From the archive of oddites, here are Terry & the Pirates tattoo transfers. They feature a nice array of 22 characters from the run of the strip, mostly from war years. 'Terry' was no stranger to merchandising, being not only a popular comic strip, but also adapted to comic book form and a long-running serialized radio show. I'm not sure of the origin of these. Online clues point to them being a cereal premium, but the packaging itself gives us little to go on. There's no name of a product to promote or name of the manufacturer or printed them. One gimmick I like is the way the envelope the tattoos come in can double as a mailer. What a nice gift!
The other intriguing thing to me is the designation "Pack no. 9." Hmmm, what are packs 1 - 8, or even 10+? A little digging and help from other comic fans led to filling in some of the gaps, but not all.
PACK #1 - CAPTAIN MARVEL
PACK #2 - CAPTAIN MARVEL
PACK #4 - FUNNY ANIMALS (all from Fawcett, publisher of Captain Marvel)
PACK #5 - DICK TRACY
PACK #8 - CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT (another Fawcett hero, mostly unseen since 1948)
Here are a couple more that do not have pack numbers and may or may not be related to the other series...