There are two main options for transferring a drawing or pattern to the body. In large tattoo salons for this purpose use a thermal printer. This is a big and expensive piece of equipment, of course, there is no need to have it at home. There are more simple options for how to transfer the tattoo stencil on the skin. To do this you have to learn how to use transfer paper.
- The principle of transferring any graphic with transfer paper is not complicated. First, the pattern, the inscription, the sketch is applied to the paper itself (by transfer or printing). Then the paper with the finished image is pressed to the skin treated with a special agent and the sketch is transferred from it in the smallest detail.
- The second method is the transfer of the image by hand. Only true tattoo artists or people with at least the beginnings of artistic talent go for it. For the drawing use special hypoallergenic markers, which draw directly on the area of the future work.
How to use tattoo stencil transfer paper
- To transfer the image, you need to transfer it to a sheet of tracing paper. However, instead of her, you can put a printed source. No need to redraw it;
- The picture is put under the second tracing paper and its contour is outlined with an ordinary or special pencil so that a clear outline is obtained;
- when the image is transferred to the skin, transfer gel is applied;
- The sheet with the outlined contour is put in this place, so that the paint layer adhered to the skin;
- the sheet can be slightly wet with a damp cloth, press and smooth out the picture;
- then pull the edge up and make sure that the image is imprinted;
- now you can remove the stencil and wait for everything to dry.
If you see that the edges of the picture are not fully imprinted when you lift it, put it back and moisten the liquid again. In the case of fuzzy areas, the drawing can be removed with any alcoholic composition and everything can be done over again. The materials can be used several times.
What liquid is used to transfer the design to the body?
Transfer gel is a special chemical composition that allows you to keep clear contours on the skin for a long time. The composition must be harmless and hypoallergenic. On sale in specialized departments and tattoo salons, you can find gels from different manufacturers in different price segments: from a few hundred rubles to a couple-three thousand for a bottle.
How Gel Works:
- A thin layer is applied to the skin;
- The transfer paper is placed on top for a few minutes;
- The paper is removed;
- Depending on the instructions for use, you will need to wait a while so that the gel can dry.
What should be avoided?
Do not use non-specialized paper – sheets designed for printers are usually too thin and do not give the necessary clarity of the pattern.
We do not recommend ordering transfer paper for tattoos from Chinese sites – it is not much different from t-shirt print transfers. Some “artists” use all sorts of intimate lubricants instead of a specialized transfer agent. For the price, they can be a little cheaper, but in this case, the outlines of the drawing are very easily erased, and in the process, some lines will simply disappear before the machine touches them. Because of this, all sorts of shortcomings, underdrawings, and departures from the given figure are possible.
If tattooing the real artistr approaches carefully, then the only thing he can allow himself to replace the transfer paper is a real talent and experience, that is will draw on the body at once by hand.
Conclusions and recommendations
Now you know what to use and how to transfer a tattoo from paper to the body. What’s the bottom line: do you need transfer paper? Definitely yes! Whether to work by hand or use a printer is your choice, but if you have a small stream of clients and want to save money, you can not bother with a printer.
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