Temporary Tattoos – the ‘try before you buy’ of the tattoo scene


Some may look very realistic

TEMPORARY tattoos are a great idea if you are planning on getting a permanent tattoo but aren’t sure what or where to get one yet.

While the first thing that may come to mind when hearing “temporary tattoos” might be the type most of us used as children, the truth is that there is a wide variety of tattoos available. Temporary available nowadays. They can last anywhere from a few days to a few months depending on the type you choose.

Snap tattoos

The most common type of temporary tattoos is the squeeze type. These are popular with kids, but they can be used by adults as well and they are easy to find, even some tattoo studios sell them and these are of a higher quality than what you might find in a US store. corner, so they generally last longer and look more realistic.

There are several sites where you can get snap tattoos and have them personalized with names or dates. This means that if this is the tattoo style you want, you can see what it looks like before you make up your mind.

Henna tattoos

Henna tattoos have been used for centuries to create temporary designs on the skin in different cultures and are especially popular for weddings. They have been adapted to the western world and have become very popular with all kinds of different designs, from geometric and botanical patterns from their origins to simple shapes like moons, stars, dolphins, etc. They can last for several weeks, but be careful when getting one or doing one yourself that you do a test on a small area of ​​the skin first. There are types of henna which are mixed with other substances known to cause severe irritation and even burns which can leave permanent scars on the skin. Black henna is not recommended, so even if you prefer the color, the more natural, ocher / brown colored henna is better.

Airbrush Tattoos

These are growing in popularity and are similar to body paint. They can create attractive and colorful designs and are easy to remove. However, the person making them will need to be fairly skilled with the airbrush and preferably use a stencil.

Feather tattoos

These days there are many pens that are specially designed for creating temporary tattoos that can be used freehand or with a stencil. Anyone who can make a decent drawing should be able to do the same with a pen, and you don’t even need to get the special tattoo pens either, you can use a ballpoint pen, a “sharpie” or even an eyeliner, but with the last one you will have to cover it with hairspray to avoid smudging. With sharpie tattoos, you should also put talcum powder on before applying hairspray. A “pointy tattoo”, if carefully groomed, can even last up to a month.

Ink tattoos

Some companies sell stencil and ink kits that can be used to create temporary tattoos that last around two weeks. They are easy to use, waterproof and look very authentic. If you don’t trust yourself to create a freehand or stencil tattoo, you can create your design online and it will be sent to you ready-made, in a format similar to a squeeze tattoo.

Six months to one year tattoos

Some tattoo artists claim that they can create six month temporary tattoos by injecting ink only into the top layers of the skin or by using inks that fade. This is not really true. You may end up with a tattoo that fades, but it will still be there. However, one company has created an ink that is easier to remove than others with laser treatment, so this is a start.

If you are looking to get a tattoo or body piercing on the Costa del Sol and are looking for a reputable studio to advise you and do a good job, then check out Jaganath tattoos and piercings, Calle Ramon y Cajal 42, Fuengirola

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