Just launched: Tattly

I have exciting news! We just launched Tattly, a temporary tattoo store for design-minded kids and kids-at-heart. After applying many bad-clip-art tattoos on my daughter Ella, I decided to stop complaining and take matters into my own hands. I was ready to put designy, cool, typographic tattoos on my daughter, or myself for that matter. The idea for Tattly was born.

I looked through my rolodex and reached out to fellow designers I admire to see what they thought of the idea. The response was overwhelmingly positive. Within days I received my first tattoo submissions. And now, a good two months later, we have a site, a team and an impressive fulfillment-centerlike-set-up in our studio. Team Tattly is ready to ship and rock the world of temporary tattoos.

I get giddy when looking at our current list of contributing designers.

Jessi Arrington: Color Burst
Jessica Hische: Type Nerd
Marc Johns: Rabbit
Julia Rothman: You’re Late, Robot, Polaroid Instant Camera
Frank Chimero: Knucks
James Victore: Scribble, I <3 NYC
Jason Santa Maria: Aperture
Chris Glass: Mother
Kelli Anderson: Carpe Futurum
Josh Smith: Cursors, Tattone
Jennifer Ward: Speak Up

Tattlys are perfect for people like me, that can’t commit to a real tattoo and for designer parents, that want to raise their kids with style. Tattlys make a perfect small gift and sure will make your friends smile. Can’t decide which one to get? For two weeks only, you’ll be able to buy the Launch Special Everything Pack! (Shipping is included in the US and only $2 internationally. Yes, we ship *everywhere*!)

I could not have done this without my awesome Tattly team Rusty and Yoko. And our newest Studiomates member Kevin, who proved be an impressivley talented temporary tattoo model. He was even game to model all Tattlys for the Everything Pack.

And then there are my wicked smart and talented studiomates of Oak. They developed the site with all that responsive goodness. (Go resize your browser window or try the site on a mobile device!) The shop runs on Shopify, which, according to Team Oak, “was almost as painless to set up as applying a Tattly to your bicep”. (I’ll be writing about the Shopify experience in the coming days, just so much for now: Their iPhone App ROCKS!)

It’s a big day here at swissmiss studios! Tattly is born! I am so happy I might burst.

Now, the question is: Which one is your favorite?

56 Comments leave a comment below

  1. greatness! swissmiss, please write a post about you are able to juggle (and complete) so many projects at once. my first thought to this release was— “how does she have time for THIS project?” congrats!

  2. There are two kinds of favorites: favorite because it’s amazing and favorite I-could-see-myself-wearing-it.

    A pair of robots, I could see myself wearing. Other favorites are the watch (I could also wear), Knucks, and Tattone. My favorite tattoo-on-model photo was definitely the tiny mic, though!

  3. Congratulations, it’s an awesome idea!

  4. i LOVE the TATTONE patch…what a great idea, but mostly kudos to you for taking matters into your own hands. I often think about all the projects people talk about wanting to do and the passive appreciation (think the Like button or a RT, or the Google +1) that seems to trump actual action in today’s internet word. Truly, so much respect and appreciation to you for just effing doing it!

  5. Looks awesome, but is anyone else getting ‘Untrusted Source’ errors when trying to go the site? (Running FF on XP – don’t ask, it’s work and I have no choice)… I notice it’s an HTTPS url…

  6. Type Nerd brings another idea to my mind.

    “Pen Tool Master”

  7. I have been waiting to get re Color wheel since I saw it on swissmiss twitter but when I saw the everything pack, I had to get all of them. Can’t wait!

  8. congratulations, great fun idea ! i could wear tattone and aperture :)

  9. The smoking rabbit is awesome !

  10. Just a heads up – the links in your post send me to a warning to proceed no further danger scary! Possibly because of the https?

    If I type in tatt.ly it works fine, though. Great designs. I think the scribble is my favorite.

  11. “tatt.ly uses an invalid security certificate.

    The certificate is only valid for the following names:
    *.myshopify.com , myshopify.com ”

    You just need to take the s out of https.

    When do you think the Oliver Jeffers design will be on?

    Marc Johns is awesome.


  12. Ooops. Sorry about the faulty url. Fixed!

  13. Super cool!! How are you handling the order fulfillment and distribution?

  14. tina, this is AWESOME!!!

  15. wow! such a fun idea! Scribble is my fave ;-)

  16. So very fun! I can’t wait to order. (I’m also a designer and mom and yes, there are some tragic temp tattoos out there. :(

  17. I can’t choose. In fact, I bought three of the Launch Special Everything Packs. I’m giving one away to readers of the CreativePro.com weekly newsletter, I’m giving one to my wife, and I’m keeping one pack just for me!

  18. All I can say is…. YAY!

    Thanks for having me a part of this, Tina.

  19. LOVE LOVE LOVE ! ^_^

  20. Tattone & Knucks! LOVE

  21. The pipe smoking rabbit, hands down. Great idea!

  22. So great! I just bought the combo pack!

  23. An absolute fav: KNUCKS!

  24. Congrats on getting Tattly up and running. Amazing concept!!

  25. This is way beyond awesome. LOVE!

  26. I just ordered some knucks. Cannot wait ’til they get here! I’m telling everybody… Brrrrilliant. Why didn’t I think if this??

  27. I love… the I <3 NY more than Milton Gaser. Can I please have that as a poster?!

  28. I love Jessi Arrington’s Color Burst!

  29. And yes, something from Oliver Jeffers too, please!

  30. Yay! A big salute and thank you from all of us moms who used to be annoyed with yucky tattoos littering their kids’ bodies.

  31. just ordered everything. What a great idea. Love it! ‘Type Nerd’ is my favorite.

  32. Congrats! LOVE it and “Type Nerd” is my favorite!

  33. i have some ideas…. how to submit?

  34. possible to have a stickers version of the designs??

    Wanna paste some of them on my laptop! :D

  35. you are amazing!!! thank you thank you thank you!!!

  36. I LOVE it.

    Can I offer one **tiny** bit of negative feedback?

    The domain strategy; go with tattly.com.

  37. so much fun! congrats!!
    you know my fave is the rabbit : D

  38. so much fun! congrats!!
    you know my fave is the rabbit : D

  39. love them – love them all!

  40. swissmiss, you’ve outdone yourself again. don’t. stop. rockin’.

  41. I order two Tattly designs and love them! I wore one out this past weekend http://katespov.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-tattly-tatts.html and couldn’t have been happier.

  42. Great job!

  43. Swissmiss, great tattoos I have ordered a few of the speak up tattoo. Cant wait to try them! Glazier High Wycombe

  44. Entschuldigung für den misslungenen Trackback, ich würde ihn löschen wenn ich könnte.
    Jedenfalls habe ich meiner Begeisterung für Tattly freien Lauf gelassen und bin wirklich hingerissen vom Design, der Farbigkeit und der sehr guten Haltbarkeit!
    Vielen Dank, Tina, für dieses wunderbar verspielte Projekt!

  45. These tattoos look really nice Swissmiss. Might have to order some

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