Archive for the ‘Link of the Week’ Category

Uber Geek Alert!

July 30, 2010

Do you have an inner geek?  Is it tucked away, hidden beneath a charming exterior?  Do you have a secret passion for LOTR?  Is there a Mr. Wizard poster tucked away in your closet?

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Or are you more brazen with your geekiness?   Have you proudly set the NES Mario theme as your ring tone?  Do you read Astronomy magazine for fun?

Ryan, a friend of tattoosales, carved a pi sign in a pumpkin for Halloween last year-making pumpkin pi.  That’s pretty geeky, Ryan.

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But even if you’re as geeky as Ryan, you’re likely light years away from these proud nerds.  They’ve decided to display their geekiness on their bodies for the world to see-permanently.

What's inside Justin?

3 Extra Lives?

Mega Man!

See more here.

If you’re not ready to display your inner geek in a permanent fashion, have your geekiest design made as a custom temporary tattoo instead.  That’s almost more geeky!


Link of the Week: Vanessa Hudgens’ Henna Temporary Tattoo

July 23, 2010

We’ve blogged about how we’re seeing henna temporary tattoos everywhere and that’s no joke!  Just this afternoon, High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens was spotted wearing a henna temporary tattoo on her arm.

henna temporary tattoo

We offer a very similar design in our Henna Bag of Tattoos.  The bag also contains long strands of Henna designs that can be worn along the fingers, like Vanessa’s.

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Link of the Week: Stephen Colbert’s Temporary Tattoos

July 14, 2010

Have you seen Stephen Colbert’s Hoop-De-Doo Series?  If not, check out the hilarity here or visit  In the series, Stephen tries to earn a spot on the Knicks every way imaginable.

stephen colbert temporary tattooCheck out those temporary tattoos; you know he’s taking this Hoop-De-Doo challenge very seriously.

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Link of the Week: Robber Attempts to Conceal Identity with Temporary Tattoo

June 29, 2010

We wrote a post at the beginning of the month about an episode of the BBC series Luther in which a kidnapper concealed his identity by wearing a temporary tattoo on his face.  Recent events in Shelton, CT prove this concept isn’t far fetched.

Katherine Vadnais pled guilty to being an accessory to first-degree robbery.  She allegedly helped her boyfriend, Shawn Gullberg, put a temporary tattoo on his neck to confuse authorities should surveillance cameras capture his robbery.  The chosen design: a starburst temporary tattoo.

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Suspect Shawn Gullberg, left, allegedly told police he decided to rob a bank after seeing a commercial for “Public Enemies,” starring Johnny Depp, right.

“I figured if I put a fake tattoo on my neck that would be a good disguise,” Gullberg is quoted as telling police.

Vadnais allegedly applied the temporary tattoo to his neck. The rest of the tattoo kit was found in their residence, according to a search and seizure warrant.


Link of the Week: Branding Tattoos Reach New Level

June 9, 2010

The Seattle Times recently featured an article which reported that nearly 1300 employees of a health club chain, Anytime Fitness, have gone under the needle to receive permanent tattoos of the company’s logo.

Company Temporary Tattoo

Anytime Fitness Logo

“While it’s common for businesses to hand out temporary tattoos of their logos, this is taking product branding to a very personal — and some might say extreme — level.”

We have been printing temporary tattoos of company logos for over 20 years and while we have heard of stories like this in the past, never have we seen so many employees from a single company opting to be branded permanently.  1300 and counting is quite impressive, Anytime Fitness!  What a unique and genuine display of employee satisfaction and loyalty.

For more information on temporary tattoos as promotional products, see this post.


Link of the Week: Luther Kidnapper Conceals Identity with Temporary Tattoo

June 2, 2010

In the fifth episode of the BBC series Luther, a wealthy art dealer and his family are taken hostage by a band of kidnappers led by man who has a tattoo covering his face.

Criminal temporary tattoo


But looks are deceiving; as it turns out, the leader’s tattoo is temporary!  Perhaps there is a market amongst the criminal underground for temporary tattoos

Quite an amusing concept!


Link of the Week: China Vogue Tattoo Me Beautiful

May 28, 2010

The May 2010 issue of China Vogue features a spread of model Marloes Horst titled, “Tattoo Me Beautiful.”  Horst is wearing nothing but temporary tattoos.

Fashion Temporary Tattoos

We’ve written at length this year on fashion and temporary tattoos. This latest spread shows that they are continuing to grow in popularity and are hot internationally.


Ronnie Dunn Temporary Tattoo!

May 27, 2010

We made a custom temporary tattoo of Ronnie Dunn for the Academy of Country Music Awards.  Check out the video here, it appears at about 50 seconds.  This is a screen shot from the video:

Ronnie Dunn Temporary TattooProps to the Academy of Country Music for coming up with this creative idea and to Ronnie Dunn for his great sense of humor!


Link of the Week: Curb Smoking with Temporary Tattoos

May 14, 2010

High school students in La Crosse, WI held an event last Friday to educate their fellow classmates about Wisconsin’s new smoke-free workplace law and to increase awareness about the dangers of smoking.

At the event, students had t-shirts, root beer floats and temporary tattoos to give away.  At educational events like these, giveaways are a must!  The root beer floats give students a strong incentive to stop at the event and the t-shirts and temporary tattoos are something they can take away to reinforce the message.

Anti-smoking tattoo available at

Temporary tattoos are great for promoting causes and handing out at events because they’re easy to use, fun and inexpensive.  The students at La Crosse wore the anti-smoking

Anti-smoking tattoo available at

temporary tattoos which reminded them of the message and exposed the message to those who did not attend the event.  Seeing another person wearing an anti-smoking tattoo definitely draws attention and can spark conversation; that is the purpose of any event giveaway.

Whether it’s a custom temporary tattoo or a stock design, the event in La Crosse is a great example of how temporary tattoos are a must-have for any promotional event. Use blog15 now to save 15% on your next purchase! Shipping is always free in the United States (minimum online order is only $10).

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Link of the Week: Dress Code to Include Temporary Tattoos

May 3, 2010

The Institute of Contemporary Art is hosting a gala this Friday, May 7th, and has requested that its 600 attendees accessorize their formal attire with temporary tattoos.

ICA Boston

It makes sense that the art world would be the first to fully embrace temporary tattoos as mainstream fashion accessories.  Still, galas are traditional, formal events and basing a gala dress code around temporary tattoos is quite novel.

Will temporary tattoos formally included as part of the dress code become the norm?  It’s hard to say.  But what we do know is that temporary tattoos as fashion accessories are here to stay.  After all, if a major museum in Boston is requesting temporary tattoos, it will ripple through that local culture – and probably through other major cities.

Dr. Lakra, Sin titulo/Untitled (sillon rojo), 2004, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Need ideas about how to incorporate temporary tattoos as part of your everyday look?  Check out our April 29th post about Henna temporary tattoos and check back later this week for a more in-depth guide to temporary tattoos and fashion. Use blog15 now to save 15% on your next purchase! Shipping is always free in the United States (minimum online order is only $10).

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