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Do you love your dog so much that you’d like to have their adorable face imprinted on your skin… but not forever, at least not yet? This fun temporary tattoo project is fun for wearing parties, the beach, or just for an edgy new look.

What You’ll Need For This Project

  • Inkjet Printer
  • Regular Printer Paper
  • Clear Packing Tape
  • Hairspray or liquid bandage spray (optional)
  • Your custom Dog Breed Cartoon

Step 1. Plan Your Tattoo

Your tattoo will look best on a flat area of skin, rather than a bumpy or uneven area like the back of your hand. Try placing tattoos on your shoulder, stomach, chest or forearm.

Also decide if you would like to add any additional graphics or words to your tattoo. Remember, any words that you print will need to be reversed to appear correctly on your skin.

Step 2. Apply Tape To Paper

To keep the printer ink from soaking into the paper, you will need to create a nonporous surface by covering it with tape. Carefully apply tape to the area of the paper on which you will print your design. Smooth it out to ensure there are no bubbles, and trim any excess so the adhesive won’t gum up your printer.

Step . Print And Apply

Print your tattoo design. Then, immediately press the design to your skin. Blow on the ink until it dries. Once completely dry, you can finish with hairspray or liquid bandage spray to help your tattoo last longer.


Printer ink is not normally meant to be used on the skin, but it is not particularly toxic, either. It should be okay for occasional use. If you have sensitive skin or known allergies to any ingredients in the ink, do not try this project. Remove immediately if you experience any redness, swelling or itching. Wash off with soap and water.

For a longer-lasting tattoo, print your design on tattoo paper. Or, use graphite to transfer your design to your skin, then trace with henna.

How To Make A Custom Doggy Temporary Tattoo


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