Be inkspired.

Who We Are

Welcome to inkish®, a temporary tattoo ecommerce retailer that delivers positivity and inspiration through the power of words.

inkish® long-lasting temporary tattoos provide even longer-lasting positive influence – wearable, daily reminders that you and those around you are beautiful, strong, brave, powerful, kind, passionate, and inkspirational.

inkish® tattoos build confidence and strength, giving those who wear them boosts of positivity – and as a result they radiate greatness, and transform the messages they tell themselves into positive, life-changing “inkspiration”.

The inkish® Story

In early 2018, I found myself in several situations where the power of words and the influence they have – both positive and negative – was deafening.  I was trying to coach my two beautiful daughters, their friends, and their classmates about the power of words and how important it is to understand the impact they have with the things they think and say. It was hard! Especially because when I looked around I saw so much negativity – on TV, in politics, and on social media. I quickly realized that adults desperately needed to hear the same message.

I knew something needed to change. People needed inspiration, and I became more passionate than ever that the things we say – both out loud to others, and inside our own heads to ourselves – have a huge impact on the course of our lives and the lives of those around us. I was searching for a way to help people shift their mindsets, and focus on the positive, and away from the negative.

Around the same time, I found some temporary tattoos of positive messages online. I purchased some and my daughters and I put them on. My daughters’ said “be kind”… mine said “anything is possible.”  It was such an incredible feeling and the impact they had on my mindset and attitude was powerful. I wanted more… but the retailer I bought them from didn’t have a lot of options, and their focus was more about manifestation and chakras than about the power of words. I wanted something way more mainstream – and I wanted it to be more than just a tattoo… I wanted soul food. And the idea for inkish® was born.

From there, I put my 15+ years of marketing and graphic design experience to work, designing tattoos, developing messaging, packaging, and infrastructure… all with the idea that inkish® can be that little twinkle of inspiration that our subscribers look forward to every day. More than just tattoos, inkish® is a product with a purpose and a community with a cause. We’re building an “inkspiration nation”, one person at a time, one tattoo at a time – treating positivity like glitter and sprinkling that stuff everywhere.

With much love and gratitude,

Melissa L.
Founder/CEO, inkish®

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Melissa L. – Founder/CEO

Be inkspired.

Melissa L. – Founder/CEO

Who We Are

Welcome to inkish®, a temporary tattoo ecommerce retailer that delivers positivity and inspiration through the power of words.

inkish® long-lasting temporary tattoos provide even longer-lasting positive influence – wearable, daily reminders that you and those around you are beautiful, strong, brave, powerful, kind, passionate, and inkspirational.

inkish® tattoos build confidence and strength, giving those who wear them boosts of positivity – and as a result they radiate greatness, and transform the messages they tell themselves into positive, life-changing “inkspiration”.

The inkish® Story

In early 2018, I found myself in several situations where the power of words and the influence they have – both positive and negative – was deafening.  I was trying to coach my two beautiful daughters, their friends, and their classmates about the power of words and how important it is to understand the impact they have with the things they think and say. It was hard! Especially because when I looked around I saw so much negativity – on TV, in politics, and on social media. I quickly realized that adults desperately needed to hear the same message.

I knew something needed to change. People needed inspiration, and I became more passionate than ever that the things we say – both out loud to others, and inside our own heads to ourselves – have a huge impact on the course of our lives and the lives of those around us. I was searching for a way to help people shift their mindsets, and focus on the positive, and away from the negative.

Around the same time, I found some temporary tattoos of positive messages online. I purchased some and my daughters and I put them on. My daughters’ said “be kind”… mine said “anything is possible.”  It was such an incredible feeling and the impact they had on my mindset and attitude was powerful. I wanted more… but the retailer I bought them from didn’t have a lot of options, and their focus was more about manifestation and chakras than about the power of words. I wanted something way more mainstream – and I wanted it to be more than just a tattoo… I wanted soul food. And the idea for inkish® was born.

From there, I put my 15+ years of marketing and graphic design experience to work, designing tattoos, developing messaging, packaging, and infrastructure… all with the idea that inkish® can be that little twinkle of inspiration that our subscribers look forward to every day. More than just tattoos, inkish® is a product with a purpose and a community with a cause. We’re building an “inkspiration nation”, one person at a time, one tattoo at a time – treating positivity like glitter and sprinkling that stuff everywhere.

With much love and gratitude,

Melissa L.
Founder/CEO, inkish®

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