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English translation: self-adhesive body jewellery

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French term or phrase:bijou de peau autocollant
English translation:self-adhesive body jewellery
Entered by: Parrot
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05:24 Aug 7, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: bijou de peau autocollant
I've lived in mainland Europe too long. What's this called (standard) in English? And BTW, what do you call the parallel Indian tradition of them? (Not the bindus, but the kinkier ornaments, like sea-horses and the like).
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 20:16
self-adhesive body jewellery/body art
Explanation:
I found this site
http://yougottahaveit.com/bodyjewelry.html
This tattoo looks great on the belly button! Green, red, blue, pink, and clear jewels make up this tattoo. Self-adhesive tattoos for temporary use on your body and face. Don't use on sensitive skin.

Self-adhesive is very important to distinguish it from "body piercing jewellery" about which sites abound.

regards

Paola L M

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CLS Lexi-tech
Local time: 14:16
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Thanks, Paola. And thanks too, Carolyn, but I wasn't referring to Mehandi. Its the fact that Indian ladies have been sticking on similar things for ages without ritual significance (originally the bindu had a message code, but lately you find all sorts of plastic stick-ons).
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Summary of answers provided
naMehandi
Carolyn Denoncourt
naself-adhesive body jewellery/body art
CLS Lexi-tech
natransferJabTrad


  

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10 mins
transfer


Explanation:
A transfer is a non-permanent self-adhesive tattoo popular among kids.
I'm afraid I don't know about the Indian origins.

JabTrad
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 16
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18 mins
self-adhesive body jewellery/body art


Explanation:
I found this site
http://yougottahaveit.com/bodyjewelry.html
This tattoo looks great on the belly button! Green, red, blue, pink, and clear jewels make up this tattoo. Self-adhesive tattoos for temporary use on your body and face. Don't use on sensitive skin.

Self-adhesive is very important to distinguish it from "body piercing jewellery" about which sites abound.

regards

Paola L M



CLS Lexi-tech
Local time: 14:16
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 162
Grading comment
Thanks, Paola. And thanks too, Carolyn, but I wasn't referring to Mehandi. Its the fact that Indian ladies have been sticking on similar things for ages without ritual significance (originally the bindu had a message code, but lately you find all sorts of plastic stick-ons).
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29 mins
Mehandi


Explanation:
For the Indian art, are you thinking of mehandi?


    Reference: http://www.bangalorenet.com/mehandi/default.htm
Carolyn Denoncourt
United States
Local time: 14:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 148
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