are some things that you may want to have in order to start
up your own temporary tattoo application business.
Tent - Possibly
10' x 10' or 12' x 12' or 15' x 15'...these sizes are
best suited for most festival type events. The stronger
the better. Of course not all locations suit the use of
a tent so use your discretion.
Tables stools and chairs
- Remember to bring what is appropriate and necessary.
Flash - The more
sets of flash you have available for viewing the more
your sales will increase. Remember this stuff looks great
so the more the better. We use 3-4 sets when we do a gig.
Rubbing Alcohol - This
is for cleaning the skin before the tattoos are applied.
We suggest cleaning everybody, especially when working
out doors where sunscreen is likely to be used. Always
make sure that skin is completely dry before applying
tattoo. It can also be used for tattoo removal.
- Remember to have a few if it is a big show you are working.
It is a good idea to have one that does both"squirt"
& "spray". Also, clearly label the ones
that you fill with rubbing alcohol.
Baby Powder - This
is used to put on the tattoos after they are applied.
The reasons for the baby powder are as follows: It helps
absorb skin oils which will make the tattoos last longer,
it dulls the shiny finish you will sometimes see which
will make the tattoo look more realistic, it is also a
very "showy" thing for others to watch and helps
attract attention to your booth. (the slower your booth
is the more time you should spend with the baby powder
and vice versa).
Powder Brush - You
will need this for applying the baby powder (get a good
one; this is your magic wand).
Mirror - 2 or 3
hand mirrors for viewing the tattoos.
Napkins - Or paper
towel must be on hand for drying skin and tattoos. Napkins
are better because you don't need two hands to get one.
Baby Oil - Keep
some on hand for removal of mistakes.
Tape - Always keep
a variety of type of tape on hand. It always seems to
come in handy. Tape can also be used very effectively
for tattoo removal. Put tape completely over applied tattoo,
rub over tattoo with the back of your fingernail and pull
off tape. Repeat if necessary.
Scissors - Keep
a couple of pairs handy you will probably need them. They
are sometimes helpful for putting on belly button tattoos
(cut out the middle first so the tattoo is easier to center.
Candles - Can come
in handy sometimes when working indoors for light and
Razors - Keep a
pack of disposables on hand. Sometimes people want or
need to be shaved and this also will make the tattoo last
Exfoliation Mit - This
is a showy option that we suggest but is not necessary.
It is a rough surfaced mitten that, when rubbed lightly
a few times over the skin before the tattoo is applied
will remove the dead skin cells and make the tattoo last
longer. These can be purchased at drug stores and beauty
Body Graphics does not
sell any of the items above other than extra flash. This
is due to shipping charges.