KSDK - "Safety Tat" is a tattoo that parents actually want their kids to have. Dana, Sara and a special guest are here to show us it doesn't involve getting inked.
We're talking temporary tattoos that come in handy in case your child ever gets lost.
The product, called Safety Tat, allows parents to write information, like a phone number, on it. There are two kinds of Safety Tats. There's a sticker or you can get order a temporary tattoo that is customized.
Safety Tat started when a Baltimore mom took her three small kids to an amusement park. She feared they would get lost in the crowd, so she says she panicked and wrote her cell phone number on their arms with a pen. That's when she got the idea for Safety Tat.
Michele Welsh, Safety Tat, said, "At first my goal was I really want to make a difference and then I said, 'Wow, this is really catching on. This is actually a viable, healthy business.' To date, we've sold over 1 million tattoos."
It's not just for phone numbers; it can be helpful for parents who have kids with food allergies. You can write what your child is allergic to on the Safety Tat. The sticker version is supposed to last up to 2 weeks. The temporary tattoo is said to last up to 5 days.
We found the stickers at a local store for $13 per package, which includes six.
If you want the customized temporary tattoos, they are $20 per package, which includes 24.
For more information on Safety Tat, visit http://www.safetytat.com or visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/safetytats.
Locally, you can purchase Safety Tat at Cotton Babies. For more information, visit http://www.safetytat.com/_cms/_directory/MO.