Instead of going with just a regular picture tattoo, I thought it might be fun to make a tattoo that was cute and functional at the same time. Since we spend a bit of time at amusement parks and other touristy attractions in the summer time, I thought it would be nice to have a way to identify my youngest kids just in case they were to get lost. I usually stick a business card with my husband’s cell phone number on it and a note to call the number if someone happens to find my lost child. But the problem with that is that they child may not know or remember to give the stranger the card and it might never be found, despite us practicing it before heading out. This way the information is right there.
I also made some that had her name on it along with the phone number. The fun part is that you can totally customize the tattoos with your own personal message.
To make your tattoos simply follow these easy directions:
1. Download your favorite Tattoo shapes and pictures.
2. Upload them to your Silhouette software program on your computer.
3. Add text and modify colors to your liking.
4. When images are how you would like them, make a mirrored image of the shapes and the texts.
To do this select Object from the top menu bar.
Then select Transform.
And mirror options (I chose mirror image right).
5. Then print your images onto your tattoo paper (the white one) with your printer. Be sure to select photo paper as your paper and the size 8.5 x 11.
6. Then when it has printed out, take your clear sticky transfer paper (with the green background).
7. Peel off the corner and line it up so that it fits perfectly in alignment with your tattoo paper. Carefully peel away backing and smooth it onto the tattoo paper. Do this carefully and then press it on with your rubber scraper.
Then load paper into your Silhouette Machine and cut it. I cut mine at a speed of 3 and a thickness of 25. It will require a double cut to go through both layers. Then simply peel off the plastic layer and place the tattoo on the skin so that you just see the blank backside of the paper. Hold a wet washcloth to the back of the tattoo for a few seconds and the tattoo should easily peel away from the backing and stick to the skin.
And guess what? You can even make these without a Silhouette machine if you don’t have one or it is not in the budget right now. Simply print the tattoos onto the paper and then cut them out the old fashioned way. A little more work and effort, but hey…it works!
Silhouette’s Promotion this month is for the following:
1 Silhouette SD Machine and
2 Packages Temporary Tattoo Paper for $199 (U.S. only)
(That’s 120 bucks in savings!)
Also, 25% off all other products in the Silhouette shop (excluding gift cards and download codes)!
The promo will run from June 21-29!
**To get this great offer, you will need to use the code “IDEAROOM” upon checkout.
Thanks! And Happy Tattooing!
Click the Silhouette button and it will take you directly to Silhouette’s site!
And…I guess great minds think alike! I saw my friend Beckie’s, from Infarrantly Creative, sneak peak for her Tattoo tutorial and we both came up with the same ideas! Head on over and check out her version! Super cute I might add!