Have you ever wanted a tattoo but weren’t sure if you wanted to make the commitment? Same here. I just love tattoos, but the whole “permanent” thing does put me off a little bit.
So how can you get the designs you want on your skin without having them there for good? Well, there’s a few methods, and Laura from LaurDIY shows us how in the video tutorial below.
Method #1: Waterproof Eyeliner
Use a sharp waterproof eyeliner to draw your design, then cover it in baby powder. Wipe it off and repeat a few times, then seal it in place with hairspray.
You can also skip the baby powder and hairspray and seal it in place with spray bandaid. Just dab the excess with a towel before it completely dries.
Lots of people do these methods with permanent markers as well, just be careful and do your research to make sure it’s skin-safe.
Method #2: Sport Paint
Sport paint is literally designed to weather the elements– water, sweat, mud, and more. This stuff can survive a lot, so it’ll be there until you decide you don’t want it there anymore.
This stuff comes in either a tub or a pen, but the pen can be a little thick, so it’s generally better for larger designs, but you can get a tiny paintbrush for the larger ones.
Method #3: Temporary Tattoo Paper
Temporary tattoo paper gets the most detailed results. If you want a big design with a lot of colors or elements to it, this one is for you.
All you have to do is buy this kind of paper at the craft store, print out your design, cut it out, then follow the directions and press it to your skin like you would any other temporary tattoo.
Whatever method you decide to use, you’re sure to have the coolest temporary tattoo, and who knows, maybe it’ll help you decide if eventually you want the real thing!