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By TODAY Style Editor
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updated 3/25/2011 9:49:58 AM ET 2011-03-25T13:49:58

Tattoos have long been a cultural form of self-expression. In fact, a 2010 Pew Research study found that nearly 40 percent of young people between the ages of 18 and 29 have at least one tattoo.

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If you’re looking to conceal an unwanted design or interested in a less permanent option for yourself or your teen, TODAY style editor Bobbie Thomas offers some suggestions sure to satisfy even the biggest tattoo aficionado.

Tattoo socks
Hosiery has been huge this season, and these "trompe l'oeil" tattoo socks are a fun new twist on the trend. They are available in a variety of hues to match most skin tones. ($18 to $27 at Post.etsy.com)

Laser temporary tattoo paper
Great for birthday parties, special events and fashion-forward gals, laser temporary tattoo paper allows you to print any image you want and — using the adhesive paper — affix it your skin. The decals then easily wash off with baby oil. ($11.89; Papilio.com)

Tattoo graffiti kit
Complete with body art pencils and stencils, this kit has everything you need to achieve your own unique, realistic-looking design without going under the needle. ($8.95; Heliotropehome.com)

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Dereon Temporary Tattoo Kit by Temptu
A leader in the temporary tattoo movement for more than 30 years, Temptu's limited-edition Dereon collection features designs inspired by Beyonce's body art from their fall 2010 campaign. Available in three distinct cases, each kit contains a variety of decals from the signature Dereon fleur icons, rocker bolts and chains and monochromatic jewel baubles. ($16; Temptu.com)

Wundercover and Hide Ink tattoo covers
Traditional makeup can be messy and doesn't always cover large, dark tattoos. Wundercover is an easy-to-apply patch, and Hide Ink's opaque cover-up uses water to blend the coating with your skin tone and immediately reduce the appearance of ink. ($8.95; Solutionsthatstick.com) ($19.95 for pack of six; HideInk.com).

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