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Tattly: Making designers look badass.

Over the past few weeks our team had the pleasure of working with Tina Roth Eisenberg (better known as swissmiss) on a project that can only be described as badass (if only temporarily badass).

Today we’re thrilled to announce the launch of Tattly.

Kevin Huynh modeling the entire Tattly line

Tattly is line of temporary tattoos by designers for designers and design-minded kids. The idea came to Tina after applying several embarrassing “clip art” tattoos on her daughter (seriously, who makes this stuff?).

Tattly started out of my frustration that temporary children tattoos are often hideous looking. Think clip art gone Tattoo. I was ready to put designy, cool, typographic tattoos on my daughter’s arm. Tattly was born.

—Tina Roth Eisenberg

The first group of Tattlys were created by a diverse group of designers including James Victore, Frank Chimero, Jessica Hische, and Jason Santa Maria. You can satisfy your inner (type) nerd with cursors, color wheels, robots, and more (or just buy them all). New Tattly designs will be announced on an ongoing basis.


If you’re not lucky enough to have a Tattly vending machine in your office (it tops our list of perks), you can buy ’em online at http://tatt.ly, built by yours truly.

The shop runs on Shopify, which was almost as painless to set up as applying a Tattly to your bicep. Shopify also has some useful add-on apps like PixelPrinter, which makes it a snap to print shipping labels and receipts, and Chimpified, which syncs customer information with MailChimp.

The entire shop follows responsive design principles, meaning you’ll have no problems ordering a Tattly from your iPhone (because you never know when you’ll need a Tattly on the go).

Our very own Mike Fortress rocking a Tattly by Chris Glass

So, what are you waiting for?