Aug 30, 2013

Temporary Tattoos: DIY & Inspiration

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Until a few weeks ago, the words "temporary tattoos" brought to mind my 8-year old brother's arms, covered in worn patches of once-bright ink he picked up at the Iowa State Fair. I pictured images like sports teams, D.A.R.E., and some Hot Wheels tattoos he once found in a coloring book or something that caused him to protest showers for weeks.

But you guys. Temporary tattoos can be so cool. 

After seeing this post by Kara at I Just Might Explode earlier this week, I set out on a mission to find more of these beautiful creations and learned that people have come up with some pretty unique and beautiful art. And then, a thought hit me.

I could totally make these.

And so, Amazon led me to this paper. According to reviews, Silhouette brand paper is the way to go for quality printed images that last a decent amount of time on skin once applied.

All you have to do is:

1) Come up with your design.
2) Print it on this paper from a regular inkjet printer.
3) Apply with water like any temporary tattoo!

I'm already dreaming of all of the designs I'm going to make, and I'll be sure to come back with an update. Anyone want to join me and do a tattoo swap? ;)

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