Say hello to wearable photo-sharing. Picattoo is a newly launched service that will turn your Instagram photos into temporary tattoos — so you can slap your very own branding on your wrist. Or forehead. But probably your wrist. Or hand. Or… you get the picture.
The Netherlands based service, which ships these fleeting ‘Insta-tats’ worldwide, has been launched by photography products company Ink361, which focuses on monetizing Instagram usage by offering a web viewer and print your photos service, among other photo-focused products.
Its new Picattoo service will sell you 12 temporary tattoos, created from a dozen Instagram photos of your choosing (which must, however, be from your own Instagram account), for $14.99/£9.99. Postage worldwide is apparently free.
The temporary tattoos — let’s call them ‘skin stickers’ — are laser printed in color onto temporary tattoo paper, and will apparently last for up to a week, depending on how carefully you treat them/how regularly you exfoliate the adorned area.
In parallel with the Picattoo launch, Ink361 has also launched an online service for repurposing Instagram photos as printed, pocket-sized photobooks, called FastBook — one of many such printing services orbiting the digital photo-sharing juggernaut. FastBooks can be 24-pages or 48-pages, and start at $14.95.
With Instagram’s monthly active user-base continuing to grow — it hit the 300 million mark, as of last December, up from 200 million in March last year — expect plenty more of these third party services to try to come up with ways to stand out and sell stuff to the Insta-ecosystem.