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FAQ About Temporary Airbrush Tattoos and Body Art
Q: Does it hurt to get a Temporary Airbrush Tattoo?
A: This is one of our most commonly asked questions. The answer is no! If anything, it tickles a little. When the curious minded approach one of our temporary airbrush tattoo locations for the first time, they immediately notice the airbrush artist pointing an airbrush tattoo gun at the individual being “tattooed”. Since most folks are not very familiar with the airbrush, it is often mistaken for a real tattoo gun. This peaks interest and adds to the intrigue, which in turn helps build huge crowds (and huge profits). Anyone who has witnessed one of our temporary airbrush tattoos locations can attest to this.
Q: How long does a Temporary Airbrush Tattoo last?
A: Tribal Ink Temporary Airbrush Tattoos paints and inks are instant drying, water resistant, and last on average from a few days up to one week, or may be removed instantly with isopropyl alcohol. The duration of temporary airbrush tattoos depends mainly on how it is cared for and the airbrush customer's skin type. Here are a few simple instructions to follow in order to maximize the duration of your Tribal Ink temporary airbrush tattoos.
Pat dry: After bathing or swimming
Powder: After bathing and throughout the day
Avoid: Direct contact with oils, lotions and soap
Remove: Apply rubbing alcohol or baby oil
Q: What kind of temporary airbrush tattoo paint and inks do you use, and how safe is it for the skin?
A: Tribal Ink Premium Body Paints and inks are designed specifically for application to the skin and manufactured in the USA with FDA approved skin safe ingredients.
Tribal Ink Premium Body Paints and inks are instant drying, and can last up to a week or can be removed with rubbing alcohol or baby oil. Tribal Ink Premium Body Paints and inks can be applied with equal success via airbrush or hand brush. One four-ounce bottle of Tribal Ink Premium Body Paint can render hundreds of quality temporary airbrush tattoos. We do not know of a single case where there has been an adverse skin reaction due to the use of Tribal Ink Premium Body Paints and inks.
Tribal Ink does not recommend the use of henna products for the following reasons. Henna products have in fact been banned by the FDA for use on the skin. Many individuals display adverse allergic skin reactions to henna (ranging from mild to quite extreme) creating obvious liability factors to consider. Henna products are not instant drying, thus if the henna design is smeared during the staining and drying process, it will remain in that condition for the duration! Henna products must be mixed for use, and once mixed; they tend to have a very short shelf life. Furthermore, henna takes considerably longer to apply than Tribal Ink Premium airbrush tattoos and airbrush body art, again making it less cost productive. Henna has a distinct look to it that for the purpose of realism does not compare with the Tribal Ink temporary airbrush tattoos. Finally, the use of henna requires one to have definite artistic ability, which rules out the majority of entreprenreurs.
Q: What are the advantages of Tribal Ink Temporary Airbrush Tattoos over other types of temporary body art?
A: Tribal Ink temporary airbrush tattoos and temporary body art is by far the most realistic looking. Rub on body art and messy henna products do not begin to compare. Once available only to the movie and modeling industry (at great cost) Tribal Ink has made professional body art products available and affordable to all! Using Tribal Ink Professional Temporary Airbrush Tattoos Body Art Systems, anyone can produce awesome looking body art within seconds! Safe, quick, and easy, retail vendors find Tribal Ink temporary airbrush tattoo body art kits and systems to be a profitable fun way to make a living!
Q: What do I need to be up and running a temporary airbrush tattoo and temporary body art business?
A: Basically, all you need to apply a good temporary airbrush tattoo is an air source (CO2 tank or air compressor), an airbrush, paint (ink), and stencils. There are different level setups depending on what you want to do. If you just want to get started, you can start with one airbrush and black paint. If you are looking to go all out and start up a airbrush business you will want a more professional image and we recommend investing in our Tribal Ink stencil display banners. Our stencil display banners are designed to grab people's attention and hold peoples attention. Here is a little marketing tip. Flip books of stencil designs are not the answer if you are trying to grab customers and pull them in. You cannot see a flip book from across an area crowded with people. If you do manage to draw a crowd (the tattooing process itself will also draw crowds) potential customers will get impatient waiting in line to look through your stencil design display books. I've seen people lose customers this way. This is foolish. We constantly out gross competitors at events simply because we outshine them with a professional display. We get repeat business from many event clients because our airbrush and body art systems look very cool and far more professional than our competition.
The display banners are very durable. We actually had one of our 10'x 6' display banners blow out of the back of the truck after a late night event in Los Angeles (someone had forgotten to secure it properly). We pulled over and watched helplessly as the display was pummeled over and over again by vehicles doing 70mph+. All we could see was this ghost floating across the lanes of traffic, its flight repeatedly cut short as each vehicle ran it over and sent it flying off in a new direction. By the time we were able to retrieve the banner it had been run over numerous times. We were amazed to find that it only had a few small scratches. These stencil displays look awesome as they are printed in full digital color with fade resistant UV inks. With proper care the banner displays last for years through rain or shine, and they will not fade significantly.
If you are serious about doing events you will also need Co2 Tanks. Co2 is by far the most efficient source of compressed air. One fully charged C02 tank will render hundreds of airbrush tattoos. It costs about $15 to fill a 20lb tank. It also takes about $15 to fill a $10lb tank. Which one should you get? Do the math. You can run several airbrush tattoo artists off of one Co2 tank; it will not overheat or lose power like a mini air compressor. The small air compressors that we and our competitors offer are not meant for high volume events. Co2 tanks do not require a power supply. Co2 is the way to go. The CO2 tank will eventually run out of CO2 gas, and have to be recharged. This will happen right in the middle of your event or party. Don't panic. It takes about two minutes to take your regulator off of the empty tank and bolt it down to a new tank. Get two tanks so that you will always have air!
Q: What opportunities can I take advantage of with an airbrush tattoo and body art business?
A: The income potential of an airbrush tattoo business is limited only by your imagination and perseverance. Locations for a temporary airbrush tattoos and body art business include:
Bat Mitzvahs, Bar Mitzvahs, Beach Parties, Birthdays, Carnivals, Casino Events, Church Events, Christmas Parties, College Campuses, Company Parties, Company Picnic, Concerts, Conventions, Corporate Events, Country Clubs, Cruise Ships, Dances, Dealership Events, Exhibits, Expos, Fairs, Family Fun Days, Farmers Markets, Fashion Show, Fundraisers, Halloween Parties, High School Events, Holiday Parties, Homecoming, Hotel Grand Openings, Launch Parties, Mall's, Marketing Campaigns, Modeling Agencies, Movie Shoots, Night Clubs, Non-Profit Organizations, Picnics, Private Parties, Prom, Promotional Events, Quinceaneras, Reunions, Salons, Seasonal Events, Shopping Malls, Special Events, Sporting Events, Street Fairs, Surprise Parties, Sweet Sixteen, Team Building Days, Theme Parks, Tourist Areas, Trade Shows, Water Parks, Weddings. Some vendors are making a comfortable living solely off running a temporary airbrush tattoos business, while others use it to make some extra cash on the weekends.
Q: What kind of airbrush do you recommend for airbrush body art?
A: Over the past few years we have experimented with many different airbrushes. We have found that some are very bad and some are very good. We recommend a couple of different airbrushes and each one has its trade off's.
Iwata Eclipse Airbrush
We have found the Iwata Eclipse HP to be a very functional airbrush for our purposes. The Iwata works well with pigment rich Tribal Ink Premium Airbrush Tattoo and Body Art Paints (inks), and it is a great tool for performing detailed airbrush work.
Q: How do I get the proper training to do temporary airbrush tattoos and body art?
A: Tribal Ink Airbrush Body Art Business Systems and kits are so user friendly that anyone can learn how to create masterful body art in as little as a few hours. For a nominal fee and with the purchase of a Tribal Ink Temporary Airbrush Tattoos Body Art Turn Key Kit., you may attend our 5 hour Airbrush Body Art Boot Camp. For a quick overview please read An overview - How to apply an temporary airbrush tattoos using stencils..
Q: I am looking for a business that will provide the possibility of long-term growth. How long do you think the temporary airbrush tattoo body art trend will be around?
A: There is no doubt that real tattoos are getting more and more popular. The advantage of temporary airbrush tattoos and temporary body art is that people can experiment without having the long-term consequences or the pain! There are many people who would never think of going the permanent route, but will not think twice about trying out a given design a few days. A leader in the temporary airbrush tattoo industry, Tribal Ink is looking forward to your success and long-term business growth!