Introduction: How to Make a Temporary Rainbow Tattoo

Hello, for this instructable we are going to be showing you how to make a cute and temporary rainbow tattoo.


  • Water colours
  • Paint brushes
  • A cup of water
  • 1 pallet

Step 1: Get Ready

The first step is to get ready with all the materials and - if you are - the person whose getting this tattoo done by you.

Step 2: Start Painting

The second step is to make an upside down "u" in red paint, like the picture above. We suggest you to make the first "u" with red paint but the colours are really up to you.

Step 3: Continue Painting

The step after is to continue making "u"s in different colours. The "u"s should be bigger each time to give the feel of a real rainbow. The pictures above are an example.

Step 4: Clouds

This step is to make 2 small cloud at each end of the rainbow. You make the clouds by making circular figures and drawing over them until you reach a small cloud shape. Just like in the picture.

Step 5: Stars

The final step is to make small stars, it's optional but adding them makes the rainbow even better. All you need to do is take a thin brush, some golden or silver paint (yellow would also work) and draw 5 small lines which all meet at 1 point in the middle.

Step 6: Rock It!

The last step might just be your favourite. You know have your very own cute and stylish rainbow tattoo. All that's left is to go out and ROCK IT!

Step 7: Get to Know the Authors

Wording and putting the instructable together by may_lion (Person in red sweater)

Tattoo making and images by KritiDas28 (Person in blue t-shirt)