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Painted Plumage Set by Circle of Jan van Kessel from Tattly Temporary Tattoos

Wings down, these marvelous birds are bound to quill your friends with envy! Just add water to bring the Circle of Jan van Kessel's artwork to life.

Working with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Painted Plumage Set is our first set produced as part of a licensing partnership with an art institution. These stunning birds have been extracted from the intricately painted Study of Birds and Monkey (1660/1670) by the Circle of Jan van Kessel. Rendered in oil on copper, the rich autumnal colors and precise brushstrokes of this Old Master's artwork translate beautifully onto the skin. Learn more about our partnership in our interview with Gregory Jecmen, an Associate Curator of Old Master Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Art here.

The Painted Plumage Set contains two each of Birds in Flight (Detail), Bird of Paradise (Detail), Heron (Detail), Painted Peacock (Detail), a Tattly Sponge, and a card insert illustrating the paintings showcasing the natural environments in which the birds were depicted.

Tattlys are safe and non-toxic, lasting on average 2-4 days. We suggest placing on oil-free areas where skin does not stretch and keep them clean! Watch our Application Video to become a pro.

Circle of Jan van Kessel

Designed by

Circle of Jan van Kessel

Antwerp, Belgium

Born into a family of painters and artists, Jan van Kessel (Flemish, 1626–1679) is most well-known for his small-scale depictions of flora and fauna. Inspired by Joris Hoefnagel's (1542-1600) scientific naturalism, van Kessel's paintings, and those produced by The Circle of Jan van Kessel, are recognizably by their bright colors and intricate detailing.


Painted Plumage Set


$15 (Set of 8 Tattoos)


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