Tags as Temporary Tattoos

Lucy Langdon
Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Tag Tattoo


What can Tag tattoos do for you? A temporary tattoo of your 2D barcode is adaptable to whatever demands you place on it, from promoting a brand or project to something more personal. And with Tag, you can change the destination of your code as many times as you wish. Check out our best practices for making your Tag into a temporary tattoo, and read on for inspiration!


Here’s why we think Tag and tattoos were made for each other:


  • Personalized Tags: Your tattoo won’t have to look like the black and white box of days gone by; instead, you can design a code that suits your look by using custom Tags.
  • Keep track of who’s checking you out: Using Tag, you’ll be able to look at analytics of who’s been scanning your code (although, obviously, if it’s on your body, hopefully you’ll know!).
  • Keep it fresh: As mentioned above, there is no limit on how many times you change the purpose and destination of your Tag tattoo. So, whatever happens in your real life, you’ll be able to create something online to complement it.


Some ideas to get you started:

  • In a band? Your Tag could link through to a free download or a mobile-friendly page that allows fans to see tour dates and book tickets.
  • Run your own blog? Encourage new acquaintances to subscribe while you’re talking to them by taking them to an optimized signup page when they scan your tattoo.
  • Thinking of popping the question? Use your Tag tattoo to do it for you!
  • New in town? Set up your tattoo to link to a map guiding you home from wherever you happen to be scanning in from! Or, if your priorities lie elsewhere, you could enter your desired destination as the closest café or bar.


Bottom line is, Tag tattoos make you stand out from the crowd. There’s no getting away from the fact that a Tag tattoo would make an amazing conversation-starter.


These are just a few ideas to get you started thinking about how you could have fun with a Tag tattoo – I’m sure you can come up with some more creative ideas. Tell us about 'em in the Comments below or on Tag’s Facebook or Twitter pages.


Photo: D.Begley via Flickr


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