Temporary Glitter Tattoo
What is a Temporary Glitter Tattoo
Temporary Glitter Tattoos are applied to clean, dry skin with a non toxic, skin safe non latex adhesive that can easily be removed with baby oil or alcohol. Once the glue is half dry, glitter or shimmer powder is then applied and excess dust is brushed off... And Voila!! A beautiful temporary piece of artwork has been created.
How long do they usually last for?
A Temporary Glitter Tattoo, will generally last for between 2 and 4 days. The longevity of a Glitter Tattoo depends on 3 different criteria.
1./ The position of the tattoo.
Because we humans perspire and constantly shed skin, a Glitter Tattoo will have a limited life span. The more you perspire, the shorter its life. There are also particular parts of the body your tattoo will not last very long on. Usually your middle torso area, because that is where your body generates the most heat, and what we like to call your sweat spots (Under arms, inside elbows, backs of knees, neck, palms and soles of your feet).
2./ The type of skin a person has.
If a person has very oily skin, a Glitter Tattoo will tend to not last as long as it would on a person with dryer skin. For obvious reasons, body oils will come through the skin under the glitter, therefore ruining the adhesion properties of the paint.
3./ Personal hygiene and after care.
Scrubbing your tattoo will not help it last!! (Believe it or not some people still expect to be able to scrub at it and still have it there!)
Good after care can result in a Glitter Tattoo lasting longer than it's expected lifespan. For example, keeping it dry and sprinkling baby powder or talcum powder into it often, will help it to last longer.