How to make slip-on tattoo art

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How to make slip-on tattoo art
Wear tattooed sleeves rather than getting tattooed. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Tattoo art slip-ons have become increasingly popular over the past few years. The slip-ons allow people to wear temporary body art without applying anything to the skin; this alternative is a good choice for those with sensitive skin. Both children and adults enjoy wearing the tattoo art slip-ons for fun or as part of a costume. The slip-ons can easily be made at home using a handful of common supplies such as fabric paint markers, nylon pantyhose and scissors.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Nylon pantyhose
  • Scissors
  • Fabric paint markers
  • Old long-sleeved shirt or leggings
  • Plastic stencils
  • Clothes hanger

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  1. 1

    Cut the foot from the nylon pantyhose in preparation for arm slip-ons. Leave the nylon pantyhose as is for the making of leg slip-ons.

  2. 2

    Wear the nylon pantyhose while decorating the slip-ons to draw designs that flow naturally with the body shape for authentic looking tattoo art. Put on a long sleeved shirt for arm slip-ons or tight leggings for leg slip-ons. Slide the nylon pantyhose over the clothing. Adjust the nylon pantyhose over the arm or leg in the position it will be worn.

  3. 3

    Draw an outline of tattoo art designs onto the pantyhose using the fabric paint markers. Move in a slow motion to create smooth, long lines. Plastic stencils can be used to trace specific tattoo art designs. Colour in the outlines of the designs with the fabric paint markers as well.

  4. 4

    Pull down the pantyhose carefully when it is has been completely decorated. Hang the pantyhose on a clothes hanger and allow to dry completely before wearing.

  5. 5

    Slide the dry nylon pantyhose up the arm or leg, without the clothing barrier underneath. The thigh portion of the nylon pantyhose need to be cut off before wearing the arm slip-on.

Tips and warnings

  • Choose the colour pantyhose that is closest to your natural skin tone.
  • The articles of clothing being worn during the designing of the tattoo art slip-on should be old and worn because they may get stained in the process.

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