Seemed awfully easy... not sure why the baby powder or hair spray would make any difference... but I decided to give it a shot!
Step 1: Draw on design (my husband is in the Navy so I thought an anchor would be appropriate) -
Step 2: Cover in baby powder -
Step 3: Spray on hairspray and that's it, right?... right?... well, not exactly. There should be fine print in that original photo that states:
"NOTE: If you spray on the hairspray too close (about 12" from site), the ink will smear and you'll have to start all over." I even made sure to let the ink dry for about 20 minutes before spraying, too! Arg me matey...
This time, I decided to let the baby powder sit for a good 15 minutes before adding the hairspray, which I sprayed 24" away from the site, so as not to smear again.
So here's how it looked after 1 hour:
And here's how it looked after 24 hours:
|...sorry I'm so blindingly white|
So yeah, that whole "last about a month" thing? Not true at all. I had it on my hip and didn't even wash the site the entire 24 hours, it just naturally vanished because baby powder and hairspray do nothing!
Now that we've gotten that nonsense out of the way, do you want to know a right way to get a temporary tattoo (and you can put it on or off whenever you want)? Here's what you'll need:
1. A Sharpie
2. A design printed on paper
3. A small book (I used a bunch of Post-Its)
4. A pair of nylons to draw on
Start by deciding where you want your design on your leg, and then put the paper design and book (or Post-Its) inside the nylon leg.
Trace the design with your Sharpie onto the nylons.
Once you're done, remove the design and book/Post-Its, put on the nylons and ta-da! It looks like you have a tattoo!
TOTAL COSTS: Free!
Old nylons, Sharpie, baby powder (useless), and hairspray (useless) already on hand
TOTAL AMOUNT OF TIME: Depends on design
Tracing your design might take 5 minutes or 20 minutes, depending on how detailed it is
EASY-PEASY SCALE (1 super easy - 5 very difficult): 1 out of 5
Tracing a design is a piece 'o cake! And you could use different color Sharpies to make your design as colorful as you like!