Kim Kizyma
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Temporary bad decisions

About a month or so ago, I ordered two "semi-permanent tattoos" from a company I found online called Inkbox.

I liked the concept because I could create my own artwork and upload it to their site, choose what size I wanted it to be printed, and just place the order. They said the tattoos could last upwards of two weeks. For me, mine lasted a few days.

If you don't want to design your own tattoo, but still want some "semi-permanent ink," you can order through their premade design library.

Inkbox boasts:

  • Look and feel of a real tattoo.
  • Lasts 8-18 days.
  • Applied in 15 minutes.
  • Organic.

Obviously the amount of time this "tattoo" lasts depends on each individual. There are a lot of factors which play into the removal/"semi-permanence" of your new art. I shower 6 times a week minimum, so I kind of knew mine wouldn't last as long as advertised. But I was ok with that.

I basically ordered the tattoos because I've been thinking about getting a "real" one and wanted to see what it would look like. Overall, I liked it and still want it, but now know what I want to tweak in the design (as simple as it is).

I think it's a really cool way to plan out what your tattoo will look like and I'm really glad I did it. Did it look real? No. Not even for a day. Partially, probably due to my lack of finesse in application. But either way, it did what I needed it to do, so my overall experience with Inkbox is good.

Inkbox's packaging is super cute too. I thoroughly enjoyed opening it and reading every part of their design. They also included a surprise one-of-a-kind artwork from Darién Gap, Panama, where they source the "ink." Getting extras whenever you order something is always awesome. And I really love their branding and message. It's playful and gets the point across very well.

So, if you've been thinking about getting some ink, but aren't 100% sold on your design or the absolutely permanent commitment...definitely try Inkbox out.

kk