Tattoo Your Kitchen Tile

wall tile tattoos Tattoo Your Kitchen Tile
During the overhaul of our kitchen, there were a couple of things that despite my best efforts, I couldn’t quite come up with a game plan for. Some things, like my kitchen countertops, were just shrugged off as a bigger worry for another day. But other things, like the decorative tiles in the backsplashes, seemed like there should have been a simple and easy solution to cover.
The decorative tiles in question were pictures of fruit and vegetables, some scattered, and some 4-inch tiles placed in two by three rows together to make a little vignette of produce (see below). When the kitchen was dusty rose and beige and belonged to an elderly lady, they sort of made sense. But now, as a part of my bright and graphic new young-couples’ kitchen, they looked disjointed and glaringly wrong.


wall tattoo before Tattoo Your Kitchen Tile
Enter Wall Tattoos by 2Jane Interiors via Wallies.com. These little adhesive vinyl bits are designed for exactly what I needed – to cover up unsightly tile in a high traffic, heavy use area without the mess of painting or removing tile. With different patterns, sizes, and transparencies, they should fit the bill for your next project. I opted for white opaque Tattoos with a black spherical pattern, which complimented my new kitchen nicely.
The application was a breeze. Each tile came individually backed, so I didn’t have to mess with a big sheet of vinyl for one little tile. With just a damp sponge and my driver’s license for a straight edge, in about an hour (and quite pregnant) I had covered all those hideous tiles with something simple, clean, and pretty awesome.
We’ve had them up for about a year now, and they have held up to massive cleanings, hot cooking, both humid and freezing temperatures, endless dishwashing sans dishwasher, and a baby that loves nothing more than to splash his sink-bath water everywhere but on himself.
The directions that came along said they’re easy to remove as well, but I don’t plan on taking mine down anytime soon.

  • stacey

    hey this dosen’t bother me, makes more sense than spending so much more on a coffin that you’ll only put in the ground.

  • http://www.mybuildingmaterials.net/ chris

    I actually think this is a really good idea, is it not up to me how I get buried?

  • Jj

    I had really similar fruit cornucopia tiles that I covered with tattoos! What a godsend! I agree. Mine still look great too after five tears of use!