inkbox: Temporary tattoo store supporting indigenous communities and independent artists

Are you deliberating whether to get a tattoo or not? Take the plunge with a temporary tattoo from Inkbox instead.

inkbox has created a 100% organic ink, derived from fruit that grows in the jungles of the Darién Gap in Panama, which lasts up to 2 weeks.

Unlike temporary tattoos that are just stickers on your skin, inkbox tattoos function more like permanent tattoos – they sit in your skin, and then fade as the skin naturally regenerates. The semi-permanent tattoo can then be applied at home, without needles.

The ink itself is safe for all ages, pain free, and all natural. Derived from a plant that grows in the jungles of Panama, indigenous people of the Darién Gap have used the plant as body ornamentation for thousands of years. 

There’s thousands of designs on inkbox, created by an active artist community, to choose from including dragons, nature, wildlife, mandalas, birds and feathers, and more. You can also create your own design and purchase freehand ink.

inkbox also supports the indigenous tribes of the Darién Gap by providing agricultural and community support programmes.

inkbox was founded in February 2015 by brothers Tyler & Braden Handley. It has sold more than 500,000 tattoos to-date


Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at

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