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In my reply from Reel Creations I assume that by "not getting the white wet" That she meant not to spray on the blue too thick. The alcohol in the blue would start to mix with the white if it was thick enough to dry slowly. By spraying ver[url][/url]y thin layers it dries almost instantly.

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I'd say the same deal applies to any sort of body paint kulu :)

mosituriserising your skin before hand might make the paint cover better as well cause i didn't rub anything on before hand that time !


Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:18 pm
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luciferian wrote:
I'd say the same deal applies to any sort of body paint kulu :)

mosituriserising your skin before hand might make the paint cover better as well cause i didn't rub anything on before hand that time !


ONLY IF YOU ARE USING WATER-BASED!!!11one!

If you're using the alcohol-based inks, this will give you slimy, clumpy, comes-off-at-the-lightest-touch makeup. In fact, you're better off running a cotton ball soaked in witch hazel or rubbing alcohol or some other astringent over your skin before the application.

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Ohh see i can't use alacahol based inks work wouldn't like me turning up blue :/


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Pics are VERY helpful! Thank you!
And I love your twi'lek tattoo :)

I guess if applying with a sponge I'd just have to be extremely careful between layers.


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Yeah but i found just with my face and neck i only really need to do 1 layer and a touch up when it has dried so 3 coats would be plenty for your tatts unless you have full or half sleeves. That could always be a problem :)


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Figured I'd go ahead and show the results I got...I've decided to wear a wrap on one arm to cover my forearm, and I'm going to make a "communicator band" to go on the other arm (think Buzz Lightyear style, lol!) because I'm not getting very good coverage on the tattoos.

I used Ben Nye Magiccolor.
This is after two coats...this tattoo has a lot of bright red in it...

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This is after four coats, you can still see the thick black lines of the tattoo, and the green wasn't as vibrant as I wanted. Plus I don't really want to do four coats every time I paint myself.

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Maybe I'll have better luck when I invest in alcohol based paint :)


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would the water based paints not layer well with a white/skin tone over the tattoo first? I don't know how they would react. I've never used them. Thats about how my red tattoos looked with an alcohol based paint and no white/tan layer over the top of them.

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Water-based over the tat means the alcohol-based comes off like water - so you're basically throwing away both of them. :(

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i meant that since she is using water based paint could she use a water basted primer under a water based paint? or would they just end up mixing together on her skin?

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