Thursday, July 23, 2009

Getting Started

FairyDust Faces located in Sonoma County California supplies glitter tattoo artists as well as airbrush tattoo artists, face painters, henna artists and body painters to festivals, events, corporate and private parties though out Northern California.

Glitter Tattoo Examples can be found here: FairyDust Faces Gallery
Temporary glitter tattoos (TATs)

Temporary glitter tattoos (TATs) are another kind of temporary tattoo. Like other forms of temporary tattoos, TATs are applied to the surface of the skin and do no damage to the skin. TATs are created by either placing a stencil on the skin or by using a paintbrush 'freehand' and using a thin coat of body safe adhesive. You are then free to apply cosmetic grade glitter in a wide variety of colors. The advantage of a glitter tattoo over most arbrush tattoo setups is that glitters can come in a larger variety of colors than an airbrush artist usually carries due to their lower per unit cost. This translates to a more colorful (and shiny!) tattoo for the customer.

Temporary glitter tattoo removal

Most glitter tattoos can be removed by applying an oil or alcohol based product. Baby oil, mineral oil and suntan lotion work best. Isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) also works, but should be used with caution as it can dry and irritate the skin.