Chanel will sell whimsical, limited edition temporary tattoos. Courtesy Photo

Ladies, grab your ink. Tattoos are spring's hottest accessory.

Tattoo-inspired body art was shown by fashion houses as different as Rodarte and Jean Paul Gautier on their Spring 2010 runways.

But it was Chanel's wonderfully whimsical versions that got us talking, and there have been rumblings that maybe, just maybe, the fashion house would bring them to retail ever since.

And we just got official word that they are.

Called Les Trompe L'Oeil de CHANEL Temporary Skin Art, these limited edition designs are based on the temporary tattoos that global creative director Peter Philips designed for the Paris runway show. Each pack contains five sheets (with 55 total designs included in each) and starting in mid-February they will be sold for $75.00 at Chanel.com.

We haven't gotten our hands on the actual tattoos yet, but based on the ones we saw on the runway and in Chanel's spring imagery they look truly gorgeous.

We can definitely see fashion-forward celebrities trading the traditional red carpet choker for the pearl-inspired necklace tattoo to the left.

And at $75 for 55 different designs, this is a recession-friendly way to wear Chanel this spring.