Mothers have been the subject of tattoos since forever. Popeye, sailors, scruffy looking biker dudes…they all have tattoos in honor of their moms. Isn’t it time that Dad got some ink action? How about some temporary tattoo ink action? Now we’re talking. That’s something the kids can wear?! And wouldn’t it be fun if they wore their “World’s Greatest Dad” and “I Love Dad” temporary tattoos on Father’s Day? I think that would make Dad’s day.
Surprisingly, temporary tattoos are pretty easy to make. Tracking down the temporary tattoo paper is a little harder. You can buy it online and find it in fancy boutique stores. Here are the two I bought via Amazon, which pretty much are the same in terms of quality: Inkjet Temporary Tattoo and Silhouette Temporary Tattoo Paper. (We apologize if this is too tight a time frame to find, buy and then make before Father’s Day but we’re hoping that maybe you bought some temporary tattoo paper a while back and you’re just waiting for something fun to print on it.)
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