TMI Launches Social Media Support with Temporary Tattoos for Community Nonprofits

January 28, 2023

Nominations are being accepted via Tattoo Manufacturing’s Facebook page for one hometown nonprofit each month to receive 5,000 free custom temporary tattoos.

TUCSON, AZ, August 13, 2013 — Tattoo Manufacturing, a division of TM International (TMI), is launching a program to support hometown nonprofit organizations. Customers are encouraged to nominate their favorite local charities and each month, TMI will award 5,000 free custom temporary tattoos to one nominated group or cause.

Nominations can be made by first liking Tattoo Manufacturing’s Facebook Page, and then posting a nomination. There are some guidelines:

  1. The charity must have a 501(c)3 nonprofit designation.
  2. Nominations must include the full name of the hometown charity and the name of a contact person (and an email or phone number) at the organization.
  3. Those who make nominations are asked to provide details about the community work of the nominee and why it’s worthy of 5,000 free temporary tattoos.

 

Each month, TMI staff will announce one winner on Facebook. In addition to receiving 5,000 custom temporary tattoos and the announcement on Facebook, the selected charity will receive a mention in the TMI Blog, as well as a shout-out in TMI’s other social media channels.

Cause awareness temporary tattoos are a wonderful way for charities to spread the word about the amazing work they are doing,” said Hannah Tooker, Social Media Strategist for TMI. “By offering customized temporary tattoos, each organization can choose whether to create an all-purpose logo, or to tailor the tattoo to an upcoming event or occasion. The backs of the tattoos can be customized, as well, with important details about how to contact the organization.”

Tattoo Manufacturing is an annual sponsor of the University of Arizona’s Cancer Center and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. In addition, the company provides complimentary products to dozens of charitable organizations each year. In April, it provided 250,000 temporary tattoos to The One Fund following the bombing at the Boston Marathon.

Boston Strong Temporary Tattoos

 

Tattoo Manufacturing contributed 250,000 custom “Boston Strong” temporary tattoos to the One Fund following the tragedy at the April 15 Boston Marathon.

About Tattoo Manufacturing International


Tattoo Manufacturing, a division of TMI Acquisition LLC, is the largest manufacturer of temporary tattoos in the world. The company designs and manufactures all of its products in Tucson, AZ. Products are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, use FDA certified colorants and comply with CSPC/CPSIA and ASTM requirements. All products exceed US, Canadian and EU safety standards. The company’s products have a worldwide reputation for quality. Visit www.tattoosales.com or call 1-800-747-8016 for more information.

Temporary tattoos help keep kids safe

January 28, 2023

Allergy alerts, cell phone numbers, keep adults aware of kids’ vulnerabilities

TUCSON, AZ, Aug. 30, 2013 — As the new school year kicks off, parents, teachers and extra-curricular supervisors inevitably think about child safety. Whether ensuring students don’t get separated from a group or safeguarding children with allergies, adults are looking for dependable ways to protect vulnerable kids.  Temporary tattoos are becoming an important tool in those strategies.

Allergies:

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as 6 percent of U.S. children under age 18 have a food allergy, and the prevalence of food allergies and associated anaphylaxis apparently is on the rise.  And it isn’t just food allergies that cause parental concern:  Many children have allergies to plants and pollens, chemicals and insect bites, as well.

Temporary tattoos can alert (or remind) caregiving adults about allergies, as well as provide instructions should an incident occur.

Wandering:

Children and adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are prone to wandering, or “elopement,” often because something captures their interest or because something frightens them, like loud noises or bright lights. According to research conducted by the Interactive Autism Network (IAN), nearly half (49 percent) of children with autism attempt to wander from a safe environment—almost four times the rate of unaffected children.  They are eight times more likely to wander between the ages of 7 and 10.

Because those with ASD often are not communicative, a well-placed temporary tattoo with a caregiver’s phone number can often save valuable time when it comes to returning a wanderer to safety.

Field Trips and Excursions:

Try as parents may to alert children about the perils of talking to strangers, school field trips seem to cast such warnings to the wind. Off-site excursions are occasions when children are entrusted to adults who, themselves, actually qualify as strangers — other parents and school staff and with whom children are not familiar.

Not only may these adults be perceived as “strangers,” their authority may be questionable, as well.  To a small child, the cashier in the gift shop may be seen the same kind of “supervising adult” as an assigned chaperone, so an unplanned shopping excursion may seem perfectly acceptable.

Using temporary tattoos with the cell phone number of a trip chaperone can ensure that shopaholics, distracted kids, and those who want just a little more time with a fascinating display, are quickly reunited with the group.

Sporting Events:

League and tournament events often find young athletes separated from parents and prone to go off together in search of food, friends on other teams, and generally investigating the proceedings.  Because these events, often attracting competitors from multiple states, are conducted in large, unfamiliar areas, it’s not uncommon for even preteens to get lost.  Players can proudly sport a team temporary tattoo bearing their logo, as well as a coach’s or team mom’s cell phone number.

Customized Safety:

Temporary tattoos can be customized for teams, school groups or church groups, and can be designed to be personalized with changeable phone numbers using ink-safe pens, like those offered by Sportsafe Markers.  For example, schools and teams can “ink in” phone numbers of different coaches, sponsors or teachers for a variety of events.

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About Tattoo Manufacturing International


Tattoo Manufacturing, a division of TMI Acquisition LLC, is the largest manufacturer of temporary tattoos in the world. The company designs and manufactures all of its products in Tucson, AZ. Products are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, use FDA certified colorants and comply with CSPC/CPSIA and ASTM requirements. All products exceed US, Canadian and EU safety standards. The company’s products have a worldwide reputation for quality. Visit www.tattoosales.com or call 1-800-747-8016 for more information.

Water-Transfer Temporary Tattoos Are Safe

January 28, 2023

US-made, self-applied, decal-type temporary tattoos, including Tattoo Manufacturing products which exceed all U.S. safety requirements, are not a health risk. FDA and HHS warnings apply to painted black henna tattoos that contain PPD.

TUCSON, AZ, July 11, 2013 – News sources currently are reporting the dangers of temporary tattoos based on a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Tip. The HHS tip omits critical information about the safety of U.S.-produced, water-transfer temporary tattoos, which are required to meet Food and Drug Administration (FDA) colorant guidelines. Temporary tattoos that present consumer danger are painted on by an artist using black henna ink containing paraphenylenediamine (PPD). The danger does not apply to self-applied, decal-type transfers like those produced by Tattoo Manufacturing.

Water-transfer temporary tattoos are rarely associated with any sort of skin reaction, and are safe to apply to children.


Black Henna Temporary Tattoos

Most warnings pertain to tattoos made with black henna or pre-mixed henna, which can contain potentially harmful ingredients including silver nitrate, carmine, pyrogallol, disperse orange dye and chromium. Black henna gets its jet-black color from the coal-tar dye paraphenylenediamine (PPD), a textile dye approved by the FDA for human use only in hair coloring. In Canada, PPD use on the skin is banned. These chemicals can cause reactions long after application. Neither black henna nor pre-mixed henna are approved for cosmetic use by the FDA.

Over the past several years some henna artists have used PPD-laced Black Henna. PPD is absorbed by the skin, enters the bloodstream, and passes through the kidneys and liver. Some people have had extreme reactions and lifelong damage. Many people are drawn to black henna because the outcome looks more like a real tattoo. Though the tattoo looks real, it also has a high risk of staying with you for the rest of your life.

Does the FDA Approve Any Temporary Tattoos?

The FDA does not “approve” any temporary tattoos. The FDA regulates the colorants approved for use in the making temporary tattoo products. “FDA Approved” language on websites is a misstatement by those who are selling temporary tattoos. Purchasing these products from a reputable manufacturer that uses only FDA-approved colorants and has exceeded safety testing requirements is prudent.

“Tattoo Manufacturing exceeds all government safety standards,” said Huff. “This is vital to our customers and a requirement to export to the many countries to which we ship our products each year.”

You can visit the FDA’s page about temporary tattoos to learn more about its oversight of these products. Tattoo Manufacturing’s testing data is available upon request.

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About Tattoo Manufacturing International


Tattoo Manufacturing, a division of TMI Acquisition LLC, is the largest manufacturer of temporary tattoos in the world. The company designs and manufactures all of its products in Tucson, AZ. Products are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, use FDA certified colorants and comply with CSPC/CPSIA and ASTM requirements. All products exceed US, Canadian and EU safety standards. The company’s products have a worldwide reputation for quality. Visit www.tattoosales.com or call 1-800-747-8016 for more information.

Temporary Tattoos Thwart Tattoo Regret

January 28, 2023

As the numbers of adults getting tattoos increase, so do the numbers seeking removal. Temporary tattoos from Tattoo Manufacturing International provide expression through body art without the commitment.

Tucson, Arizona, June 30, 2013 — The overall number of adults seeking tattoos is increasing, and summer is the season that most people first consider getting permanent body art. But there are serious considerations to be made before committing to permanent ink – and understanding the big picture may lead to choosing a temporary tattoo, instead.

Summer sun may not be so fun

Despite typical longing to show off a new tattoo in revealing beachwear and casual clothing, summer actually may be the worst time to sport a new tattoo without cover. While most dermatologists and tattoo professionals advise using a light lotion to keep freshly inked tattoos moisturized, they recommend waiting two to four weeks before applying sunscreen. Instead, fresh tattoo ink should remain covered with loose clothing while in the sun. In fact, limiting sun exposure, even with sunblock, is recommended for up to three months in order to let the tattooed area heal and form a new layer of skin.

Once your tattoo has healed, even sunscreen can’t completely protect your ink from the sun’s damaging UV rays. The more your tattoo is exposed to the sun, the faster it will fade.

The younger you’re inked, the more likely the regret

One in five U.S. adults (21 percent) now has a tattoo, according to a 2012 Harris Poll. However, based on a small study of patients with tattoos presented to the British Association of Dermatologists last year, chances are that at least one third of those with tattoos will have regrets about their choices.

The British study revealed that most of the tattoos were done by a professional, with 45 percent getting their first tattoos between the ages of 18 and 25 years old. Additional findings from the survey include:

  • Half of the respondents were older than age 40
  • Almost half of the respondents had between two and five tattoos
  • Men were more likely to regret their tattoos than women
  • Men were three times more likely to regret their tattoos if done under age 16
  • Women older than age 21 at the time of their first tattoos were least likely have regrets
  • Most who regretted getting tattoos had them on their upper bodies

 

On the job

The Pew Research Foundation’s 2010 survey of Millennials (those born between 1982 and 2002), showed that nearly 40 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 29 have at least one tattoo, although 70 percent of them keep them covered on the job. The reason they do so is evident in a survey conducted for CareerBuilder.com, which found that 31 percent of hiring managers identified visible tattoos as a reason they would not extend a promotion to an employee.

Salary.com’s survey of nearly 2,700 adults found that 12 percent of its respondents have visible tattoos that can be seen during the workday, while 76 percent felt that tattoos and piercings hurt an applicant’s chances of getting hired during a job interview.

Among other significant Salary.com findings were:

  • 39 percent believe employees with tattoos and piercings reflect poorly on employers
  • 42 percent feel visible tattoos are always inappropriate at work
  • The number of women with tattoos is nearly double that of men (15 percent vs. 7 percent)

 

Tattoo Removals up 43 percent

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), which compiles the statistics for the Cosmetic Surgery National Database, says that the number of people seeking tattoo removal from plastic surgeons was up 43 percent between 2011 and 2012. Among those seeking laser removals in 2012:

  • Nearly 49 percent were between the ages of 19 and 35
  • 38 percent were between the ages of 35 and 50
  • Nearly 66 percent were women compared to 34 percent men

 

Laser removal treatments are expensive, as well. Removal of a one-inch square black tattoo, depending on its age and location, can take up to a dozen treatments at $75 to $100 per treatment—although many practices offer a package price for complete removal. Moreover, removals can require a wait of six weeks or more between treatments. Color tattoos, especially greens, oranges, purples and blues are generally more expensive than black, grey, red and navy. In the end, tattoo removal costs far exceed those of getting the tattoos in the first place.

Temporary Tattoo Alternatives

While many celebrities have permanent ink, far more use temporary versions for roles that require body art. Tattoo Manufacturing has supplied custom designs for hundreds of movie and television productions. In fact, many celebrity tattoos actually originated on a printing press, not in a tattoo studio.

Custom temporary tattoos provide an affordable, non-committal opportunity to “try out” a tattoo before making it permanent. Each tattoo lasts between four and seven days, and can be purchased in multiple quantities so the design can be tried over time and in multiple locations.

And best of all, if a dream romance turns into a nightmare, a little alcohol or a dab of baby oil can whisk the regret away!

About Tattoo Manufacturing International


Tattoo Manufacturing, a division of TMI Acquisition LLC, is the largest manufacturer of temporary tattoos in the world. The company designs and manufactures all of its products in Tucson, AZ. Products are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, use FDA certified colorants and comply with CSPC/CPSIA and ASTM requirements. All products exceed US, Canadian and EU safety standards. The company’s products have a worldwide reputation for quality. Visit www.tattoosales.com or call 1-800-747-8016 for more information.

Tattoo Manufacturing Named SBA Pacific Region Small Business Exporter of the Year

January 28, 2023

Tucson-based temporary tattoo manufacturer, Tattoo Manufacturing International (TMI), has been named the Pacific Region Small Business Administration Exporter of the Year. TMI exports US-made products around the world.

 

TUCSON, AZ, June 7, 2013 – Tattoo Manufacturing International (TMI), the world’s largest manufacturer of temporary tattoos, has been named the 2013 Pacific Region Small Business Exporter of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.  TMI is one of six Pacific Region Award recipients.   The company was named the Arizona Small Business Exporter of the year in April by the state’s SBA office.

“Small Business Exporters like Tattoo Manufacturing play a crucial role in creating jobs and building a secure Arizona economy,” said Robert J. Blaney, the SBA District Director for Arizona.  “We are delighted that TMI’s accomplishments have not only been acknowledged at the state level, but that its efforts now have been recognized at the regional level, as well.”

The Pacific Region, also known as Region IX, includes Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada and the U.S. Pacific Territories.

“It’s an honor to have both the Pacific Region and Arizona District divisions of the Small Business Administration recognize the efforts or our team,” said Stephen Tooker, CEO of TMI. “We are taking full advantage of the opportunity afforded us as a recipient of the Arizona Step Grant last fall, and continue to respond to an increasing worldwide demand for fairly priced products made in the U.S.A.”

Other Pacific Region Award recipients include:

SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Billy Giang
SG Group Inc., dba Pho Factory and Saigon Garden
Honolulu, HI

Financial Services Champion of the Year
Joan K. Earhart
Pacific Mercantile Bank
Costa Mesa, CA

Minority Small Business Champion of the Year
Jose Villa
Latin Business Hawaii
Honolulu, HI

 Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year
Sandy Schneeberger
The Sanberg Group, Inc.
Santa Fe Springs, CA

Women in Business Champion of the Year
Hope Suhr
Hope’s Chest Company
Canyon Lake, CA

TMI is an Arizona exporter that ships to more than 80 countries, including weekly exports to Australia, Canada, Denmark, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and South Africa. The company has more than 100 employees and prints seven million temporary tattoos every day in its Tucson, AZ, manufacturing facilities.  TMI has a 90 percent market share in North America and a 65 percent share globally.

The company has partnered with more than 65,000 businesses and other organizations to provide custom and corporate temporary tattoos of the same quality as those produced for sale in Walgreens, WalMart, Michaels, Target, Toys R Us and other national retailers. TMI remains committed to manufacturing all of its products, including temporary tattoos, stickers, paint books and coloring posters, in the United States.

 

About Tattoo Manufacturing International


Tattoo Manufacturing, a division of TMI Acquisition LLC, is the largest manufacturer of temporary tattoos in the world. The company designs and manufactures all of its products in Tucson, AZ. Products are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, use FDA certified colorants and comply with CSPC/CPSIA and ASTM requirements. All products exceed US, Canadian and EU safety standards. The company’s products have a worldwide reputation for quality. Visit www.tattoosales.com or call 1-800-747-8016 for more information.

Tattoo Manufacturing Sponsoring Indy 500 Race Car This Weekend

January 28, 2023

TUCSON, AZ – May 24, 2013Tattoo Manufacturing International (TMI) is sponsoring a car during the 97th Running of the Indianapolis 500.

Panther DRR Car 22 is being driven by Oriol Servia, who finished a career-best fourth in the IndyCar standings in 2012.  Servia will start 13th in the race, positioned on the inside of the 5th row. The race begins at noon this Sunday.

Following rain delays on Saturday, May 18, Servia’s four lap average of 226.814 mph was the 13th fastest qualifying run of the day.

“The Indianapolis 500 has the same kind of spirit as Tattoo Manufacturing,” explained Stephen Tooker, TMI CEO.  “It’s fun, fast and on the cutting edge of technology. Sponsoring Panther DRR’s car is a natural for us.”

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Tattoo Manufacturing is has signed on as a sponsor of Panther DRR Car No. 22, driven by fan favorite Oriol Servia, in the Indianapolis 500.

About Tattoo Manufacturing International


Tattoo Manufacturing, a division of TMI Acquisition LLC, is the largest manufacturer of temporary tattoos in the world. The company designs and manufactures all of its products in Tucson, AZ. Products are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, use FDA certified colorants and comply with CSPC/CPSIA and ASTM requirements. All products exceed US, Canadian and EU safety standards. The company’s products have a worldwide reputation for quality. Visit www.tattoosales.com or call 1-800-747-8016 for more information.

Tattoo Manufacturing donates Boston Strong temporary tattoos to Boston One Fund

January 28, 2023

Additional tattoos available to groups raising funds for Boston

TUCSON, AZ, May 2, 2013 — In the wake of the Boston bombings, employees of Tattoo Manufacturing International felt compelled to “do something” to show support for the people of Boston and those affected by the incidents of that long week.

Kristina Collins, Marketing Operations Manager for the company’s Custom Division, came up with the perfect way for largest manufacturer of temporary tattoos in the world to make a difference:  Create temporary tattoos to share, at no cost, with any group or organization raising funds for those affected by the events of Boston Marathon week.

Using social media to offer the tattoos to any group which posted its upcoming fundraising events on the company’s Facebook page, Collins envisioned not only a way to offer the tattoos, but also a forum in which groups could share with each other the innovative things they are doing. “All a group has to do is tell us when and where their event will be, and we will send them a packet of the tattoos,” she said. “Then we encourage them to post photos and stories about their efforts so they can inspire others.”

Collins enlisted the support of Leah Mein, a Tattoo Manufacturing Special Projects Coordinator familiar with the design-to-distribution process for custom tattoos, to usher through the project’s development. Leah conceived the image:  A heart-shaped American Flag with the words “Boston Strong” framing its edges.  Graphic Designer Gregg Price, who grew up in Woburn Mass., was the logical staff artist to execute the design.

Dianne Leshinski, Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Custom Products Division, not only approved the project, but authorized printing 250,000 temporary tattoos to donate to One Fund Boston, the collaborative initiative created by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Merion.  The backs of the tattoos bear the One Fund’s logo and web address, meant to encourage contributions to be made to the umbrella organization.

“Everyone here was touched by the events of April 15,” said Leshinski. “Tattoo Manufacturing supports many nonprofit organizations, especially those in which our employees are involved.  When Kristina and Leah approached me about this project, it was an automatic ‘Yes.’”

Sponsor a Boston fundraiser

If your group would like “Boston Strong” temporary tattoos for its fundraising event, participate in the discussions on Tattoo Manufacturing’s Facebook page.  Please provide:

  • The name of your organization or group;
  • The type of event you are hosting, and
  • When and where your event will take place.

Then, privately message (through Facebook) your contact and mailing information so your complimentary tattoos can be sent on their way.

Finally, come back to the Facebook page and share the details about your event, especially photos and inspirational moments.

Support One Fund Boston with your temporary tattoo order:

A percentage of the proceeds from custom and stock temporary tattoo orders placed through www.tattoosales.com between Friday, May 3 and Monday, May 6, will go directly to One Fund Boston.

About Tattoo Manufacturing International


Tattoo Manufacturing, a division of TMI Acquisition LLC, is the largest manufacturer of temporary tattoos in the world. The company designs and manufactures all of its products in Tucson, AZ. Products are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, use FDA certified colorants and comply with CSPC/CPSIA and ASTM requirements. All products exceed US, Canadian and EU safety standards. The company’s products have a worldwide reputation for quality. Visit www.tattoosales.com or call 1-800-747-8016 for more information.

TM International Joins National Park Foundation to Support White House Easter Egg Roll

January 28, 2023

Tattoo Manufacturing International joins the National Park Foundation in support of the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll. TMI is providing temporary tattoos for the event.

TUCSON, AZ, April 1, 2013 — The 2013 Easter Egg Roll, taking place today on the South Lawn of the White House, is focused on promoting health and wellness with the theme, “Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You!”  The event features live music, sports courts, cooking stations, temporary tattoos, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling.  The activities encourage children to lead healthy, active lives in support of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative. In addition, official White House Easter Eggs, sold by NPF, are available at easter.nationalparks.org.

In keeping with the First Lady’s initiative, 16,000 butterfly and decorated egg temporary tattoos, supplied by Tattoo Manufacturing International (TMI), provided a fun alternative to candy treats during the day’s festivities.

“Tattoo Manufacturing International (TMI) is proud to be a partner in the White House Easter Egg Roll,” said Stephen Tooker, CEO.  “We are delighted that temporary tattoos can be used as an example of how non-sugary rewards can add to the fun of special events.”

About the National Park Foundation
The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, raises private funds that directly aid, support and enrich America’s nearly 400 national parks and their programs.  Chartered by Congress as the nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation plays a critical role in conservation and preservation efforts, establishing national parks as powerful learning environments, and giving all audiences an equal and abundant opportunity to experience, enjoy and support America’s treasured places. www.nationalparks.org.

About Tattoo Manufacturing International


Tattoo Manufacturing, a division of TMI Acquisition LLC, is the largest manufacturer of temporary tattoos in the world. The company designs and manufactures all of its products in Tucson, AZ. Products are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, use FDA certified colorants and comply with CSPC/CPSIA and ASTM requirements. All products exceed US, Canadian and EU safety standards. The company’s products have a worldwide reputation for quality. Visit www.tattoosales.com or call 1-800-747-8016 for more information.

Tattoo Manufacturing Receives G7 Master Print Designation from IDEAlliance

January 28, 2023

TUCSON, AZ, April 30, 2013 – Tattoo Manufacturing International has been awarded the sought-after G7 Master Print Designation from IDEAlliance, a nonprofit association that identifies best practices for efficient, end-to-end digital media workflows. The designation means that by international standards, Tattoo Manufacturing is one of a few hundred printers worldwide able to verify color quality through the entire print process, from digital image to the final printed press sheet.

The qualification includes a complete examination of the company’s printing process, including press, plating and proofing, and is applicable to offset, gravure, silkscreen, Flexo, dye sublimation and digital print processes.

“The G7 designation is especially important for our customers, whether we are printing a custom product for a special occasion or a nationally recognized brand for our Savvi product line, which is distributed through hundreds of retail chains globally,” explained Sean Johnson, Director of Manufacturing and Print Technology for the company.  “Our processes and certifications ensure that not only are the customers receiving the safest product in the industry, they also are getting the best possible color management. We are creating consistent, accurate and repeatable color for the customer.”

G7 qualification was created as the result of print buyers’ frustration by visible color differences across print products.  For example, without specific, consistent calibrations, a logo may appear totally different on a brochure than it does on packaging or labeling.  G7 specification ensures that the proof-to-print process is calibrated across printing devices and media to ensure that colors look the same to the naked eye.

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Cutline: Sean Johnson, Director of Manufacturing and Print Technology for Tattoo Manufacturing International, displays the “final exam” for the G7 Master Print Designation awarded by the IDEAlliance.

About Tattoo Manufacturing International


Tattoo Manufacturing, a division of TMI Acquisition LLC, is the largest manufacturer of temporary tattoos in the world. The company designs and manufactures all of its products in Tucson, AZ. Products are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, use FDA certified colorants and comply with CSPC/CPSIA and ASTM requirements. All products exceed US, Canadian and EU safety standards. The company’s products have a worldwide reputation for quality. Visit www.tattoosales.com or call 1-800-747-8016 for more information.

Tattoo Manufacturing Named Arizona’s Small Business Exporter of the Year

January 28, 2023

Tucson-based manufacturer exports US-made products around the world

 

TUCSON, AZ, April 11, 2013 – Tattoo Manufacturing International (TMI), the world’s largest manufacturer of temporary tattoos, has been named the 2013 Small Business Exporter of the Year by the Arizona District of the U.S. Small Business Administration.  TMI is one of eight award recipients, all of which will be honored at the Arizona Small Business Association’s (ASBA) 20th Annual Enterprise Business Awards Luncheon in Phoenix on May 16.

“Each year the SBA has the honor of spotlighting Arizona winners of our Small Business Week awards in a ceremony that recognizes and celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit and community activism that has long characterized the small business community of our great state,” said Robert J. Blaney, the District Director of the SBA in Arizona. “These men and women are the risk takers, the innovators and the employers that power our economy and daily serve our communities, in business and as local leaders.”

TMI is an Arizona exporter that ships to more than 80 countries, including weekly exports to Australia, Canada, Denmark, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and South Africa. The company has more than 100 employees and prints seven million temporary tattoos every day in its Tucson, AZ, manufacturing facilities.  TMI has a 90 percent market share in North America and a 65 percent share globally.

“We are thrilled to have the Arizona District SBA recognize the efforts or our team, and honored to be selected as Arizona’s Exporter of the Year,” said Stephen Tooker, CEO of Tattoo Manufacturing International (TMI). “The SBA worked with TMI to help us grow internationally with its award of an Arizona Step Grant, and we’ve taken that vote of confidence to heart.  We know there’s a demand for fairly priced American products, and we are proud to make our products available worldwide.”

TMI has partnered with more than 65,000 businesses and other organizations to provide custom corporate temporary tattoos of the same quality as the tattoos produced for sale in Walgreens, WalMart, Michaels, Target, Toys R Us and other national retailers.  It remains committed to manufacturing all of its products, including temporary tattoos, stickers, paint books and coloring posters, in the USA.

 

About Tattoo Manufacturing International


Tattoo Manufacturing, a division of TMI Acquisition LLC, is the largest manufacturer of temporary tattoos in the world. The company designs and manufactures all of its products in Tucson, AZ. Products are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, use FDA certified colorants and comply with CSPC/CPSIA and ASTM requirements. All products exceed US, Canadian and EU safety standards. The company’s products have a worldwide reputation for quality. Visit www.tattoosales.com or call 1-800-747-8016 for more information.