How to Make Tattoos Last Longer

Tattoos are an excellent way to express yourself.  It’s essential that the design of a tattoo both beautifies you and accurately represents who you are.

Conceiving a tattoo can be intimidating.  There are several steps you can take to make the experience smoother.  With these tips, you’ll have no trouble creating an individual design tailored specifically for your body!

1.  Stencil

Stencils make tattooing from paper to skin easy and error-free.  They have become widely used by fine artists, decorative painters, and mixed media creators alike.

To create a stencil, you must first sketch your design on paper.  This step is essential as it will determine the outcome of your tattoo.

Be sure your lines are bold and easily visible through tracing paper.  Once your design is complete, transfer it onto carbon paper for tracing.

Trace your design twice before putting it on the client’s skin.  It keeps tattoo tracing paper from bending.

2.  Permanent Marker

Permanent markers offer a quick and effortless way to create temporary Tattoo.  Unfortunately, they should be avoided by those with sensitive skin or any conditions.  They could be made worse by exposure to chemicals in these products.

To avoid reactions, perform a brief skin test before using any marker.  It is essential for children since many tags contain toxic chemicals.

Trace the pattern onto tracing paper and apply deodorant for a permanent marker tattoo to your preferred location.  After drying, place the Tattoo pencil-side down on your skin and push firmly.  Repeat until satisfied.

3.  Sharpie

Sharpie temporary tattoos are perfect for those who desire the look of a tattoo without the commitment, agony, or cost.

Sharpie tattoos are temporary, fake Tattoos that last approximately one month with normal wear.  They’re easy to create and don’t require any special tools.

Tattoos are also suitable for kids nervous about obtaining their first one.

Make a Sharpie tattoo by drawing your design on paper.  Dust baby or talcum powder on the drawing to set it faster and preserve it.

4.  Hairspray

Hairspray protects temporary Tattoos from fading.  For optimal effects, spray 12-16 inches from the tattoo.

Baby powder absorbs excess oil from the skin and prolongs the application of your temporary tattoo.

After drawing your pattern, liberally sprinkle baby powder or talc.  Use gentle hand motions to ensure your tattoo doesn’t move around or rub against itself.

5.  Clear Nail Polish/Topcoat

Clear nail polish makes temporary tattoos last longer and is easy to remove.

Dibutyl phthalate, toluene, and formaldehyde can damage your skin, so check your product.  Furthermore, look for a top coat that lasts long without chipping or peeling.

For a vibrant temporary tattoo, try using a henna kit.  While it’s more expensive, the design lasts longer and is safer than nail polish.