Wednesday, February 11, 2009

rubber stamp body art

In this month's craft stamper magazine I noticed the prize for the ATC competition included tattoo ink (Bombshell stamps - Temporary Tattoo Body Ink Pad -BLACK) for rubber stamps from 3D jean. I immediately thought, "I gotta get myself some of that!"
It arrived today so I thought I would give a quick review. First thing I noticed when I opened it is that it is not a raised ink pad, which means inking large stamps will be difficult. Then the hinged lid, does not lift all the way back so you can't "take the ink to the stamp" very easily. Also the pad itself doesn't look very moist. On top of that it doesn't come with any instructions, so you don't know how long the tattoo is supposed to last, etc.

So I wasn't holding out much hope for a convincing tatto. But, I was pleasantly surprised, as you can see the result is pretty good. You have to be careful when inking your stamp to avoid catching the rubber, as stamping onto flesh is obviously nothing like stamping onto paper. The ink dried quickly and held up well to gentle rubbing and rubbing against clothing (not sure I'd risk it against light clothing though). I purposely got it wet amd the tattoo remained, but if rubbed while wet it does smudge easily. The tattoo removes easily with soap and water and gentle rubbing.

So if you are considering getting this pad, I hope this review helps. I'm glad I got it, but I think it has definite room for improvement in the design of the pad.

p.s. yes my arm really is that freckly!

(the stamp is rather unsurprisingly from Inka!)


  1. OK-Let us know how long it takes before it washes off! LOL!

  2. Wow, that is cool!

  3. You are having too much fun, Joanne! I love that stamp so much that I have it, but sigh I don't have a tatoo. Bought some of that tatoo ink for my DIL once to take a footprint of the she was scared to use it. How long does it last? Under normal washing? lol.

  4. I hope you dont go out showing that arm off Joanne lol - then again - you should do a full arm adn record the look on faces lol. Thanks for the review, I imagine kids would get a lot of fun from it.

  5. I love it! This is what people should do when they want a tattoo on a whim. Surely within a few days they'll change their mind. :O)

  6. Great review.I didnt know anyone that had used it either.Glad it works...has it come off yet?
    It'll be love and hate next on your fingers using Inka alphabet lol


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