Three years ago, we were enjoying an outing at a crowded amusement park...until a frantic mother's high-pitched scream pierced the air.
"My baby girl...has anyone seen my baby girl? Oh My God, I can't find her! Can someone please help me?" she cried.
My first instinct was to account for all four of my children. Then, along with several other parents, I ran over to her and we all asked for a description of her daughter.
By now, security was involved and sending the little girl's description over their walkie-talkies and securing all entrances and exits.
The mother was having difficulty describing her daughter, too shaken up to recall in detail what clothing her daughter had worn that day.
She kept repeating, "She's only 2 years old! I turned around for only a few seconds and she was gone. Please find her!"
Thankfully, the little girl was found wandering near the bathrooms only a few feet away from where we were but the incident continued to haunt me. Suddenly, the reality of how quickly and easily a child can disappear right from your side struck fear and panic in my heart.
From that point forward, any time we went to a crowded public place, I'd write my cell phone number on their small arms, and take a picture of all of them with my cell phone so I'd have a picture handy, showing exactly how they looked that day in case, God forbid, they got separated from us.
All of that was great, except the marker always seemed to wash off or get blurred as sunscreen got reapplied throughout the day. There seemed to be no perfect solution, as far as I knew.
SafetyTat's site! I was so excited about these children's tattoos that I actually contacted them and asked if they'd allow me to do a review (and a giveaway!), in which they were happy to participate.
I chose to review the Quick Stick Write-On SafetyTats, mainly because I liked the option of being able to write in either mine or Tim's cell phone numbers.
Here's how the people at SafetyTat describe this product:
Requires no water to apply. Quick Stick Write-on! Child ID Tattoo is a peel-n-stick skin applique.
Made with our proprietary tattoo material, Tateck®, this ultra-durable skin safe applique "tattoo" sticker issweatproof/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.
In addition to the Quick-Stick Write-On SafetyTats, there are also other products to choose from. Some include the Original SafetyTats, Halloween SafetyTats, SafetyTat QR (scannable using a smart phone) and Tat Kisses.
I loved that we didn't need water to apply the Quick-Stick Tattoos. Just simply peel the backing off the tattoo and hold it securely in place for a few seconds and...bam...you're all set! Then use the pen included in the package to write your phone number.
I put them on my kids one day when we went to a fairly crowded amusement park and they LOVED their tattoos and wore them proudly (except one refused to be photographed but such is life). The tattoos stayed put and intact through several water rides and a couple rubdowns of sunscreen.
As a parent, I felt a sense of security, knowing the tattoos would stay in place and were easily noticeable. Of course, I never let my guard up the entire day but just knowing each child wore a SafetyTat definitely eased my mind.
You can purchase your own SafetyTats by visiting their site at http://www.safetytat.com/.
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* I received a complimentary package of SafetyTats for the purpose of this review. This review is based on my honest opinion of the product, as well as my personal experience.
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