CUSTOM TEMPORARY TATTOO FAQ
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Our ink lasts 1-2 weeks. It develops in the top layer of your skin and fades as your skin naturally regenerates. How long it lasts can be dependent on placement, daily activity, as well as your skin’s unique chemistry. Moisturizing daily is key to extending the life of your temporary tattoo.
IS IT SAFE?
Yes! Inkbox uses safe ingredients in the inks. The ink does not contain PPD.
As Inkbox formulations contain ingredients you may not have put on your skin before, there is a small risk of allergic reaction upon application, or of sensitization through repeated use.
We strongly recommend against applying temporary tattoos to sensitive areas such as face, neck, upper chest and genitals.
HOW DO THE TATTOOS LOOK SO REAL?
Temporary tattoos look authentic and last longer than typical temporary tattoos because of their patented ink formula that sinks into the top layer of your skin (the epidermis), where it reacts with the organic compounds to alter your skin’s colour to resemble that of a real tattoo.
ARE THEY WATERPROOF?
Temporary tattoos are life proof. You can shower, swim, sweat, and go about your day.
While the tattoos are waterproof, water exposure may decrease the lifespan of the tattoo. To protect against fading, after applying sunscreen, apply petroleum jelly or your favourite balm to the tattooed area before jumping into the water.
ARE YOUR TATTOOS VEGAN AND ANIMAL CRUELTY FREE?
Always have been, always will be.
HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM HENNA OR JAGUA?
Natural henna develops into an orange/brown color and is made from an entirely different plant. “Black henna” can contain chemicals such as PPD which is not healthy for your skin at all. Inkbox formula is skin-safe, contains natural ingredients and has blueish/black result depending on your skin.
Jagua gel takes 2 hours to set, and has a shelf life of 2 months refrigerated. Our freehand ink applies in just 1 hour, and has a shelf life of 6 months at room temperature.
WHAT IF I WANT TO REMOVE IT?
The most effective and harmless method to remove your tattoo is to lightly scrub your skin with an exfoliant. Salt water works best! It’s going to take a few sessions for your tattoo to be completely removed. Stop scrubbing if you feel any discomfort.