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Perks of Getting a Temporary Tattoo or Glitter Tattoo

Shannon Buckley

temporary glitter tattooTemporary and glitter tattoos are a great way to make a change to your body without any commitment. From kids to adults alike, getting a temporary tattoo can be a great way to show off your flair!

For kids, temporary tattoos are the obvious choice. At parties, it’s a great way to keep your little ones entertained. You can often find them running around, showing off their new designs to all their friends. This can also be a good time to teach them about real tattoos as well!

Temporary tattoos for adults have a whole different meaning. Sure, it's still great fun, but you can also use this as a way to express yourself without committing yourself to a lifelong piece of art. 

Let's take a look at some of the advantages of temporary tattoos:

  • No needles mean no pain. If you want a little art on your sleeve but are scared of needles, a temporary tattoo can give you just that! Plus, there is no long healing process involved!
  • Low committal. Many temporary tattoos only last for a few days which means you can switch it up or go without. You can also use this time to figure out if a real tattoo is right for you.
  • Fewer health risks. Sure, there is always a risk when you put something foreign on your body, but the risks go way down when it's temporary. Getting a permanent tattoo not only requires design research but you must also research the cleanliness of your tattoo artist and studio.

How to Care For Your Temporary Tattoo

Once you get your temporary or glitter tattoo, you'll want it to last as long as possible but sometimes they don't come with care instructions. Here’s some tips you can use to make your temporary tattoos last longer:

  1. Don't Rub It
    The most important thing to remember is to not rub your new artwork. If you have an itch, just tap instead of scratch. This will help your tattoo live on for another day.
  2. No Water or Chlorine
    Stay out of the pool and after from Chlorine if you want your tattoo to stay fresh. Chlorine will quickly fade and remove your tattoo. If water does touch your tattoo, remember to pat it dry -- don't rub!
  3. Cover It Up
    When it's time to sleep, cover up your design with plastic wrap and tissue paper. This will help keep the area from rubbing up against anything at night.

Removing Temporary Tattoos

When it's time to remove your tattoo, you have a couple of options… wait or scrub!

Temporary tattoos will fade over time. In a few days, it should be gone with some normal cleansing. 

However, if you would like to speed up that process, grab some 70% or 90% alcohol, oil, or lotion and rub around the design. This will help to loosen the ink and/or glue. Scrubbing is the magic here!

No party is complete without temporary or glitter tattoos. Do a search for a local artist that can provide the best body art. Many will be able to provide you with a quote online and can also offer different services while they're there.


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