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Help Us Celebrate Our FIRST Pinterest Contest!

May 14, 2012

Happy Birthday to Us!

We’re celebrating the big 23 years this month, and to mark the occasion, we’re hosting a birthday-themed contest on Pinterest!

Pinterest Birthday Contest TattooSales

The prizes at stake? Three $50 temporary tattoo gift cards from

Here’s the deal: the contest starts TODAY, May 14, and runs through May 25 (our official birthday).


  1. Follow all of our boards (
  2. Create a new Pinterest board called “ Loves Birthdays!”
  3. Start pinning!
  • Fill your board with at least 10 pins of your favorite birthday party ideas, including at least 3 pins from
  •  Include #temporarytattoo in the caption of every pin.
  • When you’re finished, email us at with your board’s URL.

Keep reading to find out all the nitty-gritty details….or, head over to Pinterest and start pinning your favorite b-day bash ideas!



-You will need to have a Pinterest account in order to enter the contest. Pinterest accounts are free, though you must first receive and accept an invitation to join. Invitations may be obtained by clicking the “Request an Invite” link at Within a few days of making your request, your account will be created and then you will be able to start pinning all of your favorites.
-You must follow Tattoo Manufacturing on Pinterest in order to enter:
-You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age as of May 14, 2012 to be eligible to win.
-This contest is open to all legal U.S. residents.
-Each Pinterest board is considered an entry. Eligible Pinterest boards will be titled “ Loves Birthdays!” and contain at least ten (10) total pins, including at least three (3) pins from All pins must include the hashtag #temporarytattoo in the caption.
-One entry per Pinterest account.
-Winners will be selected at random.
-This giveaway begins on May 14,2012 and ends on May 25, 2012 at 3:00 PM EDT .
-Winner will be announced during the week of May 28th. All entries that meet eligibility standards must be received within this time period to be considered for the prize, which is $50 credit to be used on products available at Three entrants will be randomly selected from all eligible entrants. The winners will receive a $50 credit to be used on products available at
-All federal, state and local taxes, fees and surcharges on the prize, if any, are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Prizes are non-transferable and not redeemable for cash. By participating, individuals accept these rules and agree to be bound by the results of the prize drawing. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. The winners of the custom tattoos will be notified via email. TM International (TMI) employees, and their respective household members, are not eligible to win.

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Ink at #SXSW: temporary tattoo roundup

March 26, 2012

While the Tattoo Manufacturing team didn’t make it to Austin for SXSW this year, we’ve kept an eye on our Twitter feeds and blog rolls for play-by-plays from the festival. Every year at SXSW, companies unveil new products and break out creative new marketing strategies, and 2012 was no different.

We’re biased, but our favorite word-of-mouth marketing tool is custom temporary tattoos. Here are our favorite custom tattoos that created buzz at this year’s SXSW.

First, the brands who gave out fake ink during SXSW Interactive:

1. SlideRocket:

SlideRocket temporary tattoo from sxsw

2. Librarians! ALA tattoos:

Librarian temporary tattoos at SXSW

3. You and Who – “heart on your sleeve” tattoos

You and Who tattoo at SXSW

You and Who tattoos

4. Rackspace – these tattoo “sleeves” aren’t actually temporary tattoos, but we still love them!

Rackspace tattoo sleeve at SXSW

Bands got in on the temporary tattoo fun during the music-focused portion of SXSW.

The band Miike Snow promoted their new album, Happy to You, with scan-able QR code temporary tattoos.

SXSW Miike Snow band QR code tattoo

Did we miss any great tattoo stories? Did you spot sweet tats at SXSW? Give us the scoop in the comments or tweet us @tattoosales.

To order your own custom temporary tattoos, visit our easy-to-use marketing headquarters at

How Second Glass Uses Temporary Tattoos to Connect with Young Wine Fans

February 21, 2012

Meet Second Glass. They’re a company on a mission to make wine and wine-tasting more approachable for a younger generation. As co-founder Morgan First puts it, “how has an event that involves wine become so stale and stuffy?”

Second Glass Wine Riot Tattoo Station

Second Glass uses their signature event series, Wine Riot, to arm young people with information about wine in an exciting and fresh way. They keep Wine Riot fun by deploying DJs, photo booths, and temporary tattoos.

Why temporary tattoos? Morgan explains that “when people have tattoos on, the snootiness goes out the window.” Temporary tattoos change the atmosphere at a wine tasting from intimidating and snobby to approachable and relaxed. People aren’t scared to ask even the most basic wine questions, like “what’s a Merlot?” or “what does the year on the wine bottle mean?”

Applying a temporary tattoo at Wine Riot

Second Glass sets up a tattoo station at each Wine Riot event. Attendees clamor for the temporary tattoos, which Second Glass offers in loosely wine-themed and zany designs: a wine-loving mermaid, an octopus holding a wine bottle, and a tiger whose stripes spell “Drink More Wine.” The tattoo designs are by Second Glass designer Holly Gordon.

Morgan has found that using fun, original tattoo designs (instead of just a logo) make them extremely popular. And, the interactive tattoo station gives event organizers a place to talk directly to attendees and give them more information about Second Glass.

Wine Riot pin-up temporary tattoo

Second Glass Wine Riot temporary tattoos in action

We especially love the custom tattoo backs that are on the back of every Second Glass tattoo. Custom backs with the Second Glass logo and website ensure that every tattoo that leaves their event reminds attendees how they can find out more about Second Glass.

Second Glass temporary tattoo custom back

Second Glass temporary tattoo custom back

Infuse your event with some extra fun – design your own custom temporary tattoos.

Something Old, Something New, Something Temporary? and Something Blue

February 2, 2012

The spring and summer wedding season is fast-approaching, and we know there are lots of brides out there spending hours and hours planning every fun and creative wedding detail.

As usual, we’re here to help, and we’re filling a Pinterest board with our finds for unique, budget-friendly, DIY weddings. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Surprise your guests with fun temporary tattoos as favors. Create a custom design that includes the bride & groom’s names and wedding date. Or, give your guests something to smile about and set the party mood with custom tattoos bearing the message “I had a blast at (Katie and Patrick)’s wedding bash!” (insert your names here). Distribute the tattoo favors by placing a tattoo at each guest’s dinner seat, or set up a temporary tattoo “parlor” station with water and small towels.
Temporary tattoo wedding favors in basket
Display your temporary tattoo favors for guests to enjoy. Source:
Katie & Patrick custom heart tattoo

Custom bride + groom wedding tattoo

Temporary tattoo favors in bags

Tattoo favors packaged to go! Source:

  • Photo booths are a popular trend at wedding receptions. Provide your custom temporary tattoos, or a variety of themed temporary tattoos, as fun and affordable “props” for your photo booth. Temporary tattoos are props that guests can gladly wear home

    Kid enjoying temporary tattoos at wedding


  • Brides are always looking for cute and creative ways to wear their “something blue.” We’ve heard ideas that range from carrying a blue handkerchief around the bouquet to writing special notes in blue on the bottom of wedding shoes. Our idea: use temporary tattoos as your “something blue.” Show your love with your groom’s name or your wedding date in a blue temporary tattoo. And, save extra “something blue” tattoos to wear as a happy memory of your wedding day on anniversaries to come.

    Bride with groom's name as "something blue" temporary tattoo

    Photo: Scott Drexler, PhotosOnMaui. Source:

  • We have also heard from many brides who used temporary tattoos as fun favors and activities at other wedding-related events: bridal showers, engagement parties, and, of course, bachelorette parties.
  • Celebrate your wedded bliss and let everyone know you’re newlyweds by sporting custom “Just Married” tattoos on your honeymoon.

Order your custom wedding tattoos – for your guests, your bridesmaids, or yourself – at Use code BLOG15 for 15% off your order. And, take advantage of our everyday free shipping on every order.

Looking for more wedding ideas? Browse our past wedding posts:

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