FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 - SAFE? - INGREDIENTS? - AGE FOR USE? - QTY/TURNAROUND? - APPLICATION/REMOVAL? - LENTGH OF WEAR? - BRAND? -



ARE TEMPORARY TATTOOS SAFE?

We use only medical grade adhesive on our Temporary Tattoos. The adhesive used (SA-968981) safe and non-toxic and is FDA approved.  The Adhesive conforms to FDA title 21 CFR 175.105, Adhesives; and Title 21 CFR176.180, Paper and Paperboard in Contact with Dry Foods, and is included among the regulated substances deemed acceptable for use as components of food contact applications. It also conforms to the Toy Safety Standard ASTM F963-96a, Section 4.3.5.2 regarding heavy metals and also meets the requirements of the Photographic Activity Test (per ISO 14523).  

Warning: Do not apply to sensitive skin, near eyes or if allergic to adhesive. 

 

WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS USED IN OUR TEMPORARY TATTOOS? 

We are proud to list the ingredients used in our Temporary Tattoos.  These include both the Tattoo Paper and the Pressure Sensitive Adhesive.  

ACRYLIC POLYMER, CELLULOSE, SUGAR, POLYVINYL BUTYRAL, ESTER PLASTICIZER 

And for our Foil Metallic Tattoos:  

ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, PETROLATUM, LINIUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OIL, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYABEAN) OIL, MINERAL OIL (PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), BLUE I (CI 42090), YELLOW 5 (CI 19140), YELLOW 6 (CI 15985), RED 7 (CI 15850), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)


CAN CHILDREN USE TEMPORARY TATTOOS?

Overall, Creative & Custom Temporary Tattoos are considered safe and non-toxic.  Good judgement is always paramount.  Some Temporary Tattoos (particularly metallic or foils) are not recommended to be used on Children under the age of 3.  Though we personally use these Temporary Tattoos on our own children and many of our customers (and family or friends) do use them for children's parties or functions, we legally can make no claims as to the appropriate or specific or minimum age use of/for these temporary tattoos.  The user is responsible for determining the suitability of this product.  Though the medical grade adhesive is a high quality skin safe adhesive (approved by the FDA), it may not be suitable or recommended for children 12 and under or for those who may be nursing or pregnant or anyone with high sensitives to any adhesives.  Please note: when dealing with any adhesive that may come into contact with the skin, allergic reactions may occur.  Even with medical grade adhesive (which may be completely safe for a majority of people); it is important, none the less to test a small discrete area of your skin before a full application.  Best judgment should always be exercised with the use of any adhesive.

WHAT IS THE MINIUM AMOUNT I CAN ORDER? 
WHAT IS THE TURN AROUND TIMEFRAME FOR TEMPORARY TATTOOS?

Quanity: To keep costs as low as possible, our system is designed to produce in orders of 500 pieces as a minimum.  This allows us to utilize the most cost efficient amount of materials so we can pass those savings on to you.  ThoughWe cannot run orders smaller than 500 pieces, 

Turnaround Times:  Depending on the type of Product you order from us will determine the turnaround time.  The average timeframe for most of our products and specifically our CMYK Colour Temporary Tattoos is 2-3 weeks.  Often times we are able your order ready before this, but it is best to prepare and account for the full timeframe unless you have confirmed with us that we can accomodate a shorter or RUSH timeframe.  Our printing plate process is multistaged and so, there are days we cannot remove out of the printing process.  We produce our Temporary Tattoos in a controlled technical, and computerized printing press setting, with large sized printing plates which we often fill with multiple orders as our means to pass on efficient savings to you at wholesale pricing.  We are proud to be able to provide our low Minimums (500 pcs) at the pricing we offer because we have strict production guidelines which save on material costs which results in saving you costs.  


HOW DO I APPLY OR REMOVE A TEMPORARY TATTOO? 

Directions are listed on the back of each and every one of our Temporary Tattoos along with our name, website & copyright (unless our clients have opted to customized the back of the Tattoos).

TO APPLY:

1.  Skin should be clean and free of oils or makeup. (Cleaning area with diluted alcohol or wipe is best)

2.  Remove clear protective top sheet.

3.  Press tattoo firmly onto clean dry skin with design facing down.

4.  Hold wet cloth against back of tattoo, press down and make sure to wet it thoroughly.

5.  Wait 30 seconds (do not hurry).  Peel off paper backing.

6.  Gently rinse image with water for best effect.

  

TO REMOVE:

Saturate tattoo with household rubbing alcohol or baby oil; 

Wait 10 seconds, then rub away tattoo with cotton ball.

OR Lift tattoo from dry skin using several pieces of transparent household tape.


HOW LONG WILL THE TEMPORARY TATTOO LAST?  CAN I GET MY TEMPORARY TATTOO WET?

On skin, generally a temporary tattoo will last about 3-5 days.  Showering or getting a temporary tattoo wet will not make it disappear but vigorous or excessive washing or sweating at that area will definitely minimize the length or life of a temporary tattoo.  On the other hand, some people have said that their Temporary Tattoos had lasted over a week!


HOW CAN I MAKE MY TEMPORARY TATTOO LAST LONGER?

Some helpful hints to promote and extend the life of your temporary tattoo.  Before applying the temporary tattoo, use an alcohol wipe to remove excess dirt and oil from the skin.  Some people have said exfoliating the area can also help to make the skin more favorable for the temporary tattoo.  After the temporary tattoo has been applied, use a light dusting of talcum powder (baby powder).  Talc absorbs oils and oils are one of the reasons temporary tattoos come off.  This is why baby oil will remove a temporary tattoo.  Avoid any type of oil or lotion on the area of the temporary tattoo.  Oils will loosen and remove adhesives.


CAN I PROFESSIONALLY BRAND (ADVERTISE MY COMPANY) THE REVERSE OF THE TEMPORARY TATTOOS?

A great portion of our clients are everyday people needing Temporary Tattoos however many of our clients are Large companies, Marketing firms or Media Corporations.  We don't mind relinquishing the advertising to you!  We charge a one time fee which allows you to CUSTOMIZE the REAR of the Temporary Tattoo to include your own BRANDING, LOGO and COMPANY INFORMATION!  Why not celebrate the ability to advertise your Brand?!  Contact us directly if you would like to do this to your order.


DO YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?  

Please use our CONTACT US form above.  We are happy to answer any other questions or concerns that you may have.