What are Waterless Tattoos?

Lauren
Lauren
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Waterless Tattoos are a modern twist on the temporary tattoos you remember from your childhood but with significant improvements! These tattoos don’t require water, allowing for a mess-free, instant application anywhere you are. Simple to use and perfect for any event.

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Cosmetic Grade, FDA Approved Inks

Our Waterless Tattoos are printed using cosmetic-grade, FDA-approved CMYK+W inks, ensuring they are safe for all skin types. These inks are lighter in pigmentation compared to the ones we use for our stickers and labels, making them ideal for temporary tattoos. You can confidently wear these tattoos knowing they meet the highest safety standards and are gentle on your skin.

Printing Your Design

One of the standout features of Waterless Tattoos is the precise printing process. Unlike traditional temporary tattoos that are printed in reverse and applied from the backing, Waterless Tattoos are printed the same direction as you submit them since they are applied from a clear protective sheet. This ensures your design will appear and print just as intended, matching the proof, with no surprises. 

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Application and Removal 

How do they work without water? Great question! Waterless Tattoos use a special adhesive that allows the design to instantly stick to your skin. For the best results, cut as close to the design as possible before applying to avoid extra adhesive sticking to your skin. To apply, press the tattoo onto clean, dry skin and apply pressure for about 30 seconds. Then, peel away the clear sheet to reveal your new tattoo! Waterless Tattoos last for approximately 2-3 days. Removal is easy- simply use the baby oil to gently lift and remove the tattoo. 

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Artwork Setup

We require a vector file for the best results. Vector files ensure the highest quality print for your tattoos. If you don’t have a vector file, you can send us a high-resolution file of at least 300dpi, and our Art Team will do their best to make it work. 

We need 0.25” of space between multiple images on a single tattoo sheet. Additionally, there should be a 0.1875” margin from the edge of the tattoo to allow a little extra space but don’t worry– our Art Team can help you with that. Please note that we cannot accommodate full bleed, neon colors, PMS colors, or color matching in our temporary tattoo printing process.  
 
By following these guidelines, you can ensure your Waterless Tattoo artwork is set up correctly and ready for printing. If you have any questions or need assistance, our team is here to help!

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Placing an Order

Ready to order your Waterless Tattoos? Here's what you need to know! To get started, you’ll need your artwork ready. Our printing setup requires a minimum order quantity of 1000 tattoos, which we bundle in stacks of 125 for your convenience. We offer a variety of sizes including 1.5”x1.5”, 1.5”x2”, 2"x2", 3"x3", 3"x2", 4"x6", 1.5”x6”, and 1.5”x8”. For custom sizes, please reach out to our Accounts Team to discuss your specific needs. The smallest size we can print is 1.5" x 1.5”.

Expect a turnaround time of approximately 3 weeks from the time you approve your proof. If you have any additional questions or need further assistance, our Customer Service Team is always ready to help!

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Popular Use Cases

Waterless Tattoos are perfect for a variety of events and occasions. They are an excellent choice for large events such as festivals, trade shows, and community gatherings. Additionally, they are ideal for branding initiatives, providing a unique and fun way to promote your brand or event with ease and style. Whether you’re looking to create a memorable giveaway or a striking promotional item, Waterless Tattoos are the perfect solution.

Have more questions? Contact us today!

 

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