Sephora Tattoo Me!

When I saw theย 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.

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Sephora’s Tattoo Me!

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:

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Sephora’s Tattoo Me!

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.

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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 ย 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?

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  • Ahh too bad it doesn’t stay put! I was thinking the idea is very cute! That’s Marky’s arm right? What did you have to do this time for her to hand model for you? LOL

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Nope-that’s my arm this time. I showed her the pen and she said: STAY AWAY FROM ME WITH THAT THING hahaha!

      • Hahahahaha I was naive enough to think the artist in her would find it fun ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • TracyBeautyReflections

        Nope! She was not impressed LOL. She wants a real one someday!

  • Gaelle

    That’s a shame as its just such a cool idea for chickens like me who can’t face having a real one!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      I know! I was kind of excited too!

  • Icaria

    Great idea, weird formula, my girl would have loved this!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      I know! It’s a shame.

  • It should be waterproof, thats a no brainer!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Right? That’s what I thought too!

  • Liz

    Maybe Sephora didn’t want to be sued for faces becoming permanently stamped for life, hahaha. I’m so not into tats or stamping or anything like that. I actually get super pissed off when I have to get my hand stamped at some stupid night club or another.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      LOL haha. You get hand stamped at Disneyland, but it’s one of those glow under blue light stamps so you don’t see it until they shine a light on it. But yeah. I hate getting stamped for things too. I hear ya!

  • Tho this is so cute! Too bad for the formula ๐Ÿ™

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      I know! I thought it was cute too, but why bother if it doesn’t stay put?

  • what a funny idea! but I don’t understand why they make such a weird formula then? should be at least waterproof.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Right? Seems like a no-brainer to the rest of us!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Agree! Draw it on with a waterproof eyeliner!

  • Seems more than a little pointless to me.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      I know! Like why bother?

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll never forget that day. My kid could make anybody do ANYTHING I swear-she had some kind of powers haha!
    I agree-smaller would have been cuter. AND WATERPROOF! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • grlnxdor

    I personally love the idea. I’ve often thought of getting a tattoo, but I’m sooo fickle. I’m sure whatever I settled on I would fall out of love with eventually. As far as crafts go, I get all excited about a new crafty thing and then I fail to keep up with it. I no longer start anything like that. I know myself all too well!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Me too now! That stamping phase was in the 90s, so I haven’t picked up anything crafty since then. I give up haha!

  • Toya

    I love this idea, especially having got my first tattoo last year and loving it! But yea…not waterproof?? WTF? That doesn’t make sense and is kind of silly. I like the pattern you did here though Tracy!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks Toya! I know-I just don’t get it?

  • That’s totes loco that these aren’t waterproof!? I was intrigued by this but it’s not something I’d use anywhere near enough to justify buying it. Loved your story about Marky and the markers, lol!!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Marky was quite the little manipulator!
      And I know-I’m kind of glad everyone kind of agrees with me to!

  • Lily

    Looks like something my children will enjoy, if they have rainbow colours ๐Ÿ™‚

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Nope! Just black. Too bad, hey?

  • Hahaha, this makes me laugh a little bit. It’s a good idea, but the waterproof thing seems like a huge oversight!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Right? Like why?

  • Sarah P

    Hmm…I tried posting and I don’t see it. Sorry for the double post!

    I am so tempted to get the star or the anchor. I would never have the guts to get a tattoo, but I like the look of nautical tattoos. I might buy one of these and stamp all over my giant beardy gentleman-friend’s arm, to see if he looks more or less hipster with anchor tattoos.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      LOL hahaha DO IT! And let me know please haha!

  • Shu Ting

    What happened to Emily, happened to my younger daughter being drawn or stamped all over face/arms by her older sister!!!! Nevertheless, it could be a cool tool if you want to have a rock chic look. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Haha your poor daughter! ๐Ÿ™‚
      I agree-I just wish it would stay put!

  • Joyce (bronzer bunny)

    this is so cool and i was all excited until you said it would smudge/wash off immediately ๐Ÿ™ sad!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      I know! I had a sad about it too. ๐Ÿ™

      • Joyce (bronzer bunny)

        i sad ๐Ÿ™ though im sure we could draw eyeliner stars… hmmm.. but still!!

      • TracyBeautyReflections

        LOL I know. But this would have been so easy!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    That’s a great idea! I wonder if there’s something lie that already? Hmmmm….:)

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Oh cool! That sounds better!