Hey guys, what’s up? After some questions on how to decide to get a tattoo, I decided to make this post. Temporary tattoos can help you make a decision and are really easy to make at home. I’ll show you how to step by step with a tattoo I recently got.
1. You’ll need Water Slide Decal Paper
You can find a sheet for $2.50 (like on ebay), any place that sells printer stuff or craft stores.
2. Choose your design
If you can draw you can use your own design, find a similar design of what you want, you can even use vector images or photos, anything really. I usuallly use Photoshop to make my edits. Remember when you print it the design will be backwards.
3. Print it!
Because printers are bitches, mine came all wrong, but luckly I bought two sheets. The design needs to be printed on the adhesive part, not the matte one.
4. Spray the whole sheet with Gloss Varnish
Do it under a newspaper or something you don’t mind getting dirty. Let it dry for at least 24h. The varnish helps the ink hold into the paper and don’t get smudged.
5. Cut it
The more close to the drawing the better (don’t make this lazy cut like me hahaha)
6. Time to apply!
Place on your skin and apply water. I used a wet piece of cotton (you can use a paper towel or cloth) and press for a few seconds against the skin. Remove carefully the paper so you’ll be sure the design is all on your skin.
This is the result. For me it lasted only a day, but I had to rub the rest off with soap to get it all out. Some people say it can last for a week.
This is the real stuff. I gave my artist the references I printed and he designed it his own way. And that’s about it! I hope you guys like and if you have other suggestions of how to or any questions let me know. For more pics of my tattoos you can follow me on instagram (v0dkah). And please, don’t copy tattoos, this is simply to help you decide what and where to get your future tattoos 💖