Hey, friends! Today I’m excited to share that we teamed up with our friends at Canon USA to teach you how to make temporary tattoos!
You probably already know, I LOVE tattoos. If you don’t have any tattoos, you might not know this, but people tell me their tattoo “ideas” ALL the time. And they also talk to me about how they’re too afraid to get them. Haha—yeah, having tattoos is kind of like wearing a sign that says, “Talk to me about tattoos.” Haha!
Anyway! For that large population of y’all that are “too afraid”, there’s always these fun temporary tattoos. Great for kiddos too! OK, let’s get into it!
First up, print your tattoo designs on printable tattoo paper. You can use my design (below) or you can design your own. If you design your own, remember it needs to be an 8.5×11 inch file and you need to flip it (so it looks backwards) before you print it.
I used my Canon PIXMA iP8720 printer for this project, which is my favorite printer because the quality of the print stays top notch, even when printing on different types of materials like we did for this project!
Next, Follow the instructions on the temporary tattoo paper. Add the plastic film to the paper.
Next, cut out the tattoos you want to use. Remove the plastic film and stick the tattoo to your skin.
Next, use a wet cloth on the back of the tattoo paper. Then peel it off.
Easy, right? Then just repeat and add as many as you want!
Before learning about temporary tattoos from https://wannabeink.com/collections/full-sleeve-temporary-tattoos, I used to make DIY tattoos for my children, and all of the designs were stunning. I wanted to attempt to create our own temporary tattoos in this manner so that we could add them to our weekend’s schedule of activities. I know my kids will adore it!
This is such a great idea, in this pandemic I’ve needed a alternative solution for my henna designs on brides! Can’t wait to give this a go!!!
This is so good
Where do I buy the paper from I live in Te Kauwhata New Zealand
whoa! I had no idea tattoo paper was a thing! Cant wait to try this!
any feedback about health ? does putting industrial ink on your skin/children skin is safer than special temp tattoos ?
Anyway thank you for this tip share.
These are way cute! We made some nautical temporary tattoos for our wedding (we got married on a veteran ship, so it seemed appropriate!), and they were a huge hit!
Can you do this without the exact printer?
No need to buy overpriced temp tattoos anymore! Thank you!
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I’m in love with Tattly.com… they may have what you’re looking for.
I love temporary tattoos! They’ve come such a long way as far as in options. I went to a really cool pop up shop in Brooklyn last year and the place was a temporary tattoo parlor. It was really cute! This is a cool article. I didnt kow it was that easy to make! Thanks for sharing.
This is straight up my alley. I want a real tattoo but I can’t commit!
This is sooo cool, I need to try that!
Good old school times!
This is amazing! I had no idea I could do this at home haha x
Jessica — NinetyCo
These DIY temporary tatoos would make such great party favors! I can’t wait to make them. I might also give these a try just to see if I can be adventurous enough to actually get a few real tattoos as well.
I’ve wanted some silver temporary tattoos, but I can find few I like. I wonder if this would work with silver ink or if I could take my designs to a printer.
I’m amazed this is possible with a home printer and special paper. Thank you!!
I want to make these.
these look amazing! i definitely want to make some of my own Abigail Alice ?