What is a Temporary Tattoo? - FAKE TATTOOS

What is a Temporary Tattoo?

A temporary tattoo is a type of body art that is removed after a certain amount of time. They can last anywhere from 1 to 14 days and should be removed with a wet cloth before going to bed. You can even use clear nail polish remover to remove the tattoo if it comes off in the morning. For better results, you can use a stencil, which can be made from an index card and cut out with a small pair of scissors. 


Most temporary tattoos are printed on plastic films or paper. Paper is preferable as it is more flexible and easier to process. The backing paper is then coated with a number of materials, either by spraying or dipping, and then passed through a heated tunnel to accelerate the drying process. The stencils can also be sprayed with a sizing agent, which modifies the paper's stiffness, and a release film made of silicone that helps it separate from the paper. 

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