Activities: Tattoo Parlor


Commons (setup off to the side)


Face Painting is fun and stuff, so lets have a place to do it. This is our most specific activity, so it won't have as much in the way of setup.


Juniors/Seniors staffing this section should somewhat artistic, and capable of looking pleasant even when bored out of their minds waiting for the next middle schooler to want a tattoo. Minimum staffing requirements:

  • Lead junior/Senior
  • Junior/Senior


The primary duty here is to provide an alternate activity for students on fun night. Suggesting what to paint is as important here as the painting itself.

  • Procure face painting supplies as needed (there are usually some left over from the last fun night).
  • Develop a list of tattoos that you can paint for people and paint them on something to display during fun night.
  • Setup tables and put art paper on them. (set them up in a way that makes it obvious that people should wait behind a certain point until it is their turn to get a tattoo.)
  • Tattoos cost 1 ticket each (or free or whatever).
  • Paint people.
  • If things get busy, you might want to have a signup sheet so that people don't have to stand in line.
  • You can offer specials for dodgeball team tattoos (maybe all 6 team members for 2 tickets?)
  • Paint little doodles on the tabletop (spread art paper first) when you're not busy.
  • Cleanup.


Below is a general timeline for when things need to take place to prepare the arcade.

  • 1 week before: purchase any needed supplies.
  • 1 week before: paint a list of the tattoos you know you will be doing.
  • 2 days before: bring all supplies and store in supervising teacher's room.
  • 6:00pm: bring supplies to the commons and setup for fun night.


  • Paints and brushes.
  • Tables and art paper.


In general, the area you are using should be ready for school to start when you leave. This will mean that the area should be in better condition than when we arrived. Remember that we will be using these areas during the custodial staff's normal cleaning time, and it is our responsibility to make sure they are ready for school on Monday or other scheduled events over the weekend.

  • Return tables, and chairs to their correct location.
  • Clean any paint from tables, chairs and floor.
  • Clean all brushes.
  • Help other activities cleanup until all areas are clean

Rules and Guidelines

General school rules apply during fun night. The following rules are meant to help the tattoo. parlor run smoothly.

  • Um, I don't know.