Make Your Own Temporary Tattoo: From Temptu, the Originator of the Long-Lasting Temporary Tattoo

Make Your Own Temporary Tattoo: From Temptu, the Originator of the Long-Lasting Temporary Tattoo

by Jean-Chris Miller, Roy Zuckerman

Hardcover

$17.98

Overview

Create and tattoo your own designs on yourself or friends at home. Temptu, the famously chic Los Angeles tattoo parlor specializing in temporary as well as permanent tattoos, offers this unique tattoo kit that enables anyone-even those not artistically inclined-to apply temporary tattoos as attractive and personal as permanent ones. The tattoos last up to two weeks.

Each kit comes complete with paints, a paintbrush and a how-to book with hundreds of attractive and stylistic design templates. Users become instant tattoo artists simply by following any of the wide range of outlines that transfer to your body. Fill in the drawings with paint and presto! you have a beautiful piece of body art that looks like a tattoo parlor's best work. The book also teaches freehand technique for creating your own body art.

Ever wondered what it was like to have a tattoo? Just test out one of the many classic tattoos, pop culture tattoos (celebrity, movie, fashion and theater designs), symbols, animals, flowers, mystical patterns and tattoos from around the world.

A special "Ideas" section inspires the household body artist with figures and ornamental details to use in homemade designs, and a hilarious and surprisingly useful "What If" section describes the tattoos famous celebrities-from Picasso to Michael Jackson to Bill Clinton and Princess Diana-would have if they got one.

A handy resource list suggests tattoo parlors for those who wish to make a temporary tattoo permanent.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781579120801
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/15/1999
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 13.91(w) x 6.64(h) x 1.49(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

How Tattoos Came To Be

How Temporary Tattoos Came To Be

The Road To Temptu

WHY WE TATTOO

Tattooing For Religion / Spirituality

Tattooing For Magic / Protection / Healing

Tattooing For Identification

Tattooing As A Rite Of Passage

Tattooing For Beauty / Attractiveness

Tattooing As A Memento Mori

Tattoos—Permanent And Temporary—Today

The Tattooed Timeline

Tattooed Celebrities

Can You Match The Celebrity With The Tattoo?

HOW TATTOOING WORKS

Permanent Tattoos

Temptus

Choosing Your Own Tattoo

Think Before You Ink

Pick Your Spot

Size Does Matter

How To Find The Design Of Your Dreams

Ain't Real Ain't Bad

Tattooisms

HOW TO USE YOUR TEMPTU KIT

What Your Kit Includes

How To Maintain Your Temptu

How To Remove Your Temptu

Some Ways To Enjoy Your Temptu Temporary Tattoo Kit

Fun and Games

Guess Where My Tattoo Is

Name That Tattoo

Tattoo Trivia

HOT TO FIND THE RIGHT TATTOOIST

You Get What You Pay For

Cleanliness Counts

What To Ask Your Tattooist

The Tattoo Name Hall Of Fame

What To Expect

What To Wear

How A Tattoo Machine Works

How Much Will It Cost?

Caring For Your Tattoo

The First Week

THE TATTOO GALLERY

The Celtic Gallery

The Traditional Tattoo Gallery

The Decorative Gallery

The Tribal Gallery

The Zodiac Gallery

The Celestial Gallery

The Sun

The Moon

The Stars

The Planets

The Chinese and Japanese Character Gallery

The Ancient Cultures Gallery

The Fantasy and Science Fiction Gallery

The South Asian Gallery

Other Tattooing Styles

Japanese Tats

Wild Style Tats

Sports Tats

Pop Culture Tats

Animal Tats

Art Tats

Trade Tats

Tattoos On Film

WHAT ELSE, WHAT NEXT?

Glitter Painting

Mehndi

Piercing

Implants

3-D Tattoos

GLOSSARY

HOW TO GET MORE STUFF

PHOTO CREDITS

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

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Make Your Own Temporary Tattoo: From Temptu, the Originator of the Long-Lasting Temporary Tattoo 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was filled with history and obscure facts, as well as tattoo-related games and jokes. the paint-in tattoo kit was fun and a great value. And we actually went to TEMPTU's website and submitted our own 'tattoo' designs to be printed. In two weeks we received 50 of our very own designs to enjoy. Highly recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book very informative about the history of body art. The fact that is a hardcover and also contains a cosmetic temporary tattoo kit made it a great value. My teenage son just loved it. We plan to order custom tattoos online