DIY Temporary Tattoos for Halloween Costumes

DIY Temporary Tattoos for Halloween Costumes

I am going to share with you something that is a total game changer!  Did you know that you can create your own temporary tattoos!?  Say what!  This totally changes the possibilities for Halloween costumes.  The possibilities are endless and the potential is only limited by your creativity.  I used temporary tattoos to complete our Father Time and Mother Earth costumes and now I am going to show you how to DIY temporary tattoos for Halloween costumes.

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While at SNAP conference I met Alexis from Persion Lou, whom I have been following on instagram forever, and we exchanged business cards.  Included in her business card was a wonderful Maker Tattoo.  This is when I learned that you can create your own temporary tattoos.  When thinking about our Halloween costumes for this year I knew that I needed to create wonderful tattoos to go with out costumes.

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DIY Temporary Tattoos for Halloween Costumes


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Step 1

I created my images in photoshop, but you could also create an image in Picmonkey.  For the Mother Earth image I used the Hazel Grace font.  It has the right amount of earthy swirls and details that made me think of the textures of trees.  I am a huge lover of fonts and I wanted my temporary tattoo to only contain words.  For the Father Time image I used an image of an hourglass from the Graphic Fairy.  I then used a tattoo font to spell out the Father Time that went around the image.  I thought both images came out really well and even looked like real tattoos.

Mother Earth and Father Time Tattoos

Step 2

After I created my images I inserted the reversed image (mirror image) into a word document so that multiple images were printed.  My printer is not very good at printing on paper that is not regular printer paper so I always make sure I have multiple images to use.  After printing the images on the special tattoo paper I waited for my images to completely dry over night.  The next day I followed the directions on the tattoo paper package by applying the adhesive paper to the printed tattoo images.  Finally, I used scissors to cut out my tattoos and they were ready to use.

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Before it was time to wear our costumes we used a wet cloth to apply the tattoos to our arms.  The tattoos completed our costumes perfectly – I will be showing you  the complete costumes next week, so make sure you check back then!  I hope you enjoyed my tattoos and that you are inspired to create your own for your Halloween costume.  How can you use tattoo paper to take your costume to the next level?  Let me know in the comment section below.

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  1. These are so fun! Can’t wait to see the finished costumes. And thanks so much for the shout out! :)
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  2. Who would have thought?! So creative!
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  3. these are great ideas! I totally wouldn’t have even thought about temp tats for Halloween, but it makes perfect sense to do that instead of trying to draw everything on with a marker. thanks for sharing!

    stop by and chat ♥
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