A temporary tattoo is a decorative image that can be applied to the skin for short periods of time. Most temporary tattoos are novelty items made with a special type of decal. A process known as screen printing is used to create the tattoo image on paper coated with a transfer film. The transfer film allows the image to "slide" off the backing paper and onto the skin when moisture is applied. After drying, the film holds the image on the skin through several washings.
Temporary tattoos can last for 1-2 months, bu they look the best only for the first 7-8 odd days. The temporary ones are only superficial so as the skin ages, dies and falls, the tattoo goes away with it. If you got it on a relatively hairy part of the body, they will last lesser as before putting the tattoo on, the area gets shaved and the hair starts growing back in 2-3 days time. The follicles grow through it chipping away some ink.
Temporary tattoos were created as an alternative way for individuals to decorate their skin. Temporary images can be produced by several methods. For example, they can be hand drawn and painted using a brush with water insoluble dyes or pigments.
Although this method requires a talented artist to create a high quality image, it does produce a picture which can be removed fairly easily. A better way of achieving a temporary tattoo is by decalcomania, which is the process of applying a decal to the skin. This approach allows the user to apply a preprinted image to the skin at their convenience.
Decal-style tattoos are so simple to apply that even a child can use them and the image that is produced can be easily removed with soap and water. Therefore, temporary tattoos can be easily changed to suit the whims of fancy and fashion.
Decal-style temporary tattoos are made by printing an image onto special paper coated with a transfer film. To apply the tattoo the user simply moistens the paper and the film slides off the backing layer carrying the image onto the skin.
After effects of temporary tattoos are very less unless you are allergic to paints. Usually, you will develop no rashes, irritation, redness and itching after the completion of the tattooing process. But after you put permanent pigments over your skin, very often you may develop some allergic reactions and moreover, it will take a long time to heal. So, you can say that temporary tattoos are less baleful and harmful than the permanent one.
With temporary tattoos, you will feel no pain as the whole work is done on your outer skin layer only. But for permanent tattoos, you will feel severe pain as the ink is injected into your skin layers.
There is no chance of any blood dripping out if you go for impermanent pigment implantation. But you may see a little bit of blood when you opt for permanent pigmentation.