Working out of Saint Petersburg, Russia, Sasha Masiuk is a master of grayscale tattoo. She was kind enough to let us ask her some questions: TattooYou - How did you become a tattoo artist? Sasha Masiuk - As I recall, I've drawn all my life. I graduated from the Academy of Art and Design.
By Karen L. Hudson Updated October 03, 2016. I'm guessing you've probably heard of the "semi-permanent" tattoo - the one that only lasts 6 months. Or was that 6 years? No one seems to know, because it can't be done.
Tattoos are one of the most common forms of body modification. Cultures from every corner of the globe have used tattoos to signify and decorate. Tattoos are widely used because they can express personal or cultural identity in elaborate ways, and the fact that conventional tattoos are permanent can be seen as part of their appeal.
"I've never seen such tasteful temporary tattoos," said John Maeda, the design partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and a former president of the Rhode Island School of Design. "Temporary tattoos were down-market, and Tattly found a way to make them fashionable through high-quality content."
Not sure a tattoo is for you? Ephemeral ink lasts a year then disappears
At Disrupt NY 2016 this week, a startup company of NYU students introduced Ephemeral, as reported by TechCrunch. Ephemeral is a new form of tattoo ink that lasts a year. You can also remove it sooner. One issue with tattoos is they go in and out of style.
This New Tattoo Ink Is Designed to Disappear After a Year
If you've ever considered getting a tattoo but have been put off by its permanence - who knows how you'll feel about that "E = mc 2" face tattoo in 10 year's time? - then a new startup called Ephemeral has you covered.
Temporary tattoos can be made using henna, eyeliner, or just writing on someone with a marker, but if you want to trace a design you cannot draw freehand here's a technique using tracing paper, eyeliner, rubbing alcohol, talcum powder, and liquid bandage spray.
Designing and printing your own temporary tattoos at home is super easy!! You don't need a special printer to make them either. All you need is a regular inkjet printer and a pack of temporary tattoo paper that is easily found at most craft stores as well as Wal-Mart.Items required: 1 pack of Silhouette printable tattoo paper(Comes in a pack of two sheets for around $10.
Whether you need very temporary skin art for a costume or simply want to test-run a potential tattoo design before it gets permanent, making your own temporary tattoo only requires wax paper, a printout or drawing of your desired design, black eyeliner, rubbing alcohol, baby powder, liquid bandage, and a lot of patience.
A Guide on Semi-permanent Tattoos to Answer All Your Questions
Semi/demi-permanent tattoos are cool and come in various vibrant colors and designs. You would be surprised to know, but semi-permanent have a lot more pros than cons. You won't have to go through the pain of the needle and soreness which one suffers for days, after getting a permanent tattoo.
I turn the key to start the little Ford SUV I've rented for my visit to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a message flashes briefly on the dash: "Tire pressure low." I ignore it. My own car is 12 years old; I'm not accustomed to a car that monitors its own health.