DIY: How to Apply Glitter Tattoos (So Much Cooler Than Regular Temporary Tattoos)


My daughter feeling like a real model.

I first saw glitter tattoos at the Egyptology 8th Birthday Nicole W threw for her daughterFor party favors, Nicole applied glitter tattoos to her guests. I thought they looked cool, but didn't quite get how they worked.

Then I read Nicole's blog post, where she described the process and explained where to buy everything. So to try it out, I ordered this set from Glimmer Body Art for my daughter for Christmas.

Well, yesterday was Christmas, and those glitter tattoos were such a hit. By the end of the day, my daughter had two tattoos, I had one, her aunt had one, and even her grandmother had one. They look amazing, and are easy to apply.

So in case you're wondering how to do it, here's a simple tutorial.

HOW TO APPLY A GLITTER TATTOO

STEP 1

Pick out your self-adhesive stencil (this one came in the kit I bought, but you can buy them in every possible theme from Glimmer Body Art or Faketoos). Remove the backing so it's sticky, and place it where you'd like the tattoo.

STEP 2

Apply the body glue.

STEP 3

Let the glue dry until it's almost clear, then remove the stencil.

 STEP 4

Using a small brush, apply the glitter generously over where you placed the glue. It's easy to use a variety of colors, they blend nicely.

 Step 5

Use a big brush (like a blush brush) to remove the extra glitter.

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Step 6

And what you are left with is an awesome sparkly glitter tattoo!

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You can tell she likes them. :)

Here's what the Glimmer Body Art kit looks like that I ordered.

The kit comes with: 12 self-adhesive stencils, 4 containers of glitter, two brushes, and a bottle of body glue.

If I were buying glitter tattoos to do at a party (which I think it a fantastic idea!), I would definitely buy the pieces separately like Nicole did, but since we were just starting out, a kit was perfect. In fact, this will be my go-to birthday gift for all of my daughter's friends.

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Nicole @ Tradewind Tiaras says...

@ 08:40 on Dec 27, 2011

You know, I never even thought of buying the kits as birthday gifts, but you're so right, they'd be absolutely perfect!!

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