This summer, temporary tattoos are all the (marketing) rage. Or they always have been and now I’m just noticing. Even our neighborhood ice-cream social was inundated with the faux skin art, provided by none other than the Police department. While a clever idea to de-vilify the Police, they made a strategic error…they didn’t provide a way to apply then at the point of delivery. That is a major “no no” as no sooner were all the kids ecstatic for receiving them they were just as quickly hysterical that they couldn’t put them on.
With only a single water bottle and a mass of children, the math didn’t look in my favor…too many arms, not enough water.
Here is the solution we stumbled upon:
- place a napkin under your ice cream bowl
- eat ice cream, place tattoo on skin
- cover tattoo with napkin
- wait 30 seconds
- remove napkin and backing
- enjoy your new skin art
- use napkin to clean up after ice cream
FYI: This trick works especially well with Jamba Juice (who give temporary tattoos out to kids). Just wrap your $6 smoothie with a napkin.