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How long do temporary tattoo stickers last

How long do temporary tattoo stickers last - the Long-Lasting Beauty of TeMaRo Temporary Tattoos

The popularity of temporary tattoos has risen in recent years, with many people opting to decorate their bodies with these unique, commitment-free and painless tattoo designs.

Whether as a fashion statement, for events or celebrations, for a wedding, a funeral or just for fun, temporary tattoos have become a trend embraced by people of all ages in South Africa.

One question that customers often ask is, how long do temporary tattoos last?

In this blog post, we will explore the different types of temporary tattoos available in South Africa and answer that question.

Types of Temporary Tattoos

Before we dive into the duration of these fake tattoos, let's discuss the types available:

1. Waterslide Temporary Tattoos – These are either genuine tattoo designs, a logo, an emblem or any image that TeMaRo Custom Temporary Tattoos prints with vegetable ink on waterslide temporary tattoo paper and the temporary tattoo ink sticks to your skin with rice glue.

The temporary tattoo ink used is water-based and waterproof.

It is applied to the surface of the skin using a wet sponge or cloth.

2. Henna Tattoos – This is an ancient form of body art that uses a paste made from the henna plant. 

The paste is applied to the skin and left to dry, resulting in a brown or reddish-brown tattoo that can last for up to a week.

3. Airbrush Tattoos – These tattoos are created using airbrushing equipment and stencils.

They are applied to the skin as a fine mist of ink sprayed onto the skin.

Duration of Temporary Tattoos

Now that we have discussed the different types of temporary tattoos in South Africa let's answer the question at hand - how long do temporary tattoos last?

Printed Temporary Tattoos

These  tattoos can last anywhere from a few days up to 2 weeks.

Printed Temporary tattoos are affected by water, soap, and oils, so they will fade quicker if they are rubbed or washed frequently.

TeMaRo South Africa's leading temporary tattoos manufacturer and supplier sells two types of temp tattoos.

A temporary tattoo sticker that looks black in colour lasts for 3-5 days whilst semi permanent tattoo stickers that look greenish and blueish last for up to 14 days.

All temporary tattoo designs will begin to peel and crack once it starts to fade.

It is also important to note that the type of temporary tattoo ink, waterslide paper, glue used, body type, temporary tattoo position and aftercare also contribute towards the duration of temporary tattoo ink on your skin.

Henna Tattoos

These tattoos can last up to a week.

The duration depends on the quality of the henna paste and how well it was applied. 

You can help prolong the lifespan by avoiding water and scrubbing near the tattoo, as it is made with natural ingredients that can be easily washed away.

Airbrush Tattoos

These tattoos will last from three to five days. 

Similar to the printed temporary tattoos, they can also be affected by water and soap, and they may start to peel or crack once they begin to fade.


In conclusion, the length of time that a temporary tattoo lasts depends on the type of tattoo, body structure, the position where you are wearing the tattoo, quality of the temporary tattoo and how well it is taken care of.

Printed tattoos typically last up to 2 weeks, henna tattoos can last up to a week, and airbrush tattoos can last from three to five days.

By taking care of your tattoo and avoiding water and abrasive materials, you can help it last longer. 

Since temporary tattoos are health and beauty products, printed temporary tattoos are the best to consider because there is no personal contact since you can apply them on your own whilst henna and airbrush have personal contact with another human being.

Contact TeMaRo Custom Temporary Tattoos to get your unique, stylish, and trendy temporary tattoos today!

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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?

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