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How to apply

Temporary Tattoo Application Diagram

Quick Guide:

  1. Clean and dry skin completely. Carefully cut around the tattoo of choice.
  2. Remove the protective clear sheet.
  3. Place the tattoo face-down on your skin.
  4. With the tattoo in-place; wet thoroughly with a sponge.
  5. After 20 to 30 seconds, gently remove the backing paper.
  6. Allow the tattoo to dry.

Tips on getting the most realistic finish

Shave - In order to get the most natural and long lasting finish, we suggest you shave the area where you intend to apply the tattoo. This ensures there are no hairs caught under the tattoo that may indicate it is temporary, hairs may also prevent the tattoo from adhering fully and reaching its intended lifespan.

Clean - After a good shave, clean the area using rubbing alcohol (try using a cotton ball or sponge). It is important to then allow the area to dry completely, this will allow the tattoo to adhere fully and evenly.  Attempting to apply to a wet area may cause the tattoo to lift away from the skin!

Prepare - Prepare your tattoo by carefully cutting around the tattoo of choice.  We suggest you then prepare a damp sponge of towel (damp, but not soaking).  Carefully peel away the protective film from the tattoo and place face-down onto the prepared area of skin.  Use your damp sponge or towel to hold the tattoo in place and wet the entire area of the tattoo to be applied.  The tattoo must remain in place for anywhere between 15-45 seconds before it will be fully adhered.

Finish - S l o w l y remove the backing paper by peeling it away, stop if you feel any resistance as this indicates an area that has not fully transferred onto the skin, apply the wet sponge or towel to the effected area for a few seconds and try again.  Taking your time will prevent tears and result in an even application.

Details - With the backing paper now removed, there are a few finishing touches we can make to get your tattoo looking super realistic.

Firstly, in order to tone down the new tattoo shine and provide a more natural, matt finish; gently dust the area with baby powder or translucent powder.  A light application of hairspray or finishing spray (available at party stores and designed for temporary tattoos) will help protect the tattoo.  Try a very light dusting of foundation to even out tone.

How to remove

  1. Dab the tattoo with rubbing alcohol or baby oil.
  2. Wait around 10 seconds, then rub gently and repeatedly, using additional rubbing alcohol or baby oil if required.


Intended for use by adults only (18+). Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Do not apply to sensitive or damaged skin, near eyes or other sensitive areas. Avoid use if you have a history of allergies.

More info?

Check out this detailed wikihow for a visual step-by-step guide:

wikiHow - How to Apply a Temporary Tattoo.

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