sharpie marker tattoos rock

Not ready for the real thing? How about a Sharpie Marker tattoo? What a cool promotional event idea. Have artists give sweet marker tattoos at your trade show booth.

I wonder if Sharpie had anything to do with organizing this Flickr photo set. Or, if they're embracing it and using it to their advantage?

This is a MASSIVE opportunity for the brand, if they're not already on it. Fun with markers could sell a lot of product.


Anonymous said...

Here it comes from the horse's mouth. I AM a designer for Sharpie. We've talked about this in the past and the legal types are INSANE about even hinting that you write on your skin with a product thats full of semitoxic solvents. So yeah there ya go.

We had a tattoo marker out a couple years ago that used natural dyes and it was a flop.

Thanks as always for the awesome blog.

darryl ohrt said...


Anonymous said...

how do you get them to last, they start to fade and when they get wet?

Dr. D said...

Having given myself countless sharpie tattoos (I don't want to commit to a real one) I will tell you that sharpie tattoos smear and rub off all over the place. They look good for less than 1 day. I wish they would work though.

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