SafetyTat Review & Giveaway – 3/30

by Mama Chocolate on March 16, 2011

* This giveaway is now CLOSED *


SafetyTat˙, “The Tat That Brings Kids Back!”,  specializes in temporary tattoos which display a parent/caregiver’s mobile phone number, helping the parent and child to quickly be reunited if separated.  Founder Michele Welsh, Mom of three (twins + plus one) is proud to be called a “Mompreneur” and has personally designed, patented and marketed this line of super convenient child safety products. Michele created these products to make her life measurably less stressful, and coincidentally discovered a much needed new market segment. 

While even the thought of actually losing one of my children is too terrifying to even want to think about, let alone plan for, I am grateful for this invention that gives a lot of peace of mind when heading out to crowded public places. 
‘Course, out here in the sticks, we don’t have too many of those: crowded public places! ;-)
When we are out and about, our girls are still young enough to be worn or to ride in the stroller, but it won’t be long before they’ll be adventurous little ponies, apt to gallop off and lose themselves!
SafetyTat has a very helpful page of Child Safety Tips, including how to teach your children what they should do if they get lost and what kinds of people are best to approach for help, (women, especially mothers.)
You can also learn interesting, (and somewhat worrisome!) facts about child safety.
  • Over 2000 U.S. kids get lost every day.
  • Less than 10% are reported to any authority.
  • 90% of families will experience losing a child in a public place. 20% have lost a child more than once.
  • 95% will forever remember the trauma of getting lost.
  • Parents rank losing a child 5 times more concerning to them than terrorism and 3 times more concerning than abduction.
  • Kids get lost most often in malls and stores (45%)
  • 27% of families that visit an amusement park lose a child while they are there. That’s nearly 1 in 3!
  • Only 9% of parents put some form of safe ID on their children.
  • 76% of parents want to know what to do to prevent a child from getting lost.

My Review:

I was sent a 6-pack ($9.99)of the Princess Quick Stick Write-On! tattoos and a set of 24 Original customized tattoos.
Quick Stick Write-On Tattoos
Made with our proprietary tattoo material, Tateck®, this ultra-durable skin safe applique “tattoo” sticker is waterproof and will last an extra long time – up to two weeks – until you are ready to remove it. The Quick Stick Write-On! requires no water to apply. Simply peel and stick — “Quick Stick!” Perfect for traveling with children, theme parks, school field trips, drop-off birthday parties and play dates, sporting events, scout trips and extracurricular activities.
These skin applique tattoos are shipped BLANK, so you can write your information on them with the included waterproof tattoo marking pen.
18 pack just $19.99 
Includes 18 SafetyTats and one tattoo marking pen.

I liked that with the Quick Stick tattoos, you could use different phone numbers, if, say your child was on an outing with their grandma or friends. (Katie also loved the princesses, of course!)
The only problem that I had was having to write on the tattoo after it’s already applied to the skin…which means I had to get a squirmy toddler to hold still enough to keep my writing legible. 
I mostly failed.
This wouldn’t be such a problem with older kids, (I hope!)
The Quick Stick is easy and quick to put on (as its name suggests!) and a little easier to get off, which, depending on the cleverness/mischievousness of your child, could actually be a problem.

“Printhess! Dress! Cwown!”
Original SafetyTat & TatBuilder Basic Tattoos


The Original SafetyTat temporary safety ID tattoo is preprinted with one line of customization. Choose your design, select a quantity, and add your phone number. Or you can try “TatBuilder” to design your own Original SafetyTat…
You and your child can be official Tat Artists with TatBuilder! With over 100,000 possible combinations, it’s tons of fun designing an Original style SafetyTat.
Check the TatBuilder page to see the possiblities!
30 Original or 24 TatBuilder Tattoos for $19.95
These tattoos were my favorites. There are huge possibilities for customization with the TatBuilder, and they come with your phone number already printed on, (thus eliminating the squirmy toddler problem.)
I also found that they stayed on better. Katie started picking at the Quick Stick one the first day and got it loose enough that I ended up just taking it off. 
I finally scrubbed off the pre-printed Original one with an alcohol wipe almost two weeks later. It was still in perfect, legible condition!
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Browse the many options on the SafetyTat website!
Use code “MamaChocolate” (case sensitive) for 10% off any order of $15 or more!
Expires March 30th!
WIN!
SafetyTat has graciously offered a Quick Stick Write On! Multi Pack to TWO lucky Mama Chocolate readers!

You must use the form below to enter!

Please feel free to comment to remind yourself that you entered, (if you’ve forgotten, email me and I’ll check for you. I don’t mind, and I don’t usually bite.)
Remember, however, that comments will not be counted as entries, except to count daily tweets. (see details on the form)

Current Entries as of Tuesday, March 22nd, 10:00am PST: 23

Giveaway will close March 30th, Wednesday, 2011 at 10am PST.

This giveaway is open to residents of US and Canada. I will choose the winner via Random.org, and the winner will be announced here on the blog and notified by email. Make sure to leave your email address or have your contact info available in your blogger profile. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, after which a new winner will be chosen.

*I was sent a sample kit of tattoos from SafetyTat for the purposes of this review and was not paid or given any other compensation. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced in any way.

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