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Fake tattoo sleeve tutorial by Skarlog Fake tattoo sleeve tutorial by Skarlog
I did a thing today where I woke up and decided to make fake tattoo sleeves. And then a friend wanted to know how I did it because she was going to make some today or tomorrow. So I kinda just threw this together. They will be used for a Cecil Baldwin cosplay that I will probably be doing in a few weeks at my local convention.

Please forgive quality, I only have a cell phone and paint to work with.

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Skurdy Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
How well do you think this trick works if one has hairy arms?
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Skarlog Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
steal some tights from ya sister and stick your arm in it. if it lays flat, you'll be fine. if its bumpy because of the hair you'll probably have to shave. it just depends on how much hair you have
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teacup-bunny Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh this is perfect, I have to make tattoo sleeves for my Cecil cosplay that I'm putting together for a convention I'm going to next month . I kid you not, I am sitting at my computer in full cosplay after a makeup test. Thank you, you have saved me from hours of searching.
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Skarlog Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
You're welcome! These were my Cecil sleeves, coincidentally. If you can please show me how they turn out! 
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BlackReaper789 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
Oh, I'm cosplaying as Cecil...coincidence?
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Skarlog Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
who knows
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HetaLilla Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist
Thank you so much! *-*
I'm planning to make Hollywood Undead cosplays in the future and I also want to do their tattoos. This tutorial is really helpful!
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Skarlog Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
I'm glad it helps! Good luck!
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HetaLilla Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist
Thank you!
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bishiehunterselena Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
THANK YOU!
I was looking at how to make temporary tattoo sleeves for my Cecil cosplay, and you helped me out SO MUCH!
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Skarlog Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
You're welcome! Glad I could help!
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Nandeena Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the part with using the rolled up poster is very clever, although I had massive problems to get the tights off the paper again, as it was all sticking to the paper at the parts I was painting on. Maybe I'll try putting some plastic sheet or something in between next time... Still very helpful, thanks! :)
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Skarlog Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Oh yeah? Mine didn't stick so maybe it's the difference in paint. That's good to know! Plastic, or maybe wax paper should help!
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Nandeena Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to add that I didn't use pencils as you did, but acrylic paint :D Kinda logical that it would stick to the paper then...
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Skarlog Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
Oh yeah. Mine I guess acted more like dye and would be less likely to stick.
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jay42345 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
i came here looking for sleeve tutorials
and i saw you in your cosplay
and i made an inhuman noise

because i am cosplaying cecil too and this is what i needed it for

amazing
so amazing
you look great!!
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Skarlog Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Aw, thanks! <3
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FoxGirl001-of-DoomXD Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
really nice tutorial i will remember to use it when im gonna work on my tatoos ^^
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Skarlog Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Thank you ^^
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Ayashe Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
did you have any issue with the paint/ink rubbing off onto your shirt?
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Skarlog Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
The sharpie rubbed off on my skin. The fabric paint was fine after it dried. I do not recall my shirt getting dirty. I would not wear it fresh though
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nyan-splosion Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just curious, but did you colour them while they were on your arms or still on the poster tube? Great tutorial, by the way. Gonna use this for my Newt cosplay's kaiju tattoos :D
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Skarlog Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
i colored them while on the poster tube. it's a bit difficult, because they slide a little, but I felt it was the best way because I didn't want to be scrubbing marker and fabric paint off my arms for hours.

and woot! newt! send me a pic when you're done!
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Darienite Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Amazing job! I saw another example of a temporary tattoo sleeve using stencils and an airbrush on Youtube called Temporary Classic Style Tattoo Sleeve Application. It's from a designer named Gwen Davis. Check it out - it's really cool!
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mellie-lyn Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Awesome. Looks great.
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Skarlog Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
It was super fun to make!
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