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July 31, 2017


Meaning Behind Tattoos

Temporary tattoos allow you to decorate your body in cool designs without the permanence of the real thing, but do you ever wonder what some of these tattoo designs symbolize? Read on to learn more!

Sea Turtle | View Design Here

Turtles are one of the oldest creatures on earth. The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, known as “Honu,” symbolizes good luck, endurance and long life. Turtles can show up as a person’s guardian spirit, known as “Aumakua.” When lost, turtles are excellent navigators and often find their way home. Legend states that a green sea turtle guided the first Polynesian settlers to the islands. In historic days, only the rich were allowed to consume turtles as food. In modern times, sea turtles are protected by the Endangered Species act and there are severe penalties just for giving them stinkeye. [Source: OluKai]

Hibiscus Flower | View Design Here

The Hibiscus is a popular flower representing delicate beauty and sunshine. It is known that women who wear the flower behind the right ear are single and the left ear represents a woman who is romantically attached. The Bird of Paradise is another exotic flower seen throughout Hawaii. The Hawaiian name for the flower means, “Little Globe,” and represents joy and magnificence. Orchids are indigenous to Hawaiian landscapes and are symbolic toward refinement and beauty. [Source: OluKai

Mandala | View Design Here

The mandala, while in design is dominated by squares or triangles, has a concentric structure and actually translates to “circle” in Sanskrit. These symbols offer visual elements that balance and represent harmony and unity. The mandala is extremely versatile and can carry a number of meanings that are limited only by the creator and the observer. The overall goal of a mandala is to be a tool on one’s spiritual journey. [Source: TattooSEO]

Cherry Blossom | View Design Here

The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short. When the cherry blossom trees bloom for a short time each year in brilliant force, they serve as a visual reminder of how precious and how precarious life is. [Source: Huffington Post

Koi Fish | View Design Here

Koi is a Japanese word for Carp. Japanese people have, for years, used Koi fish tattoo designs as a cultural symbol for overcoming adversity. Stories are told of how they climb waterfalls that have strong currents. It is said Koi was determined to reach the top of the waterfall so it persevered and succeeded. [Source: Tattoo Journal] http://tattoo-journal.com/30-breathtaking-photos-of-koi-fish-tattoo-designs/ Owl | View Design Here An owl can look beyond the surface to see the real truth underneath mountains of fluff. Owls are spiritual mirrors, totems that force us to face the thing that we fear the most - our true selves reflecting in their enormous eyes. [Source: iTattooDesigns

July 19, 2017


Arts 'n Crafts with Temporary Tattoos

Temporary tattoos are a fun way to express yourself without the permanence of the real thing, but did you know temporary tattoos are also great for arts and crafts? Below we show you some fun ways to use your Tattme Temporary Tattoos. Tag us with your creations #tattmetattoos. 

 

Step 1:

everyday household bottles

 

Step 2: 

arts and crafts work space

 

Step 3:

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almost finished

 

Last step! Be sure to spray your creation outside. Then voilá, you're done! 

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Design showcased is from our Vintage Floral series. Shop the collection here: https://tattmetattoos.com/collections/vintage-floral-temporary-tattoos

 

June 29, 2017


Meet the Artists

One reason why so many temporary tattoos look like the real thing is because they're designed by professionals. We love collaborating with designers, illustrators, and other artists who bring a unique skillset to Tattme Tattoos.

In this blog post, we'll highlight two artists and some of the pieces they have designed for Tattme Tattoos.

Landon Armstrong

landon tattme tattoos

Landon designed our popular Game Over and Game Over 2 series, available as both temporary tattoos and stickers. This collection of iconic video game and PC characters is one of our best sellers. Each design was carefully crafted with subtle intricacies and nuances gamers are sure to appreciate. 

 

Maxxer242

Maxxer 242 designed one of our newest sticker collections, Muertitos. Below he shares the inspiration behind the series.

muertitos designs

 

Stay tuned for more artist shoutouts in future blog posts!
June 17, 2017


Temporary Tattoos For All Ages

When we say our temporary tattoos are for kids, teenagers, and even adults, we mean it! With a selection of over 300 designs, and professionally illustrated by talented artists, we have something for everyone.

Kids

Tattoos not only serve as fun body decoration, but they're also great for arts and crafts! From decorating Easter eggs to applying to glass jars and more, temporary tattoos offer a fun pastime for hours of enjoyment. Stay tuned for future blog posts where we highlight some of these arts and craft activities. In the meantime, check out the following designs for the children in your life: Creepy Cakes, Mini Black, Pettoo, and Whimsical

temporary tattoos for kids

Teenagers

Our tattoos are stylish and contemporary, running the gamut from jewelry designs to delicate feathers and flowers. Even the most fickle of teenagers will dig our selection from our Island Ink line to Vintage Floral to Game Over.

Adults

Like henna designs, temporary tattoos offer people the ability to adorn and decorate their bodies...temporarily. And with the increasing popularity of temporary tattoos, and the designers creating the artwork, many of these temporary tatts look like the real thing. We recommend the following collections to get you started on your temporary tattoo journey: Jewelry, Mandala Glitter, and Black & Grey.

New Designs & Fan Faves

In this blog post, we’ll highlight some of our most recent temporary tattoo and sticker designs plus fan favorites.

Our new designs span the mix from jovial poopie emojis to beautifully intricate tribal designs.

Each temporary tattoo is water resistant lasting up to one week. If you need a reminder about how to successfully apply a temporary tattoo, check out our previous blog post hereWe focus on tattoos for everyone and of all ages! We have varying tattoo sizes and styles that are great for kids, teenagers, and adults! 

One of our most popular designs, Vintage Flower, can be adorned on your arms, legs, and back.

One of our new collections, Chrome, is quickly becoming a fan favorite too since all the tattoos are designed to look like blinged out Chrome!

And gamers absolutely love our Game Over series, offered in two unique collections. Check it out here and here.

Our temporary tattoos and stickers are affordable, artistic, and fun. In addition to temporary tattoos decorating your body, they're also great for arts and crafts (future posts will outline some of the fun stuff you can do with Tattme Temporary Tattoos)!

We offer over 300 designs plus FREE SHIPPING within the U.S.! Be sure to sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media for exclusive savings and offers you won’t find anywhere else!

Tag us at #tattmetattoos!

 

 

The Very Brief History of Temporary Tattoos

Many people are familiar with the history of tattooing and how it spans thousands of years and across multiple cultures, but when did temporary tattoos become a thing?

In this blog post, we’ll explore when temporary tattoos became popular, why they continue to be a great alternative to actual tattoos, and how you can easily get temporarily tatted!

The When

The early history of temporary tattoos is vague, but most attribute their origins to the iconic Cracker Jacks® product, which began featuring a "prize in every box" in 1912. It’s believed these original prizes were temporary tattoos, and by the 1950’s, they sold sheets of these designs for 1 cent each.

As time went on, temporary tattoos attained more mainstream popularity via baseball cards, other trading cards, and with the development of “scratch and sniff” tattoos.

By the mid 1980’s, and with eagerness from Hollywood to create a tattoo that was only temporary, an inventor named Keith R. Relyea, received a patent for his method of printing images on a translucent film that could then be transferred to the body.

The Why

Temporary tattoos have come a long way since being the featured prize in a Cracker Jacks® box. Tattooists and other artists have worked with temporary tattoo companies to produce products similar to the real thing. Doing so only increased the popularity of these temporary designs.

history of temporary tattoos blog post

With their affordable price tag, temporary status, and ability to look like the real thing, it's easy to see why temporary tattoos are so popular.

The How

How can you get yourself some fashionable temporary tattoos? Well, you came to the right place! We have over 300 designs and free shipping within the U.S. Whether you’re a fan of skulls, under the sea creatures, or realistic watercolor designs, we’ve got your covered. Or shop the whole collection here: tattmetattoos.com

**Sources: Tattoo Archive, Smithsonian, Ted Ed

Why You Should Get Inked...Temporarily

Temporary tattoos are an excellent alternative to getting permanently inked. They’re budget-friendly, pain free, and the best perk is, yes, they’re only temporary! Below we outline some of the pros of getting a temporary tattoo.

All Ages Approved

Temporary tattoos are versatile enough to satisfy all age ranges and styles. Many of our tattoo collections are artistic pieces designed to emulate real tattoos from our black and grey series to our mini black designs that are popular amongst the minimalist tattoo crowd. We also offer fun and light-hearted options like our pettoos animal line and our poopie emoji stickers.

Fad Designs

When you get permanently inked, you’re stuck with that piece forever (unless, of course, you go this route). With temporary tattoos, you’re not at the mercy of passing fads since the tattoos only last about one week!

Versatility

Temporary tattoos not only make great stocking stuffers and party favors, but they’re also great for arts and crafts, offering hours of creativity and fun.

vintage floral designs easter egg basker

Cost

Real tattoos are expensive and will set you back hundreds of dollars. Most temporary tattoos start at at $1 per design. We even have a great “mix & match” offer– 5 designs for $5!

Temporary tattoos allow you to decorate your skin differently every week without the consequences of being stuck with artwork you no longer like. Explore our store today!