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/.

More in Life

Dance company brings Tetris video game to the stage

Dancing quartet Arch8 turns the tile-matching puzzle game into a wacky dance routine.

From appetizers to dessert: FIVE full of gastronomic surprises

The restaurant slash bistro in Edmonds earns its singular name with its star-studded menu.

Scholastic medal winner is 15 and making college-level art

Clare Kaiyala is one of 10 national Scholastic Art Writing Awards winners from Snohomish County.

Hit-man movie ‘You Were Never Really Here’ hypnotizes

Joaquin Phoenix looks remarkably awful in this new thriller about a hired killer.

Stanley Tucci’s latest film paints incomplete portrait of artist

“Final Portrait” lacks the strength to be the “Big Night” of movies about art.

It’s National Poetry Month, so here’s a poetry double-dare

If you aren’t into verse, here are three books that might change your mind.

Secret of a perfect chicken sandwich: roast the bird yourself

Add to the perfection by topping it with bacon, sun-dried tomato pesto, arugula, mayo and romaine.

Marijuana supporters, critics across the US weigh in on 420

A look at what some advocates and critics have to say about the state of marijuana in the U.S. today.

‘Super Troopers 2’ shows Broken Lizard hasn’t aged well

Wildly successful Kickstarter campaign funded sequel of 2001 hit.

Most Read