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Unread 03-14-2013, 11:28 AM   #1
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What To Use For Tattoos

I hope I'm posting this in the right forum! I guess it would constitute as makeup advice...?

Anyway, I'm cosplaying as Yata Misaki from K this weekend, and I really wanted to have the HOMRA tattoo under my shirt for certain pictures.
What I'm talking about is the shorter character on the left below:

Originally, I was just going to use a stencil and draw it on with some sharpie. I was thinking that if it leaves any residue, I could dab that off with a paper towel or napkin and then spray a little hairspray on it to keep it from smearing or rubbing off... but I'm just really concerned, because the shirt is white. I wouldn't want it to rub off onto my white shirt at all.

Does anyone have any other suggestions for a better way to go about doing this?
Thanks so much in advance!
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Unread 03-16-2013, 07:35 PM   #2
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1)your pic isnt working, luckly i know the character
2)personally id use the stencil and a hydracolor paint from either krylon, ben nye, or wolfe fx. then seal it w a barrier spray. it wont rub off onto your shirt, i used it for full arm tattoos in black and hugged someone in full white and had no issues
if you dont want to go this route, a waterproof eyeliner then sealed w hairspray will also work
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Unread 03-16-2013, 09:18 PM   #3
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I use Sharpies for tattoos all the time, and my protocol is this:

1) Draw tattoo
2) Use rubbing alcohol and a q-tip for all the shading, and for cleaning up the lines
3) Use setting spray
4) Use setting powder
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Unread 03-16-2013, 10:34 PM   #4
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You could use tattoo paper.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 01:29 AM   #5
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You could use tattoo paper.
Hands down, the only way to do tattoos.
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Unread 03-18-2013, 11:31 AM   #6
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I'd look into alcohol based body ink too. Temptu Dura Pro is a brand that is pretty much intended for use as temporary tattoos and can last up to 5 days.

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Unread 05-23-2013, 12:17 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone! I know that this response is really late. I didn't get to see any of these responses before the convention, so I just wound up using sharpie in the end. These will be great for future reference, though!

The red & black sharpie DID rub off onto the inside of my shirt a little bit, but not enough to show through the front or anything (thank goodness).
I wanted to wash what's there out, but I'm worried that it will just bleed through the front if I try. Any suggestions for what to use for this, or should I just leave it alone since it can't be seen on the outside how it is now?

Anyway, I'll definitely be putting your suggestions to use the next time I wear this costume. Thanks again!
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