Temporary marker tattoos are a fun alternative to face painting. They can be used to draw whiskers, butterflies, flowers or anything else you can imagine. Unlike face paints, which rub off very easily, temporary tattoos can last for a few days. Fortunately, they will come off with soap and water and a bit of scrubbing.
Things You'll Need
Acquire some temporary tattoo markers such as those linked to below. Permanent markers will also work, but may rub off on clothing and are very difficult to wash off.
Sketch out a small version of the design on paper. At this stage, you may want to use a pencil so that you can make changes easily until you get it right.
Practice drawing the design on paper with the markers. If your design has several colors, start with light markers and work to progressively darker ones.
Select the best drawing of every design you want to use. It should look exactly like what you want the tattoo to look like on people.
Consider making a stencil. If your design is simple, cut the shape out of stiff paper. For more complex designs, you will probably need to draw your tattoo freehand.
Practice each temporary tattoo on yourself over and over again until you get it right each time.
Offer temporary tattoos to other people. Give them several designs to choose from. If you are really confident, you can also offer to design custom tattoos on the spot.
Make your tattoo candidate stand still while you draw the design. If you are using a stencil, carefully hold it in place against the skin and fill in the gaps with markers.
Tips & Warnings
- If you are giving temporary tattoos to young kids, be sure to get permission from their parents first.
Can You Tattoo Over Stretch Marks?
People often develop stretch marks from giving birth, gaining and losing weight, or simply growing up. Tattoos can cover up or enhance...
How to Remove Tattoos Yourself
Hours of thought and consideration went into the design of your tattoo, right? When you finally sat in the tattoo artist chair...
How to Make Temporary Tattoos Look Real
Temporary tattoos are great fun for kids of all ages because they allow you to express yourself in ink without the long...
Homemade Fake Temporary Tattoos Using Household Items
Temporary, or fake, tattoos are an alternative to the painful and permanent nature of a real tattoo. You do not need expert...
How to Make a Fake Tattoo With a Sharpie
Tattoos are a lifelong commitment, so if you are unsure about getting one, creating a temporary tattoo is a fun and easy...
- How to Give Yourself a Fake Tattoo