When I saw the Sephora Tattoo Me! pen, the first thing I thought of was stamping. I’m not a very crafty person, but I have tried to be in the past-you know, to be a more well-rounded person and to have a hobby that was relaxing. I did like stamping and had a friend that sold stamps. We’d get together and make cards and it was fun. But like most crafty pursuits I’ve taken up, I got bored fast AND it wasn’t all so stress-relieving. The really nice stamps and cool inks and accessories cost a lot of MONEY. Yup. That’s pretty much what happens every time I start doing something crafty. So I just don’t anymore.
Sephora Tattoo Me!($8 CDN) is an applicator pen with an ink stamp for creating a temporary tattoo anywhere you want one. There are three designs available, an anchor, a skull, and this star:
Make sure wherever you want to apply the stamp is clean and dry and someplace that won’t get wet, or comes into contact with clothing because for some reason the stamp ink is not waterproof? I’m not sure WHY Sephora did that. Makes no sense to me! It’s apparently smudgeproof, but meh again. Not really so.
You can extend the wear of the tattoo, by applying a touch of powder to the area where you wish to apply a tattoo just before applying the ink stamp. It helps a bit, but the ink still fades as the day goes by and is DEFINITELY not waterproof, so don’t put it on your wrist like I did. One hand-wash and I was down a star-and-a-half!
Sephora Tattoo Me! is a cute idea, but honestly it should have been waterproof and smudgeproof ink to make it work better. At least for me. I guess this is cute for your kids! But if your kid is like MY kid was, it might be a bad idea. Remember those Crayola window markers? When Marky was in grade 5, I dropped her off at a friend’s house for an afternoon, and when I returned to pick her up, her friend Emily had marker designs ALL OVER HER FACE DRAWN ON BY MY ARTIST DAUGHTER. Marky was CLEAN and UNSCATHED. So, in an instance like that, you’d be quite happy that these WEREN’T waterproof!
What do you think? Do these kind of temporary tattoos appeal to you? Or is this for little kids?