DIY Temporary Tattoos

Temporary tattoos can be made using henna, eyeliner, or simply writing on someone with a marker. If you want to trace a specific design and have it last a few days, this technique can be helpful..

Arts weblog Charlotte Is Not My Name shares an approach for creating temporary tattoos that last three or four days:

  1. Trace your desired image on tracing paper with a pencil and cut it out.
  2. Scrub your skin where you wish to apply the image with rubbing alcohol.
  3. Place the drawing pencil side down on your skin and cover with a wet washcloth.
  4. You’ll now have a light outline of the image on your skin. Draw the lines of the tattoo with eyeliner.
  5. Add a little talcum powder to the image to prevent smearing.
  6. Spray the temporary tattoo with liquid bandage spray to make it waterproof.

This could be a simple test method for trying out a tattoo idea before getting permanently inked.

Temporary Tattoos Tutorial [Charlotte Is Not My Name via B for Bel]


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