Care after ephemeral tattoo application
When you've just applied a temporary tattoo, take the time to carefully follow the instructions supplied with the tattoo. Here are some general tips:
- Don't touch the tattoo immediately after application. Let it dry for at least 10 minutes to avoid damaging it.
- Don't apply lotions, creams or oils to your tattoo for the first few hours, as this can considerably reduce its lifespan.
- Avoid rubbing the tattoo or repeated contact with clothing for the first 8 hours, as this can cause smudging and shorten the life of the tattoo.
Precautions to prevent premature fading of ephemeral tattoos
Once you've applied your ephemeral tattoo, it's crucial to take certain precautions to preserve it. Here are a few tips to avoid damaging your tattoo and ensure it lasts as long as possible for a successful experience:
Choosing the location
The location of a temporary tattoo plays an important role in its lifespan. Choose an area less exposed to friction, such as the upper arm or thigh instead of the hands and feet.
Rubbing can quickly fade an ephemeral tattoo. To prolong its life, make sure you don't rub your tattoo against your clothes, jewelry or watches during your daily activities.
Protect it from sweat
Sweat and humidity are the enemies of temporary tattoos. In fact, too much sweat during prolonged physical activity can alter the color of the tattoo and shorten its lifespan.
Avoid areas with too much hair
Hair can interfere with the ephemeral tattoo's adhesion to the skin. For best results, choose an area with as little hair as possible (a simple downy patch won't interfere with tattooing). If you have too much hair on the chosen spot, you can shave 24 hours before applying the tattoo. This way, you can enjoy your ephemeral tattoo to the full.
Tips for maintaining ephemeral tattoo quality
As well as taking good care of your temporary tattoo, it's essential to know how to maintain its sharpness and color. Here are a few tips to keep your ephemeral tattoo looking like the real thing:
Scrubs or exfoliating products will tend to fade your ephemeral tattoo. It's best to avoid using them on the tattoo area to get the most out of your tattoo. When the tattoo begins to fade naturally after several days or weeks, you can then use an exfoliant to safely remove your ephemeral tattoo.
Moisturize the skin around the tattoo area
Well-moisturized skin will make your ephemeral tattoo more vibrant. Be sure to moisturize the tattoo area regularly, starting 8 hours after application. Moisturizing can speed up the process of tattoo revelation.
To sum up: take care of your ephemeral tattoo
Temporary tattoos can be a great way to add a personal touch to your style without permanent commitment. If you want to make the most of your ephemeral tattoo, it's essential to take good care of it. Follow these tips to extend the life of your tattoo:
- Follow the application instructions provided
- Choose a location less exposed to friction
- Avoid touching the tattoo for the first few hours
- Moisturize your skin after 8 hours to keep the color vibrant for longer
With these tips, you can enjoy your ephemeral tattoo in all its glory for an extended period of up to 2 weeks.