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Are Temporary Tattoos Waterproof

Here at Gecko Paper, we love temporary tattoos – they’re the perfect way for people of all ages to have fun, get creative, and express themselves.

One question we get a lot is whether or not temporary tattoos made with our papers are waterproof, so in this post, we’re answering that for you.

Are Temporary Tattoos Waterproof?

The general answer is; yes, many temporary tattoos are designed to be waterproof, and our temporary tattoo papers at Gecko Paper are no exception.

Our high-quality tattoo paper allows you to print your own designs at home, ensuring that your creativity isn’t limited by pre-made options.

Once applied, these tattoos feature a shiny, durable finish that stands up to water, making them perfect for swimming, bathing, or any activities involving water.

Just apply as directed with the instructions included in your purchase, and enjoy your waterproof, custom-made temporary tattoos!

How Long Will Your Temporary Tattoo Last?

Our temporary tattoos are expected to last for several days, provided they are placed on areas of the body that don’t experience frequent rubbing.

Ideal locations include the arms, neck, face, legs, and thighs.

It’s best to avoid applying them to areas with a lot of movement or friction, as this can cause the tattoo to wear off more quickly.

If you need to remove your tattoo early, simply scrub the area with hot soapy water. This method is effective for removing the tattoo without causing irritation.

Enjoy your waterproof, custom-made temporary tattoos from Gecko Paper, designed to look great and last!

If you want to learn more about safely removing your temporary tattoos, we’ve written more detailed posts about how to safely remove temporary tattoos from kids, as well as some other tips here.

Tips to Help Your Temporary Tattoos Last Longer

If your goal is to make your temporary tattoos last as long as possible, here are some tips that will help:

Clean and Dry Skin Before Application

Ensure the area where you plan to apply the tattoo is clean, dry, and free of oils or lotions. This helps the tattoo adhere better and prevents premature peeling.

Apply to Low-Friction Areas

Choose areas of your body that do not experience a lot of rubbing or movement. Ideal spots include the arms, neck, face, legs, and thighs. Avoid applying tattoos on hands, feet, or joints where frequent movement can cause them to wear off faster.

Use a Setting Powder or Spray

After applying the tattoo, lightly dust it with a setting powder or spray it with a makeup setting spray. This creates a protective barrier that helps the tattoo stay intact longer.

Avoid Excessive Moisture

While our tattoos are waterproof, excessive exposure to water can still shorten their lifespan. Try to keep the tattoo as dry as possible, especially in the first few hours after application.

Pat Dry Instead of Rubbing

When drying off after a shower or swim, gently pat the tattooed area with a towel instead of rubbing it. This reduces friction and helps the tattoo last longer.

Moisturise Around the Tattoo

Keep the skin around the tattoo moisturised to prevent dryness and peeling. However, avoid applying lotion directly on the tattoo as it can cause the adhesive to break down.

Avoid Stretching the Skin

Minimise activities that stretch the skin where the tattoo is applied. Stretching can cause cracks in the tattoo, leading to a shorter lifespan.

By following these tips, you can enjoy your temporary tattoos for a longer period, keeping them looking vibrant and fresh.

Our temporary tattoo papers are perfect for all ages, are safe and easy to use, and enable you to design and apply your own temporary tattoos at home. Visit our online store now to get started!

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