Temporary Tattoo Taboo

26586_117092608310126_8260938_nHere is a funny little story.

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!

Happy Tattooing!




1 Comment on Temporary Tattoo Taboo

  1. Jay
    October 7, 2015 at 6:22 pm (4 years ago)

    You are hilarious!


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