A few years ago my husband was deployed, and the FRG and the Rear D teamed up to do a kind of pseudo-Org Day. We had a cookout, and a bouncy castle for the kids. Lots of good, summer fun.
Some people had suggested that we do facepainting for the kids. Can I be honest? I don’t like face painting. It takes too long, and the kids are not afraid to let you know that the Batman symbol you painted on their cheek looks more like a deformed umbrella. True story.
So I combed the web and found this fantastic place that made custom temporary tattoos. I just uploaded that unit crest, and they did the rest. Problem solved! I ordered about 300 of them and we had a little tattoo station and everybody was very happy.
Fast forward a month or so. One of the companies was coming back earlier than the rest, and the FRG leader called me right as I was leaving my house for the redeployment ceremony. “Do you have any of those tattoos left? Can you bring them?” I had a boatload left over, so I threw them in my purse and left.
“Why didn’t I think of that?”, I asked myself. Of course the moms will want to tatt the kids up for dad!
So I got to the ceremony site, and started passing those tats out like crazy. And that’s when I realized that I had misinterpreted what was going on.
The moms were beelining it to the bathrooms to tattoo their, ahem…..nether-regions? I’m not sure how else to put it. For about a second I thought “Well that’s inappropriate,” but, come on. You gotta hand it to the young wives for out-thinking me on that one.
My only regret is that I did not sell them. I could have made the FRG a tidy little sum. But I just gave them away. And ordered more. And gave those away, too, as the soldiers trickled home, company by company.
So don’t tell me I never did my part for unit morale!
Bottom line…the temporary tattoos were a lot of fun. They were easy to apply, high quality, and the kids and parents both seemed to like them. I ordered mine from TattooSales.com. It was super easy to upload the artwork, and I got them pretty quickly. If you click the link, and use the code TAT1, it will get you an extra 15% off of your order!