Posted on August 5, 2016

Tat Towels Featured In Crain’s Chicago Business

Written By bodywipejim Tags: Crain's Business Chicago , Tat Towels , Tat Towels Review

New in Chicago is just that: a listing of businesses getting off the ground in and around Chicago. Please send us your startup announcements. Email is best: newchicagobusiness@gmail.com. Crain's contributor Robert Loerzel brings you news of fresh local startups every week. Are your tattoos looking a little dull? Before going out on the town, you can give them an extra shine with a new product called Tat Towels. It's the creation of Body Wipe Co. in Mundelein. "It instantly enhances the tattoo so it really pops," says Jim Bahcall, who co-founded the company with fellow Buffalo Grove resident Joel Saban. Recommended for one-time use, the patent-pending towelettes moisturize the skin, using vitamins and minerals from fruit and plant extracts—including all-natural white mineral oil, carrot, pomegranate, cranberry and grape seed oils, aloe and vitamin E. "All of these oils help to enhance the color," Bahcall says. The towels are paraben-free, alcohol-free and nontoxic, and they don't feel greasy, the company says. A canister of 40 7-by-10-inch wipes sells for $7.95, or 12 individually packed 10-by-12-inch wipes for on-the-go travel sell for $6.95. Tat Towels can be purchased online at tattowels.com, Amazon and eBay. Bahcall and Saban use a manufacturing contractor in Wisconsin to make the Tat Towels. They started their company six years ago with Paper Shower, a single pack of dual wet and dry towelettes to be used when a shower is unavailable. At the beginning of this year, they changed the name of their business from Paper Shower to Body Wipe.

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