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How do you make a tattoo stencil?

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To begin making your stencil, you will need to select a design or create your own and draw it onto tracing paper. The design is copied onto carbon paper to make it easier to transfer to skin.

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How do you make a tattoo stencil?
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To make a simple tattoo stencil you will need:

1) Tracing paper

2) Carbon tattoo paper

3) Tape

4) A pen with a medium tip

Once the above materials have been gathered, you can proceed with your tattoo stencil:

Step 1: Draw the design you have chosen onto the carbon tattoo paper; take care not to rip the paper, and avoid using thin-tipped pens.

Step 2: Place the tracing paper over the design and trace your image. Secure the tracing paper with tape to stop the paper from moving.

Step 3: Create the tattoo stencil by removing the protective layer over the carbon. Place the carbon paper face up and the yellow page down. Apply the tracing paper with your design onto the top sheet of the carbon paper and tape into place to secure; then retrace your design.

Check your design by lifting the top sheet and your stencil is complete.

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