etsy website states: "I would highly recommend! I wanted to get my friend a fun gift for her birthday. These turned out great!"
Another added: "This is THE perfect gift for my friend who is getting married. Her bestie is officiating the wedding and I wanted them and others both to have something fun they could share. What beautiful work and the kindest interactions throughout the whole process."
A third wrote: "We asked Lise to combine aspects from two photos and her drawing was PERFECT! Super correspondence and quick turnaround. I will definitely be back!!!"
You can shop the temporary tattoos on Etsy right here.
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