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Unread 08-05-2013, 12:43 PM   #1
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Tattoo-painting how to?

hey there, I got the idea of cosplaying Cecil from Welcome to Night Vale for a shooting, but therefor I need a little help: I want to pre-draw the tattoos for his arms and apply them shortly before the shooting so it doesn't take much time before and due to the temperatures lately, doesn't get blurred or onto my clothes.

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Unread 08-21-2013, 03:50 PM   #2
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If someone can paint them on for you (or you are really good at painting tattoos on yourself) buy a package of Crayola Water Color Pencils. Fill a cup with water, dip the pencils in for about five seconds, then draw on your arm wherever the tattoo is supposed to be. Crayola Water Color Pencils will paint on skin really nicely, pretty much like face paint.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 09:13 PM   #3
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There are some trick to creating tattoos which you can transfer onto the skin must like a tattoo artist lays down his design before etching into your skin...but you are limited in color to a tattoos inky blue.

Two options Kryolan Skinliners are pens that allow you to draw onto the skin, they come in several colors. OR

Kryolan BIC alcohol activated makeup - paint the tattoos on and they will not come off on costuming, even in high heat.
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Unread 10-13-2013, 09:56 PM   #4
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The alcohol activated makeup is the way to go- as part of a short film, myself and several other makeup artists covered a model head-to-toe in fake tattoos.... she wasn't allowed to scrub for three days, and they stayed on even with her having gentle showers. we only had to do minor retouching.
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