How to Make a Temporary Tattoo without Tracing Paper?

Tracing papers are sets of semi-transparent sheets which are used for the purpose of copying. These tracing papers play an important role in making temporary tattoos. You don’t have to worry if in case you don’t have the tracing paper at your place. You can follow several other methods which I have mentioned below to get temporary tattoos without using the tracing paper. Let’s scroll further to know the details.

Temporary Tattoos

Steps to be followed before the application:

  • Clean the area where you want to have the temporary tattoos using the cotton pad or cleansing wipes. Shave the area well so as to give your tattoo a neat look.
  • Testing of your skin is very important to avoid any severe allergic reaction.
  • These methods are not recommended for people who are allergic to inks of temporary tattoos.

Using the printer and perfume

For this method, the following items are required:

  • High-Quality Printer
  • Alcohol-Based perfume
  • Hot Rag
  • Hot Water Bowl
  • Baby Powder

Taking the printout of the tattoo

I went through several websites online to choose the perfect design for my temporary tattoo. I decided to go for a crown design and for that, I went to a nearby printout shop to take the printout of the design. If you already have the printer at your home, you don’t have to visit any other place to get the printouts.

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Cutting out the design

Since the printout was on the A4-sized sheet, so I used a pair of scissors to cut the design of the crown which I have chosen. Cutting is very important as it becomes easy for us to apply the design on the surface of the skin. After cutting out the design, I applied an alcohol-based perfume to the design.

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Dipping in a hot water bowl

After applying the perfume to the design, I dipped the paper in the hot water bowl for a few minutes (1-2minutes). When the paper was dipped in the water, I cleaned the surface of my skin using cleaning wipes and applied the perfume. This step is very important as it helps to stick the ink for a longer duration of time.

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Apply the design

After 2 minutes, I took the design out of the bowl and applied it to my skin for a few minutes (2-3minutes). I used a hot rag so that the ink of the tattoo gets stick to my skin properly. After some time, I peeled off the wet paper and noticed that the design of the tattoo is formed on my skin.

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Apply the baby powder

Once your tattoo is ready, apply the baby powder over it.

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Using the sharpie or permanent marker

For this method, the following items are required:

  • Sharpie or Permanent Marker
  • Sheet of Paper
  • Baby Powder

Drawing the design

The initial step of this method is to select the design of the tattoo and then drawing it on the piece of paper. You can also use a quote of your choice as I also have selected the quote “Make your own luck!” for this method. I wrote this quote on a piece of paper using the blue-colored ink gel pen.

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Clean the area

The next step is to clean the surface of your skin well to give your tattoo a neat and clean look. I used the cleansing wipes to rub off the dirt from my skin. In case you don’t have the cleaning wipes at your place, you can also use the cotton pad to clean the spot.

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Copy the design

After cleaning the spot, I copied the design of the tattoo using the sharpie to my skin. You can use the permanent marker also if you don’t have the sharpie at your place. Apply the baby powder over the tattoo.

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Using the eyeliner and baby powder

For this method, the following items are required:

  • Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner/Pencil Eyeliner
  • Baby Powder/Talcum Powder

Clean the spot

The initial step of this method is to clean the area where you want to have the temporary tattoo. The cleaning should be done using a cotton pad. For this, I used my right middle finger and cleaned it well using the cleaning wipes.

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Draw the design

After cleaning the spot, I used the black-colored waterproof eyeliner to draw the design. I drew a tiny little heart on my finger which is the symbol of love, passion, feelings, and emotions.

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Use the baby powder

The next step which I followed is that I applied the baby powder to my hand. This is the very important step which is needed to be followed so that the ink of the eyeliner gets stick to the skin properly.

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Using the pen, permanent marker, and toothpaste

For this method, the following items are required:

  • Blackball Pen
  • Permanent Marker
  • Toothpaste
  • Baby Powder
  • Vaseline or Balm

Clean the area

The initial step of this method is to clean the area where you want to have the tattoo. Just like the above-mentioned methods, the cleaning should be done properly using a cotton pad or cleaning wipes. I used the cleansing wipes to clean the spot to give my tattoo a neat and clean look.

Use the toothpaste

Use the toothpaste on the area where you want to have the tattoo irrespective of the toothpaste’s brand. I used the white Colgate toothpaste and applied it to the skin. After rubbing the paste to the skin, I cleaned it off using tissue paper.

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Use the black-inked ball pen

After the application of the toothpaste, use the black-inked ball pen to draw the design. I chose the design of the tiny flower.

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Use the baby powder

After drawing the tattoo using the ball pen, I applied the baby powder on the surface. Now, re-draw the design using the permanent marker. This step has to be followed 2-3 times.

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Use the Vaseline or Balm

Use the vaseline on your tattoo to give it a neat and clean look. Your tattoo is ready now and it may continue to present on your skin for a couple of days if you follow all the precautionary steps.

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Using the pen, eyeliner, and toothpaste

For this method, the following items are required:

  • Ball Pen
  • Toothpaste
  • Waterproof Eyeliner
  • Baby Powder
  • Vaseline or Balm

The steps from ‘Cleaning the spot’ to ‘Use the baby powder’ will remain the same as above.

Re-draw the design

Now re-draw the design using the waterproof eyeliner. You can either use a liquid eyeliner or pencil eyeliner as per your choice. For this method, I used liquid waterproof eyeliner. Repeat this step 2-3 times to get the best results.

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Use the vaseline or balm

When all the above steps are followed, apply the vaseline or balm to the tattoo to give your tattoo a neat and clean look.

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