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How long do temporary tattoos last on skin?

Our temporary tattoos last 3-5 days, depending on the size and placement of the tattoo. For the best application, be sure your skin is dry and free of oil, lotion and makeup. Choose a smooth, hair-free area that doesn’t crease or stretch when you move. Once applied, our tattoos are waterproof, so they won’t come off in the shower or pool.

Are temporary tattoos safe for application on my skin?

Of course! Our tattoos are safe and non-toxic for all ages. We manufacture them right here in the U.S.A. using skin-safe, FDA certified cosmetic-grade inks. All our tattoos meet US, Canadian, and European Union safety standards for cosmetic and toy products. Certification documentation is available upon request. Learn more here.

How are temporary tattoos applied?

Our temporary tattoos are fast and easy to apply; and all you need is water and a wet cloth. Your skin should be clean, dry, and free of lotion, oils, and makeup. First, remove the clear, protective top sheet. Then, press the tattoo firmly onto your skin with the design facing down. Hold a wet cloth against the back of the tattoo, press down and make sure to wet the paper thoroughly. Wait 30 seconds and slowly peel off the paper backing. Gently rinse the image with water for the best result and allow the tattoo to dry before touching or covering with clothing. Every TemporaryTattoos.com tattoo has application instructions printed on the back as well.

How are temporary tattoos removed?

Our Tattoo Gone™ Temporary Tattoo Removal Wipes are the fastest and safest way to remove your temporary tattoo. We include one with every tattoo you order. Our Removal Wipes are skin-safe for all ages, and let you remove any temporary tattoo with ease. Simply unfold and apply the wipe over the area where your temporary tattoo is placed, and gently massage until it’s removed entirely. You can also use other items generally found around the home, such as eye makeup remover, baby oil, or rubbing alcohol.



Payment & Taxes

What are the minimum/maximum custom temporary tattoo quantities that I can purchase?

The minimum order quantity for classic custom temporary tattoos is 1 or 200 pieces per design (200 for premium effects). There is no maximum order size. If you find a current lower price on comparable custom temporary tattoos, we will match the price and beat it by 10% - guaranteed.

What types of payment do you accept?

Payment is required at the time of your order. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX or PayPal.

Is sales tax applicable?

Yes, sales tax is calculated on the current tax rate of the shipping jurisdiction provided on your order.

Can I ship to international destinations?

Yes, however, all orders shipping internationally are responsible for any taxes and import duties, where applicable, that may be charged by the country of destination. As such, your national customs authority may detain the merchandise and delay its arrival while assessing appropriate charges. Please contact your customs authorities for more information.



Temporary Tattoos wants you to be excited about your purchase and offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. However, any refund requests due to application issues or user error are reviewed case by case.

If you are unhappy with your tattoo for any reason, please reach out to us at Sales@TemporaryTattoos.com within 10 days of your purchase. We will be happy to respond promptly.


We only exchange tattoos that are defective or damaged. Exchanges due to application issues or user error are evaluated on a case by case basis. Due to their production and design nature, custom tattoos are not available for refund or exchange.



U.S. Orders

Orders shipping within the U.S. will be sent USPS or FedEx.

Stock Tattoos: Generally ship within 1-2 business days. Orders for Stock Tattoos over $50.00 are shipped for free. Stock tattoo orders with quantities of 200+ may require additional processing time of 5-7 business days. 

Classic Custom Orders: Generally ship within 5-10 business days. We highly recommend upgrading from the standard free shipping on these to get them the fastest. 

Glitter, Metallic & Glow-in-the-dark Custom Orders: Generally ship within 15-20 business days. We highly recommend upgrading from the standard free shipping on these to get them the fastest. 

You will see the shipping cost displayed in the shopping cart for the options available for your order. We will also ship by your carrier of choice when you provide your account number and any other necessary information to do so. This does not apply to our U.S. free shipping offer.

Once your order ships, you will receive a shipping acknowledgement and tracking number.

International Orders

We ship worldwide and shipping costs will apply for all orders shipping outside of the U.S.

These orders may be subject to duties, taxes and other import fees. Unfortunately, we don't have the ability to include these fees during checkout because every country has different policies. As a result, we do not collect any taxes or duties and are your responsibility to pay with your country. Please refer to your country's customs regulations who will be able to provide information on how duties are set, where to pay them, and any other details.


How can I check on the status of my order?

You will receive an order confirmation email immediately after placing your order. A follow up email with a shipment date and details will be sent when your order ships. Please add sales@temporarytattoos.com to your ‘safe senders’ or ‘safe recipients list’ to ensure delivery of emails. If you wish to check the status of an order, feel free to contact Customer Service. Please remember that standard production time for custom classic temporary tattoos is 5 business days and in-stock temporary tattoo orders are fulfilled within 2 business days. Because we print all types of custom tattoos, talk to us about production times for special orders or unique requests. This production time should be added to your selected shipment time to determine your estimated or guaranteed delivery date.

When will my tattoos ship?

In-stock temporary tattoo orders ship within 2 business days. Classic custom temporary tattoo orders ship in just 5 business days, guaranteed! Custom temporary tattoos with premium effects have a longer production time:

  • Metallic tattoos ship 11 business days after art approval
  • Glow-in-the-Dark tattoos ship 10 business days after art approval
  • Glitter tattoos ship 10 business days after art approval

Once we receive final approval on artwork, production on your custom tattoos begins on the next business day. To determine your delivery date, add the production time to the shipping time you have selected. Guaranteed 5 business days shipment excludes special circumstances such as proofs, special packaging, temporary tattoos with premium effects (mentioned above), changes, and payment delays. Here are some guidelines to help you figure out when you should be expecting your temporary tattoos:

  • Proofs. We do not automatically provide digital proofs for custom tattoo orders. Our in-house art department will ensure that your artwork is set-up and ready for print for not additional charge. If you require a proof of your artwork, please leave a note in the special instructions when placing your order online. A proof may delay shipping your order by 1-2 business days. Email proofs are free upon request.
  • Changes. Any change that is requested after you have placed your order and submitted artwork may delay production time and will subject to a change fee.
  • Special Packaging. Your custom temporary tattoos will be individually cut to size, rubber-banded in bundles of 200, chipboarded in 100’s and bagged in bulk (unless requested otherwise). Contact us for details on other types of packaging. Allow up to 10 additional business days for special packaging.
  • Premium Effects: We offer some really cool effects on temporary tattoos, including custom glitter, glow-in-the-dark, or metallic. These take a little more production time, but it’s well worth the wait!
  • Payment: Payment is required online at the time of your order. Business days excluded holidays and weekends.
  • Need your tattoos quickly? Faster production time is available for an additional fee. Please contact Customer Service if you have any questions or for rush production details.

Can I make my own custom temporary tattoos?

Of course, whether you are interested in a company logo or a unicorn riding a spaceship, we have you covered! You can make custom temporary tattoos of any image you own, from personal photos to original artwork and logos. Just select the size and quantity of tattoos you would like to order, and then upload the image. It’s that easy! Note: we are not permitted to print copyrighted artwork without the permission of the copyright owner.

What sizes are available for custom temporary tattoos?

You can make custom temporary tattoos in almost any size! The smallest size is 1.5” by 1.5” and there is no limit to how large we can make tattoos. For questions regarding ordering other sizes, please contact Customer Service.

What is the difference between imprint size and trim size?

A 1/8” trim size margin between the printed image and the edge of the paper, on all four sides, is required for all custom temporary tattoos up to a 3” x 3" paper size. Thus, your custom temporary tattoo itself will be ¼” smaller than the paper size selected. As an example, a 2” x 2” custom tattoo will have an imprint size of 1.75” x 1.75”. For custom tattoos on paper sizes larger than 3" x 3", a 3/8” trim size margin is required between the printed image and the edge of the paper, on all four sides.

When producing a temporary tattoo, only your design will be printed with the artwork you provided, fitting it specifically to the tattoo paper size ordered, less trim size margins. Your design is the only thing printed, not the entire size of the tattoo sheet. This elimiates any need to die cut the paper to the size of your tattoo.

How many colors can be used?

All classic temporary tattoos are printed in full-color, using CMYK 4-color process, so your design can have as many colors as you would like. We include all of our white ink options at no additional cost. Because we use proprietary skin-safe ink, we cannot match PMS colors. We can however, come very close and help you understand our color tolerances if you call us. Custom backs are free in greyscale with an additional fee for color backs.

Will I receive a proof of my artwork for custom temporary tattoos?

We do not automatically provide digital proofs. TemporaryTattoos.com has a fully staffed, professional art department that will make any touch-ups necessary without charge to you. If you need a proof, please make a note in the special instructions when you order online. Requested proofs need to be approved via email and returned before we can process your order. Once you approve the proof, we are not liable for any errors or changes made. A proof may delay shipping your order by 1-2 business days.

What are the custom temporary tattoo white effect options?

White ink can be tricky with temporary tattoos. Feel free to call us if you are unclear how to proceed! We offer three white ink options free of cost:

  • No white ink: Any white areas in the design will be clear when applied to the skin, and your skin color will show through.
  • Spot white ink: The tattoo will be printed with white ink where specified in the “Special Instructions.”
  • Flood white ink: The entire image is printed with white ink behind the design. When the tattoo is applied, the colors will be vibrant, and the white areas will be white.

Please note, we do not print with a white background unless otherwise specified. A 1/8” margin between the printed image and the edge of the paper, on all four sides, is required for all custom temporary tattoos up to a 3” paper size.

Are there any charges for artwork touch-up or set-up for custom temporary tattoos?

There are never any charges for touch-up or set-up of your artwork.

Can I have my website or other information printed on the back of my custom temporary tattoos?

Yes! We will print your website, social media accounts, a promotion code, or any other information for free, in black ink, on the back of your custom temporary tattoos. Please note this information in the ‘Custom Back’ field when you place your order and upload your artwork. A 4-color back is available for an additional charge and production time. Please note: we cannot ensure compliancy when a custom back is used.

Can you make metallic, glitter, glow-in-the-dark, scented or neon custom temporary tattoos?

Yes! Please see our Custom Tattoos page to place your order online, or contact Customer Service.

  • Metallic tattoos are printed in full-color to make your designs shine.
  • Glow-in-the-Dark tattoos must be charged by exposing tattoos to light. The white portions of your design will glow.
  • Glitter tattoos add multi-colored glitter to make your design sparkle.

You can find in-stock glitter, glow-in-the-dark, and metallic temporary tattoos which are ready to ship, too!

What artwork formats do you accept for custom temporary tattoos?

We require files to be high resolution, .jpg, or .png, please be sure they are at least 300 dpi at the size you want printed. 

How are my custom and in-stock temporary tattoos packaged?

Each custom temporary tattoo is individually cut to size and has a clear, protective cover. Custom temporary tattoos are bundled in quantities of 200 and bulk bagged. In-stock temporary tattoos are delivered in a protective polybag or package. Special packaging options are available. Give us a call and we can work out just about any package no matter how complicated.

What are the minimum/maximum custom temporary tattoo quantities that I can purchase?

The minimum order quantity for classic custom temporary tattoos is 200 pieces per design (200 for premium effects). There is no maximum order size. If you find a current lower price on comparable custom temporary tattoos, we will match the price and beat it by 10% - guaranteed.


Are TemporaryTattoos.com tattoos and other products safe?

You bet! All temporary tattoos exceed US, Canadian & European Union safety standards. Color additives have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as cosmetics. This means the FDS has determined they are safe for “direct dermal contact”. All TemporaryTattoos.com tattoos are manufactured in the United States. Every product package and individual temporary tattoo contains ingredient information as required by the FDA. Further, the reverse side of every individual tattoo has a link to a website where any concerns about safety can be reported by consumer with the product number. Safety testing documentation is available upon request.

Is TemporaryTattoos.com compliant with social accountability requirements?

Yes! Many systems and processes are in place to support social accountability requirements including those in national, state, and local laws. TemporaryTattoos.com complies or exceeds all social audit and good manufacturing practice audits. These include provisions regarding: child labor, forced and compulsory labor, health and safety, freedom of association and right to collective bargaining, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours, remuneration and management systems.


What does a G-7 Master Print Qualification mean?

G7 is a specification defined by the Print Colorimetrics Working Group of IDEAlliance, a nonprofit association that identifies best practices for efficient end-to-end digital media workflows – from content creation through distribution. Qualification begins with a complete survey of the production process, including press, plating, and proofing.