[Sami Jensen] Tina Roth Eisenberg (a.k.a. SwissMiss) had the idea to design temporary tattoos after repeatedly seeing her daughter’s skin bearing “cheaply designed, clip-art graphics.” Two months after her “a-ha!” moment, she launched Tattly, a home for what she describes as “designy temporary tattoos.” Her latest collection focuses on print design.
The print design tattoos include CMYK by Tina Roth Eisenberg, The Golden Ratio by Josh Smith, FPO by Jason Tiernan and Crops by Yoko Sakao Ohama.
With over 50 Tattlys ranging from popsicles to cameras, typography, watches and kitchen utensils, Tina says she’s now known as “that Brooklyn mom that sells temporary tattoos,” and she wants to be “the ‘Band Aid’ of temporary tattoos.” Above is Tina’s own design, CMYK, demonstrating her love for subtractive color.
Before she began Tattly, Tina reached out to designers she admired with the idea of “designing for skin.” Her idea was welcomed with lots of enthusiasm. “Within a day I had design submissions in my inbox. I knew I was on to something,” she says.
Swiss designer gone NYC, Tina Roth Eisenberg (SwissMiss) is also responsible for CreativeMornings, the monthly breakfast lecture series for creatives and the to-do app, TeuxDeux. You can find her at Studiomates, her Brooklyn-based co-working space.
Photos courtesy of Tattly.