Non-permanent tattoos are images on the skin that resemble a true tattoo. These can be painted, drawn or airbrushed as a type of body painting. Nevertheless, they are mostly designs that are transferred t the skin. Non-permanent tattoos of various kinds are used for various purposes such as identification, self-expression and advertising. For instance, actors who want to add to the uniqueness of their characters might consider temporary tattoos painted on their skin using stencils or by hand s part of their cosmetic outfit.

If you are fascinate by tattoos but does not have the heart to get a real one, or if you need a fake tattoo for a little bit, then non-permanent tattoos might just be your best option. These tattoos come in various forms. Most often, they are stick-on decal which is a very thin layer of plastic that lasts on the skin surface for several days to a week. Theatrical tattooing can also be done with special makeup or paint, these are non-water based so they won’t smear or run when one sweats.

Since non-permanent tattoos are forms of skin art, people often mistake henna body painting as temporary tattooing. However, henna creates a stain on the skin that soaks whereas temporary tattoos stay on the outer skin surface and does not last as long as henna tattoos

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