How To Apply A Temporary Tattoo

How To Apply A Temporary Tattoo

If you like the look of real tattoos but don’t want the commitment of permanent tattoos, then temporary tattoos are for you! In this article we will explore how to apply your new temporary tattoo from Tinsley Transfers. Don’t worry. The temporary tattoo application is quick and painless. Just follow these simple instructions and you will be just fine.

Step One – Prepare

You will need a pair of scissors. A sponge, cotton pad, cloth or paper towel and access to room temperature or warm water. You’ll want to make sure your skin is clean, dry skin and free from any oils. It’s also best to apply your temporary tattoo on a place on your body that doesn’t have a lot of hair.

Step Two – The Cut Out

Take the scissors and cut around the edges of your temporary tattoo. Don’t worry about getting close to the edges of the design. Just make sure you don’t cut into the tattoo design.

Step Three – Where The Magic Happens

Peel off the clear protective cover of the tattoo. Make sure you remove this top sheet. Place the tattoo with the design against your skin. This is where you want to take a wet sponge, damp cloth or wet paper towel and fully saturate the backside of the tattoo. Using warm water isn’t necessary. But it’s a nice touch to make you more comfortable during the tattoo application.

Make sure you get the tattoo fully wet with that damp cloth and press it against your skin for a full thirty seconds. Don’t rush. Good things take time.

After thirty seconds peel back the tattoo paper to reveal your new temporary tattoo! Remember. For best results make sure to wait thirty seconds before removing the tattoo paper. Yup! Looks like a real tattoo!

What’s the best way to apply an EXTRA LARGE Temporary Tattoo?

Grab a friend to help if you can, but the easiest way to apply one of our Extra Large Tattoos is to cut the tattoo into smaller sections and to then apply it section-by-section, similar to a puzzle. Try to make cuts in open space (if available) through the design. Avoid cuts directly through the tattoo artwork for best results and minimal overlays.


Tinsley Transfers is proud of all of our custom temporary tattoos. Every tattoo that we create for our website is designed to look absolutely real.

All of our temporary tattoos are non toxic. Caution if you have very sensitive skin though.

If you are interested in custom temporary tattoos or need additional information, please reach out and contact customer support. Tinsley Transfers always offers free shipping. What are you waiting for? Add another awesome temporary tattoo to your cart today! Wanna see something cool? Check out our new neck tattoos!

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