TikTok users have gone wild with personalized stamps that ink a singleton’s social personal details about potential love interests.
Women from across the UK have taken to the platform to share videos of them unboxing their custom ink stamps, available for just £7.40, printed with information such as their name, number and Instagram handle.
The idea is to use the stamps to “brand” someone you notice with your information so they can look you up on social media.
Enthusiasts say the method avoids the potentially uncomfortable rejection that comes with approaching someone in a more traditional way.
Trend: Women across the UK have taken to TikTok to share videos of them unboxing their custom ink stamps, available for just £7.40, showing information such as their name, number and Instagram handle. Pictured, a stamp ordered by Leicester student Abena Etwi, 23
Gotcha! Annabel Smith, 19, used her new stamp on a day out drinking in Newcastle and shared a video showing men brutally stomping on their foreheads and faces. It is not known whether these men sent Annabel a message
Summer ready: Phoebe Erridge, 21, from Eastbourne, East Sussex, who put her stamp on a friend in the video she shared on TikTok
Leaving Her Traces: Phoebe’s Stamp Reads ‘Certified Hot Girl’ And Has Her Instagram Handle
Annabel Smith, 19, used her new stamp on a drinking day in Newcastle and shared a video shows her men brutally stomping on their foreheads and faces.
Annabel later filmed herself scrolling through Instagram follow and message requests, suggesting the trick had been a success.
She received hundreds of messages and likes from people she impressed throughout the day and captioned her video, “Here’s your sign to stamp your Instagram on for hot girl summer.”
Her video has reached nearly 250,000 views, 42,000 likes and 2,700 comments in the six days since it was posted.
Before the night out: Annabel showed the stamp, which she ordered on stamps4u
Send me a message! Annabel shared this clip of a man with her stamp all over his face
Viewers loved the idea, with one writing, “We’re getting one of these and we’re doing it bottomless brunch on your birthday.”
Another wrote: ‘Invite to our night out if you come stay with me for the weekend. Be so funny.’
Others joked, “Imagine your husband comes home and he has one of these with him.”
meanwhile Abena Etwi, 23, who hails from Amsterdam and attends Leicester University, ordered a playful “You’re okay, hit me up…Certified hot girl” stamp, as well as her Snapchat and Instagram handles.
Memorable: Abena Etwi, 23, who attends Leicester University, ordered a playful “You’re okay, hit me up…Certified hot girl” stamp, as well as her Snapchat and Instagram handles
Miss Etwi said stamping someone instead of telling them you’re interested helps with embarrassment and breaks the ice.
She hasn’t used the stamp since she bought it, but will be using it this summer.
Phoebe Erridge, 21, from Eastbourne, East Sussex, who left her mark on a friend in the video she shared on TikTok.
She told FEMAIL she hasn’t had a chance to test her stamp on a night out yet, but is looking forward to stamping people over the summer.
Thousands of TikTok users have commented on Annabel’s video to praise the idea