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:
- Trace your desired image on tracing paper with a pencil and cut it out.
- Scrub your skin where you wish to apply the image with rubbing alcohol.
- Place the drawing pencil side down on your skin and cover with a wet washcloth.
- You’ll now have a light outline of the image on your skin. Draw the lines of the tattoo with eyeliner.
- Add a little talcum powder to the image to prevent smearing.
- 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.