We love temporary tattoos around our place. Maybe I should be more precise. The Drama Queen likes them, the Daredevil LOVES them. He proudly flashes his temporary ink like a little Buzz Lightyear badge of honour. Unfortunately, I have had a hard time finding temporary tatts that have a bit of two year old street cred. The Daredevil doesn’t really care, he’ll sport anything, it’s his Mum that has a little cringe as the next cartoon character is applied. I’ve stopped short of grabbing a texta and making up my own (which is not a good idea, particularly if you don’t want to be sporting some of your own home grown two year old designed “ink”), but was sure that there had to be something better out there.
Ta da! Hello Tattly and its designy temporary tattoos. It’s always easier to describe something in their own words, so here they are…
James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem once said that “The best way to complain is to make things,” and that’s what Tina Roth Eisenberg, founder of Tattly did. Tired of putting poorly designed temporary tattoos on her daugther’s arm, she took matters into her own hands.
In July of 2011, Tattly Temporary Tattoos launched online, featuring an all-star lineup of professional designers and illustrators. Starting with just a handful of different designs, Tattly received thousands of orders from around the world. There are now over 150 designs available both online and in select retailers worldwide. Since launching, Tattly has shipped millions of tattoos to more than 90 countries.
Continuing to partner with leading artists and retailers, Tattly has found that the world was indeed waiting for designy temporary tattoos.
I found them through Oliver Jeffers and his Facebook page. I’ve talked about my little creative crush on him and his picture books here. He is an artist for Tattly and is high on my temporary ink wish list. By using artists and designers Tattly has developed the coolest range of temporary tattoos, and has made my little creative Mummy heart smile. Here are just a selection of the over 150 designs they have on offer.
As the Tattly website says Who Says forever is better?