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What You Should Know About Temporary Tattoos


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When it comes to temporary tattoos, what should you know? Though I have no actual tattoos, I have certainly toyed with temporary tattoos many times. They are easy to get and can be a lot of fun to play with. Unlike a real tattoo, you know that you can always get rid of that temporary one so you have a tendency to be a little more adventurous and goofy. There are, though, a few things you should know about in terms of temporary tattoos. There are more temporary tattoo kits and home studios for them popping up all of the time. Not all of them, though, are for all ages and some are even inappropriate for children or even all adults. Take a look at some of these temporary tattoo sets that are on the market today to get an idea of what you need to know before you go looking for a temporary tattoo.

Perhaps the most popular form of temporary tattoo are the ones most of us remember from our youth. I am speaking, of course, about stick-on tattoos. They are applied by placing them against your skin then soaking the back of the paper with water. The tattoo is then transferred to the skin. Some work better than others, but for the most part these are fun, easy, and safe for kids of all ages.

The next type of temporary tattoo that is available is the Henna kit. In general, Henna should be used for older kids and adults mainly. It stays on the skin for much longer than the stick-on. All henna stains the skin an orangish brown color, so do not let claims of colored henna tattoos fool you. In order for the temporary tattoo to work the best, you need to have fresh henna. So, before you buy a kit, just make sure that it has not been sitting on the shelf for too long. If it has been, then ask when the next shipment is coming in so you can buy it right away and fresh.

Next is a type of temporary tattoo or body art that can be fun for all children and all adults. Body paint, body pencils, and body crayons can be a great deal of fun for kids of all ages. However, they tend to be very messy so just make sure you are prepared before you turn the kids loose. The body paint is a form of temporary tattoo that allows children freedom artistically that the stick-on versions might now. Then, once the children are done, most of these temporary tattoo body paints wash off with water and a mild soap.

Tattoos are growing rapidly in popularity. With that current trend, more and more children are enjoying playing with temporary tattoos. With stick-on tattoos, henna body art kits you can take home, and body paint you will find that you can have a lot of fun. In addition, you can always have your own fun trying out tattoos you might consider getting for real at a later date. So for fun with the kids or as a test for yourself, get out there and try those temporary tattoos.

If you would like to view more of my articles on temporary tattoos, please feel free to visit my tattoo guide website!

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