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A comprehensive guide to Custom Temporary Tattoos

A Comprehensive Guide to Custom Temporary Tattoos: Everything You Need to Know

Temporary tattoos have been popular for decades, and they're not just for kids anymore.

In recent years, many people have turned to custom temporary tattoos, a fun and easy way to add some flair to any occasion.

Whether you're planning a birthday party, corporate event, or simply want to try out a design before committing to permanent ink, custom temporary tattoos can provide a creative solution.

In this comprehensive guide, we'll cover everything you need to know about custom temporary tattoos.

What Are Custom Temporary Tattoos?

Custom temporary tattoos are exactly what they sound like – temporary tattoos that are designed to your specifications.

They can be made in any shape, size, or color, and can feature any design, from simple text to complex imagery.

You can think of them as a personalized sticker that you can wear on your skin.

What Are They Made Of?

There are two main types of temporary tattoos: water transfers and rub-on tattoos.

Water transfers are applied by wetting the tattoo and pressing it onto the skin, while rub-on tattoos are applied using pressure and a little bit of water.

Both types are made from non-toxic materials, typically including:

  1.  Ink: Similar to the ink used in permanent tattoos, it can be customized to your design specifications.
  2. Adhesive: This helps to attach the tattoo to your skin, and is typically made from a gentle, skin-safe adhesive.
  3. Carrier sheet: This is the paper or plastic sheet that the tattoo is printed onto before it's applied to your skin.

How Do You Design Custom Temporary Tattoos?

Designing custom temporary tattoos is easy – you can either create your own design or work with a graphic designer to create one for you.

Many temporary tattoo vendors offer design services, and can work with you to create a custom design that matches your specifications.

Once you have your design, you'll submit it to the vendor, who will print it onto the carrier sheet.

Where Can You Buy Custom Temporary Tattoos?

There are many vendors that offer custom temporary tattoos for sale, both in-person and online.

Some popular options include:

- Etsy: Many independent sellers offer custom temporary tattoos on Etsy, with designs ranging from simple text to full-color images.

- TeMaRo Custom Temporary Tattoos: TeMaRo Temporary Tattoos offers custom temporary tattoos, as well as a variety of pre-designed options.

- Amazon: Amazon offers a wide range of temporary tattoos, including custom options from various sellers.

How Long Do Custom Temporary Tattoos Last?

The lifespan of a custom temporary tattoo varies depending on several factors, including the type of tattoo and how well it's taken care of.

On average, a custom temporary tattoo will last anywhere from 2-7 days, although some types are designed to be washed off after just a few hours.

How Do You Apply Custom Temporary Tattoos?

Applying custom temporary tattoos is easy, and requires just a few simple steps:

- Clean and dry the skin: Before applying the tattoo, make sure the skin is clean and dry.

- Cut out the tattoo: Cut out your custom temporary tattoo, making sure to leave some space around the edges.

- Remove the backing: Peel off the backing paper, exposing the adhesive side of the tattoo.

- Place the tattoo: Place the tattoo face-down onto the skin, making sure it's in the desired location.

- Wet the tattoo: Wet a sponge or cloth with water, and press it onto the tattoo for 30-60 seconds.

- Peel off the paper: Slowly and carefully remove the paper backing, revealing your custom temporary tattoo.


Custom temporary tattoos are a fun and creative way to express yourself, promote an event, or just try out a design before committing to permanent ink.

Whether you're looking to create a simple text tattoo or a full-color image, there's an option out there for you.

With this comprehensive guide, you're ready to start designing and applying your own custom temporary tattoos!

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TeMaRo is the expert in printing high-quality tattoo temporary stickers that are perfect for enhancing brand visibility.

Our state-of-the-art temporary tattoo printing factory, situated in Kempton Park Johannesburg, South Africa, can convert any high-resolution image into an amazing temporary tattoo sticker.

We would like to help you recognize the powerful impact our effortless brand visibility tool and how you can use them.

Please contact Us is you have a business doing any of the following:

1. Event Planners: We help wedding planners, party organizers, and event managers who use custom temporary tattoos as party favors, wedding favors, and promotional items for corporate events.

2. Branding and Advertising:  Does your company need to use custom temporary tattoos as part of your branding and advertising campaigns. These tattoos are often used in promotional items like brochures, t-shirts, and stickers.

3. Festivals and Music Events: we print  for music and arts festivals that use custom temporary tattoos as part of their merchandise and promotional items.

The latest in this segment is our Luminous temporary tattoo stickers popular for promotions as well as an admission ticket and resonates well with bright lights and festivals or in clubs.

4. Sports Teams and Fans: Customers who are sports teams and fans use custom temporary tattoos as a part of their team spirit and to show support for their favorite teams.

5. Schools and Universities: Schools and universities use custom temporary tattoos for fundraising, school spirit, and student events.

All Branding and Advertising agencies and companies!

Did you know that many companies are looking for innovative ways to promote their brand, and temporary tattoos provide a unique and memorable way to do so?

Unleash your creative ink. Contact us now!

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