Today I’m excited to be joining forces with 90 other bloggers to bring you a whole boatload of red, white, and blue goodness – craft, food, and decor ideas to get you all ready for the Fourth of July!
Here’s the thing, guys. It turns out that temporary tattoos are actually super easy to make. All you need is a sweet design and some special paper. Annnnnnd, good news! I’ve got the sweet designs all ready for you, so you are already halfway there. You’re welcome. 😉
Ready to make some pretty patriotic tattoos?
Supplies (This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting Persia Lou!):
- My Watercolor Fourth of July Tattoos Download (Free for Personal Use Only)
- Temporary Tattoo Paper (I have used and like the Silhouette brand)
- Scissors or cutting machine
The temporary tattoo paper comes with two types of paper: a white piece of paper with one glossy side and an adhesive sheet with a green backing. Start by downloading my image and printing it out on the glossy side of the white paper. Whatever image you print out for your tattoo needs to be flipped to a mirror image for the final tattoo to work correctly. My tattoo designs are already flipped for you, so you don’t have to worry about it with these, but it’s good to know for future reference.
Next, peel off the strip of green backing from the adhesive sheet. Then press that edge of the adhesive down on one edge of the glossy side of the white paper.
Peel off the green backing with one hand while you smooth the adhesive down onto the print out with the other. When all the backing has been removed and the adhesive as been applied to the paper, use a scraper or old credit card to make sure the adhesive has been firmly applied to the entire sheet.
Now you are all ready to cut out your tattoos! You can use a Silhouette to cut the tattoos if you like, but good ol’ scissors work just fine too.
To apply the tattoos, first peel off the clear plastic top sheet. Then place the tattoo image side down on the skin.
Cover the tattoo with a wet cloth or sponge and press it against the skin for about 30 seconds. When the paper is thoroughly wet, gently peel the paper backing off, and Voila! Tattoo!
I designed a few different tattoos that are all available for download. They all have a watercolor look and red, white, and blue color scheme. The “land that I love” tattoo comes in red and blue and two sizes.
I also painted a floral “sweet land of liberty” design that comes in two sizes.
There are also a few watercolor stars in red and blue. Plenty of patriotic pretties to choose from. Yay!
The tattoo file is for personal use only. Please do not sell or redistribute the file. If you want to share the file, please share the link to this post. Thank you!
UPDATE! I just added some of these Fourth of July designs to my Society6 shop! I would love if you came by and checked it out.
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