Afraid of Commitment? There’s a Tattoo For That

Human history is littered with the classic stories of tattoos gone wrong and regretted. Because let’s face it, it’s hard to foresee that you’ll enjoy that quote on your shoulder that you got when you were 16-years-old, when you’re 60.

But don’t you wish that you could just try a tattoo design out for a trial run, as if you’re testing out a new product with a fourteen-day return policy? What if there was temporary ink?

InkBox is offering just that; a revolutionizing tattoo experience that provides tattoos that last for two weeks.

Created by Tyler and Braden Handley, the brother duo founded the company because…well, they couldn’t decide on a tattoo that they wanted to commit toward. So how well is this idea doing? Since the company took to Kickstarter on July 14, its raised just over $250,000.

The secret to their product’s success is a fruit-based ink that emits the look of a real tattoo. The ink is derived from the Genipa Americana fruit, a product sourced from the Darien Gap jungles in Panama.

You’re probably saying; “great, so it’s the same as the gimmicky temporary children’s tattoos that I’ve always seen at carnivals.” Hold on, back up a bit. The difference is that these new tattoos from InkBox actually temporarily stain the first layer of your skin, the epidermis, causing a much longer effect.

So for a millennial generation, or just those who have commitment issues who are hesitant to commit to a life-long design on their body, this new option is a huge sigh of relief.

Instead of going to a tattoo shop to deal with needles, InkBox’s results are achieved in similar fashion to regular temporary tattoos; press the tattoo on your skin with a damp cloth for approximately 10 minutes and then the tattoo will begin to appear within 24 hours.

Basically, tramp stamps just became a thing of the past.

Jeremy Singer is a freelance writer and reporter from Toronto. He has a journalism degree from Ryerson University, and enjoys covering all aspects of men’s lifestyle and pop culture. He hopes to one day try on an $8,000 suit but not buy it, because he’s afraid of commitment. Feel free to contact him on Twitter or at his website(

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