How To Make a Temporary Tattoo With Perfume: A Step-by-Step Guide

Over the past 2 years, the TikTok app has become the top influencer when it comes to new trends in a number of different industries. Tattoo and body art trends were not left out; that is why the trend of temporary and fake tattoos is on the rise.

People of all ages show off their drawing skills and use their work to create outstanding fake tattoos; all of which are documented on TikTok for everyone to see and try for themselves.

So if you’re looking to jump on the latest trend, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve noticed a lot of people using perfume to create fake tattoos, but we think their methods need to be improved. So, without further ado, let’s go through this step-by-step guide to your own new, wonderfully smelling temporary tattoo.

Fake Tattoos Made With Perfume – Guide

Everything you will need

  • A picture or drawing of the tattoo design
  • Scissors
  • High ethanol/alcohol fragrance
  • Hot or boiling and a plate/cup/bowl
  • A towel

Even though fragrance is the main ingredient in this concoction, remember that you can use body spray or hairspray as an alternative. Not everyone can afford the luxury of randomly spraying a huge amount of an expensive perfume to create a fake tattoo. Don’t feel pressured by these trends and always try to opt for an alternative that suits you better.

How to make a temporary tattoo with perfume: step by step guide

Tip: Before you begin, be sure to choose an area of ​​your body for tattoo placement and clean it with antibacterial soap, antibacterial wipes, or something similar. This will avoid potential skin irritation caused by perfume or printing paper.

Step 1 – Start by choosing the right tattoo design

The most important part of getting a tattoo of any kind is choosing the right design. Without that, you might as well give up the idea of ​​a tattoo. So what we recommend is to go for a smaller design at first. This will help you understand the whole method and how it is supposed to work. Also, make sure you really like the design, as it will stay on for a few days, and try going for black ink designs.

Step 2 – Print the design

Once you’ve found the design and style of tattoo you’re looking for, it’s time to get it printed. What we recommend is to adjust the design size before printing; you can do this in Word or any other picture or word application. Simply reduce the size and adjust the positioning. Make sure not to spoil the color of the pattern, so that it does not become brighter when printed.

Step 3 – Cut out the tattoo design

Take the scissors and start cutting around the design. Be sure not to cut directly along the lines of the tattoo. This will increase the chances of making a mistake and cutting parts of the design. Instead, trim the edges of the design leaving an inch of paper around the image.

Step 4 – Cover the Design in Perfume

Here comes the fun part; it’s time to take the perfume of your choice and spray it on the cut-out design. Do not spray perfume from a close distance; keep the perfume away from the image, about 6 inches away, so you can spray the image evenly.

Now the goal here is to dip the paper in the perfume. Although it may seem like a ridiculous thing to do, the scent will help transfer the design to the skin.

If you don’t want to waste your perfume, you can always opt for body spray or hair spray as suitable alternatives. Just be sure to spray enough to get the design soaked in product.

Step 5 – Soak the scented paper in hot water

Once you’ve finished spraying, it’s time to soak the paper in hot or boiling water. You can place the hot water in a plate, bowl, or cup, depending on the size of the tattoo. Either way, once you place the paper in the water, let it sit for 3-5 minutes. After a few minutes, gently remove the paper; try not to break it, because it will be quite flimsy and flimsy.

Step 6 – Transfer Design to Skin

Point: Be sure to spray perfume on the tattoo placement area as well!

Now, here comes the moment of truth. Once you have taken the paper out of the water, you need to place it on the scented skin. You must place the paper with the image side down so that it transfers completely and correctly.

Once the paper is on the skin, use a towel (preferably a heated towel) to press the paper to the skin. Hold the towel firmly for a few minutes and try not to move it, as this will move the paper and interfere with the image transfer.

Then, remove the towel and gently peel off the paper. At this point you should see the tattoo design imprinted on the skin. You can use a paper towel to remove any excess moisture around the tattoo.

Point: If you want your tattoo to last longer, be sure to spray it after you’ve done it. Some people even coat the tattoo with baby powder, where the powder acts as a fixer. It will fix the tattoo and hold it in place.

Perfume Temporary Tattoos: More FAQs

How long do these tattoos last?

Generally speaking, temporary tattoos of any kind tend to last between 5 and 10 days. If exposed to water or rubbing, they may even only last 3-5 days.

As for temporary perfume tattoos, we would say they can last up to 10 days maximum, depending on the size and how you performed the transfer method. To prolong the longevity of the tattoo, be careful not to expose it to water and avoid friction by wearing loose clothing.

Are perfume tattoos safe?

Generally speaking, scented temporary tattoos are as safe as these tattoos can get. Perfumes are generally safe for the skin, unless you are allergic to them. However, there are cases where people experience skin irritation, rashes or burns when putting so much perfume on their skin.

So be sure to avoid perfume tattoos if perfumes cause an allergic reaction, irritation or rash. If you experience any burning and discomfort while scenting the skin, be sure to wash the area well and stop the whole process.

What kind of perfume should I use?

You can use any type of perfume you want. However, we don’t really recommend using the most expensive perfumes in your collection; that would be overkill. So go for a lower quality perfume that you can find in beauty stores for 10 or 20 bucks. Sometimes even children’s perfumes can do the trick, as long as they contain a lot of ethanol and alcohol. So whether you opt for EDP, EDT, or perfume, all will work great.

Are there other ways to get a temporary tattoo?

In case the perfume method doesn’t work for you, there are other ways to get a temporary tattoo;

  • The sharpie method – this is one of the most common methods of getting a fake tattoo. All you need is a Sharpie, tracing paper, hairspray, baby powder and scissors. You can draw the pattern yourself and transfer it to the skin or print the pattern. In any case, you will end up with a temporary tattoo that will last you between 3 and 5 days.
  • The eyeliner method – the eyeliner can be used to create a fake tattoo in no time. All you have to do is use the eyeliner to draw a tattoo design directly onto the skin, let it dry, and coat the tattoo with hairspray. This tattoo should also last you between 3 and 5 days, and if you don’t like it, just wash it off with soap and warm water.
  • Using the printer – a Prinker is a small device used to create temporary tattoos and print them directly onto the skin. The tattoos produced by this device are water resistant and look amazingly like the real deal. All you have to do is choose a design through the Prinker app and roll the device to where you want to place the tattoo.

Final Thoughts

I hope you liked our little step-by-step guide into the world of temporary perfume tattoos. It is a very simple method that anyone can use. Since perfumes are considered safe, there should be no problem with this method. However, if you notice any irritation, burning, or redness, be sure to wash off the tattoo and see your dermatologist for a detailed diagnosis and treatment.

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