Introduction: Temporary Dandelion Tattoo

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I was picking dandelions when my father told me they could stain on your skin. So, I tested a spot wand watched what happened. The next day the result was very clear. So, I prepared a little bit more and took pictures the second time. It worked pretty good!

Step 1: What Do You Need

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To do this you will need the following
- dandelions (best is to go for a walk and do it as you are there, then you don't risk the dandelion getting too dry)
- sticky paper (optional, this is what I used to make stencils)

Step 2: Stencils

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You can make stencils out of the sticky paper to create shapes. I made three hearts.

Step 3: Take a Walk

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We're just going to take a walk. I think that in almost every walking area dandelions can be found. When you have found them, continue with step 4.

Step 4: There They Are!

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Place the stencils on your skin. If you didn't make stencils, continue to the next sentence.
Pick a dandelion. You can see the white 'juice' coming out of the steel. Tap it onto the stencils to fill them up.

Step 5: Difference

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Here I removed the upper heart to show the difference between one and two layers.

Step 6: Dry

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Now you can see that the white has become clear. Time for the second layer! Pick a dandelion and tap it on the stencils again. When this layer has become clear, you can remove the stencils.

Step 7: Waiting

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You can look at your tattoo by turing it to the light in a different angle.
Just go home now and wait. Easiest way is sleeping, when you wake up your tattoo will be there!

Step 8: Finally!

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And, the next day, there it is! You can ejoy it, show it to other people, whatever. If you want to remove it, just rub over it. It doesn't come off immediately but with a few minutes you'll get it off.
NOTE: here you can notice the difference between one and two layers.

What have you made????
Please, sent me pictures of your results!


hosannajoker made it! (author)2016-05-25

I used to get these stain marks all the time as a kid, I went for the circular "just picked" marks.

Only did a few as can't really have much on my arms for work.

Haven't tried to wash it off yet, it's been on a day now, and has been darkening nicely.

felix-felicis45 (author)2015-07-12

How long does the stain last?

I'm not sure, I just rubbed it off after about a day

I did it awhile ago. It lasted about 4 days on my inner forearm. I washed my hands as normal, but didn't purposely wash or avoid the tattooed area.

qđạt (author)2014-06-28

It's totally worked.Thank you

emilyvanleemput (author)qđạt2014-07-05

You're welcome!!

Melodycupeer.14 (author)2013-05-07

wow! it worked!!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-04-30

That's awesome! I has been forever since I have rubbed a dandelion on me :)

thank you :)

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Bio: Industrial Design student at Eindhoven University of Technology
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