NASA Space Shuttle Temporary Tattoo

$6.00 USD
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NASA's 30th anniversary space shuttle program temporary tattoo. To celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary and retirement of the Space Shuttle Program, the design of this patch aims to capture the visual essence and spirit of the program in an iconic and triumphant manner. As the Space Shuttle Program has been an innovative, iconic gem in the history of American spaceflight, the overall shape of the patch and its faceted panels are reminiscent of a diamond or other fine jewel. The shape of the patch fans out from a fine point at the bottom to a wide array across the top, to evoke the vastness of space and our aim to explore it, as the shuttle has done successfully for decades. The outlined blue circle represents the shuttle's exploration within low Earth orbit, but also creates a dynamic fluidity from the bottom right around to the top left to allude to the smoothness of the shuttle orbiting Earth. The diagonal lines cascading down into the top-right corner of the design form the American Flag as the shuttle has been one of the most recognizable icons in American history throughout the last three decades. In the top left and right panels of the design, there are seven prominent stars on each side, which represent the 14 crew members who were lost on shuttles Challenger and Columbia. Inside of the middle panel to the right of the shuttle, there are five larger, more prominent stars that signify the five space shuttle vehicles NASA has had in its fleet throughout the program. Most importantly though, this patch is as an overall celebration of the much-beloved program and vehicle that so many people have dedicated themselves to in so many capacities throughout the years with a sense of vibrancy and mysticism that the Space Shuttle Program will always be remembered by. This patch was designed by Aerospace Engineer Blake Dumesnil, who has supported the Space Shuttle Program with his work in the Avionics and Energy Systems Divisions of the NASA Johnson Space Center Engineering Directorate. It is the winning entry in a commemorative patch design contest sponsored by the Space Shuttle Program. Image credit: NASA/Blake Dumesnil. A special thanks to NASA for the use of the artwork for this tattoo.
Every Stock Tattoo comes with a Tattoo Gone Wipes™ Packet
SKU: NASA-09
Tattoo Size Guide

Here is a comparison to give you an idea of sizing. Here are some real world examples.

     1.5 x 3.5: About the size of a Band-Aid

     2 x 2: About the size of a Saltine Cracker

     3 x 3: About the size of a Post-it Note

     3 x 5: About the size of an Index Card

     4 x 6: About the size of a Mobile Phone

     5 x 5.5: About the size of  a Square Paper Napkin

Tattoo Application Instructions

What you’ll need:

Cloth, a towel, or a sponge.

A little bit of warm water.

Scissors (depending on design)

Let’s Get Started

Optional Use scissors to cut out your tattoo. If the design is NOT part of a sheet with multiple tattoos, this won’t be necessary.

Step 1 Decide where you want to apply the tattoo. These aren’t permanent but we pride ourselves on the lifespan of our tattoos, so make sure you have it where you want it for up to 7 days. When you have a perfect position, peel the plastic cover off of your temporary tattoo.

Step 2 Place the paper on your body with the tattoo side on your skin. Apply pressure evenly. (Don’t worry if you don’t get it spot-on the first time.  Even if the tattoo isn’t sticky anymore, the image will still transfer.)

Step 3 Get your cloth, towel or sponge wet with warm water and dab it on top of the tattoo paper, covering the entire tattoo. Be sure to completely saturate the paper because the warm water is what releases the tattoo from the paper. Hold this for 30-60 seconds to ensure the whole tattoo is transferred.

Step 4 Peel the paper off to get a look at your new body art!

Step 5 This step is our little secret. Before you go show off your new tat, dab off the excess water and rub just a tiny bit of lotion on it to add a little vibrancy and extend the lifespan of your tattoo!

All done! At this point, the tattoo application is done and looking great. It will stay on for 5 days with normal wear-and-tear, and a few days if you’re out there rolling around in the mud!

Tattoo Removal Instructions

Our Tattoo Gone™ Temporary Tattoo Removal Wipes are the fastest and safest way to remove your temporary tattoo. We include one with every tattoo you order. Our Removal Wipes are skin-safe for all ages, and let you remove any temporary tattoo with ease. Simply unfold and apply the wipe over the area where your temporary tattoo is placed, and gently massage until it’s removed entirely.

You can also use other items generally found around the home, such as eye makeup remover, baby oil, or rubbing alcohol. Here are some easy steps:

Step 1

Saturate a cotton swab or soft cloth with eye makeup remover, baby oil, or rubbing alcohol. Apply generously over the tattoo’s surface and, for best results, allow it to soak for 1 minute.

Step 2

Using the soaked cloth or cotton swab, gently massage the tattoo in circular motions. Be patient, do not scrub. Repeat the process as needed. Do not attempt to remove with soap and water.

Step 3

Still have some stragglers? Take a piece of household tape and wrap it around your index and middle fingers with the sticky side out. With a dabbing motion, gently pull the small left-overs from your skin.


That's all there is to it! You're now ready for your next body art!

Product Safety and Compliance

- Non-Toxic

- Skin-Safe

- Cosmetic-Grade Inks

- FDA-certified Colorants

- CSPC/CPSIA and ASTM Compliant

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