Be inkspired.

Who We Are

Welcome to inkish®, a subscription-based ecommerce retailer that delivers positivity and inspiration in the form of temporary tattoos that use the power of words to shift perspective.

Inkish® long-lasting temporary tattoos provide even longer-lasting positive influence – wearable, daily reminders that our customers and those around them are beautiful, strong, brave, powerful, kind, passionate, and more.

Every month, our inkspirational tattoos arrive in your mailbox, packed with positivity – including notes of hope, inspirational quotes, and uplifting messages to support, encourage and embrace. With inkish® tattoos, our subscribers are literally wearing positivity – and as a result they inspire those around them, and transform the messages they tell themselves every day 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 overwhelming.  I was coaching 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. Then, I looked around and saw so much negativity – on TV, in politics, on social media – and realized that adults desperately needed to hear the same message.

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. It was time to find a way to help people shift their mindsets away from the negative… But I didn’t know how.

Around the same time, I had seen temporary tattoos of positive messages through a Facebook Ad. I purchased some and my daughters and I put them on. My daughters’ said “be kind”… mine said “anything is possible.”  I took pictures and posted to social media and the reaction was incredible! Everyone wanted to know where I got them, how long they lasted, and congratulated me on making such a positive impact on my children. I wanted more… but the retailer I bought them from didn’t offer ongoing subscriptions, and their message 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 I wanted it to be hassle-free and recurring. I realized how amazing it would be if a new tattoo (or two), with a positive message of encouragement would just show up in my mailbox every month. 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. One person at a time, one month 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.

Who We Are

Welcome to inkish®, a subscription-based ecommerce retailer that delivers positivity and inspiration in the form of temporary tattoos that use the power of words to shift perspective.

Melissa L. – Founder/CEO

Inkish® long-lasting temporary tattoos provide even longer-lasting positive influence – wearable, daily reminders that our customers and those around them are beautiful, strong, brave, powerful, kind, passionate, and more.

Every month, our inkspirational tattoos arrive in your mailbox, packed with positivity – including notes of hope, inspirational quotes, and uplifting messages to support, encourage and embrace. With inkish® tattoos, our subscribers are literally wearing positivity – and as a result they inspire those around them, and transform the messages they tell themselves every day 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 overwhelming.  I was coaching 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. Then, I looked around and saw so much negativity – on TV, in politics, on social media – and realized that adults desperately needed to hear the same message.

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. It was time to find a way to help people shift their mindsets away from the negative… But I didn’t know how.

Around the same time, I had seen temporary tattoos of positive messages through a Facebook Ad. I purchased some and my daughters and I put them on. My daughters’ said “be kind”… mine said “anything is possible.”  I took pictures and posted to social media and the reaction was incredible! Everyone wanted to know where I got them, how long they lasted, and congratulated me on making such a positive impact on my children. I wanted more… but the retailer I bought them from didn’t offer ongoing subscriptions, and their message 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 I wanted it to be hassle-free and recurring. I realized how amazing it would be if a new tattoo (or two), with a positive message of encouragement would just show up in my mailbox every month. 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. One person at a time, one month at a time – treating positivity like glitter and sprinkling that stuff everywhere.

With much love and gratitude,

Melissa L.
Founder/CEO, inkish®