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Back to School: Tattoos for the Fall

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As we bid farewell to summer nights around the bonfire and gear up for homework and lesson plans, it’s time to think about the tattoos you should rock at school.  Whether you’re a student or a teacher, a principal or a substitute, our tattoos can help you communicate positive messages about education or give you the push you need to be your best self each time you look at your ink. We’re biased, but we think our semi-permanent tattoos put the cool in school.  See for yourself:


1. World Map

Keep a lesson in world geography on hand—literally—with our world map tattoos.  Whether you’re a student learning about international politics or a teacher sharing your knowledge about world religions, our world map tattoos are a good reminder that the world is vast and global context matters.


Product Name: Vale

Dimensions: 3.0 inches

Price: $21



Product Name: Wabi-Sabi

Dimensions: 1.5 x 1.0 inches

Price: $19



Product Name: Fernweh

Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.4 inches

Price: $23



Product Name: Livsnjutare

Dimensions: 2.75 x 1.25inches

Price: $21


2. Dinosaurs

Excited for your science class this year?  Whether you’re teaching young minds about the hunting habits of Velociraptors or taking notes on the Stegosaurus’ tiny brain, celebrate these ancient creatures with a dinosaur tat.  When you’re learning about evolution, this tattoo will remind you that nothing is permanent, and when you’re learning about food chains, it’ll make you relieved you’re at the top. 


Product Name: Groak

Dimensions: 3.5 x 1.6 inches

Price: $23



Product Name: Rex

Dimensions: 2.6 x 1.75 inches

Price: $21


3. Pi

Planning on acing Geometry this year?  Getting ready to teach a bunch of 15-year-olds how to find the area of a circle?  Show off your love of mathematics with a pi tattoo.  The ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, pi goes on and on and on, but is usually shortened to 3.14. Beyond its importance in solving mathematical equations, pi “puts infinity in reach,” mathematician Steven Strogatz claims in The New Yorker.  “The digits of pi never end and never show a pattern,” says Strogatz. “They go on forever, seemingly at random—except that they can’t possibly be random, because they embody the order inherent in a perfect circle.”  Rocking our pi tattoo is a way to celebrate the simultaneous order and randomness that makes this world a wonderful, wacky place.  Keep this tattoo in mind for March 14th, aka Pi Day, as well!


Product Name: Trillions

Dimensions: 0.75 x 0.6 inches

Price: $19


4. Space

Love math and science?  Honor the way that both came together to put a man on the moon, and the strides that NASA continues to make by combining math, science, and a whole lotta problem solving.  School is a place to gain knowledge, and there is still so much more to learn about our solar system and ever-expanding universe.  Show off your interest and enthusiasm for space exploration and the cosmos with our space tattoos.


Product Name: Major Tom

Dimensions: 3.2 x 3.5 inches

Price: $23



Product Name: Calobre

Dimensions: 1.8 x 4.5 inches

Price: $23



Product Name: Sagan

Dimensions: 2.7 inches

Price: $21


5. Stay Calm

Taking class or teaching class can be very stressful.  It’s hard to juggle school, family, and maintain your health all at once, especially when deadlines, homework, and tests are claiming your time.  While summer’s slow pace will be ramping up, that doesn’t mean your peaceful state of mind has to change.  Ink up with our “CALM” tattoo to remind yourself to take a few deep breaths and tackle your to-do list calmly. 


Product Name: Orenda

Dimensions: 2.5 x 0.75 inches

Price: $17


6. Wise Owls

As far back as Greek mythology, owls have represented wisdom, thanks to Athena Goddess of Wisdom choosing this bird as her sidekick.  If you’re hoping to exude or gain wisdom this school year, start with one of our owl tattoos.  If life imitates art, you’re off to a good start. 


Product Name: Sneakthief

Dimensions: 1.0 x 1.5 inches

Price: $19



Product Name: Buho

Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.0 inches

Price: $21



Product Name: Bubo

Dimensions: 1.8 x 3.0 inches

Price: $23


If you’ve got a little Michelangelo in you, try out our freehand ink and draw your own back-to school tat.  Here are some designs to get your ideas flowing:


If you’re a teacher, this is the perfect tat to start your year off right.  Miss Honey, the super sweet teacher in Roald Dahl’s Matilda, is Matilda’s refuge from her horrible parents.  Be that refuge for one of your students this year, and you’ll really make a difference.


Draw a tiny pencil behind your ear this fall for a small, school-themed tattoo that you can conceal or show off.  (Make sure it’s a #2 pencil on Scantron test days!) 


Books are magical.  They take you places you’ve never been before, and imbue you with the knowledge to make the world a better place.  These tattoos are perfect for any bookwork or lover of learning. 




And finally, remind yourself that knowledge is power with a verbal tattoo like this one

- Kaitlyn Uy