Inside: What is a Temporary Tattoo and How To get One.

What is a Temporary Tattoo?

Temporary tattoos are temporary image designs placed onto the skin to mimic the real tattoos. The temporary designs are generally printed onto a sheet of paper.

Temporary tattoo definition

How long does a temporary tattoo last?

Temporary tattoos typically last from three days to several weeks. This is depending on the product used for coloring and the condition of the skin. Unlike permanent tattoos, which are injected into the skin, temporary tattoos marketed as “henna” are applied to the skin’s surface.

Are temporary tattoos painful?

Because these tattoos are simply applied onto the skin and easily transferred as well, they do not cause any pain whatsoever. Some itching and discomfort may occur if one has highly sensitive skin for example, but other than that, temporary tattoos are completely pain-free.

How much does a temporary tattoo cost?

Each temporary tattoo costs between $5 to $15. They are applied simply with water and wear off a few days later — the ultimate in low commitment, even as permanent body art has grown mainstream
Temporary Tattoo Ideas

Learn More About Tattoos

  • Tattoo Aftercare – Most tattoo artists have their own personal set of aftercare instructions. But one piece of advice they all have in common is to touch your tattoo with clean hands only. I recommend that you listen to the verbal directions from your tattooer first, then refer to the written directions after. Also, take into consideration that washing your hands shouldn’t be a quick three-second rinse.
  • Tattoo Blowout – Tattoo blowouts occur when a tattoo artist presses too hard when applying ink to the skin. The ink is sent below the top layers of skin where tattoos belong. Below the skin’s surface, the ink spreads out in a layer of fat & this creates the blurring associated with a tattoo blowout. Let’s look more at how it happens.
  • Hand Poke Tattoos – A hand poke tattoo, also know as a “stick and poke” is created by using a needle, or group of needles, to put ink into the skin. There is no electric machine involved, so the tattoo artist does this by hand using only a needle or a tool that holds the needle.