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This month's promotional product is Temporary Tatto Paper and it is soooooooooo much fun!  Print your favorite designs on this unique paper with your home inkjet printer. Then, with the included adhesive, use the Silhouette's print and cut feature to cut around each printed design.  They apply easily with water, generally lasting a day or two, and can be removed with a washcloth and warm water.

Here are a few ideas I came up with.  The first idea I thought of was to use them when you go on vacation to a busy place (i.e. Disneyland, Six Flags, etc.) and want your contact information with the child so you can be reunited quicker.  (This could also be adapted for a field trip....)

I'm not sure if this will work, but I created a template for this tattoo (see below) that you are welcome to use.  There are 12 tattoos to a sheet.  You just have to insert your phone number(s) and photos to the size of the box (if you want photos).  Save this file and open it up in your Silhouette Studio. [If you choose to use this file, please let me know if you have any problems opening it up...thanks!]

Another fun idea is to just use these temporary tattoos instead of makeup at Halloween time or for birthday parties.  You can easily become "Frankenstein" with a few stitches or "Harry Potter" with a quick lightening bolt on the forehead. can just use them for fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here are a few random things I learned:

- If your image contains text, MAKE SURE it's reversed before you print it! (I tend to forget this....a lot!)
- Do a test first on paper and make sure it looks just right before using your tattoo paper.
- You can easily use scissors to cut the material as well as your machine.
- One child wanted the tattoo off about fifteen minutes later and it washed off just fine. can be left on for a day or two.  It just depends on where the tattoo is and how often it gets touched. 
- To apply the tattoo, just get a washcloth and wring out the water.  Then apply the washcloth to tattoo area (doesn't matter if water is warm or cold). 

JUNE PROMOTION:  If you'd like to take part in this promotion, you will get a Silhouette SD machine with two packages of Temporary Tattoo Paper for $199 (U.S. only) (120 dollars in savings!)  Just use the promo code SUGAR at checkout.

ALREADY HAVE A MACHINE? - You can get 25% off all other products in the Silhouette shop (excluding gift cards and download codes)!  Click here to shop and HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  This promotion runs June 21-29, 2011.

PLEASE SHARE: How have you used this product?  Please leave a comment below and/or link to your blog to show us how you've used the temporary tattoo paper.

Comments (16)
  • Erica K Wilker

    Sorry, but I agree with Sharon. It just doesn't feel right. :sad:

  • Paige

    I think these are great ideas. Especially the contact information tattoo for children on field trips. This is a very helpful idea for autistic children who would not talk or answer anyone if lost.

  • Sharon

    This reminds me of the candy cigarettes popular in the 50's and 60's - if you don't want your children to get permanent tats then don't encourage them using the look-alikes.

  • beth

    I think that's a great idea for contact info in case your child gets separated from you in one of those huge places! Little kids panic and can't remember anything when they need to and this would help.

  • Julie

    BAD idea!!! When the prophet says no to tattoos, he means NO to tattoos!!

  • Patricia Finley

    I usually never comment and hate to point this out but I am not sure that this is a good idea. When we were little they sold fake cigarettes and they gave the kids a false idea about smoking and it being cool. When the prophets say no alcohol they don't mean go get some near beer. It is the same with tattoos we have to think what kind of message do we want or are we trying to send to children? What is the underlying ideology? This presents tattoos in a fun light and is skirting that fine line.

  • Julie

    The idea of having contact information for your child is wise but does not have to be done in the form of a "tattoo". There are other ways to keep contact information with your child. I knew of some parents who just wrote it on their child with a sharpie marker- a little strange, maybe, but it served the purpose. I just don't like the idea of "tattoos" for ANY reason.

  • wendyruth

    Cute idea but I concur with others. Why make tattoos, albeit removable, attractive to our youth. There's enough temptation as it is!

  • KJ

    I think for costume/halloween and the "lost" information this is a great application and good idea.

  • Stacey

    I'm not a big fan of tatoo's but, I love the halloween and id info idea. I ordered the machine this month and was trying to figure out what I would use it for. We do let our kids write with a permanet marker on themselves for their swim meets...I think I might try "Go Waves" or "eat my bubbles" Tatoo's instead of having to write it on their backs!

  • Marissa


    I can remember the gum cigarettes i used to buy as a child from the ice cream man. And guess what?! I have never once, taken a puff from a real one.

    I think that if we teach our children the gospel principles, while being good examples ourselves, they aren't likely to become substance abusers or body-art displayers.

    I myself, do not like tatoos. But, I think "body stickers" are a better idea than one writing on themself, or their children, with a permanent marker.

    And don't forget, our children have their free agency. We can teach them and be the most outstanding example of the way one should live their life. And guess what, they still might get an ugly tattoo, or not go on a mission, or stop going to church all together.

    I think it's just like getting your face painted. It's fun and cute, but when your done with it, it comes off with water!

  • Belinda

    I appreciate the comments I've read so far and definitely agree with Marissa. I used to have those lollie cigaretts and I have worn temporary tattoos when I was a kid. I have never smoked nor wanted a tattoo. It's all in fun and don't forget, it comes off with water.

  • Laura

    This questionable activity puts the stamp of approval on tats. It goes against the teachings of the prophet. Would your children feel comfortable wearing these if they were in the presence of the Savior? I think not. Let's encourage them to keep their bodies clean and pure inside and out.

  • Blink

    I believe that giving this unique and cute idea the name "temporary tattoo" is unfortunate. and the name alone has brought this under condemnation by a lot of fussy self righteous do-gooders. These same people have had their children's face painted at fairs and partys and have no problem with that. This is no different. If the savior was standing beside me and my child had a cute little strawberry on her cheek or some other happy little halloween thing, I would not be in the uncomfortable in the least. My savior loves me! and our children! you are making this more difficult than it has to be. Let's be a little less judgemental shall we?

  • susantj

    I think some people are too uptight. Temporary tatoos can't be too bad if the byu bookstore sells them! I think most of you are making too much out of temporary body art. What about ladies makeup they wear. Or makeup at halloween. Temporary tatoos or any kind of body art that aren't permanent are just fine

  • Veronica

    I think that this is a great tutorial for the lost kid info temporary tattoo. We are taking a trip to Disney soon and this is perfect. As for those that do not like the idea of temporary tattoos for their children; we all have different ideas for our children, but I do not believe a blog tutorial is the place to voice them and I am not sure why you were looking up this page if you do not actually want or need the tutorial. Thank you Sugardoodle for the information!

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