A washable printer tattoo is a great way to show off your personality in a non-permanent way. It’s easy to make and can last 1-3 days before it starts to fade away. It’s also soap and water safe, so it’s a fun way to change your look in any situation.
The First Step: Design the Tattoo
To start, you’ll need a computer with a good graphic design program or an iPad drawing app. Use Photoshop or a similar program to design the temporary tattoo you want. Once you have it the way you like, save it to your computer in a jpeg or pdf format.
The Next Step: Print the Tattoo
Once you have your design ready, you’ll need a printer and paper for it. You can find tattoo paper at craft stores, Wal-Mart, and online. It’s a good idea to buy high-quality paper since it’ll last longer when soaked in perfume and hair spray.
If you’re printing a complicated design, you may need to resize it to fit your printer. For example, a small heart design that you’d like to print on your arm is a bit too large for a regular printer.
You’ll need to resize your image based on the size of the area you’re going to put it on (if you’re printing for children, this might include their arms). If you’re using a Cricut machine, you can also resize your designs by navigating to Print Then Cut images in the app.
Then, you’ll need to find designs that don’t have any unattached cut lines. This means that they should all be a solid line across the entire tattoo, rather than a bunch of individual cuts in the middle.
Choosing the Best Design to Print
The best temporary tattoo designs are simple and geometric, but not too elaborate or overly colorful. This is important because your ink will not reproduce colors as accurately as it could if you were making a full-color tattoo.
You can also find some great free temporary tattoo designs online at sites such as Pinterest or Reddit. It’s also possible to purchase pre-designed temporary tattoo design sheets from designers.
Before you begin printing the tattoo, you should be sure that your ink is of a high quality and that your printer has a good ink jet setting. This will ensure that your tattoos will look as good as possible when you put them on. It’s also a good idea to test your inkjet printer on some scrap paper before you print out any tattoo designs.