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Proposed addition[edit]

A new editor added this long discussion to the Temporary tattoo section. It reads a bit like an advert, but perhaps there is some material worth keeping in there. I took it out of article, but put it here for editors to pick over:

Fake and Temporary Tattoos

This day and age, more and more people are deciding to get permanent tattoos, leaving their mark of choice on their skin. If the tattoo is applied by an experienced artist, the risk involved will be minimal. As sad as it is however, many people who get tattoos end up going to studios that use unsanitary equipment - resulting in infections or other serious problems.

Years ago, temporary tattoos were found in quarter machines, bubble gum wrappers, and even toy sections of the local store. Children loved to get these temporary tattoos, as they presented a way for children to have a tattoo - one that was completely safe and would wash off. Now days, even adults are beginning to think that this is the right idea. The temporary tattoos of today are no longer just for children, as most last a long time - making them perfect for adults.

The best thing about temporary tattoos, is the fact that they are indeed temporary. With temporary tattoos, you don’t have to worry about infections or unsanitary equipment, as there is no piercing of the skin involved. Temporary tattoos are safe, and remove easily with soap and water. This is very cost friendly as well - as permanent tattoos require surgery to remove.

If you have been thinking about getting a permanent tattoo, you should first give a temporary tattoo a try. Tattoos that are temporary provide an excellent way to test out designs, and see if a tattoo is right for you. If you don’t like it, all you have to do is wash it off. Then, you can purchase another one and see if you like it better. There are literally thousands of temporary tattoos out there, with designs that are sure to please everyone.

If you decide to get a permanent tattoo instead, you are pretty much stuck with it. To get rid of a permanent tattoo, you’ll need to have it surgically removed, which can cost you thousands of dollars. You’ll also face the risk of infection, along with a permanent scar. Permanent tattoos are great though - providing you are happy with the tattoo.

In most cases, temporary tattoos look just like a permanent tattoo. To use them, simply lick the tattoo or use water and apply to your skin. When you have it where you want it, simply apply pressure for a few seconds. They are easy to apply, and last until you wash them off. If you decide to get a longer lasting temporary tattoo, it will last for a longer period of time. This way, you can decide if a permanent tattoo is going to be worth the investment.

You can find temporary tattoos in local stores or on the Internet. They are very affordable as well, even cheaper if you buy them in bulk. Tattoo artists also sell them, and normally have a large selection on hand. This way, you can look through the available selections and find the tattoo that best fits your style.

All in all, temporary tattoos are easier to apply than permanent tattoos and they pose no risk to your skin or your health. Those that are afraid of needles tend to like them as well, as they give you the chance to have a tattoo without going under the needle. Before you rush out and get a tattoo, you should instead give temporary tattoos a try. They won’t cost you a lot of money - yet they will give you the chance to see how you look with a tattoo - and decide if a permanent tattoo is really something you want.

One of the most popular Temporary Tattoo is the Tattoo Sleeve They are similar to a ladies stocking and are easier to apply then stick on tattoos.


Here is why I think temporary tattoo should be merged with this article:

  • Temporary tattoos are, to my knowledge, intended as alternatives to real tattoos, but not necessarily body painting.
  • This article suffers from multiple issues. To be specific, it fails WP:TONE and WP:NOTHOWTO.
  • Decals and henna are mentioned here as well as in the temporary tattoo article, so these two pages are already connected to each other in some way or the other.

Let me know your thoughts on this issue. Thanks! - Fangusu (talk) 23:33, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

What are the lines under the eyes called, and what do they mean?[edit]

Either from the outer corner or middle going down from the eye, like a scar or sometimes more than one, like a claw pattern. I've seen several styles & patterns. Jakotsu from InuYasha as an example. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:06, 23 November 2015 (UTC)


Of health risks associated with new dyes as well as the cleavage results of the dyes in laser tattoo removal doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60215-X JFW | T@lk 12:16, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Changes inre: tattoos and Bible[edit]

@MeeshKapiche: I wanted to call attention to the changes made in this edit regarding tattooing and passages found in The Bible. I think if there is information we can include on Biblical analysis of tattoos, we should include it, but I'm concerned about 1) the tone of the edit and 2) the sources used. On the first point, Biblical tattoos in western culture are still very popular despite being forbidden by holy commandment in Leviticus does not strike me as an appropriate way to describe this. There's no real need to describe the text in Leviticus as a "holy commandment," when it is much clearer to say that, "In Leviticus 19:28, tattooing is explicitly condemned." There's also an issue with framing the popularity of these tattoos in the context of people ignoring this text in Leviticus unless we have sources that discuss it in that manner, otherwise it feels more like original research to say there is some association here. ON the second point, it's great to provide a source to the actual passage, but the source from the United Church of God is not reliable for this kind of claim, as it is an organized Christian entity. Is there a book or some other source that talks about tattooing in relation to Leviticus? I, JethroBT drop me a line 17:40, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Copyright of tattoos?[edit]

Is there any copyright issue with tattoo's? An original peace of art would be copyright protected, I think, but is that the case here? If so, there should be something about that in this article. --Judithcomm (talk) 00:47, 25 November 2016 (UTC)