It's super simple👇🏽
Before You Begin
- We recommend doing a spot test on a non-visible part of your body (e.g. ankle or foot).
- If you have dense hair, make sure to shave the area 24 hours before application.
- Moisturize your skin 1 hour before application.
- Apply your marker at a comfortable room temperature.
Things To Avoid
- Avoid areas with dense hair (or shave 24 hours prior to application).
- Avoid sweating, excessive heat, and movement (for 6-8 hours post application).
- Avoid applying on top of scars, moles, and stretch marks.
- Avoid sensitive areas like the eyes, mouth, face, neck, upper chest, etc.
Applying Your Freehand Tattoo Marker (with a video below!)
- Gently clean and exfoliate your skin - wait for the area to dry!
- Put on your tattoo glove.
- Draw your design!
- Leave it on for 60 minutes - and try not to move!
NOTE: Freehand Markers purchased after October 18th do not come with development patches - not required for a great outcome!
Aftercare For Your Ink
- Wear loose fitting that covers your tattoo overnight so it doesn't transfer.
- Don’t sweat or shower at least 6-8 hours after application.
- Avoid tight fitting clothing to help your tattoo last longer.
- Moisturize your tattoo daily to keep it looking fresh.
Yes, you can! The Freehand Tattoo Marker makes it easy to touch up your tattoo designs to keep them looking fresh. 👌🏽
Before you do so, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- Only retrace over your design one additional time before allowing the ink to fade completely.
- You can trace over our For Now ink tattoos, but note that the colouring may differ between the two products.
- It's good to give your skin a little break! If you plan on using the marker on the same spot on your skin, make sure the design is fully faded before reapplying the product.
- Do not touch up or use the Freehand Tattoo Marker if you experience any type of reaction or if you have any irritated skin.
What are the best ways to complete thin line-work, stippling, etc?
We know how important details can be for your tattoo design! Each of these techniques takes time to perfect.
First, try testing them out on a less visible area of your skin to get a feel for how the ink and marker feel.
Don’t worry if your first attempt at a design isn’t flawless, practice makes perfect ✨
- To create thin lines, hold the Freehand Tattoo Marker as vertically as possible and apply light pressure.
- More pressure = thicker lines.
Stippling is a technique where an artist (that's you!) uses a series of dots to create dimension and a shaded look to designs.
- We suggest first creating an outline of the chosen tattoo design using our Tracing Paper. Stippling is hard to translate to Tracing Paper.
- Then, when you’re ready to add stippling to your piece, use the original design as a reference.
- For the best results, use very little pressure when stippling.