How To Remove A Temporary Tattoo

We understand the fear of commitment that comes with getting a tattoo. So, we get why you want to get a temporary one. As a matter of fact, going with a temporary tattoo is recommended if you are doing it the first time.

Getting comfortable with body art is the first step you need to take into the world of tattoos. But sometimes, temporary tattoos can be a little hard to remove. And we are here to answer the age-old question; how to remove a temporary tattoo?

This step-by-step guide will ensure a safe and easy temp tattoo removing experience for you. One that will open you up to the world of tattoos rather than scaring you away from it. So, buckle up and get ready!

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Do temporary tattoos come off on their own?

The answer is yes! As a matter of fact, most of the temporary tattoos you get will start coming off after a week or two in bits and pieces. They start rubbing off and breaking away, making the rest of what is left behind look bad. But don’t worry, we have some of the best and easy-to-do methods for you to get rid of it.

First of all, you don’t need to start rubbing the temporary tattoo off with soap and water. A better way is to make a scrub at home or get an over-the-counter exfoliant.

Another way of doing it is to get yourself an oil or chemical remover that will clean the surface up nice and tidy for you. It will also easily get all the hard to remove pieces leaving your skin looking fresh and new.

For people who are allergic to chemicals can use this third way that involves warm water and slow rubbing when the tattoo has already faded.

Remember its all about what suits you best and what’s the easiest for you to do. How you scrub your tattoo off also plays a crucial role in how easily it comes off. For example, going in circles is the best option for you as it gets every bit of the tattoo and also does not harm the skin while doing so. Going straight along the length of your arm or wherever you have the tattoo can damage the skin and even leave unwanted rashes and scars behind.

Method One Homemade body scrub:

An exfoliating body scrub helps the skin turn over a new layer by getting rid of the old dead cells that are on the surface. It is healthy for your body and helps maintain a supple skin. And the best part is that you can make one for yourself at home using nothing that isn’t already available in a household.

You will need:

  • – ½ cup coconut or olive oil
  • – ½ cup ground oatmeal, brown sugar, or ground coffee
  • – ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract (Optional)

Mix these ingredients together and make a paste. This is your very own DIY exfoliating scrub. Apply it in a circular motion over your temporary tattoo and keep going. Soon you will see the tattoo start to come off without leaving any residue behind.

Of course, if you don’t want to do it at home, you can quickly run to the nearest drugstore and get yourself a body scrub. You need to be gentle and easy while scrubbing, making sure you don’t hurt yourself in the process.

Method 2: Oil-based tattoo remover:

Oil-based removers are widely used by many to remove temporary tattoos. They work great since they are all-natural and also because the skin itself has oil. They use the general rule of thumb which says, “like removes like”, and do a great job at scrubbing the skin without removing the essential oils required by the skin to remain supple.

You will find these oil-based removers in your house already. These oils include baby oil, coconut oil and olive oil. You can use the oil straight up as well to remove the tattoo. However, if you want remover specifically for the tattoo, you can quickly run to the drugstore once again and get yourself an oil-based body scrub. You can also use cold creams as they soothe the skin along with getting the job done. You get a two for one deal with them.

As for removing the tattoo, you will once again go in circular motion while applying the remover and the tattoo will be gone in no time!

Method 3: Chemical removers:

This is a stronger category when it comes to removers. Not everyone will be compatible to use these removers because everyone has a different skin. You need to make sure that none of the ingredients used in the chemical remover causes any allergic reaction to you.

Chemical removers are preferred because they do a faster job at removing the temporary tattoo. They are strong and get rid of every little bit that may be left behind.

Some of the chemical removers you can use are:

  • – Hydrogen peroxide
  • – Hand sanitizer
  • – Rubbing alcohol
  • – Nail polish remover

Hydrogen peroxide is something you need to be very careful with. Get a very diluted version of it and make sure you talk to your dermatologist before using it. Other than that, most of these other removers are already available at your home. Once again, going in a circular motion while removing your tattoo is the way to go.

How to soothe any inflammation that might occur:

Constant scrubbing can cause your skin to swell up and get red. This is inflammation and is a very natural process. However, it can be very itchy. The key is to never scratch the skin. It may feel satisfying at the time but will only harm the skin in the long run.

You can apply a cool compress to the inflamed skin. It will lower the swelling and the cool temperature will allow the skin to heal quicker.

Skin soothing products can come to your rescue as well. Some of the best skin soothing products are:

  • – Cucumber gel
  • – Coconut oil
  • – Aloe vera gel

The inflammation will subside in a day’s time. If it doesn’t, you should immediately consult your dermatologist.

Do temporary tattoos come off on their own?

The answer is yes! As a matter of fact, most of the temporary tattoos you get will start coming off after a week or two in bits and pieces. They start rubbing off and breaking away, making the rest of what is left behind look bad. But don’t worry, we have some of the best and easy-to-do methods for you to get rid of it.

First of all, you don’t need to start rubbing the temporary tattoo off with soap and water. A better way is to make a scrub at home or get an over-the-counter exfoliant.

Another way of doing it is to get yourself an oil or chemical remover that will clean the surface up nice and tidy for you. It will also easily get all the hard to remove pieces leaving your skin looking fresh and new.

For people who are allergic to chemicals can use this third way that involves warm water and slow rubbing when the tattoo has already faded.

Remember its all about what suits you best and what’s the easiest for you to do. How you scrub your tattoo off also plays a crucial role in how easily it comes off. For example, going in circles is the best option for you as it gets every bit of the tattoo and also does not harm the skin while doing so. Going straight along the length of your arm or wherever you have the tattoo can damage the skin and even leave unwanted rashes and scars behind.

Method 1: Homemade body scrub:

An exfoliating body scrub helps the skin turn over a new layer by getting rid of the old dead cells that are on the surface. It is healthy for your body and helps maintain a supple skin. And the best part is that you can make one for yourself at home using nothing that isn’t already available in a household.

You will need:

  • – ½ cup coconut or olive oil
  • – ½ cup ground oatmeal, brown sugar, or ground coffee
  • – ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract (Optional)

Mix these ingredients together and make a paste. This is your very own DIY exfoliating scrub. Apply it in a circular motion over your temporary tattoo and keep going. Soon you will see the tattoo start to come off without leaving any residue behind.

Of course, if you don’t want to do it at home, you can quickly run to the nearest drugstore and get yourself a body scrub. You need to be gentle and easy while scrubbing, making sure you don’t hurt yourself in the process.

Method 2 Oil-based tattoo remover:

Oil-based removers are widely used by many to remove temporary tattoos. They work great since they are all-natural and also because the skin itself has oil. They use the general rule of thumb which says, “like removes like”, and do a great job at scrubbing the skin without removing the essential oils required by the skin to remain supple.

You will find these oil-based removers in your house already. These oils include baby oil, coconut oil and olive oil. You can use the oil straight up as well to remove the tattoo. However, if you want remover specifically for the tattoo, you can quickly run to the drugstore once again and get yourself an oil-based body scrub. You can also use cold creams as they soothe the skin along with getting the job done. You get a two for one deal with them.

As for removing the tattoo, you will once again go in circular motion while applying the remover and the tattoo will be gone in no time!

Method 3: Chemical removers:

This is a stronger category when it comes to removers. Not everyone will be compatible to use these removers because everyone has a different skin. You need to make sure that none of the ingredients used in the chemical remover causes any allergic reaction to you.

Chemical removers are preferred because they do a faster job at removing the temporary tattoo. They are strong and get rid of every little bit that may be left behind.

Some of the chemical removers you can use are:

  • – Hydrogen peroxide
  • – Hand sanitizer
  • – Rubbing alcohol
  • – Nail polish remover

Hydrogen peroxide is something you need to be very careful with. Get a very diluted version of it and make sure you talk to your dermatologist before using it. Other than that, most of these other removers are already available at your home. Once again, going in a circular motion while removing your tattoo is the way to go.

How to soothe any inflammation that might occur:

Constant scrubbing can cause your skin to swell up and get red. This is inflammation and is a very natural process. However, it can be very itchy. The key is to never scratch the skin. It may feel satisfying at the time but will only harm the skin in the long run.

You can apply a cool compress to the inflamed skin. It will lower the swelling and the cool temperature will allow the skin to heal quicker.

Skin soothing products can come to your rescue as well. Some of the best skin soothing products are:

  • – Cucumber gel
  • – Coconut oil
  • – Aloe vera gel

The inflammation will subside in a day’s time. If it doesn’t, you should immediately consult your dermatologist.

Summary:

We are confident this article will help you get rid of those annoying temporary tattoos that are just not going away on their own. All the methods are easy to do and will take no time.

Getting a tattoo is a big deal and there is no shame in getting a temporary tattoo before going for a permanent one. So, take your time with it and wear your ink proudly!