Painting a "tattoo" on my chest (Gray from Fairy Tail)

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#1 DonkeyKongSong on 3 years ago

If this isn't the correct forum, please move it or tell me. I would prefer to do this with body paint.

I want to paint the Fairy Tail logo on my chest so I can do a Gray Fullbuster cosplay. How would I go about doing this? It's not a round shape or anything.

For those unfamiliar with Fairy Tail, here's a picture:


#2 Dieselpunk on 3 years ago

I think I have seen temporary tattoos on [URL=""][/URL], you should be able to find one that works for you.

#3 heaven_firings on 3 years ago

They do sell temp guild tattoos but they're obviously one-time use. So you have to buy more every time you wear it.

An alternative I've done for temp tattoos is using Elmer's Painters markers. They're quick dry, semi-waterproof, non toxic and and won't come off until you scrub it in the shower. They are really opaque though so depending on how you want it to look you may try another method I've used.

Sharpie's. But it's a bit more than that. Draw your tattoo on like normal but once you're done rub some baby powder on top and then spray a light coat of hair spray. Doing the it should last all day. I've had mine last overnight until showering it off the next morning. I haven't tested this method in water.

If you aren't an artsy person or don't room/live with and artsy person make a stencil before hand. That way all you gotta do is hold it where you want and fill it in.

#4 Clockwork_Ducky on 3 years ago

Another option would be to use alcohol activated makeup, and paint it on. This would likely work with a stencil, as well, and should stay pretty solidly on your skin once in place. I'd recommend watching a few youtube videos on working with alcohol activated makeup.

If you can get a friend to do it, awesome, otherwise it should be doable on yourself using a mirror and some practice.

#5 Chanbby on 3 years ago

Aquacolor make up with a stencil. Aquacolor is what's used for stage and movie and it's so super simple to use. Just a little TINY bit of water will activate the cake and a little goes a long way. They're a good investment if you want to do stuff like this. (also good for wild and crazy make up). Blank stencil sheets can be found at any craft store. I found mine at hobby lobby in a three pack.