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Marked by Inked Subscription Box Review – Winter 2021

Marked by Inked is a bi-monthly subscription box celebrating tattoo culture, art, style & tattoo wellness for $39.95 + shipping per box.

This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

About this Tattoo Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Marked by Inked

The Cost: $39.95 bi-monthly + $7.50 shipping ($47.45). Save with longer subscriptions.

COUPON: Use code MSA25 to save 25% off your first box!

The Products: Every MARKED box features high-value products celebrating tattoo culture with a curated assortment of:

  • Exclusive canvas art by prominent tattoo artists
  • Exclusive art print postcards
  • New members receive an exclusive Inked trucker hat
  • Existing members receive an exclusive artist-designed t-shirt
  • Tattoo skincare essentials
  • Organic health & wellness
  • Death Wish Coffee
  • Premium skincare
  • Chance to win one of 5 Golden Tickets

Ships to: The U.S. for $7.50

Good to Know: With every box sold, Marked donates to The Scars Foundation.

Marked by Inked “Megan Massacre” 2021 Review

 

Included in the box is a booklet that lists each product with quick details about the artist or brand associated with it. This month’s featured artist Megan Massacre, from NYC. She is a NY Ink star and founder of Grit N Glory. This month’s note from Marked says there is a total value of $150+ inside – so let’s see what’s in the box! 

 

“Lady Tiger” Postcard by Megan Massacre

The two tiger prints featured this month are meant to be partners. They are each designed to complement the other. The designs are bold and classic and this lady tiger is totally fierce. I am so obsessed with the bright colors, they’re feminine while still being strong. I am going to use this postcard to send a note to my best friend that I haven’t seen in over a year.

 

“Skull” T-Shirt by Megan Massacre

This tattoo-style skull is hand-drawn by Megan herself. It ties in her tattoo shop as well, Grit N Glory in New York. The shirt fits me perfectly, but I will say the fabric quality is pretty thin and see-through. I was wearing this around the house the other day and my son Fox asked if he could have it. He is really into wearing our shirts for bed or on the weekends at home. He is really into skulls so I decided to pass this awesome design along to him!

 

“Tiger” Canvas by Megan Massacre

Here is the male tiger from the set of partners. We met the lady tiger in the postcard above. This design by Megan pulls from her tattoo style and is just so packed with beautiful colors. This is another item that my son asked if he could put in his room. He has actually started a pretty cool canvas print collection from this box! The tiger is now sitting pretty on his dresser, hopefully working to keep bad dreams away.

 

Coloring Cards by Megan Massacre

These are tattoo-inspired cards that were hand-drawn by Megan. The cards are thick and sturdy, perfect to frame and display. They recommend using colored pencils or markers on these designs. My son is our little artist, he truly zones out when he is coloring and creating. I showed these to him and he asked if he could color them, sitting at his art table right away to get to work. You can see his finished coloring above – he used markers and crayons. These drawings are so detailed and unique, perfect for any art or tattoo lover. These are proudly being displayed in my husband’s office and one in my son’s room.

 

Tiny Bandit Candle in Amber + Lavender featuring a design by Megan Massacre

This candle is amazing! I was so surprised to see the dainty crystals inside, they are gorgeous. I browsed the Tiny Bandit site and was blown away by some of the candle designs they have, some with pretty large crystals inside. These candles are poured by hand in California with a 100% natural coconut wax blend along with pure essential oils, fragrance oils, and cotton wicks. This candle was selected because of Megan’s love of lavender and it even has her custom design as the sticker on the outside of the candle tin making it that much more special. The candle smelled so fresh and lovely, filling my entire downstairs and burning so well. This is my favorite item this month!

 

Hustle Butter CBD Luxe, 5 fl oz. – Retail Value $49.99

My husband had a big jar of Hustle Butter like this back when we first started dating, back when he used to get tattoos pretty often. He was really excited to see this item this month, especially since his skin is in a bad way from winter dryness. This blend contains 500 mg of pure CBD with no THC and works as an anti-inflammatory, skin calming, and muscle-comforting cream. This is ultra-hydrating and is already working to help my husband’s dry skin. It goes on a bit greasy, so a little can go a long way, but it does drink in quickly.

 

Osiris Organics Tatted: Tattoo Care & Maintenance Balm, 1.8 oz. – Retail Value $29.95 (found on sale here for $23.95)

I really appreciate that this box sends so many tattoo care balms. My husband and I both have tattoos that just didn’t heal well or haven’t aged well based on the products and care we gave to them when they were brand new. So having quality tattoo care is so important. This blend is an all-natural skin cell recovery salve that was developed specifically for tattoos. It also provides pain relief which is really cool! I remember the first night that I got my first underarm tattoo and being up most of the night from the burning. It also works on current tattoos to keep them healthy and vibrant. My very first tattoo is starting to fade so I’ve been using this balm on it to see if it will help bring some of the beautiful colors back.

Verdict: This month’s Marked by Inked box is my favorite to date! The featured artist, Megan Massacre, has a tattoo style that I really gravitate towards. I truly enjoyed learning about her and browsing her Instagram. What I really loved about this box was that there were so many items that were developed by Megan herself. It really made the box feel unique, special, and very art-focused. The coloring cards were a fun surprise and kept my art-loving son, Fox occupied and left him feeling so proud of his new artwork. The candle was gorgeous and smelled just as lovely as the tin it came in, filling my house for days with that lovely clean lavender scent. Among all of the hand-drawn pieces of art were two skincare products focusing on hydrating dry winter skin and tattoo care. My husband is truly itching to get a new tattoo so maybe getting this organic balm with natural pain reliever will get him in the direction of scheduling his next tattoo appointment. This month’s box was hard to assign a retail value to since so many of the pieces are unique art designs, but each of the 7 items in the box has an average cost of $6.77, a wonderful value in my opinion. This box truly is a tattoo and art lovers’ dream, making it perfect for us, but would also make an amazing gift! 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? It looks like this box is still available. We recommend reaching out to customer service to confirm.

COUPON: Use code MSA25 to save 25% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: The box costs $47.45 ($39.95 + $7.50 shipping), which means that each of the 7 items in the box has an average cost of $6.77. 

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Written by Taryn Lowman

Taryn Lowman

Taryn’s passion for subscription boxes started when she was gifted a monthly Birchbox. She is excited to discover more Mom and baby boxes to share with her family!

Posted in Marked by Inked Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: marked by inked | 12 comments

Comments (12)

  1. I got three of these boxes. The first one they sent me a hat instead of a shirt. The second one I got a shirt. The third I got a hat again. Really don’t want a hat.

    • That’s what’s kept me from subscribing to this..apparently new subscribers get a hat instead of a shirt. In my opinion, the hat should just be in addition to the shirt for your first box.

  2. Hmmm… but if I buy this box, I won’t be able to spend my money on more tattoos! 😂

    • Very true!

  3. Ordered this on February 17th. At the time, website did not say sold out. Today, it’s saying it’s sold out. Really hope my order gets fulfilled for the Megan Massacre box. Box looks amazing. Love the company that makes the crystal candle in the box. Will be completely bummed out if I don’t get this.

  4. I don’t see any spoilers for this box but I swear I’ve seen that candle before!

    • Boxy Fox I kept thinking the same thing! Does anybody know if maybe something like it was feautred in another box because I KNOW I have seen it (or one very very similar to it) before on this site!

      • The candle was in the RBL founders box (kinda thought it was an exclusive) but if this box wasn’t sold out I’d buy it purely for the candle. The smell is amazing. It’s soft and slightly sensual.

    • Oh, I’m not sure! I just did a quick photo search and didn’t find anything on the site. Maybe on Instagram?

      • Taryn, Meagan w is correct! It was the recent RBL founders box! Thank you Meagan w! I knew I wasn’t crazy and I knew it couldn’t be Instagram because I have zero social media. MSA is literally the only place I could have seen it. 🙂

  5. Loving the skulls! Your son’s name is Fox, wow and cool!

    • Thank you so much!

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