Friday, May 28, 2010

Review - Safety Tat

I was recently given the opportunity to review a product call SafetyTat.
I had heard of these once a while ago and thought they sounded like a neat idea. They are fake tattoos that you apply to your child when your child goes out, they have your telephone number printed on them, in case of emergency or separation.

As part of the review I was allowed to pick a single-line tattoo design of my choice - having both a boy and girl I wanted to go with a neutral choice - which was easy to find among the large selection of choices. We went with a giraffe.

When we received our tattoos we were delighted to find that we also were sent a sample pack of the quick-stick write-on tattoos as well.

The safety-tattoos work just like a fake tattoo would, you apply with a wet washcloth/papertowel and peel off the backing. They lasts for up to 5 days (though the recommendation is to apply a new tattoo each day). The quick-stick write-on tattoos work more like a band-aid and are supposed to last up to two weeks (and are waterproof).
(On the left is a quick-stick and on the right is a safety-tat)

I applied a fake tattoo to Lexa and a quick-stick  write on onto Treyton. I prefer the application process of the quick-sticks, nice and easy and no need for water. However, the quick stick is fairly easy to peel off so if you have a child who likes to touch and mess with everything (like my darling son) I doubt that one of these would make it 2 weeks --- we made it a day before he managed to pull up and edge and lose the stickiness.
The fake tattoos, are great for younger kids who may want to mess with the tattoo, it does not come up as easily. But the quick-stick tattoos have the advantage of you writing your own phone number (or any other information) on the tattoo with the tattoo marking pen at the time of application so depending on who your child may be with at the time this may be a handy feature.
(this is a picture of the second quick-stick we applied on Treyton)

Luckily we didn't really need to put one of these to the test as far as an actual emergency goes, but we did apply them when we went out to some rummage sales a few weekends ago. Having a safety-tat can bring you some peace of mind knowing that if something were to happen your child wouldn't have to remember your phone number in order for you to be contacted. In Lexa's case this isn't even possible yet so, I think these are a very creative resource to have, especially when traveling or visiting a highly-populated or crowded area.

SafetyTat also offers alert tattoos for allergies, autism, diabetes, etc. which I thought was pretty neat.

I received safety-tats free for review purposes through mamabzz. The opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

w said...

nice review! we really like our safetytats!