I’ll admit it: I’m a wimp when it comes to pain, so there is not a chance that I’ll ever get a real tattoo. I do, however, like the look of tastefully done tattoos, and if I ever were to get one, it would, of course, be a cat tattoo.
And thanks to Kate Benjamin’s latest venture, Cattoo Design, I was able to get my very own cat tattoo! Kate recently launched a line of temporary cat tattoos, and she sent me a few to try.
I chose the Tribal Sitting Cat and the Tribal Cat Face designs. I decided to apply the sitting cat to the outside of my leg, just above the ankle. We still had a few days that were warm enough to at least wear capri length pants, so I thought it would be a good way to show off my new tattoo.
The tattoo was super easy to apply: simply press to clean skin, hold a wet cloth against the tattoo for 30 seconds, peel off backing, rinse and voila! I was inked! I wanted to try and get a picture of my new tattoo, but I’m not a pretzel, so I set the camera on the lowest shelf of my book case and used the self timer. What I didn’t realize was that Ruby and Allegra were behind me, watching intently. Don’t you just love how this photo turned out?
I was surprised how long the tattoo lasted. I put it on on last Monday. It lasted until Friday. Even with daily showers and shaving my leg, it still looked really nice by the fifth day. I got lots of compliments on the tattoo, and most people were surprised when I told them that it was fake.
To purchase the tattoos, please visit Cattoo Design. At $5 for a pack of two tattoos, these make great stocking stuffers for the cat lover on your list. They would also make a fun insert to send along with birthday or holiday cards – they don’t weigh much, so there wouldn’t even be a need for extra postage.
And we’re giving away two free tattoos to one lucky winner – winner gets to choose the designs! To enter the giveaway, please share the following in a comment: if you have a tattoo, please tell us where and what it is. If you don’t have a tattoo, tell us whether you would consider getting one, and what kind? For an additional chance to win, tweet about this giveaway or share on Facebook and leave the link in a separate comment. For yet another chance to win, like Cattoo Designs on Facebook and tell us in a separate comment that you did. This giveaway ends Tuesday, November 1.