safetytatWhen I first heard of SafetyTats the first thing I thought was, “Why didn’t they have these when my kids were little?” I immediately thought back to all of the field trips, Scouting activities, and other events my now grown children attended where these would have come in handy. Instead, we passed instructions from one parent to another hoping that the information made it to the appropriate person.  Luckily, the kids survived, but it’s nice to know there’s something better now.

What is a SafetyTat?  Just what it sounds like – your child’s important information in the form of a skin tattoo that’s temporary! SafetyTat was invented by a mom after an outing with her three kids.  After writing on her telephone number on her kids’ arms in case they got separated, she realized there had to be a better way.  Marrying  temporary tattoos that kids love to wear, with the safety information they need, resulted in SafetyTats.

The original SafetyTats come preprinted with your specified information and apply like traditional temporary tattoos. The newest line apply more like an adhesive bandage and therefore don’t require any water.  They’re removed by pulling up at one edge.  These are personalized by you with the included waterproof “tattoo” pen.  Just apply the tattoo and then write the info.  They stay on until you take them off!

The designs offered are many.  Ones for your telephone number, allergy issues, and even tattoos that let others know the child is non-verbal.  There are mixed packs as well so you always have the right one on hand.  I would definitely keep these in my bag if I still had young children.


Want to try out the new Write-on Tats? The SafetyTat has generously provided two sets of write-on tats – one for girls and another for boys.

To Enter:

Visit the SafetyTat website and comment below with your favorite design or one fact you learned about the product. Also, note if you’d like the boy version or girl version.  Regular contest rules apply.  Open to all.  Ends 6/21/09 8pm PT

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