To make a tattoo transfer, select a design, reverse it, print it on tattoo-transfer paper, cut it out, place it on your skin, cover it with a wet cloth, and peel away the paper backing. This 15-minute process requires a computer, a printer, tattoo-transfer paper, scissors, a washcloth and water.Know More
Select your design, load it into a photo-editing program, and create a mirror image of it. This is most crucial for designs with text, which otherwise appear backwards. Load a sheet of tattoo-transfer paper into your printer with the adhesive side down. This ensures that the tattoo prints on the correct side.
Cut around your design with scissors, removing as much of the surrounding paper as possible. Moisten your skin, and place the paper on it with the printed side down.
Cover the tattoo with a washcloth soaked in lukewarm water. Leave the washcloth on for 60 seconds, press on it, and slide it away from the tattoo. If the paper backing does not come off right away, dip the washcloth in water and set it back on the tattoo paper. Wait two minutes, and try to remove the backing again.
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.Full Answer >
The origin of the noun "tattoo," meaning a design or mark imprinted on a person's skin, is from Polynesian nouns with the same meaning. In Tahiti and Samoa, the original noun was "tatau." In the Marquesas Islands, the original noun was "tatu."Full Answer >
Tattoo prices vary immensely depending on shop location, the location of the tattoo, the size of the tattoo, the coloring and the complexity of the design. Some tattoo artists charge a flat fee to complete the tattoo, while others charge hourly rates.Full Answer >
Any reputable tattoo artist is capable of applying your desired design onto your body. The key is to know exactly what you want, so research images of footballs and similar tattoos prior to your appointment. More importantly, find a tattoo artist whose portfolio reflects the style you have in mind.Full Answer >