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GENERAL

How long do they last?
Your Flash Tattoo will last about 4-6 days, depending on where they are placed and how well you take care of them. To care for your Flash avoid any soap, sunscreen, lotions or oils near or on your tattoo. These types of oil-based substances will begin to degrade the adhesive.

How many tattoos come in a pack?
Each collection is unique, includes various metallic designs, and there is always plenty of Flash in each pack to share with friends! Refer to the product description of the specific collection you are interested in for full details about what's featured inside the pack.

Generally, our full-size Flash Tattoos packs come with four 6"x9" sheets of designs, featuring an assortment of body jewelry in a mix of metallic colors. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule. The original Goldfish Kiss collection contains three sheets and the Jem and the Holograms collection contains one sheet and a set of Swarovski crystals..

Mini Flash Tattoos packs can contain one, two or three 4"x6" sheets, depending on the specific collection. Some mini packs also come with a set of genuine Swarovski crystals to really make your tats sparkle!

What inspires the designs for Flash Tattoos?
Each collection is uniquely designed in-house by Flash Tattoos, and features original themes and art inspired by our travels, exploring different cultures, and current trends. Each collection is named based on the mood of the designs, favorite destinations, or inspirational people. For example, the Sofia collection was inspired after a visit to the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and the Sheebani collection was named after the orphan that inspired the start of The Miracle Foundation, which receives 5% of the proceeds from each Sheebani collection purchase.

Are Flash Tattoos safe for the skin?
Absolutely! Flash Tattoos are non-toxic and safe for anyone to wear. All Flash Tattoos pass safety standards for the cosmetic and toy product industries and meet all U.S. and international regulatory requirements. Do not apply to sensitive skin, near eyes, or if you are allergic to adhesives.

How do you wear Flash Tattoos?
Flash Tattoos can by styled anywhere - feet, arms, back, rib cage, neck, hands, forehead... even nails! Get as creative as you want with placement and pairings. Have fun creating your own designs, and Flash us your tats on Instagram and tag us @flashtattoos so we can see all the cool ways you’re wearing them!

How do I apply my Flash Tattoo?
You will be amazed by how quick and easy it is to apply your Flash Tattoo with the help of a little water. You want to make sure your skin is clean, dry and free of any oils or the tattoo will not adhere. If you have lotion or any products on (even from hours earlier), use a little soap and water or a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol to clean the area. Cut out the tattoo as close to the edge as possible (this is important later when you need to line it up).  Party bundles, personalized, and custom tattoos are pre-cut for easy application, so no cutting necessary.  If you are applying a band that will be worn as a bracelet, anklet or arm band, trim the tattoo to size if it needs to be adjusted while the protective liner is still in place. Once it is properly trimmed, remove the clear sheet. For best application, ask a friend to help position your Flash Tattoo so your skin does not twist or stretch. Place the tattoo face down on your skin and hold a wet cloth against it for about 30 seconds. Peel the paper aside then pat gently with the wet cloth. Tada! Be sure not to twist or stretch skin until the tattoo has had time to set (at least 20 minutes). Flash Tattoos look best after they have had an hour or two to set into the skin.

My Flash Tattoo has lost its sparkle, how do I remove it?
To remove your Flash Tattoo, simply soak your skin in baby oil, olive oil or coconut oil for one minute then gently scrub off. Repeat as necessary. Apply lotion to moisturize and soothe the skin area. You can also click here to purchase our Flash Off remover wipes to quickly and easily remove any brand of metallic temporary tattoos without the mess of oils.

Are Flash Tattoos waterproof?
Yes, they are! Make sure to apply them to completely dry skin and let them set for about 30 minutes to ensure the adhesive has had time to set. Afterwards, it’s soaked into your skin, go ahead and hop in that ocean, pool, or shower. Just remember to keep oil-based lotions, sunscreens, body wash, etc off your tats!

Will my Flash Tattoo cause tan lines?
Yes! But we think that they look pretty cool… Flash Tans!

Can you wear Flash Tattoos with self-tanner?
Sure! You just want to apply them after the color has set and you have taken a shower to rinse off any lotion residue. Once your skin is tanned and clean, you can apply a Flash Tattoo as you normally would.

Can guys wear them?
Of course! We welcome you gents to get Flashy any time you like. For best results, wear your Flash Tattoos in a place that doesn’t have much body hair since that can get in the way of the adhesive sticking to your skin.

Is Flash Tattoos the original metallic tattoo brand?
Yes, we’re the brand that launched a thousand copycats! We like to think that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery… but to be honest, it’s pretty tough when the majority of the knock-offs use bad quality materials that don’t last, steal our photography, and copy our original designs. Don’t be fooled by all the fake Flash out there, babes. Stick with the original, and you’ll be shining with the best of them!

 

CUSTOM DESIGNS

Can I order custom tattoos?
Yes, you can order Custom Flash Tattoos…hooray! Click here to shop all our custom and personalized (semi-custom) design options for your next special event or promotion. Shine on!

What is the difference between Personalized and Custom?
Personalized is a way to semi-customize your Flash Tattoos, meaning that we have pre-designed several templates that you can personalize with your own text and/or metallic color choices. The fonts and layout however, are pre-set. If you have original art that you’d like to turn into a tattoo, then Custom is the best option for you.

What are Party Bundles?
Party Bundles are a set of 25 individual and pre-cut Flash Tattoos that are in-stock and ready-t-ship. Ready-to-Ship tattoos are not customized, so there is no 3-4 week turnaround period. They generally arrive 3-5 business days after your order is placed so they are the perfect option when you need to have your Flash Tattoos ASAP for an upcoming event. Click here to shop Party Flash bundles. 

Can you send me a sample?
Yes! Click here to order a sample and we'll get it mailed to you in a Flash! We will pick a few designs from our stock that will give you a good representation of size and coloring. Samples are $6 and include free shipping on domestic orders over $45. A $6.00 discount coupon code will be provided to you for use on your first Custom order.

Do you send out a proof before production?
Once your order is placed, a digital proof will be sent within 48 hours via email. This proof will verify the copy, colors and the size of your design. Please carefully review the proof before checking the box stating that the design is approved. If edits are required, please reply to email with a detailed description in the box provided so that we can clear up any issues immediately and avoid any delays or mistakes on your custom Flash Tattoo.

What are the color choices for custom tattoos?
For Fully Custom tattoos you can select one or two of the following colors: metallic gold, metallic silver, metallic rose gold and black. Have fun mixing and matching!
For the Personalized Flash Tattoo designs, the colors available are specific to each design and listed on each product detail page.
All ready to ship Party Bundle tattoos are only available “as shown” on product detail pages.

What is on the back of my tattoo?
The back of each Custom, Personalized and Party Bundle tattoo will have simple instructions on how to apply and remove your Flash Tattoo.

How will my custom tattoos come packaged?
Each Flash Tattoo will be individually cut to size for easy application, and the tattoos will be banded together in a stack for mailing. We recommend displaying them in mini dishes or trays for events. Click here to view our party guide page with all the information you need to know when planning your next party or event.
 
What are personalized and custom tattoo sleeves?
Tattoo sleeves are the perfect complement to your custom or personalized tattoos and serve as a unique memorable way to package your designs. Use with personalized or custom Flash Tattoos as party favors or gift bag items at weddings, anniversaries, baby showers, holiday cards…the possibilities are endless! Click here to shop our pre-set personalized sleeve templates or create your own fully custom sleeve design with your logo or branding.

 

FULLY CUSTOM DESIGNS

I have an idea, but I don’t know how to design it on the computer. Can you draw the art for me?
Unfortunately, we’re not able to create the art for the tattoos at this time. We recommend contacting local art schools, community listings like Craigslist, or freelance websites to hire a designer if you need some help.

Can I put more than one design on a card?
The Flash Tattoos cards are designed for individual applications, so only one design can be printed per card. We offer four different size options (2"x 2", "3"x 1", 2.5"x 2.5" and 6"x 1") to accommodate most designs.
Looking to customize your own pack? Click here to design your own mini 4”x6” pack.

How do I submit my design?
When preparing your artwork for submission, please use the following guidelines:
• Artwork can contain a max of two of the following colors: yellow (#ffd42a) to represent gold, grey (#c8c4b7) to represent silver, pink (#f2bd96) to represent rose gold, and black (#000000).
• Allow at least a 1/6” (4mm) margin for trimming.
• All fonts must be outlined.
• Avoid super fine lines and very small details, as they are too delicate for printing and tattoo application.
• Avoid art that contains shading or gradients. Colors must have a clear demarcation in the artwork.
• Save the file in a vector format, such as .SVG or Adobe Illustrator. If the art was created in Adobe Photoshop or similar program, the design may be submitted once saved in the highest resolution JPEG or PDF file possible (minimum of 300 dpi), if a vector version is not available. NOTE: Please do not paste JPEG images into Adobe Illustrator.

How many do I need to order? Can I split the minimum between different designs?
Our Custom orders have a minimum quantity of 200 units per design and Personalized is 100 units per design. None of the options listed above can be divided up between different designs at this time.

I have some really cool design ideas, and would love to collaborate with you. Are you currently accepting designs?
We love working with creative types all around the world! While we’re not looking to add a new designer to our team at the moment, we always love hearing your thoughts and what designs you want to see in future collections!

 

ORDERS & SHIPPING

When will my Flash Tattoos arrive?
Flash Tattoo orders are generally processed and shipped within 1-3 business days of order placement. Domestic orders may take up to 7-10 business days to arrive depending upon shipping method selected at checkout (*excludes custom or personalized products-see below). For international orders, it can take 15 or more business days to arrive depending upon ship to location. For more information about shipping costs and what countries we ship to, please see our shipping guidelines.

 

When will my personalized or custom products arrive?
Total timeline for custom or personalized product order delivery is 3-4 weeks once your proof is approved. You will receive an email notification with tracking information once your order has shipped. It is from this date that your request for expedited shipping will occur. *Please note your order shipment date may be delayed if waiting for proof approval.

 

I am in a hurry, how can I get my custom or personalized Flash Tattoos faster?
For Custom and Personalized orders, there is always a 3-4 week turnaround as the tattoos are custom printed with your unique design. Once your tattoos print, we can ship them out via Priority Express or Priority Mail for faster shipping. Click here to view shipping time and rates for domestic and international shipments. We highly recommend exploring our Party Bundles for in-stock options for when you need Flash Tattoos in a hurry.

 

Do you ship internationally?
Yes – we love getting people Flashy all around the globe! Flash Tattoos offers real time shipping rates for all international orders. Transit times vary based upon the shipping destination and service selected at checkout. For more information about transit times, carrier options and what countries we ship to, please see our shipping guidelines. *Please note that any taxes/duties due upon International delivery are the sole responsibility of the purchaser and will vary from country to country. Contact your local customs office for details

 

What forms of payment does Flash Tattoos accept?
Please see our orders and payments policy by clicking here.

 

My organization qualifies for tax exemption-how can I place a tax exempt order?
If your organization qualifies for tax exempt status, please follow the steps listed below to place your tax exempt order. First step is to create an account on Flashtat.com by clicking here. After your account has successfully been created, email Support@flashtat.com and attach your tax-exempt form with EIN and include name listed on your Flash Tattoos store account. If your account is approved for tax-exempt orders our Support team will notify you via email and your account will be updated accordingly. Final step after email approval is to log onto your account and place a Flash Tattoos order. Texas sales tax will not be charged on qualifying approved tax-exempt account orders.

 

RETURNS AND EXCHANGES

I changed my mind…can I return my order?
When shopping on FlashTat.com, please thoroughly read all product details and choose carefully as all products are final sale (unless defective), with the exception of Sunnies. Please click here to view our full return policy.

 

EVENTS

I have an event and want to buy a lot of tattoos to apply to our guests. Do you offer bulk pricing?
That’s an awesome idea! We aren’t able to extend bulk discounts on our full packs, but we’ve got some awesome custom and personalized products perfect for any event available. Shop our ready to ship party bundles that are perfect for those moments when you need a quick Flash fix that displays beautifully at events without the mess of cutting up tattoo sheets.*If you are looking to place a large bulk order for events or looking for more quantity than listed as available on Flash Tattoos website please contact custom@flashtat.com and include item style, order quantity and event details.

Can you send someone to set up a Flash Tat bar at my wedding, birthday party, etc?
We aren’t currently able to send reps to work your private event. We recommend asking a friend or hiring someone to help your guests apply the tattoos. Click here to view our party guide. Flash Tattoos are very easy to apply with the right tools…anyone can do it in a few simple steps! For application tips, scroll up to learn a little more about how to apply Flash Tattoos.

What tools do I need to set up a Flash Tattoo bar at my event?
To set up a Flash Tattoo bar, you’ll need 1-2 spray bottles filled with regular water to apply the tattoos, a couple washcloths to dry your guests after applying the tattoo, a trash can, a pair of scissors, and a few small dishes/mini vases or tray to display the Flash Tattoos. You can easily find these items at your local Dollar Store, Target, etc. Shop our Flash Tattoos party supplies by clicking here.

I want to rep the brand. Can I place a wholesale order to sell at festivals, private parties, etc?
At this time, we’re only able to extend wholesale pricing to approved retail boutiques. We are so grateful and flattered that you love our brand that much... you all are the best!

 

RETAILERS

I saw someone else selling "flash tattoos" but they looked different. What gives?
Well, babes…we hate to break it to you, but that wasn’t Flash Tattoos. Since we are the brand that introduced this awesome metallic tattoo trend, some people have tried to call any shiny temporary tattoo a ‘flash tattoo’; however, that's a misuse of our brand name, and we let those people know it and ask them to stop. You can shop for official Flash Tattoos at FlashTat.com.

 

WHOLESALE

How do I get my store approved to carry Flash Tattoos?
The first step is to submit an application on our website, if you haven’t already. Once that is submitted, we’ll review your application. We love it when you can provide as much detail as possible – like when you opened, lines you carry, social media profiles, website, photos of the store, etc - to help us get a better overview of your shop. Please check out our wholesale page for more information.

 

FLASH GIVES BACK CHARITY PARTNERS PROGRAM

Do you offer discounts on products for charity use?
Yes, we recently launched our new Flash Gives Back charity partners program, which offers exclusive charity prices on selected packs. Flash Tattoos packs are an excellent way to fundraise by creating a mini pop-up shop at auctions, events or galas. They are also a fun element to incorporate into awareness campaigns, such as social media promotions, gifts during mission trips, and much more!

 

What is the Flash Gives Back charity program?
Qualifying charity and non-profit organizations can apply to receive special coupon code for 50% off all eligible packs. Eligible collections include: Chloe, Child of Wild, Dakota, Josephine, Lena, Nikki, Sofia and Zahra. To view full program details and apply to be a part of Flash Gives Back, visit the Charity contact page here.

 

I know Flash Tattoos is based in Texas and I am a Texas based charity. Can I place a tax-exempt order?
Yes, you will need to visit the charity contact page here and follow steps listed which include setting up account on Flashtat.com and submitting charity application for approval to place tax exempt order. Proof of tax exemption form including EIN will be required for tax-exempt order approval.

If your account is approved for tax-exempt orders our Flash team will notify you via email and your account will be updated accordingly. Final step after email approval is to log onto your account and place a Flash Tattoos order. Texas sales tax will not be charged on qualifying approved tax-exempt account orders. Tax-exempt status will also apply to all future orders you just simply need to be logged into your Flashtat.com customer account.

How long until I hear back if my charity application has been approved?
The Flash Gives Back charity program application review process takes up to 5-7 business days after application is submitted with all required information. Your application status email will be sent to the email address listed on the application, so please make sure check your inbox. If additional assistance is needed after the review process has been completed, please contact support@flashtat.com.
 

 

SUNNIES

How do I apply my Flash Tattoos to my sunnies?
You will be amazed by how quick and easy it is to apply Flash to your sunnies with the help of a little water. (1) Make sure the lens is CLEAN, DRY and free of any dirt or dust. (2) Select your tattoo and cut the sheet in half lengthwise. Set aside other half for later. (3) Using SCISSORS, carefully cut out each individual tattoo exactly along the perforated line. (4) Remove the clear film from the top of the tattoo. (5) Carefully line up the edge of the sheet with edge of the lens and press the tattoo face down on your sunnies (Do not lift the tattoo once it has been placed). (6) Hold a wet cloth gently to the tattoo, soaking the paper completely. (7) Gently peel back the paper…tada!

How long will my Flash stay on my sunnies?
The Flash Tattoos will stay on the lens indefinitely as long as you avoid touching them or getting them into contact with sunscreen or oils.

My Flash has lost its sparkle. How do I remove my Flash lens tattoos from my sunnies?
(1) Using the Flash Off removal wipes provided, gently scrub off the tattoo (dont worry if the lens color changes, this will go away once it dries). (2) Please only use Flash Off wipes for tattoo removal. Refills will be available for purchase on flashtat.com very soon, so please check back in a few weeks. (3) The lens MUST dry completely before applying more Flash.

What is the best way to care for my sunnies?
Take good care of your sunglasses by storing them in the provided protective sleeve to prevent scratches. To preserve the original shape and strong joints, do not wear sunnies on top of your head. Do your best to avoid exposing them to extreme heat for too long (like a super hot car) to prevent warping or melting. Ditto for saltwater and chemicals…they are harsh on any finish, so please keep your sunnies away from them. Should the event arise, rinse your sunnies with water and gentle soap, using the enclosed cloth to dry. Your sunnies fiber cloth sleeve is the best way to clean your lenses and keep them shining bright!

Can I use lens cleaner to take off the Flash lens tattoos?
No, we suggest you only use the Flash Off wipes to remove the tattoos from sunnies lenses. Other wipes are likely to cause damage to the mirrored lenses and/or frame finish. Flash Tattoos is not responsible for damages caused by alternate tattoo removal methods. Again, if you are interested in ordering additional removal wipes, they will soon be available on flashtat.com.

Can I put the Flash lens tattoos on other sunglasses?
Sunnies Flash tattoos are designed specifically to fit our lenses. Using them on any ol’ pair of sunglasses may impair vision and cause damage to the lens or frame finish.

Is it possible to order one pair of Flash Tattoos sunglasses with another pair’s lens tattoos?
At this time we only offer sunglass/tattoo combinations as listed on the website for each style. Refill packs are coming to flashtat.com very soon, so when available you will be able to order them individually to create the perfect pair of sunnies to fit your unique style.

What is included in a sunnies set?
Each set includes: one pair of sunglasses, eight lens tattoos featuring four unique Flashy phrases and accent designs, four tattoo removal wipes, and a super soft fabric sleeve.
 

For all other questions, email us at: support@flashtat.com

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