DIY temporary tattoos without sharpies or expensive papers
I like tattoos but sometimes I don't like commitment to one design. Sometimes I just want to make cool doodles on myself or experiment with color for possible tattoos.
I don't like to draw directly on my skin and I don't like sharpie tattoos. This method is the perfect fix for both of those issues. It uses basic materials and does not require special adhesive paper or a temporary tattoo printer.
Tips before you start: If you want to do a large design, have a friend help you apply it. Use ONLY non-toxic inks.
- autumn rose l. favorited Temporary Tattoo 13 Aug 22:25
- Monika Gottindottir entered their project Temporary Tattoo to The Confetti Bar 03 Oct 00:13
- Monika Gottindottir entered their project Temporary Tattoo to Crown & Glory 02 Jul 05:29
- breanna w. favorited Temporary Tattoo 22 Jun 17:34
- Kristýna B. favorited Temporary Tattoo 08 Jun 20:56
- Sissi favorited Temporary Tattoo 31 May 19:57
- Monika Gottindottir entered their project Temporary Tattoo to Pogo Connect 11 May 00:38
- kristy c. favorited Temporary Tattoo 08 Feb 01:46
- Paige S. favorited Temporary Tattoo 27 Jan 01:53
- Dona Monstra favorited Temporary Tattoo 26 Jan 18:22
When you are satisfied with the way your gel pen image looks, carefully tear it off the tracing paper sheet and put it ink side down on your skin. Your skin should be clean and dry. Avoid using lotions before or after your temporary tattoo is applied.
Using a washcloth dipped in warm water, press down on the tracing paper for 10-30 seconds. If your wash cloth is too wet, the image will bleed and lose definition.
Peel the tracing paper away. If your image did not fully transfer, fill it in with gel pens.
Now you're ready to show off your ink after it dries. At this point, you can spray it with liquid bandage spray which will help preserve the image for a few days. If you choose not to use bandage spray over it, your tattoo will wash off easily in warm water.