Personalize your child with SafetyTats

  • Chicago Tribune
  • Friday, March 15, 2013 9:31pm
  • Life

Name: Quick Stick Write-On! SafetyTats.

What they are: Waterproof skin appliques that a parent can stick on a child and then personalize (a marker is included with each kit). Putting a phone number on the tat makes it easier to reunite a lost child with his or her parents.

How they work: First use an alcohol wipe to clean the location where you want the tat. Make sure to avoid all lotions, sun screen and bug sprays, which can limit the effectiveness of the adhesive.

Peel the tattoo from the large backing, place on the child’s arm and press firmly for 20 seconds. Then peel off the top layer and inscribe the emergency phone number.

The good: They do last. I applied one on a Saturday morning, and seven days and six showers later, it was still firmly attached and the message showed no signs of fading. The SafetyTats can last two weeks, according to the manufacturer.

The bad: If there is a drawback, it’s that the tats adhere too well. Removal involves slowly peeling the sticker from the skin. Small children may fuss, as is their wont.

Cost: The SafetyTats come in various designs in packs of six to 18 ($9.99 to $19.99). Order online or from a retailer listed at safetytat.com/.

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