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How To Apply Temporary Tattoos

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We decided to get our temporary tattoos out and break down the best way to apply them, while also showing off how good they look when applied.⁠ Our temporary tattoo sheets come in two sizes (A6 & A5) and are perfect for showing off multiple designs on one piece of paper.


They can make great promo at events and are also perfect giveaways for your tattoo shop, small business, craft fair stall… Scroll down to see our handy guide, so you don’t any mistakes.

Things you need to recreate this:


Temporary Tattoos (available to buy here)

1 x Pair of scissors

1 x sponge


1 x Receptacle (for holding said water)

A human hand (preferably alive)

Talcum powder (not essential)

Step 1

Take your temporary tattoo sheet and loosely cut out your chosen design with a pair of scissors.


Tip: Scissors can be sharp. If you don’t feel confident doing this by yourself, then get a responsible adult to assist or do this step for you.

Step 2

Peel off the protective layer of film and discard the film. Do no discard the paper.


Tip: This part can be tricky as the film is see through so it may seem invisible to the naked eye.

Step 3

Place the cut out piece of paper on the chosen part of your arm, design side toward the skin.


Tip: The image on the paper will be reversed so that might make the placement trickier than expected.


Step 4

Take the sponge & soak it in the water you prepared earlier, then lightly dab the back side of the paper until the paper is slightly see through.


Tip 1: Use room temperature water. If the water is too hot it can damage your skin and can also affect the structural integrity of the receptacle.


Tip 2: Don’t wet the sponge too much as the paper could become slippery when wet.

Step 5

Wait for 30 seconds for the design to soak and apply to your skin.


Tip: You can wait longer if you would like. But whatever you do, DO NOT lift off the paper before 30 seconds. We had a “cool guy” friend who did this once, thought the rules were there to be broken. Well he wasn’t so cool afterwards.


Step 6

Lift off the sheet to reveal your awesome new (temporary) tattoo!


Tip: Gently lift this off, just incase the design hasn’t fully attached to your skin.

Step 7

This one is totally optional. Apply a bit of talcum powder to your tattoo when dry, it can make the tattoo look less shiny and temporary.


Tip: During the Summer months, lightly sprinkle a little talcum powder to your nether regions. This can leave you feeling fresh and can reduce the dreaded “Summer Chafe”.

We hope that this post has given you enough inspiration to get your own tattoo sheets made. Our A6 tattoo sheets start from £50 for 50 & our A5 sheets start from £70 for 50. The more you order, the more you save.


You can purchase our temporary tattoo sheets here.

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