How to Remove Temporary Tattoo?
In order to remove temporary tattoos, it is necessary to have the right tools. You need a pair of needle nose pliers, a small flathead screwdriver or a razor blade. A good way to get rid of temporary tattoos is using a razor blade because they are very easy and quick method. You can use any kind of alcohol like rubbing alcohol or even nail polish remover if you want to be really thorough. If you don’t have these tools, then you can always try to buy them from your local drugstore.
The best thing about removing temporary tattoos is that there are no side effects. So if you do decide to go through with this procedure, then just remember to take some painkillers beforehand so that the pain doesn’t become too bad. Also, make sure not to scratch up your skin during the removal process as well since this could cause infection and possibly even scarring.
So let’s begin!
Step 1: Take a Razor Blade and Clean Up Any Scratches or Scrapes on Skin Before Starting the Removal Process
First things first, you need to clean up any scratches or scrapes on your skin before starting the removal process. There are many ways to do this but one of the easiest methods is to simply rub alcohol all over your face and neck until it evaporates. Then wipe off any remaining traces of alcohol with a tissue. In order to prevent infection, make sure to not touch any open wounds.
If you have access to rubbing alcohol, use this as opposed to hand sanitizer because it doesn’t contain any additives that can potentially damage your skin.
Step 2: Use the Needle Nose Pliers to Pinch the Skin Hard and Pull Off the Tattoo
After cleaning the skin with rubbing alcohol, wait until it dries before attempting to pull off the tattoo. With the needle nose pliers in hand, make sure to hold the skin taut in order to get a firm grip.
Step 3: Pull Off the Tattoo Gently in a Single Strip
After pinching the skin with the pliers, pull off the tattoo in one quick movement. If you’re lucky, the strip of skin will come off completely, but more often than not some bits of ink will remain intact. If this happens, don’t panic. Just take a deep breath and continue with the next step.
Step 4: Take a Razor Blade and Clean Up Any Remaining Ink After Pulling Off the Skin
Once you’ve managed to pull off the tattoo strip, you’ll notice that there are bits of ink still left on your skin. These are tiny fragments and are easy to miss with the naked eye.
Sources & references used in this article:
User-created temporary tattoos by J Cromett – US Patent 6,264,786, 2001 – Google Patents
Temporary tattoo device and method by S Vineberg – US Patent 5,928,797, 1999 – Google Patents
Temporary tattoo and method for manufacturing same by FR Ewan – US Patent 6,042,881, 2000 – Google Patents