As promised on Saturday, I have a list of things to help your temporary tattoo last longer.
The alcohol based paints, like Skin Illustrator & KD 151, are water-proof so the temporary (temp) tattoo should last 3 to 7 days, depending on how it is cared for and where it is located. A temp tattoo on your hand will come off a lot faster than one on your shoulder, because you wash your hands several times a day.
If properly cared for, your temp tattoo should only need the smallest of touch-ups, to be camera ready each day on set. Here are a few tips to help it last as long as possible.
DON’T wash the area with the temp tattoo on it. Shower water running over the temp tattoo won’t affect it, but a soapy wash cloth will remove it.
DON’T apply lotion or oils to the area with the temp tattoo on it.
DO gently pat the tattoo area dry if needed (never rub). Otherwise, let it air dry after a shower.
DO spray with the sealer of your choice. I have used Blue Aqua sealer by Reel Creations and I believe it helped.
DO powder the “tattoo” because the alcohol based paints (especially the KD 151 tattoo ink pens) look a little shiny and fake at first. Powdering the skin gives a more realistic look, like the ink is embedded in the skin. The temp tattoo can powdered again, if it starts to look shiny while on set.
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Hopefully these tips help. I you have done temporary tattoos, leave a comment and let me know