Temporary tattoos are a superb alternative to permanent ones especially for those who don’t want a lifelong commitment to a tattoo. These tattoos being temporary, their appearance begins to fade with time, and you would want to remove them.
Did You Know?
Airbrush tattoos should be strictly done with cosmetic inks approved by the FDA.
Temporary tattoos can be fun to put on and anybody can sport them. You can change your tattoo frequently to go with the occasion, your mood, and your clothes – that’s the beauty about temporary tattoos. There are four types of temporary tattoos such as Decal-style tattoos, metallic jewelry tattoos, airbrush tattoos, and henna tattoos. They come in different sizes starting from a simple dot and gradually going up in the size department. They are cosmetic images that stick to the skin for not more than 2 weeks depending upon the type.
So now you got a temporary tattoo but are already bored, or maybe its looks are diminishing and you badly want to get rid of it. Keep one thing in mind that quality tattoos have the ability to withstand water and soap, so you may need to skip these basic things, and opt for something else that helps in removing temporary tattoos from your skin.
Ways to Remove Temporary Tattoos
Step 1: Take 2 cups of Epsom salt and put it in warm bath water, swirl it so the salt dissolves in the water.
Step 2: Make sure the henna tattoo is covered with the mixture for at least 15 minutes. Salt water will soften the skin thus making it easy for the tattoo to come off.
Step 3: Next, withdraw the tattooed area and massage olive oil on it for few minutes. Rinse off the oil with soap.
Step 4: You may have to follow the procedure again to see the difference.
Step 1: Wash the tattooed area with water to make sure its clean. The paints used in airbrush tattoos are water-soluble, so that quickens the removal process.
Step 2: Take some isopropyl alcohol and dunk cotton balls in it.
Step 3: Wipe around the tattooed area with cotton balls, with light fingers. It should easily come off.
Step 4: Wipe the area with a towel and voilà your tattoo should be gone.
Step 1: Dab some baby oil on the design.
Step 2: Massage the area gently, not too vigorously. You will see the glitter coming off.
Step 3: Once the entire design rubs off, rinse it with soap and water.
Step 1: For this you require cooking oil, soak cotton balls in cooking oil.
Step 2: Wipe the tattoo with the oil-soaked cotton balls.
Step 3: Rub it vigorously with a paper towel. Follow it up with a rinse of soap and water. Your tattoo should be gone.
Tattoo from Face
Step 1: Lather a nice amount of face cleanser or soap in your hands or probably a washcloth.
Step 2: Apply it on the tattoo and scrub it gently with your fingers or a washcloth. Don’t rub it too hard otherwise your skin will become flaky.
Step 3: Wash your face with clean water and pat dry with a clean towel.
Temporary Ink Tattoos
Step 1: Boil some water but don’t make it too hot for you to handle the temperature.
Step 2: Make sure it is lukewarm and your skin can bear it, dip a wash cloth in water and place it over your tattoo.
Step 3: Scrub it gently till you can see tattoo flakes coming off, let it sit for 5 minutes and clean it with a towel.
Step 4: It won’t come out in one go, you have to repeat the above steps to remove it completely.
Using Scotch Tape
Step 1: Tear several pieces of clear scotch tape off the tape roll. Press a piece of tape on the tattoo, press it firmly so that it sticks to the tattoo.
Step 2: Peel off the tape, you will notice that the tattoo would also peel off with the tape. This method may hurt a little because the tape pulls the skin.
Step 3: You may have to repeat it several times, particularly for large tattoos. Apply ice over the area, as this will help to reduce the redness caused due to peeling.
Using Makeup Remover
Step 1: Soak cotton pad with make up remover solution. Rub gently over the tattoo.
Step 2: Rinse it with soap and water. Let it air dry or use a cotton towel.
Step 3: If the tattoo is still there, repeat the above procedure.
Using Cold Cream
Step 1: Grab any cold cream and cover the tattooed area with ample amount of cream.
Step 2: Let it sit for an hour or so, doing this will help the cream sink in and it’ll be easier to remove the tattoo.
Step 3: Finish by washing any excess cream left and wipe it with a washcloth.
Step 4: Repeat if necessary.
Using Nail Polish Remover
Step 1: Wet a cotton pad with some nail polish remover. Rub the tattoo with this cotton pad so that the tattoo starts to flake.
Step 2: Wipe your skin with a washcloth and wash it with a cleanser to remove the nail polish remover.
Step 3: Since nail polish remover contains acetone, which can make your skin dry, you can apply any good moisturizer over the area.
Step 1: Take any hairspray and spray over the tattoo area.
Step 2: Let it sit for about a minute or two, then clean it with a wash cloth.
Step 3: Your tattoo would be gone.
Patience is Virtue. You have to be patient. As the name connotes temporary, the tattoo will eventually begin to fade on its own within a few days. However, if you want to hasten the process then feel free to use the above methods.