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  • Colourval Carnival spreads colour in the city

    We attach meanings to the tattoos engraved (temporarily in this case) onto our bodies. The symbols or words ingrained on our skin strike a chord with our beliefs and convey a visual message to those around us; this is the purpose of tattoos

    On the 9th of August 2014, a group of four girls came together to form Team Colours and organised a carnival, Colourval, in conjunction with the Citi-YMCA Youth For Causes (YFC) 2014 project to support their chosen Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWO), Club Rainbow. Carrying the intent to raise awareness for the children of Club Rainbow suffering from chronic illnesses (e.g. congenital heart defects, rare genetic disorders) amongst public members, Team Colours challenged the National Record of the Largest Display of Paper Doves aspiring to bring peace, love and hope to their beneficiaries.

    Gumtoo sponsored temporary tattoos for an social cause event

    With the help of many others, Team Colours managed to hold a successful event at *SCAPE where the 7-hours-long event featured tattoos by Gumtoo. Gumtoo kindly provided the participants with a handful of designs, of which the Rainbow tattoo received the greatest attention as it tied in with the concept of bringing happiness to Club Rainbow and adding colours to the lives of the beneficiaries.

    Now you may be skeptical about this and it will probably sound really cliché, but images do in fact convey so much more than words ever will and the simple tattoo designs were all that was needed to garner so much support for the event. Instead of the usual intimidating in-your-face publicising, our participants threw away that overly courteous "Good morning Sir would you be interested in supporting the Rainbow Children?" facet to replace it with a set of tattoos on their arms which spoke for themselves.

    The innocence and child-like bliss was instantaneously captured by the tattoos' simplicity, evoking some sense of nostalgia as passers-by were reminded of their childhood and conscience moved them to do their part for Club Rainbow. Temporary tattoos, in particular, are symbolic of the transience and fragility of our childhood due to its impermanent nature. It was simply perfect to have had the opportunity to work with Gumtoo.

    It truly was a simple and perfect day.

    Submitted by Team Colours

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  • Gumtoo Style Book - Story #4

    Gumtoo Style Book is the place where, we would show case the best pictures and Gumtoo style moments from our perspective.  So here are our favorite pictures for this post! Pictures taken by Lourdes. She is from Mexico!

    For a football fan, Brazil world cup 2014 is an eagerly awaited event. The inspiration for the picture below is Gumtoo's Brazil world cup temporary tattoos. The picture depicts a rare form of freedom of expression. It carries a strong sense  of anticipation for the Brazil World Cup 2014. Fabulous picture!

    Artist and photographer with superlative imagination! Artist and photographer with superlative imagination!

    There are quite a few elements and expression in the picture below! The yellow soccer ball, the confident embrace by the player and the Tiki Taka temporary tattoo - somehow they all wonderfully work well together. Amazing picture!

    Capturing the passion and precision of soccer! Capturing the passion and precision of soccer!

    Lourdes says "Photography, art, laugh and love, have the same meaning to her. She aims to take instants out of time, alter life by holding them still." Full of creativity and imagination; she is an amazing asset for Gumtoo. We look forward to get inspired by her more often in the future!

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  • Project - Gumtoo Tattoo Comics

    SOS whale temporary tattoos comics Gumtoo Comics - Nautical


    We got a very interesting mail one day -   “I'm not a designer  I'm not professionally trained, and neither do I possess the natural talent that transforms plain white paper into pieces of art. I however, have a burning passion for design and would just like to unabashedly try to wriggle my drawings into the awesome temporary tattoo lands of Gumtoo.“

    This was Chow Liying.  After looking at her work (The Little Great Realizations) we realized that she has a great quality of combining doodles and intelligent content. I met Liying and she was very keen on designing tattoos but I wanted her to work on something unique - Gumtoo Comics.

    The idea was to use Gumtoo's pics and doodle on them to make them fun. Liying came up with very interesting doodles.

    nautical whale temporary tattoos comics Gumtoo Comics - Nautical
    Alien Space Temporary Tattoo Comic Gumtoo Comics - Outer Space
    joker party temporary tattoos comics Gumtoo Comics - Party Joker
    elephant party temporary tattoos comics Gumtoo Comics - Party Elephant
    alien angel space temporary tattoos for kids Gumtoo Comics - Outer Space

    Check out more Gumtoo comic pics here

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  • Gumtoo Style Book - Story #3

    Gumtoo Style Book is the place where, we would show case the best pictures and Gumtoo style moments from our perspective.  So here are our favorite pictures for this post! Pictures taken by David, a versatile photographer from Singapore; talented and hard working. The combination of the two is what makes the picture below an outstanding composition.

    The Monster Party Box picture was taken under a very tight timeline and for realism the shooting was done at our home (non-studio set up). David was a joy to work with and the picture below oozes quality and focus.

    Photo shoot for the D.I.Y Tattoo Booth Photo shoot for the D.I.Y Tattoo Booth

    Since Easter 2014, at Gumtoo bunny's are in great mood. They are flying oranges and riding on strawberries. The picture was a result of superb expressions from two of our model friends and heavy dose of situational and photographic awareness by David.

    Expression of appreciation and anticipation! Expression of appreciation and anticipation!

    David  has been listed as Canon EOS World Event Photographer of the year 2013. He declares that with his passion for photography, he aims to turn life moments into pieces of Art. We seriously believe in the statement and we will hope to work with him again and create more awesome Gumtoo style moments!

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  • Gumtoo Style Book - Story #2

    At Gumtoo, we receive a lot of great looking pictures from around the world. So we have decided to create a new section on our blog - Gumtoo Style Book! Here we will show you guys the best pictures and share our thoughts too. So here are the favorite pictures taken by Katerina. Katerina is from Greece!

    The chat between the kids look so natural and effortless! The context of the picture gives the feel of "Take it Easy" superbly which gels with the "Take it Slow" temporary tattoo. Superb picture!

    Good times feel better with Gumtoo Temporary Tattoos! Good times feel better with Gumtoo Temporary Tattoos!

    We loved the playfulness and simplicity of the picture. The kid is also very expressive. Fabulous picture with Simon The Sea Horse Temporary Tattoo.

    Simon cruises through the sea, Simon neighs like a steed! Simon cruises through the sea, Simon neighs like a steed!

    Katerina also has interesting thing to say about doing photo shoot with kids (Kind of resonate with us as well) - "It's kind of hard, having a photo shoot with children especially when you have to be the grown-up,which is kind of tricky for me.  Small tip : buy balloons and many cereal bars. Then you'll be able to work with no distraction."

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