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Encyclopedia > Temporary tattoo

A temporary tattoo is an image made of ink and glue, which is applied to the outer surface of the skin, to simulate a tattoo until such time as the image abrades away (typically after 3-5 days). Image File history File links Nuvola_apps_important. ... Shortcut: WP:WIN Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia and, as a means to that end, also an online community. ... Shortcut: WP:NPOV Wikipedia policy is that all articles should be written from a neutral point of view. ... Shortcut: WP:RULES Wikipedia is a collaborative project and its founders and contributors have a common goal: Wikipedia has some policies and guidelines that help us to work toward that common goal. ... An ink is a liquid containing various pigments and/or dyes used for coloring a surface to render an image or text. ... Look up glue in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Epidermis in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Tattoo (disambiguation). ...

It consists of 5 parts: the front of the sheet of paper, the back of the sheet of paper, ink, glue and a protective plastic sheet. The front of the sheet is covered with a special coating upon which the tattoo image is printed with special inks. A layer of glue is then applied on top of the image. A thin, transparent plastic sheet is placed over the front of the sheet to protect the image and glue layer. The back of the sheet is left untreated and has a list of ingredients and instructions printed in black.

How are they applied?

1. Remove plastic protective sheet 2. Press image, face down (with backing facing outwards) against skin in desired location. 3. Wet entire backing with a wet paper towel, cloth or sponge for at least 30 seconds. 4. Wait for at least 30 seconds 5. Carefully slide paper backing away from image. Take your time, be gentle. 6. Wet backing paper and use it to gently wipe away any excess glue on tattoo image. 6. Allow tattoo to dry, uncovered for at least 1 minute. Do not stretch or twist skin until image has set which takes 5 to 10 minutes.

What makes a temporary tattoo a good temporary tattoo?

A good temporary tattoo is a combination of several different elements. If all of these are in place you have a good temporary tattoo. The elements are as follows:

The tattoo must be physically well produced. It must be made with quality ingredients and printed properly. This will ensure a long lasting and realistic looking product.

The image must be properly designed. A temporary tattoo is a unique product and it has its own design rules. For example, certain shapes will become distorted when placed on the human body. Also, certain colors should not be used with specific skin tones. In addition, certain designs might be too delicate to make an easily applied and long lasting temporary tattoo.

The design must be suitable for the temporary tattoos intended purpose.

When a temporary tattoo meets all 3 of the above requirements, it can then be considered a “good” temporary tattoo.

See also

  • Henna

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