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How to use tattoo transfer paper

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Thursday 21 November, 2013 Written by tattoodiy

If you're going to get a tattoo and have picked out the line drawing you want, you may be wondering how the artist transfers the drawing to your skin safely. Luckily, there's a very easy technique involving tattoo transfer paper that is safe and is pain free. Does this Spark an idea?

Notice that tattoo transfer paper has two distinct sides; one is shiny, the other is darker and not shiny. The dark, nonshiny side is the side to lay on the skin.
Trace each line of the picture with the sharp pencil, making sure that the paper doesn't move out of its position. You can tell which lines you have traced and which you haven't by looking at it from the side; you'll be able to see the pencil lines easily.
Dampen the skin where you want to place the tattoo with either soap and water or stick deodorant.
Place the thermographic transfer paper onto the dampened skin and press gently. Do not allow the paper to shift or the drawing won't transfer properly. If it does shift, you'll have to remove the ink and start over.
Peel the paper off the skin, gently. If done correctly, the line drawing is now on the skin in a bluish-purplish ink that will eventually wash off.
Check with your client again to make sure the drawing is in the correct location and is the correct size.

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