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

‘Found’: Author and climber a 20-year veteran of mountain rescue

In her second book, Bree Loewen shares her experiences of volunteering with Seattle Mountain Rescue.

Secret garden: Privacy trees that won’t outgrow a small space

These plants offer some height to block out unwanted sights without taking over your yard.

Stock your winter bookshelf with these animal and nature reads

Four new books cover outdoors topics from butterflies to wolves.

The Shed Players recently released their new album “Our Shingle Most Favorites.”
Listen here: Josh Clauson, The Shed Players release new CDs

This feature is all about Snohomish County’s homegrown talent: locals who make music and record it.

Newfangled cooker isn’t for those with tried and true methods

Columnist Jennifer Bardsley recently succumbed to peer pressure and purchased an Instant Pot.

Now is the time to assess your student’s back-to-school plan

Take a good look at how your kids are managing their new routine, class, teacher(s) and homework.

Author’s talk of birds and clouds kicks off Marysville series

1. Birds and clouds Marysville’s Outdoor Adventure Speakers Series is kicking into… Continue reading

How to shop in the street markets of France

It’s the best way to connect with the nation’s farmers and artisans.

Oprah Winfrey joins ‘60 Minutes’ for 50th anniversary year

The media giant debuts on tonight’s show, reporting on a story about America’s political divisions.

Most Read