Could This Be the Future of Temporary Tattoos?

Xavier in Stories

Could this be the future of Temporary Tattoos? Think of all you'll save by getting this instead of getting a real tattoo for your lover.

When you think of temporary tattoos, you start reminiscing about those stick-on tattoos from cherry-flavoured gums you once got as a kid and here you are several years and several sessions later.

Inkbox
Inkbox

You get to relive those moments again, only better this time, with the help of brothers Tyler and Braden Handley. The two men from Toronto came up with Inkbox tattoos, an ongoing Kickstarter project for the moment.

Inkbox / Kickstarter
Inkbox / Kickstarter
Inkbox / Kickstarter
Inkbox / Kickstarter

Just like any other temporary tattoo, you peel off a protective backing from the sheet, press it on a clean, dry space on your skin, and then dampen it for several minutes before peeling it off. The game changer is in what happens right after the sheet is peeled off.

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Inkbox / Kickstarter
Inkbox / Kickstarter

There may be a mini heart attack when you don't find anything underneath it (it's being nine years old all over again!) but chill, that's supposed to happen. That's because Inbox tattoos are made from some undisclosed organic substance that, unlike other temporary tattoos, doesn't sit on top of your skin. The changes take place in a few hours, where the organic compounds in the tattoo are broken down into your epidermis, which is what makes the tattoo last for two weeks.

Inkbox / Kickstarter
Inkbox / Kickstarter

Having said that, you don't have much too worry because not only is it 100% organic, but it's also safe to use for all ages. And if you've gotten tired of it immediately, or you're not supposed to shop up at work with a rather large triangle on your forehead, you can just exfoliate at least twice a day to speed its wear-off.

Inkbox / Kickstarter
Inkbox / Kickstarter

“We love tattoos, but we’re the indecisive, non-committal types when it comes to permanent body art – we weren’t ready to take the plunge. It was impossible to find tattoos that looked real but weren’t permanent” —Handley brothers

Inkbox / Kickstarter
Inkbox / Kickstarter

As of now, there are currently over 300 available designs—and counting. Once they're up and running, people will be able to send over custom designs over the website. We'll have you know that Inkbox tattoos have also crushed their initial $20k CAD goal with over $150k CAD, and with eighteen days days remaining.

Inkbox
Inkbox

Pretty sure many folks will be against this. But think of all the skin/money/time you'll save by getting a custom one here instead of getting a real tattoo of your girlfriend's name on your neck. Think about it.

Inkbox / Kickstarter
Inkbox / Kickstarter

Interested? Head over right here.

Xavier

@Xavier

When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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