What used to be seen mostly on sailors and rebel rock stars is now a cultural norm. Tattoos have been around for thousands of years but it seems like now body art has truly become ubiquitous. I think I can safely say this because temporary tattoos for kids are everywhere. Whether tattoos are airbrushed on the skin or transferred like a sticker, kids are getting in on the ink action.
I've wondered about the dyes used for these temporary tattoos. Are they irritating? Are they safe? According to the Food and Drug Administration, some temporary tattoos can cause skin irritation, but products sold in the U.S. have been deemed safe. If you don't see the cosmetic ingredients listed clearly on the label, you definitely want to steer clear of that product. Airbrush tattoos are created with stencils and FDA approved cosmetic inks, which wash off easily. You may have seen these at fairs or birthday parties.
Kellan got an airbrush tattoo of a rainbow colored ship on his arm at a friend's party. It took him forever to choose a design. This is exactly why I don't have a tattoo. I would never be able to decide on anything that permanent.
What do you think about temporary tattoos for kids?