Temporary Tattoo Blog

Oct 16 by

Temporary tattoos for your Halloween makeup

October has started, the fall is here and the leaves are starting to turn! But most importantly, Halloween is almost here, and now’s the time to start thinking about your costume. Halloween isn’t only a holiday for kids, so adults too can take this one opportunity in the year to transform themselves for one night.

Halloween makeup with temporary tattoos and 3d FX tattoos

What could be better than to accessorize your costume with temporary tattoos? You can now find all sorts of very high-quality tattoos available. The selection at Tattoo for a Week is wide, so you’ll surely find something great for any price.

Whether you’re looking for something scary or something pretty, something discreet or something impressive, you’re sure to find something. Temporary tattoos can help you create a unique costume that will set you apart. With the right costume and makeup, they can make all the difference.

Here are a few examples of makeup created with temporary tattoos from the website:

Vampire makeup

Vampire makeup created with FX Vampire teeth and the “Vampire’s Kiss” tattoo set

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Clown makeup created with the Devilish Grin tattoo

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Zombie Little Red Riding Hood makeup created with the “Bugs & Pus Nitefall” tattoo set.

What if a tattoo isn’t enough and you want to take your costume to the next level? Want makeup with more FX involved? I suggest taking a look at FX teeth and 3D FX Tinsley Transfers tattoos featured on the site.

3D FX tattoos are presented as prosthetics, but are applied like temporary tattoos. With these products, you don’t need to be a makeup expert – applying these effects is child’s play, and the finished result is incredible. They are created so that anyone can achieve movie-worthy special effects. From the unicorn to the vampire or glass shards, you can find whatever you need for any theme.

Here are a few examples of makeup created with Tinsley Transfers FX products:

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Makeup created with “Glass Shards” 3D FX Transfers

Unicorn 3d fx tattoo

Unicorn makeup with the “Unicorn” 3D FX Transfers

Devil’s Horns 3D FX Transfers

Makeup created with “Devil’s Horns” 3D FX Transfers

These are only some examples of makeup creations. You can choose your own style and let your imagination run wild to create a personalized costume using temporary tattoos. Create a surprising look and you’re sure to steal the show this Halloween!

Visit the Halloween section of the website and you’ll find all these products and lots of other great products to use on your costume!

* All makeup featured in this article was created by Jenni from the blog “Jenni dans tous ses états.” She is a self-taught artist who is passionate about artistic makeup and character-creation.

Oct 15 by

Halloween tattoos

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The scariest night of the year is around the corner: Halloween is coming! Halloween has been popular in the United States and the United Kingdom for decades, but these days Halloween fever has spread far and wide across the world. Chances are that Halloween parties or Halloween tours will also be part of your neighborhood this year, and children will take to the streets with that familiar chant of “trick or treat!”

For one crazy, creepy night of the year, most of the fun of Halloween is in dressing the part – and preferably being as scary as possible. Besides masks, wigs and other accessories, temporary Halloween tattoos will add the finishing touch (unless of course you’re so fanatical that you’d prefer a ‘real’ tattoo). This year the choice of Halloween tattoos is vast: from small, cute pumpkins to truly ‘horrifying’ tattoos. This fun ‘scarefest’ seems to have inspired tattoo designers all over the world.

Cute Halloween tattoos

For those of you who are not a big fan of horror and blood, there are many temporary tattoos available that are not so gory, but still make a bold (and suitably creepy) statement:


The laughing pumpkin

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Friendly ghost

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Halloween cat (glows in the dark!)

Wounds and scars

Nothing is as gruesome as someone with a great gaping wound or a horrific looking scar! There are some amazing temporary tattoos on the market that make those wounds and scars seem chillingly realistic.

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The packets of different tattoos from Tinsley Transfers – aptly named Gorywood – are especially very popular:

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See the full range of wounds and scars from Tattoo For A Week here.

Tinsley Transfers

We have written about Christien Tinsley previously, a special effects makeup artist in Hollywood (read the blog post here). He has built his whole career around designing creepy and gory temporary tattoos. For example, not only the Gorywood packets (see above) but his other designs are also like something straight out of a horror movie.

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And let’s not forget the ‘face-tattoos‘ by Christien Tinsley and the temporary tattoos from his zombie series. The scary combination of ‘gruesome’ temporary tattoos together with a creepy Halloween outfit will definitely send chills down the spines of everyone who crosses your path on the night!

See the whole range of Tinsley Transfers here. Tattoo For A Week was chosen as one of only two distributors for the European market!

Extreme make-up

For those of you who plan on doing makeup, Halloween is the perfect occasion to go over the top. Everything and anything goes! With a little practice and ingenuity, you too can imitate these looks. It does not matter if it’s not very neat – that often makes it even creepier!

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Many make-up artists are inspired by Halloween because they can really let their imaginations run wild. In the weeks before Halloween, you see also a lot of their work on internet blogs. The designs of this French make-up artist, for example, are really impressive.

Nail varnish

To really round off your look perfectly, why not change your nail polish for the occasion as well? Obviously there are pre-made synthetic nails available, but why not try your hand at your own designs? With only a few colors, and a steady hand, you may be amazed at the result!

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Dracula or zombie?

Are you ready? Have you decided what you want to be this year? Then finish off your look with temporary tattoos! You’ll find the full Halloween range from Tattoo For A Week here. All our products are anti-allergenic and meet international safety standards. And best of all, we can deliver the tattoo of your choice in just a few days!

We realize only too well that the temporary Halloween tattoos often have to serve for one night only. But those who want to, can still show off their temporary tattoos for a few more days. And for those of you who don’t want to show up at work with a ‘gaping head wound’ or some bats on the arm, the tattoos can be easily removed with Limisan tattoo remover, or with alcohol or any oil.

Happy Halloween!

Nov 14 by

Tinsley Transfers, realistic tattoos from Hollywood!

christien TinsleyChristien Tinsley has been passionate about make-up since age 7 and especially enthralled by special FX you can create on the big screen. As a young boy, he was already making his own Halloween masks and sculptures. At age 22, he began pursuing a career in Los Angeles and quickly became in demand as a make-up artist for film and TV. His work has been seen in “The Grinch”, “Swordfish”, “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Pearl Harbor.” The talent he brought to the table didn’t go unnoticed. He managed to acquire several pending nominations for the Academy Awards (the Oscars) and the Emmy Awards (prizes for work in television).

Pearl Harbor

It was while Tinsley was on set for “Pearl Harbor” that the idea popped into his head to use temporary tattoos. Every day, about forty actors (those in lead roles as well as extras) needed to be made up in cut and burn wounds. Manually putting on these kinds of wound marks every day was a chore. So he created temporary tattoos that could be adhered to the body rather simply, yet still appeared to be lifelike. Not only did the tattoos look realistic, they were also durable. They’d even last for several days of filming. Talk about a time saver! And just like that,”Tinsley transfers” were born!

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But that wasn’t all. Besides these 2D tattoos, he was the one who came up with 3D tatts, or “prosthetic transfers” for “The Passion of the Christ.” These tatts looked even more realistic due to the bevel and relief effect on the wounds that one might see in real life. His idea was lapped up like gravy on a butter biscuit. The “prosthetic transfers” in particular won him an Oscar in 2008, in the “Technical Achievement Award” category. His first – but probably not the last – Oscar picture was now a fact.

Of course, his work is not limited to these “wound tattoos.” Those who saw Justin Timberlake in Alpha Dog, or Vin Diesel in xXx, bore witness to the impressive “tattsterpieces” Christien Tinsley created.

Tinsley Transfers

Tinsley is on a roll! Right now, he manages two companies: Tinsley Studio, which is well-known in the film and TV world for realistic make-up, special FX and tattoos; and Tinsley Transfers Inc., the web shop where anyone can buy temporary tattoos themselves that Christien has designed.

These temporary tattoos look incredibly realistic. The colors are somewhat blurry, making them seem like real tattoos that have faded and worn down for a few years. A lot of Tinsley tattoos have a dark side, which makes them perfect for Halloween or Carnevale!

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On those kinda nights, zombieheads can’t be left out, for sure…

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Of course, the characteristic “wound tattoos” for which Tinsley gained his reputation make up part of the collection. They’re perfect for scaring the bejeezus out of your friends, family, or co-workers one good time! They come in “Gorywood” packages so you can just cover up your whole body in them.

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For an even gorier effect, you can opt for Tinsley’s 3D-tattoos. Ever thought about some devil’s horns or a Star of David that looks like it was etched into your skin? At TattooForAWeek, you’ll find a video with a brief “How To” on putting on these tatts.

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Not all Tinsley transfers are this terrifying, but Christien Tinsley can’t help but flaunt his not-so-secret craze for gore and mystery. Just check out this tattoo line:

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it’s something way different from the Tinsley’s vintage tatts. They’re mainly pin-up girls in all kinds of seductive poses.

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Not only that, for “traditional” tribal tattoo lovers, Tinsley also has a wide selection in both black and white and in color. What immediately catches the eye is how detailed these are:

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Wanna Order?

Tinsley has selected TattooForAWeek as one of two distributors authorized for sales to the European market! So, you can order Tinsley Transfers here. Shipping is free for orders totaling £15 or more.

All Tinsley transfers are safe for use. They are non-toxic and hypoallergenic. The dyes used have been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration of the United States) and adhere to all US and international standards.

See ya soon!