Semi Permanent Tattoo – How To And 30 Creative Design Ideas

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Semi permanent tattoo is safe and hassle-free for those who do not want to get inked and go through the painful process. Aftercare post getting inked is essential if you do not want to have skin problems. Like a routine, adding another task to your day; do you really have time for that? If you love tattoos, you might as well choose the semi-permanent or the temporary tattoos which are painless and easy to remove.

You could use as many motifs as you want using a semi-permanent tattoo. They only last a few days or months and fade with time. Suitable for those who only need them for a few days or want a change of design and motifs frequently.

Semi Permanent Tattoo – DIY

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You can get a semi permanent tattoo at home using a few simple techniques. The adhesive versions are available online and come with a set of instructions to transfer the design to your skin. It defies the tattoo culture of inking your ideologies, faith, etc with a casual intent.

Each to his own! But, there are umpteen design ideas in the semi permanent tattoo that gives you the option of gracing your skin with designs of your choice as and when you want without pain and hassle-free removal of the previous tattoo at home.

Semi Permanent Tattoo – DIY With Perfume

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Do you know? You could unleash your artistic talent and create your version of semi permanent tattoo with perfume? Teens are going to love this! It’s easy to get a tattoo in the design and color of your choice without upsetting your parents or going through the painful inking procedure.

Here is a video that shows how to do it. The teens did it, it was probably their slumber party, you could do it too, it’s fun! and it’s cool!

  • Get the printout of the design of your choice- color or black and white
  • Spray perfume on both sides of the paper till it is completely wet
  • Soak it in boiling water for a few minutes
  • Remove it and press it against your skin and hold for a few seconds
  • Carefully remove the print paper from the skin

Semi Permanent Tattoo – DIY With Paper

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Get printable tattoo papers online. Print any design on them using a regular printer. Spray water and transfer the print to the area of the skin where you want to place the tattoo. Press for a few seconds. Remove the paper. It lasts for a few days and can be removed gently with any oil such as baby, coconut, or castor oil.

You can use your artistic talent and draw a design of your choice on paper, but do a reverse design as it gets printed in reverse. Wet the paper with a spray bottle of water and transfer it to the area of your choice.

Semi Permanent Tattoo – DIY With Sharpie

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You could use a sharpie with a sleek pointer or sharpies specifically designed to make tattoos available online in the colors of your choice. You could as well use tracing paper and transfer the design of your choice.

Method 1

Either use the sharpie to directly draw the design on your hand or use tracing paper to transfer the design to your hand. Let the design made with sharpie dry. Apply baby power on the design and wipe off the extra powder with a dry towel.

Hold a hairspray 10-12 inches away from the skin and spray it on the tattoo. Let it dry. This tattoo could last for a few days or a month

Method 2

  • Use a tracing paper to draw the design of your choice from the print of your design
  • Apply gel deodorant on the area where you want to transfer the design
  • Ensure the design that you trace must be darkest in color
  • Apply the tracing paper on the skin and hold for a few seconds
  • Remove the tracing paper
  • Apply baby powder and wipe off dry

Semi Permanent Tattoo – DIY With Eyeliner

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You can use the same method as the sharpie to transfer the design to the tracing paper of your choice. Only outline the tracing paper. Choose the area on the skin where you want to transfer and choose the size of the design.

  • Create an outline on the tracing paper
  • Dampen the tracing paper
  • Apply it to the skin
  • Hold and press a hot towel against the tracing paper
  • Hold for a few seconds
  • Carefully remove the tracing paper
  • Darken the outline with liquid eyeliner on the skin
  • Smudge it with translucent powder and wipe it off with a dry towel
  • Hold a hairspray 10-12 inches away from the skin and spray on the newly applied tattoo
  • Let it dry

Semi Permanent Tattoo – DIY With Nail Polish

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If you are looking for a tattoo only for a day or two and do not want to use the adhesive variety, choose the nail polish method to create a tattoo design of your choice and transfer it onto the skin.

  • Select a design and take a printout
  • Cut a stencil of that design
  • Place the stencil design on the skin
  • Use a sharpie to create an outline
  • Color it with nail polish

Semi Permanent Tattoo Designs Ideas

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Semi permanent tattoo design ideas are something you can experiment with every few days. It’s fun and safe on the skin. But make sure you have a skin routine and do not make changes too frequently as you could develop rashes. These are the design elements you can take ideas from and explore the world of motifs for tattoos. Feel the joy of getting one at home hassle-free using any of the above methods of transfer of the design.

Tattoo Design – Abstract

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Abstracts look great on all outfits. Choose monochromatic or colorful abstract designs in the theme of your choice and get a temporary tattoo within minutes. Abstract geometry, artworks, human faces, landscapes, or any theme looks beautiful in the abstract design. The good news about abstract tattoo designs is that they are suitable for all ages and skin tones.

Tattoo Design – Bohemian

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Flaunt your happiness of being free-spirited with the bohemian motifs. Designs that express freedom of thoughts and expressions, breaking all conventions and believing in the oneness of the universe. For the happy-go-lucky souls who live with their lives without discriminating against anyone, flaunt it on your sleeves!

Tattoo Design – Mythical

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Mythical creatures, or shlokas from mythology, as tattoos have been an ancient tradition that will never go out of vogue. Choose prayers, pictures, or ideologies of your faith as a tattoo. It bears significance and is easy to find your tribe who believe in the same ideology.

Tattoo Design – Psychedelia

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Drunken and intoxicated in all walks of life because peace comes to you with realization and wisdom about everything that happens around you and within you. For those doused in the passion for art, music, or their true calling, you can choose from umpteen motifs and designs. They are usually colorful with stunning color combinations.

Tattoo Design – Fantasy

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Fairytales, who doesn’t like them? Disney enlivens fairytales with gumption and wisdom, unlike mindless Karan Johar movies. They are full of hogwash. I mean, who does not want true love and all, but it comes with sacrificing a part of your heart and soul willfully because you want to see the person you love happy! This is not a fantasy, but a reality come true, depicted beautifully in Disney movies! So, get one as your body art with creatures, or your favorite characters.

Tattoo Design – Wordart

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Minimalistic or elaborate with stylish fonts in the wordings or quotes of your choice. It’s inspirational to have a wordart tattoo that is motivational and encourages you on your journey to fulfill your dreams.

Tattoo Design – Artistic

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Artistic designs look great on all outfits. The intricate and fine artistic motifs suit all skin tones. Choose delicate designs if you are petite and elaborate motifs if you are obese. Artistic designs from any art movement or structure are galore of options to choose from.

Tattoo Design – Movie Characters

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Who loves the movies? Who doesn’t? Movie characters from animation, drama, sci-fi, or any genre that has a lasting effect on your subconscious mind? Or maybe, your favorite superhero! Spiderman, Batman, or Marvel characters? These androgynous motifs look good on men and women.

Tattoo Design – Cartoons

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Long gone is the 90’s era that gave us Scooby-doo, powderpuff girls, popeyed, but now we have Pokémon and more. If your 10-year old or toddler is insisting on getting a tattoo of their favorite cartoon character, you can choose any of the above safe methods to get one for them and see them smile.

Tattoo Design – Animals

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Dogs, paws, or what is your spirit animal? Ornate and artistic motifs of animals on you are enough to tell how much you love animals. The cherubic, innocent eyes of animals have a lot of stories to tell. They express their emotions not like us, and they are faithful, unlike the human species who change their nature to suit the situation.

Animals don’t do that. They love unconditionally, they do not trick you, they love you for taking care of them because their hearts are pure and full of love.

Tattoo Design – Music

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Getting a tattoo of your favorite rock band is so ’80s and ’90s. You could as well settle for musical notations, motifs of instruments, a few verses of your favorite song, or pretty much the image of a music group or artist you love.

Tattoo Design – Numbers

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Numerology, hmm, do you have a favorite number? do you believe in cosmic numbers, sacred mathematics, and the science of the universe? Choose an artistic version of your lucky number or series for a tattoo. Fibonacci series? That’s a lot ain’t it?

Geeks can have fun, why not when you choose time series, or binary code that means a beautiful word, and only your other half knows its beautiful meaning? Obvious, but not too obvious! Flaunting, yet hiding. The magic of numbers has the duality of nature hidden, to be deciphered by those who understand the sacred wisdom.

Tattoo Design – Symbolism

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What do symbols mean? ‘Om’ or the ‘Menorah’ or the ‘All Seeing Eye’ or anything else that catches your fancy. Symbolism is a humongous space to explore to read into and understand the meaning behind symbols because it is fascinating.

Tattoo Design – Stylish

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Fashion motifs, textures, layers of colors that make a design, and more. Metallic, or not, add an element of design that is in vogue as print textures, fabrics, and from the trending color palette. Make a statement with this design and change it as you please.

Tattoo Design – Floral

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Feminine, sweet, and endearing is not for women but design men can embrace too. When pink was once the color of ‘men’ clothing during the Roman empire, which switched its gender with being the color synonymous to ‘feminism,’ the metrosexual man is not far behind shaping his eyebrows, grooming himself, so floral, why not?!

Tattoo Design – Landscape

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Nature lovers and those who love to spend time with nature and greenery can choose the landscape theme, maybe a rose garden from the David Austin Roses variety. A fantasy garden from fairytales or their favorite landscape from the bucket list.

Tattoo Design – Historical

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Historical figures have shaped history and paved a new path to follow and unfollow for their successors. Do you love Shakespeare, Mozart, or the ideologies of your favorite philosopher? A piece from the stunning visuals of Blake poetry maybe? Do you love war stories? and have immense respect for the uniforms? Who is your favorite hero? A unique tattoo theme for you to explore to tell who and what inspires you!

Tattoo Design – Avant-Garde

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Not everybody’s cup of tea unless you have a soulful yearning for highly artistic themes. Seriously, though, don’t explain! Avant-Garde does not need an explanation, it is an expression that tells your taste and how artistically intellectualized your mind is. What you get is either admiration or an umph!

Tattoo Design – Objects

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“Objects in the rearview mirror are closer than they appear.” Therefore, use them for tattoo designs. Come to think about, what is your favorite object? Smartphone!! yeah, but you wouldn’t have that tattoo. Maybe a magical urn, or Holy Grail, or whatever you like from the Harry Potter series, broom? na!

Tattoo Design – Human Faces

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Art pieces, portraits, pictures of your favorite people, hmm.. what else? A pretty or a funny face? Do you have a sense of humor? Do you want a funny face as a tattoo? Mr. Bean, or Jim Carrey’s characters, Kristen Wiig, SNL characters, any more ideas kicking in? Gerald Butler, Beckhams, or Ronaldo, or any good-looking celebrity, and have all the eyes drooling!

Tattoo Design – Romantic

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Couples, hearts, or any symbolism that depicts eternal love, happiness, and togetherness. Hearts are not kitschy or tacky when you choose the right motif. Two red-colored hearts and you are being super tacky. So, get a hold on to that trait, and choose a design that is embellished or has some fun elements.

Tattoo Design – Renaissance

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A sacred era, the world will never cease celebrating in art, literature, fashion, and is more visual aspects because of its freedom of thought and novelty. The era that started the idea of having a theatre and drama, a plot on the stage with actors. The beginning of depiction of human emotions without a sense of uneasiness.

An era that said no to repression and ushered women out of their cocoons questioning patriarchy and stereotypes; and we are still struggling with ‘individualism’ and stereotypes’ when the movement began centuries ago.

Tattoo Design – Surrealism

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Andre Breton did a U-turn to the establishment and rules of creating artistic expressions. Surrealism is not mainstream and more of a non-sequitur art form only taken as a pass time to dally with art and literary devices.

You had fun reading ‘Waiting For Godot’, there is more in the theatre of the absurd, the kind of expressionism that can only be rejoiced with friends. Don’t we all love to do stupid things with friends? Get a surreal tattoo if you have nothing too intense and have a way to connect disconnected themes and emotions to weave a lovely story.

Tattoo Design – Folk Art

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Frida Kahlo is the name that pops up in the mind when you think about folk art. Give it a retro twist and have your elements to give it an urban twist. Tinkering with ideas in art, colors, ideologies, and thought process is fun. Temporary tattoos give you a space to explore ideologies, artistic themes, movements, and more visual and cognitive elements because you read, think, and decide what goes on your skin this time.

Tattoo Design – Vintage Art

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Why are retro and Victorian themes confused with each other? You look at a picture with either of these elements it’s clear which is which. To make it simpler, Victorian celebrates timelessness whether it is art, jewelry, fiction, storytelling, or any visual element. Retro is a few notched-toned-down pop subculture with a mix of elements from the eras, but definitely not ‘timeless.’ Do you believe in ‘forever’ then pick a Victorian art or motif.

Tattoo Design – ’70s Era

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Vespa, now that reminds me of Lucas and Silenco Bruno! I am Disney obsessed, are you? Never mind. Lambrettas, matte psychedelic colors, age of disco, and Elvis Presley. Choose any iconic elements and colors from the ’70s era that’s so retro in every bit of its make. A quintessential cup of Edwardian and disco. Would you wear that on your sleeve? why not?

Tattoo Design – Travel

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Wanderlust, breathtaking landscapes, lists, places, and whatever you love from the places you traveled and want to travel. A unique tattoo for the back or arm or sleeve. Large size is suitable for a larger area of the body like the chest or back. Unique places, stunning landscapes, surreal nature’s beauty, or anything else you can think of.

Tattoo Design – Celestial

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Celestial beings from any cultures or civilizations of your choice. Pegasus(oopsie, this is a controversial word in the digital era) but never mind that. The celestial creatures like the phoenix, Pegasus, unicorns, Griffin, or anything that catches your fancy. Angels, fairies, or divine beings.

Do you believe in angel numbers? A guardian angel could be guiding you on a spiritual path when you consciously choose to live a life with a pure heart and intentions. Gabriel reminds me of the symbolism of the Holy Grail in the video game Gabriel Knight. You could choose from umpteen mystic and celestial symbols, and elements for a tattoo design. Deep and intricate? like a tapestry of realms? unveil the mystery.

Tattoo Design – Mandala

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The grid of the universe and sacred realms. The sacred geometry is not only artistic but has mystic elements in its design that weave everything in the universe together. Choose one that you love, a miniature or an elaborate design for any area of your body, and viola! A body art you can flaunt with pride.

Tattoo Design – Aztec

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The mystery of the Mayan Civilization is polemic. It is hard to digest that there was a spiritual element to this civilization leaving the world with Aztec motifs which are more of folk art. Mesoamerican, Mayan rings a bell with or not, Chimichangas and burritos are delicious. It’s hard to tell if the Mayan civilization has an offshoot in Vedas, but if these motifs fascinate you, tattoo is the word!

Conclusion

Semi permanent tattoos are safe and fun to explore. Choose from various themes and designs and tell a story. For men, women, boys, girls, toddlers, there is a tattoo design for everyone safe to try with the methods mentioned in this post. Painless, fun, and sassy!

You could have a themed tattoo if you are still in school; up to your sleeve, or for the holidays. Just like a good haircut gives you a smile you cannot explain why? It’s the same with temporary tattoos. They let you do as you please with a lot of options and lesser to worry about.

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