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26 December 2020 ( 711 views )

How to Make a Homemade Temporary Tattoo

Tattoos are a timeless trend, however many people have difficulty deciding on a specific design that will stay on the skin forever, others prefer to try a design and see what it looks like before making the decision to mark it permanently. And of course, there is the case of those who would like to get a tattoo but for work, family or personal reasons prefer not to take this step.

Whatever your case, a temporary tattoo is the ideal solution. You can opt for a great design with which you identify and wear it on your skin without the need to go through a painful experience, or without having to carry this image forever. There are professionals who are dedicated to the realization of temporary tattoos, however it is possible to carry out this task at home without complications. If you want to learn how to make a homemade temporary tattoo, keep reading, because at OneHowTo.com we explain it in detail.

You will need to:

  • Vegetable paper
  • Alcohol and cotton
  • A damp cloth
  • A black eyeliner, eyeliner, or marker
  • A makeup brush
  • talcum powder
  • Antiseptic spray or hairspray

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Steps to follow:


Although you can go to a specialized shop to get a fake tattoo , the method that we propose in OneHowTo works very well and will allow you to show off your design for around 3 days, even being waterproof. Of course, the final duration will depend on the area where you are going to apply the fake tattoo, as an area such as hands that have constant friction and are washed frequently is not the same as another more protected area such as the neck.

Sweating, constantly brushing the tattoo or using chemicals or cosmetics on the area will reduce its life time.


The first step in making a homemade temporary tattoo is, of course, choosing the image that we will tattoo . Taking advantage of the fact that it is not something definitive we can experiment with different designs with which we want to play, although the simpler it is, the better results you will obtain with this technique.

Once you have chosen the design, you must trace it on a sheet of greaseproof paper using a very dark lead pencil. It is important that the drawing is really pronounced and dark, because only then will the transfer to your skin be perfect.

Then you must soak a cotton ball with the alcohol that you use for wounds, and pass it over the area of ​​your body where you want to place the fake tattoo.

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