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Organic temporary tattoos last for two weeks

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Inkbox temporary tattoos are made from a fruit-based formula, which takes ten minutes to apply and lasts for two weeks.

Though tattoos have lost much of their stigma since its creation, they nonetheless remain a pretty frightening prospect for many who desire one: they are painful, permanent and expensive. Temporary tattoos on the other hand are affordable and pain-free, but they only last a couple of days before disintegrating into an embarrassing mess. Enter Inkbox, the Canadian startup that has invented a fruit-based temporary tattoo which lasts for two weeks — elevating the temporary tattoo to a respectable accessory.

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Inkbox offers a selection of simple, blue-black graphic designs created by a host of artists, as well as the option for customers to create their own design. The tattoos arrive in the form of a dark black square: users begin by peeling of the back layer before placing it on their skin in the desired spot. Next they dampen the patch with a provided towlette, holding it firmly in place for ten minutes — this causes the cotton layer of the device to release the active fruit-based formula onto the skin in the shape of the chosen stencil. Finally, the user removes the stencil and the tattoo appears gradually over the following 24 hours.

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The Inkbox tattoo temporarily stains the first layer of skin — the epidermis — which exfoliates, but doesn’t reach the non-exfoliating dermis. So the design sits in the skin temporarily but doesn’t create a permanent mark.

Inkbox is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, where pledgers can pre-order a design from their catalog from CAD 18, or create a custom tattoo from CAD 47, with delivery in Oct 2015. Could other companies also use Inkbox’s organic formula?

Website: www.inkbox.com/

Contact: www.inkbox.com/pages/contact

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