How do they manufacture rub on tattoos

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  1. zane macrumors 6502

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    How does one go about manufacturing rub on tattoos, how are they made and how do they work. If someone can find a good article on this topic or can bestow some of thier knowledge to me it would be greatly appriaciated.




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  2. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    I'd like to know as well, to the extent of maybe making my own :D
     
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  4. zane thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No like the kind of tattoos that come in stuff like cereal and you have to add water.
     
  5. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    According to Wikipedia they're vegetable dyes and a layer of glue. So I'd imagine they are just printed with special ink and a layer of glue is just sprayed on. This is just my guess of course.
     
  6. orangemacapple macrumors 6502

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    i used to make them when i was a kid. simple to do.

    draw your tattoo on a piece of plain old paper with plain old ballpoint ink pens.
    lick the spot real wet you want to put the tattoo on.
    press the paper onto the wet spot real tight - without moving the paper around because moving it makes it blur.
    peel the paper off.
    voila! you have just made a tattoo -- good for a couple days unless you scrub it real vigorously with lot of soap.

    same idea as when you lay a newspaper down on a damp countertop and the newsprint is legible on the formica for a long time.
     
  7. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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    Why not just draw on your arm? :p
     
  8. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    Hehe, Mammoth's idea was just great. It'd only work on certain parts of your body, whereas you can get someone to press your design wherever you may please
     
  9. orangemacapple macrumors 6502

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    because it's DIFFICULT to draw on your arm or other parts of your body -- much easier to draw on paper at your desk.

    besides, i was in the 4th grade at the time. But, the process is still the same as the skinsies you buy in the prop shops.

    you can always get stock skinsies at costume shops. they look very nice.
     
  10. zane thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well im kinda more interested in how factories make the tattoos.
     
  11. Apemanblues macrumors regular

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    They cut them from the bodies of dead convicts.
     
  12. Lau Guest

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    Actually, I think you can get inkjet paper that you print on and then cut out and they work like temporary tattoos, if that's what you're after.

    Edit: Ah, never mind, saw your post above.
     

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