Stretch & Company
Temporary Airbrush Tattoos
Temporary Airbrush Tattoos are fun, fast, and popular with kids of all ages. They are a great alternative to face painting for swimming parties, or events where kids will be running around and sweating because they don’t wash off with water like face paint. Temporary tattoos are appliedby placing a stencil with the chosen design on the skin, then spraying a special ink to paint the design with an airbrush powered by a small compressor. They can be single or multi-colored, last several daysif taken care of properly, and can be quickly removed with rubbing alcohol if needed.
Temporary airbrush tattoos can be an alternative to face painting, or they can be used together. How do temporary tattoos compare to face painting? There are several differences between the two arts, and understanding those differences will help you choose when you might select one or both arts for your party.
1) Face painting washes off with water and will smear and run if kids are outdoors and active to the point of getting very sweaty. Temporary tattoos are safe in the pool, although the chemicals in the pool could cause them to fade and come off after prolonged exposure, and they won’t wash off or smear with sweat.
2) As the name applies, face painting can be applied to faces, temporary tattoos cannot. Both can be applied to arms, legs, hands, and other body areas.
3) Temporary tattoos are much faster than face painting. A tattoo artist can apply up to 45 tattoos per hour, while a face painter can generally get to an average of 10 – 12 kids per hour.
4) Temporary tattoos can last several days, and won’t easily rub off on clothing or bedding. If they are under a sleeve or other piece of clothing that constantly rubs them they will face, but won’t stain the clothing. Face painting will easily rub off onto clothing, bedding, or other fabrics, and will also transfer paint onto the material they come into contact with.