Let’s talk tattoos.
Specifically temporary ones because I change my mind far too often to get anything permanent. I consider myself fairly crafty and today, I’m going to show you how to make your very own home made temporary tattoos!
A few weeks ago at our TGS pre-launch party, I made these for all of my LA locals to enjoy. They literally took 5 minutes to make once I had all of my supplies so if you’re thinking you are not crafty, trust me YOU ARE. All you need is a printer, a cute photo, scissors and an Amazon account.
First things first, you need to order the tattoo paper off of Amazon. I used this one. It’s under $10 and contains two 8.5 x 11 inch sheets of glossy paper plus the plastic to lay on top of them. Depending on how big your tattoos are going to be, you may need to order more than one pack. Please plan accordingly.
Once your tattoo paper arrives, you need to take your tattoo image and put it into a Word, Pages or Publisher document. Format it so that you fit as many of your tattoo images on the page as you can while still giving yourself enough white space to cut around.
Now you get to print them! Set your printer to print on photo glossy paper (or the equivalent) and make sure that in your printer settings you FLIP YOUR IMAGE HORIZONTALLY. This is SUPER important. You need to make sure that your tattoos print backwards so that when you put them on your skin, they are right side up. Clever, right?
After you have printed the tattoos on your glossy paper, take the plastic sheet and lay it on top of the printed tattoo images. I compare this process to attempting to put a screen protector on my iPhone, very stressful and very tedious trying to make sure all of the little bubbles are flattened.
Yay you did it! Now all you have to do is cut up the tattoos up and put them on. As an FYI, make sure you take off the plastic before putting them on your skin (everyone seems to forget this, I’m looking at you fellow TGS writers).
If you decide to make your own tats, tag us with #TGSCreates so we can show some love!