How to Make a Temporary Tattoo with Tracing Paper?

Tracing paper is a partially transparent sheet of paper that is used to trace the pictures. In the case of temporary tattoos, tracing papers play a major role in transferring the tattoo’s image to a sheet of paper or directly onto the skin. In this article, I have explained several ways that I have followed to make temporary tattoos using racing papers.

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Method 1. Using a sharpie or permanent marker and baby powder

For this method, the following items are required:

  • Design
  • Tracing Paper
  • Sharpie or Permanent Marker
  • Baby Powder

Tracing the image of the tattoo

The initial step of this method is to trace the image of the design of the tattoo which you have selected for yourself. You can directly trace the image from the computer/laptop screen or take the printout and trace it. For this method, I use the black-colored permanent marker to trace the image.

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Apply the tracing paper

Apply the tracing paper to the area where you want to have the tattoo. Don’t forget to clean your skin using cleaning wipes or a cotton pad. Use a hot rag to press the tracing paper on the surface for a few minutes (2-3minutes).

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Peel off the tracing paper

Slowly now peel off the tracing paper from the surface. You will notice that the traced image of your tattoo will be formed on your skin.

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Draw the design

Use a sharpie or permanent marker to draw the design on the traced image formed on your skin. Your tattoo is ready now. You can apply the baby powder or hair spray to the surface so that the tattoo’s ink is stuck to the surface for a longer duration of time.

 

Method 2. Using a sharpie or permanent marker and perfume

For this method, the following items are required:

  • Tracing Paper
  • Baby Powder
  • Alcohol-Based Perfume
  • Sharpie/Permanent Marker

Design selection

The initial step of this method is to select the perfect design of this method. I went through several options online and then selected a cute little butterfly design for my tattoo. I went to a nearby shop to take the printout of the design so that it becomes easy for me to trace it.

Use the tracing paper

Now using the sheet of tracing paper, I copied the design using the permanent marker.

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Use the perfume

After tracing the image of the temporary tattoo, I used an alcohol-based perfume to the surface of my skin where I want to have the tattoo. I applied the perfume from the 7 inches distance and let it dry off completely for a few minutes. After 2-3 minutes, I applied the tracing paper on the spot and pressed it for a few minutes (3-4 minutes).

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Peeling off the tracing paper

Now I slowly peeled off the tracing paper from the surface of the skin. I noticed a trace of the design of the tattoo on my skin. Then I used the black-inked sharpie to draw the design over the image formed on my skin.

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Apply the baby powder

After drawing the design with the sharpie, I applied the baby powder on my tattoo so that my tattoo’s ink gets stick to the surface for a longer duration of time. Your temporary tattoo is ready now. Go and flaunt your design to your friends.

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Following things should be kept in mind after the application:

  • In case of any allergic reaction, consult a dermatologist.
  • Avoid using body moisturizers, creams, lotions, etc for a few days since it cant smudge the design of the tattoo.
  • If you already have any scar, allergy, or wound on your skin, avoid getting the temporary tattoo to that area else it will cause some severe allergic reactions.
  • Don’t inhale baby powder or hair spray since these chemicals can damage your respiratory tract.
  • Try to wear loose-fitting clothes so that the ink of the tattoo doesn’t fade away.

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