The people over SafetyTat contacted me last month about their temporary tattoos for kids. Yeah, I know, why would dads and moms want to read about tattoos? As parents, we’ve seen more than our share of temporary tattoos (Dad Blog Question of the Week: Why do kids like to stick tattoos on each other’s behinds and then laugh hysterically?).
SafetyTat tattoos are different from other tattoos for children. As their slogan suggest, The Tat That Brings Kids Back!, SafetyTat tattoos are about safety. The tattoos display a parent’s phone number and help parents and child to be reunited if separated. If I ever go back to Disneyland, I could see myself using a product like this. And I’m sure Mommy Forever would want to stick one on me too because I have a habit of disappearing on her (it’s not my fault if I keep getting abducted my little green aliens).
There are two main types of SafetyTat tattoos for kids:
Original SafetyTats are like novelty temporary tattoos for kids most moms and dads have used or seen. SafetyTat customizes these tattoos with your phone number. The safety tattoo is applied face down, then saturated with water to remove the backer paper. The Original SafetyTats are translucent once applied. Original SafetyTats last from 1-5 days. For best performance, they recommend applying a new Original SafetyTat each day.
Quick Stick Write-On! SafetyTats are blank/non-customized “skin appliques” or “skin stickers” that dads and moms can customize with the provided tattoo marking pen. They require no water to apply — just peel and stick the tattoo on your child. They are made of a micro thin, durable elastomer that is opaque when applied to skin and provides a safe barrier so no ink touches your child’s skin or bleeds through the tattoo when you write on it. Quick Stick Write-On child ID tattoos last up to 2 weeks.
The company also has a line of SafetyTat tattoos for kids with allergies. As my regular readers know, our baby is allergic to eggs, dairy, peanuts, shrimp, tomatoes, the kitchen sink, and probably oxygen too. The SafetyTat allergy tattoos would be great for him. Obviously, we would tell a babysitter or teacher about our son’s allergies, but a SafetyTat allergy tattoo would be a nice little reminder at birthday parties, school field trips, and play dates.
If you would like to win a sample pack of the SafetyTats Stick Write-On! (winner’s choice of tattoos for boy, girl, or multi), you need to become a fan of SafetyTat: Kids Temporary SafetyTattoos on Facebook. Once you’ve done that, leave a comment to let me know. A winner will be randomly selected. The giveaway is limited to USA and Canada. The giveaway ends on Monday, November 23rd.
If you are interested in buying a pack of SafetyTats, I have a coupon code for my readers: ForeverDaddy (it’s case sensitive). The coupon code is good for 10% off an order of $15 or more. Coupon is valid November 16-30, 2009.
[Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation or SafetyTat tattoos for writing this review.]