Whether you have children or happen to be a drunken idiot in a fraternity, there may come a day when you will wish to know how to remove a temporary tattoo. While the temporary tattoo may have seemed like a good idea at the time, it can be hard to remove. Besides sandpaper and public embarassment, there are a few more mellow options to try.
To remove a temporary tattoo, you will need:
- Olive oil
- Baby oil
- Baby wipes
- Scotch tape
- Rubbing alcohol
- Cotton swabs
- Olive oil. To easily remove a temporary tattoo, use olive oil and a baby wipe. Add a little and gently rub. You will probably not be able to get it off in one try, so you may have to repeat the method. If all that rubbing starts to irritate the skin, try using baby oil. Applying a little before you go to sleep, but be aware that your bedding might end up smeared with bright, oily bits of fake tattoo. This method is perfect for small children.
- Scotch Tape. Another way to remove a temporary tattoo uses the same methods outlined above with Scotch tape. After you use the olive oil, pull off a piece of Scotch tape, apply it to the temporary tattoo and then peel it off. This method helps remove the smaller more stubborn pieces. Plus, older children and simple adults seem to enjoy playing with Scotch tape.
- Rubbing Alcohol. Sometimes it is best to remove a temporary tattoo as quickly as possible. If you have to go to work and still have a Hello Kitty forehead tattoo, you can use rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs. Soak a ball and start scrubbing. Rubbing alcohol may damage your skin a bit, but it's the fastest way to remove a temporary tattoo.