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Hand Traced Temporary Tattoos

Hand Traced Temporary Tattoos

St.Patrick’s Day always tends to catch me off guard. I wake up incessantly searching for something green. This year I have all I need to miss out on the pinching with the use of a gel pen and these festive Saint Patrick’s Day temporary tattoos.

To make the temporary tattoos, print out the temporary tattoo PDF onto tracing paper. Darkly trace the outline with a black or green gel pen (gel sharpies also work). Cut out the tattoo to be applied and use a warm damp rag to adhere it onto the skin. To make the temporary tattoos waterproof, cover the entire surface with liquid bandage after the application has dried.

Photography done in collaboration with Pictilio and Erin Holland (she took the ones of Matt). Thanks to Candace for modeling.


  1. That’s such a nice idea! And very simple.. I love it.
    I always look with envy those beautiful tatoos I see on girls and wish I could have the same… for a year!
    I know I wouldn’t like it anymore in some years so I keep from making one but this is just the perfect solution!
    Thank you :)

  2. Pippa

    12 March

    Love this! Such a good idea, especially for those of us who could never get a real one.

  3. jet

    16 September

    LOL this must have been fun. Like the idea,perhaps one day i will try this out on a victim.LOL
    thank you for the sharing.
    Most people thinks that i ‘m a tatoo lover, i like some of them but not on my own skin. so a temporary must be fun on mine as well.
    Like the greate tute , t hank you very much!!!!

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