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The craze of tattoos has been on the rise in the past decades as people are getting both temporary and permanent tattoos made. Although temporary tattoos do not stay on the body for a long time like permanent ones, a lot of people still prefer getting temporary tattoos on their bodies.
Bespoke temporary tattoos are a great option for those who do not wish to have something permanent on their body. For instance, you may simply get a temporary tattoo that will disappear in a few days if you want to have a specific piece of artwork on your body for a particular function or event which could be a great idea.
In this way, you would be able to take care of the necessary tasks without having to go for a permanent tattoo.
Temporary tattoos are very simple to apply as they are meant to be put on the skin and do not penetrate beneath the skin’s surface. These tattoos are similar to skin-coloured stickers which are placed on the skin dabbed with some moisture and allowed to transfer.
The design lasts usually for a week or even more. The best advantage is that since they are not permanent, they can be removed by rubbing alcohol or any oil-based product.
Permanent tattoos are made by professionals in a tattoo parlour. They are applied to the skin with a needle and the ink or pigment stays there for the entire life.
They are time-consuming, and painful and cause blood to ooze out from the skin. There can be blood and plasma oozing out from the area during the first few days as the tattoo gets healed.
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Benefits of temporary tattoo
Temporary tattoos are always better than permanent ones as it is easily affordable. You also have the liberty to change the location and design as they are easily removable.
You do not have to endure the amount of pain that one has to bear with a permanent tattoo due to a needle pricking your skin. There is no discomfort that one experiences while getting a permanent tattoo on their body. Just stick the design sheet on the skin, dab it with moisture, and admire the design.
No health threats
There are no potential health threats with temporary tattoos as permanent tattoos are not recommended to people who are allergic to needles and have skin issues.
There are common health risks with permanent tattoos like
- Skin infections
- Reactions and complications due to ink and metallic dyes
- Life-threatening infections like HIV or Hepatitis due to non-sterile tattoo needles.
Temporary tattoos do not stay long on your body and can be removed whenever you wish. However, removing a permanent tattoo is done with a laser which is an expensive process and more painful than getting a tattoo itself. At least 15 laser sessions may be needed to remove a medium-sized tattoo.
A temporary tattoo is always preferred if you cannot tolerate pain, have an ink allergy, or don’t want to commit to a permanent tattoo for the rest of your life. Yes, getting a temporary tattoo can be entertaining and a good way to get used to the idea of getting inked.