Temporary Tattoo Website

Temporary Tattoo Website

These are a few different compiled assignments I worked on for a website selling temporary tattoos. As always, the names have been omitted to protect the innocent.

– Update (which completely invalidates the omission of all the names on this post.) Here’s a link to the website now that it’s up and running: http://www.tattify.com/meet-the-team

******* in 150 words or less.—A couple of different small blurbs explaining the purpose and concept of the website.

Version 1:


I know what you’re thinking. Life is a mountain of monotony, devoid of all color and meaning. No room for diversity, creativity, and least of all art. Well, allow me to alleviate the stress on your maudlin soul. You couldn’t be farther from the truth. Secretly seeping out of every quiet corner of reality, the indomitable human spirit is vehemently attempting to express itself. No longer content to exist only in galleries for the pampered elite, or on street corners as angst-ridden graffiti, the sheer force of creative expression demands to be seen from every angle, avenue, and address it has available. Life is now a canvas. Correction: your life is now a canvas. Allow me to introduce to you the most authentic, eclectic, and hypnotic designs ever conceived. *******. The first, last, and only name you need to know in the temporary tattoo universe has arrived.

Version 2:


Temporary tattoos exist in a dime store world. Mostly as a goof, meant for placating school children when their mothers have gotten tired of rejecting every inane request from their cute little mouths. What if I told you they could be more than that? What if I told you that you could collect some of the most eclectic, authentic, and hypnotic contemporary artwork available, and display it on a canvas so grand that you spend countless hours of vanity staring at it in the mirror? If your interest is the very least bit piqued, then you’re going to enjoy learning more about *******.

Our Story- EpicA fictional history of the company’s founding.


******* is the result of a lot of frustration, innovation, and a keen sense of exultation. Imagine if you will, two stalwart figures epitomizing the essence of manhood and vitality. ******* ******and ****** *******, captains of industry. Being men of practical mind but aesthetic spirit, together they looked in horror at what so called aficionados were calling “modern art” … They looked and they cringed.
After each man shed a single tear in lament of the great artists of yesteryear, they gazed at one another in silent agreement. Something had to be done. They devised a plan, a counter-cultural idea so radical that it would either mean the end of industrial civilization as we know it, or a highly lucrative business venture. Either way, they couldn’t leave the status quo alone.
Their idea was a rejection of the mainstream artistic ideal. Their credo a denial of the disgrace they witnessed all around them.
On a fateful night, when the wind was high, and a rare thunderstorm broke the silence of the California evening, an earthquake split the ground beneath their feet. They both stood up straight and screamed at the earth and sky, as if defying the lords of thunder and lava themselves, “If they will paint on paper, we will paint on flesh! If they will make arbitrary use of line and color, then we will take only designs of substance and meaning! If they will choose a single artist from many, then we will accept designs submitted to us from all over the world!”
They awoke the next day thinking of the incident as a half-remembered dream. However, as they rose from their beds they saw letters cracked into the floor of their homes from the previous night’s tremor. There in the floor, spelled in the ominous clarity that can only be offered by gaping holes in the earth, was the name of their greatest adventure to date: “*******.”
Thus the story begins.
By teaming up with some of the best artists around the globe (and some awesome photographers), we’re able to create and capture the coolest, most unique, eclectic temporary tattoo designs going around.
A lot of brands out there want you to look like them. We want you to look like you.
We want you to assert your ideas, emotions and attitudes in a way that’s so obvious people can literally read it all over you.
How will you make ******* your own?

Our Story- Less EpicAnother fictional history of the company’s founding, but not quite as over the top.

After a lifetime of appreciating and investigating many of the fine arts, two good friends decided that something was missing. The two friends were ******* ******and ****** *******. The missing something? Interesting and interchangeable body art.
The idea might have been crazy, but their determination to see their dream realized was beyond sanity as well. Besides, if their mothers found out that they got real tattoos it would make for a very uncomfortable thanksgiving dinner.
They tirelessly worked, scouting artists from all over the world, building a website full of functionality and wonder. Finally, their plans began to take physical form.
First it was a trickle, then a wave, and soon a deluge of design submissions came flooding into their inboxes. They found the art, but still needed a canvas. Fortunately, they decided to get the canvas to come to them.
Welcome, my clever little canvases. This is our story, and we want you to be a chapter.
******* respects your right to express yourself. We want more than anything else to foster and encourage that right. We want to help you by designing the quirkiest, most eclectic, and by far the most visually appealing temporary tattoos available on the market today.
By teaming up with some of the best artists around the globe (and some awesome photographers), we’re able to create and capture the coolest, most unique, eclectic temporary tattoo designs going around.
A lot of brands out there want you to look like them. We want you to look like you.
We want you to assert your ideas, emotions and attitudes in a way that’s so obvious people can literally read it all over you.
How will you make ******* your own?

Our Story Original: Final variation of the company history.


A collaboration between two close friends, ******* was conceived as an alternative to the bland temporary tattoos available today. We wanted to solve a simple problem: temporary tattoos just aren’t all that great. They’re either too small and crappy, (like the ones you find in chewing gum wrappers) or they’re just plain old boring: like the typical skull and crossbones that you find in a costume store.
Temporary tattoos are a highly underrated art form. They allow for infinite experimentation, (we’re big fans) and they’re always a quick conversation starter. Plus, if our moms found out we got real tattoos, we’d get an earful which has to be avoided at all cost.
We don’t care what you’re into. Stage diving, black lipstick, red lipstick and black lace, skinny jeans, rhinestones, Hello Kitty, vintage 35mm cameras, track bikes, cruisers, rain, sunshine, The Detroit Lions, weight-lifting, steroids, cocaine, Modus Hoperandi, the color pink, blue, and red, Nintendo, Marvel Comics, Diesel jeans, Kate Moss, Lana del Rey, or whatever else trips your triggers and makes the fireworks light behind your eyelids.
We LOVE it!
We’re here to help your skin go BANG with the rest of the world.
******* respects your right to express yourself. We want more than anything else to foster and encourage that right. We want to help you by designing the quirkiest, most eclectic, and by far the most visually appealing temporary tattoos available on the market today.
By teaming up with some of the best artists around the globe (and some awesome photographers), we’re able to create and capture the coolest, most unique, eclectic temporary tattoo designs going around.
A lot of brands out there want you to look like them. We want you to look like you.
We want you to assert your ideas, emotions and attitudes in a way that’s so obvious people can literally read it all over you.
How will you make ******* your own?

Our DesignsAn explanation of where the artwork on the site comes from, and why people should be interested in temporary tattoos.


Here at *******, we are all strict constitutionalists. Our Tattoos are of the people, for the people, and by the people. Every design comes straight from you – designed by you, for you. It’s user-generated skin art. And in case you thought it might ever get stale: every week we release brand spankin’ new designs from artists from all over the globe.

Um… Why?

Because most temporary tattoos are BORING. It’s time to take the genre back with flashy, flamboyant, off-the-wall, and OUTRAGEOUS designs. Our temporary tats are so sick the doctors tell us they won’t make it another 12 hours without a round of antibiotics and a quarter-million-dollars-worth of surgery…
If you couldn’t already tell… we’re very passionate about the product.
We want you to assert your ideas, emotions, and attitudes in a way that’s so obvious people can literally read it all over you.

Why not just open up a regular tattoo shop?

It’s the same reason we never got married. We like to keep our options open. Decorating your skin is a far-out plan, butb people change almost as often as the weather. We think changing the art on your body is a natural extension of your ever-evolving psyche.
So what do these tattoos look like?
Imagine throwing Salvador Dali and Banksy in a blender, then injecting that kind of primordial prosaic ooze into the uterus of Georgia O’Keefe. Set that oven for nine months, let cool for ten minutes, and you’d have an inkling of the surreal mixture of mind bending art we’re bringing straight to the surface of your skin.

About Us:– An overview of the products and the concepts behind them.

Art, is a bang.
Here at *******, we believe in individuality, and we like to promote our sense of aesthetics on the best billboards available: the human body.
You, in all of your individuality and potential, have an inalienable right to express yourself. You can do this as a punk, goth, hipster, jock, princess, fanboy, or even a schizophrenic psycho, if that’s your cup of tea. ******* respects that right, encourages, and fosters it. Which is why we design the quirkiest, most eclectic, and visually appealing temporary tattoos available on the market today. Why? Because we are compelled by a commitment to excellence, and driven by a thirst for novelty.

Who is ******* – The Street TeamSome short descriptions of the company’s staff, all completely fictional. The only name left unomitted is my own.

-******* ******
Co-Founder
CTO – Chief Tattoo Officer. Savvy innovator and snappy dresser, ******* ******spends his days seeking to expand the brand, break the bank, and bring you the very best in all aspects of the temporary tatmosphere.
****** *******
Co-Founder – Supreme strategist. The brains of the outfit. ****** handles the direction and momentum of the ******* movement. On an unrelated note, he has never lost a game of Risk…
**** ******
Web designer/UX/UI. **** is the composer of a symphony of sights plastered in shining letters all across the ******* website. His high-priced education and gutsy style have earned him a top spot in the production of our little endeavor.
***** ******
Personal Assistant to the Street Team. The man that makes it all happen, don’t let the title fool you, ***** is an indispensible cog in the ******* machine. Handling all the day to day action and allowing the rest of us to do the hard work of pretending to be productive when the boss is looking, and then promptly returning to our game of Minecraft once his back is turned.
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Head of the streem team. **** is our gracious web host. He runs all of the videos on our site, and handles the entertainment as well, usually by way of fire-twirling or engaging in “Office Parkour” a sport of his own invention.
***** ********
Content writer. Wielding a pen mightier than any sword, ***** dependably drains twelve cups of coffee per day, and consistently delivers the highest quality of web content for our benefit.
Zack Rutherford
Content writer. In between sips of fine Cognac, the incomparably talented Mr. Rutherford utilizes his patented third person omniscient voice to deliver top quality content for the eager eyes of the internet.
**** ********
Web developer. When the content is written, the strategy set, the design in place, and the caffeinated/alcoholic beverages distributed—**** works the development magic and delivers the finished product from our imaginations to your dilated oculars.

The Products:An explanation and description of what exactly is for sale on the site, and why this particular sale format is utilized.


It began with a simple precept: Temporary Tattoos are BORING. Much like the Barenaked Ladies tune, It’s all been done, and Wee hee hee‘re sick of it. Unlike their primitive predecessors, these Tatts are so sick they’re terminally ill. The doctor’s say they won’t make it another 36 hours.
As you may have guessed, we’re very passionate about the product. We want you to be able to assert your ideas, emotions, and attitudes in a medium that’s so obvious, people can literally read it all over you.
So why not just open up a tattoo shop? Honestly, it’s the same reason we never got married. We like to keep our options open. Decorating your skin is a far out plan, but people change almost as often as the weather, so we tend to think shifting the art is just a natural extension of your ever-evolving psyche.
We can pretty up the dialogue and blow smoke in any orifice we please, but let’s get down to brass tax. What do these temporary tatts look like? Imagine throwing Salvador Dali and Banksy in a blender, then injecting the resulting ooze into the uterus of Georgia O’Keefe. Set that oven for nine months, let cool for ten minutes, and you’d have an inkling of the surreal mixture of mind-bending artwork we have in store for you.

3 ways to get startedSome directions on how to best utilize the site’s content.


1. Browse our temporary tattoos/ slap on a tatt, send in a tatt snap, and that’s a wrap. Put this to a beat and it’s a rap… Alright, I’ll stop now.
2. Get our weekly email for the latest design updates, ******* news, and sexy staff photos. God help us all.
3. Join the conversation – Either like us on Facebook, follow us on twitter, subscribe to the ******* Blog, or be super hardcore and do all three.