While there are some metallic inks available, Can Tattoos of Gold be done? the very rare and a general answer to this question is a simple “no.” If you have a design that needs to look metallic, a good artist can use other colors to make it look metallic without actually using gold or silver ink. My understanding is that artists shy away from metallic colors because of their toxic properties under the skin.
But there is actually a company DeLafée, they have a collection of temporary gold tattoos made with 24 carat Gold. Yes the real Gold. And they like to call their tattoo a piece of Jewelry rather than a Tattoo. Sure it is when it is Gold and costs you a lot. But it is easy to apply and its beauty will last for at least two to three days and it is water resistant. They launched three tattoo collections in summer 2010 named Tribal, Beauty and Henna. Each collection includes 6 to 8 tattoos made of 24 carat gold. The tattoo is said to be made of various cosmetic components and off course a thin layer of gold.