5 Things to Consider When Designing a Temporary Tattoo

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Our temporary tattoos have gained a lot of popularity in recent years, and it’s not hard to see why! They give you a fun and non-permanent way to tattoo yourself and are so easy to apply. When you design your own temporary tattoo, here are five things to keep in mind.


It’s important to think about style when you make your own temporary tattoo. Are you leaning towards something minimalistic, or do you want something with plenty of detail? Think about what kind of look you are trying to create and consider things like the occasion and even your outfit. Look up different tattoo styles online for some inspiration if you’re feeling stuck – there are so many out there!


Your colour choice can have a big impact on the appearance of your temporary tattoo. While black ink is classic and versatile, colours add depth and vibrancy to your design. When selecting colours, think about how they complement your skin tone and work with the overall theme of your tattoo. Not sure what colours you like the best? Our temporary designs mean that you can try as many as you like!


The placement of your temporary tattoo is an important thing to consider when you are designing it. Some of the most common placement choices that we see include:

  • Wrist
  • Forearm
  • Upper arm
  • Back of the neck
  • Thigh
  • Shoulder
  • Shin
  • Ankle

Where you want your temporary tattoo to be applied will influence its size and detail – for example, a thigh tattoo will be much larger and have more space for intricate details than one on, say, your wrist.


Size matters when it comes to temporary tattoos, as it determines how much detail can be included in the design. As we just said, larger tattoos provide more space for detailing, and any inconsistencies in your design will be much easier to spot. If this is your first time designing a tattoo, you might feel more confident with a smaller design. Again, you do have the option to order temporary tattoos in a range of sizes.

Working with a Trusted Manufacturer

Choosing a trusted team like Test My Tattoo is crucial for ensuring the quality and safety of your temporary tattoo. We only ever use high-quality materials, and always adhere to strict safety standards. This allows us to produce temporary tattoos that are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and easy to apply and remove. We are also able to offer customisation options to suit your specific needs, as well as bulk order savings. By partnering with us, you can rest assured that your temporary tattoo will exceed all your expectations.

The Process Starts Now!

Whether you’re designing a temporary tattoo to take your costume for a party to the next level or you’re actually in the stages of planning some permanent ink, bearing the above advice in mind will help you to create the perfect design. Our expert team are on hand to offer support and advice too!