If you are planning to get a tattoo but are not too sure about the design and how it would look on your skin, why not try a temporary tattoo that lasts a long time. Temporary tattoos are a chic way to be in today’s trend and you can easily keep changing to different styles according to your taste.
Today, every person wants to ink their skin with fancy pictures or personalized sayings. This trend, in particular, is quite popular amongst youngsters. For them it’s the in thing to get a tattoo on their body and groove with the hip-hop culture that they portray. As the name suggests, temporary tattoos are non-permanent tattoos or images that are inscribed on the skin mimicking an original tattoo. Such tattoos are a fashion rage at present. They can help you decide whether any design in terms of tattoos would suit your skin for an extended period or not! When people decide to ink their body with a design, particularly if it is a permanent design, they would want to pick the best designs so that they live with it forever.
When people go for a temporary design the only thing they are confused about is, how the entire process is done? Well, in general there are many high quality tattoos that are available in bright, vivid colors which actually give a real look of an original tattoo and that too without getting permanently inked. All you have to do is apply it on your skin carefully. Temporary tattoos can last for a few days to over a month.
How to Make a Temporary Tattoo Last Longer
If you are a teenager, and your parents do not approve of you getting a tattoo done, do not fear. You can easily try out a temporary tattoo and this way you will not give a chance to your parents to freak out at you. These tattoos are specifically designed to last for a short duration but with utmost care and upkeep, you can make the tattoo last longer; if you wish to! There are different types of temporary tattoos – henna tattoo, stick-on tattoo and airbrushed tattoo. These are tattoos that can last for about two weeks to over a period of 6 months.
The Place to Ink!
Choose the area on your body where you wish to ink your tattoo. Wash that area thoroughly with warm water and soap. Also, scrub the entire area gently and use a washcloth to clean all the dirt and dead skin cells around that area. Dry the area with a towel.
Apply the Tattoo!
Now that the area where you wish to get the tattoo done is clean and dry, get the temporary tattoo and apply it to that area carefully. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions given to correctly apply the tattoo.
Give it Time to Dry!
Once the temporary tattoo has been applied on the desired area, it is very important to give the ink some time to dry, or else you might just spoil it before you can even see it. Avoid touching the area with your hands until thoroughly dried. Also, do not use water or lotions in that area. Leave the area uncovered till it dries completely.
After the entire tattoo has dried up, next step is to use a makeup brush or a soft baby brush to sprinkle some baby powder or talc on the surface of the tattoo.
Tip: Keep applying a coat of talc powder at least once everyday so that the effect of temporary tattoo remains intact.
What to Avoid?
Well, there is a list of dos and don’ts that needs to be followed for these semi-permanent tattoos. For now, rubbing, scrubbing or any sort of frictional activity is to be strictly avoided. Make sure you make a note of this while bathing too! Though temporary tattoos are waterproof, but rubbing, or touching the area with your hands frequently will simply fade the design you have created with all your interest. So avoid doing such things and also ensure you do not apply soaps, oils or lotions on or near your temporary tattoo.
All you have to do is make use of simple household products like talc powder and baby brushes to maintain your tattoo. I hope you are now ready to try this simple method of getting yourself inked!