Picattoo turns Instagram photos into temporary tattoos – TechCrunch

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Say hello to portable photo sharing. Picattoo is a newly launched service that will turn your Instagram photos into temporary tattoos – so you can slap your own brand on your wrist. Or the forehead. But probably your wrist. Or hand. Or… you get the picture.

The Netherlands-based service, which ships these pop-up ‘Insta-tats’ around the world, was started by a photographic products company Ink361which focuses on monetizing Instagram usage by offering a web viewer and a service to print your photos, among other photo-focused products.

Its new Picattoo service will sell you 12 temporary tattoos, created from a dozen Instagram photos of your choice (which must be from your own Instagram account, however), for $14.99 / £9.99. Worldwide shipping is apparently free.

Temporary tattoos – let’s call them “skin stickers” – are color laser printed onto temporary tattoo paper and will apparently last up to a week, depending on how carefully you treat them/how often. you exfoliate the adorned area.

Along with the launch of Picattoo, Ink361 also launched an online service for reusing Instagram photos as pocket-sized printed photo books, called FastBook – one of many such print services orbiting the digital photo sharing juggernaut. FastBooks can be 24 pages or 48 pages and start at $14.95.

As Instagram’s monthly active user base continues to grow – it hit the 300 million mark, as of last decemberup from 200 million in March last year – expect many more of these third-party services to try to find ways to stand out and sell things to the Insta ecosystem.

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