DIY – Tattoo tights

I love the look of tattoos and someday I would really like to have one. I think the old fashioned swallows are absolutely gorgeous. Besides that birds represent for me freedom. The freedom to do the things I really want to do. For now I want something just a little less ‘forever’. It’s a little bit like test driving a tattoo. Of course you could use temporary tattoos or you could just draw something on your body. But why not draw something on your tights? This way you can ‘wear’ your tattoo many times without it fading away!

Read the full instructions on these tattoo tights after the jump. . .

swallow tattoo tights diy

What you need for these fabulous tattoo tights

– tights
– black textile marker
– tape
– image of some kind of tattoo (you can use the one above)
– book (just big enough to place inside your tights)

How to make these tattoo tights

diy tattoo tights how to

Tape your image on your book and slide the tights over it. You can make knots in the tights to keep it in place. Trace the image with you textile marker. Let dry for a few minutes. Remove the tights from the book. Your fabulous tattoo tights are ready!

Tip: You can use other colors textile markers to make colored tattoos. I just used black, but you can let your imagination go wild on this one!

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    Swaen
    April 10, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Een erg leuk idee! En zo simpel!
    Liefs, Swaen

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    Isabel
    April 14, 2012 at 5:47 am

    Will this keep in the wash?

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      Wilma
      April 14, 2012 at 12:23 pm

      When you use textile markers it will keep in the wash. Mine did!

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    Alida
    September 23, 2012 at 3:53 am

    Awesome idea! I just finished mine and love it! I placed the tattoo so it shows just over the top of my high tops 🙂 thanks for sharing and have a great day!

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    ABI
    November 10, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Love it! I also did one pair 😀

    Following you now!

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    Anna
    November 17, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Genius, absolute genius! Now to get done tights that aren’t black…

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    Jennifer Thornton
    January 27, 2015 at 2:15 am

    I just stumbled onto this! What a great idea to “test out” a tattoo before you commit 🙂

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