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I think this nursery sanitizer (from Baby Gadget) should be part of a "Little Tattoo Parlor" play set. Just like toddlers learn to chop vegetables in play kitchens, I want to teach our baby about the place where daddy goes to get drawings on his skin.
The other play set accessories would include a pretend tattoo gun, a wall of flash art, and a little leather chair for baby's "clients" to sit in. You could incorporate a color wheel in there somewhere. Plus, of course, there would be a plastic sharps disposal bin for single-use needles. That way, she would learn that while some things can be cleaned and re-used, others should be thrown away.