How to Remove an Airbrush Tattoo

Airbrush tattoos are easily removable and, luckily, non permanent
Airbrush tattoos are easily removable and, luckily, non permanent (Image: tattoo image by Carlos-bcn from

Temporary tattoos are a fun way to entertain kids and express some creativity. Even though they only last for around a week, you may need to get rid of it sooner than expected. Luckily, airbrush tattoos aren't a life-long commitment and are easily removable by a number of methods. The quickest and most effective is by direct application of isopropyl alcohol.

Things You'll Need

  • 70% Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Several Cotton Balls

Rinse the tattooed area with water and make sure that it's clean. The paints are water soluble, and will become easier to brush off when wet.

Dunk the cotton balls in isopropyl alcohol, making sure to get them good and covered.

Swab around the tattooed area with the cotton balls. There's no need to exert too much pressure, but make sure it's soaked with alcohol. It should come right off.

Dry off the tattooed area. There should be nothing left.

Tips & Warnings

  • If isopropyl alcohol doesn't work, try baby oil.


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