Funneling the Love: Tattoos for Everyone

OK, this next one is little strange. At some point during the wedding planning, I was thinking “What are unique ways I can brand our wedding?” and for some bizarre reason I came up with the idea of making temporary tattoos with our (KH)² logo.

For a long time, I sat on this idea because I was afraid if I told Mr. Funnel Cake he would think I’d completely lost it with wedding planning. But as the wedding drew closer I decided I wanted to do it for real, so I asked him about it. Yes, he thought I was weird, but he didn’t mind if we had silly fake tattoos at our reception. Whatever pleases the bride! ;)

I quickly designed a 1.5″ square tattoo and ordered 200 clear tattoos from Tattoo Manufacturing for $43 with a discount. I really hoped that it wasn’t a scam and that my credit card information would be OK! The tattoos arrived safe and sound. Each tat had a clear cover and instructions on the backside.

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We decided these were best distributed on the opening table with the favours, so I made a small sign to go on the bowl Mama Funnel Cake provided. You can bet she thought this was a weird idea, but it turns out the guests loved the tattoos!

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(Guest photo)

The kids at the reception especially enjoyed the tattoos, and some of my little relatives had arms plastered full of them. I was so happy they were a hit! Either that, or all my friends and family were patronizing me so I didn’t feel bad on my wedding day. ;)

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Mr. Funnel Cake and I didn’t have time to try out the tattoos on the big day, but we did the next morning before heading out to spend time with family.

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(Left: guest photo, right: personal photo)

I’m really happy I decided to go with my gut and make my idea happen!

Did you have any crazy ideas you made a reality for your wedding?

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Wedding Date:
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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 3:06 pm

    That’s an awesome idea! I’m going to do some research… :P

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 3:20 pm

    Such a fun idea, I love how your friends and family embraced the tattoos!

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    lulu_honey 1483 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:24 pm

    What a neat idea!

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    Schneewittli 56 posts, Worker bee @ 3:25 pm

    Now that’s just awesome!!

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    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:58 pm

    Um, that is a FRIGGIN SWEET idea! I love how they turned out!

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    Crystal, Guest @ 4:19 pm

    That is adorable!! I would totally do that – if I can convince my fiance lol.

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    aj, Guest @ 4:31 pm

    Thank you!! We thought about some print your own tattoo paper but the reviews weren’t very good. I had no idea you can get personalized temporary tattoos for such a reasonable price. We just ordered some. :)

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    bridesmomma 460 posts, Helper bee @ 6:59 pm

    This was such a great, fun & original idea!!!!

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    msfairy 976 posts, Busy bee @ 8:06 pm

    So fun!!

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    bracelet 1419 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:17 am

    I think this is awesome! I’ve never seen this before, but I’d be willing to incorporate it myself if only I had a snazzy logo – though I’m certain my mom would veto it. :p

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    adage 204 posts, Helper bee @ 6:26 am

    omgness i so wanted to do this but couldn’t find a good source. I am a mua so I have made my own tattoos before but for 90 ppl? no way! How long did it take to do this?

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:16 am

    Haha This is too cute!

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    futureMFG 283 posts, Helper bee @ 9:28 am

    That is such a fun idea! Never would have thought of it! Too cute :)

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    Kat, Guest @ 10:42 am

    We did the same thing, I actually loved how they came out, but ours are lego hearts based on our tattoos we actually have. I even used the same company and loved the end result! Hurrah for tattoos at weddings

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    bracelet 1419 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:48 pm

    I did some more thinking and came up with a logistical question: How did you provide your guests with water/towels to affix the tattoos? A bowl of water nearby, or maybe the adjacent bathrooms?

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    liquidschwarrtz 481 posts, Helper bee @ 2:51 pm

    This is a fabulous idea!

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    Ms Rocky Point 474 posts, Helper bee @ 4:07 pm

    OG! I just ordered some for my wedding! I had been thinking about this for awhile, but pricing had been sky-high everywhere I looked :) Yay! Thanks!

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    lisaelanna 530 posts, Busy bee @ 7:11 pm

    Haha that’s so funny. Way to find something really original…I feel like that’s SO HARD to do nowadays with the internet/blogging/Pinterest.

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    unicycle 476 posts, Helper bee @ 8:23 pm

    Awww i love this idea! It’s so sweet to see them on all the guests!

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    potion 223 posts, Helper bee @ 11:20 am

    OH MY GOSH THAT’S SO CREATIVE.

    Hmm.

    I might steal this idea…let’s see what Mr. Potion thinks

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    Mrs. Inkpusha 127 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:43 am

    This idea is sooo awesome.. Mr. Inkpusha is a tattoo artist and we wanted to incorporate that concept into our wedding somehow but were afraid that our guests would think it was weird. Glad to see your guests enjoyed it! Thanks for the site to get temporary tattoos..

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    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:32 pm

    @aj: Glad you ordered some! They’re so much fun! :)

    @Kat: That’s awesome they were related to tattoos you have! Makes it even more personal. :) I just wanted to brand my guests. ;)

    @Ms Rocky Point: Yay! Glad to help out!@

    Miss Bracelet: I figured we would leave the tattoos in the bowl and guests would figure out how to use them when/how they wanted. They could take them home as a “souvenir” or find some water and a towel or napkin nearby. I am not even sure if they did them in the bathroom, but I imagine lots of people used water glasses and their napkins to apply them!

    @Mrs. Inkpusha: ooh you should definitely do some!

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    coyote 1687 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:45 pm

    Holy shizz FC… That is the COOLEST freakin’ thing ever! Looooove it!

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    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:06 am

    I’m not going to lie. I LOVE THIS IDEA. And might steal it. ;)

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:54 am

    Those are really cute!

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    Lee, Guest @ 12:14 pm

    Hi everybody!
    Mrs. Funnel Cake, I’m on the marketing team at Tattoo Manufacturing and I LOVE seeing all of your awesome pictures! I’m glad the tattoos were a hit!

    We’re seeing a lot of brides ordering temporary tattoos as funky wedding favors. I wrote a a post on our blog about tattoos at weddings:
    http://blog.tattoosales.com/2012/02/02/temporary-tattoos-for-weddings/

    All of our tattoos are made in the USA (in Tucson, AZ) with nontoxic, FDA-approved inks.

    Thanks for showing off your tattoo idea, and congrats!

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    Amandinhaa, Guest @ 10:08 pm

    God! Very creative.

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    Mark Alen, Guest @ 7:25 am

    Tattoos are really great. I love colorful star tattoos. Colors actually enhance their beauty. Moreover, they signify something positive and hence it is good to have them.

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    emmeff 10 posts, Newbee @ 12:14 pm

    I LOVE this idea but wanted some variety, and then I found this DIY temporary tattoo paper on amazon! http://amzn.com/B0043WJ3OA

    It look like you just design (remember to flip the image)and print on inkjet paper! I am ridiculously excited to start dig in!

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