Saturday, September 1, 2012

☆Tattoo Tights☆ Trendy Tutorial!


Helloo everyone~~! So sorry that I missed a week! Last weekend ended up being super busy, and so did my week! I ended up staying after school just about every day this week, which totally cut down on my ability to do a blog post. I'm still going to try to post as often as possible, but I'm a lot more busy now, so bare with me! Anyways~ Last night I finally made myself a pair of Tattoo Tights! In case you don't know of them, Tattoo Tights are sheer stockings with sections colored in black/whatever color that have totally been trending lately in J street fashion! Since the tights are totally clear or skin toned, it appears like a tattoo! It's such a cool concept and always looks killer worn ( here are a few examples) that of course I had to jump on that bandwagon.

But no way am I paying a ton of money for them! anything over $10 for these is unacceptable for me, and ordering them online almost guarantees that due to shipping ; A ;! Luckily they're not hard to DIY at all~ They're so simple, but I thought I would put together a small tutorial or something in case you want to know exactly what I did for these ones~ ;u;!



So here's what you need~ 
☆Paper (preferably thick; I used a page from the sketchbook where I did the design)
☆Pen or Pencil
☆Sharpie in whichever color you want your "tattoo" to be~
☆Sheer tights/pantyhose 
☆Optional: star/heart/whatever you want templates
☆Scissors


So~ first you draw out the parts of your tattoo. You'll have to place these sections under your tights and draw over them, so I just drew an outline, and then cut them into the sections I needed.


After that, you basically wear your tights, slip the papers underneath and place them where you want the design to go, and color it in with sharpie! You have to wear them while you do this so that the design turns up the right size and in the right place. It's also important to use the paper and not just color in the designs, because the ink does go through the tights!! You don't want to get sharpie all over yourself (though it will was off if you get a little on you)!

Basically just keep on replacing your hearts/ stars/ whatever design you want! within your tights and coloring over em with your sharpie until you're done! it comes out looking really great, even if you're coloring doesn't seem totally consistent.


This is what mine looked like after I took them off! Super cool right? The best part is I can easily add more to these if I ever feel like it, and they only cost as much as regular sheer pantyhose! score~!

And here they are on~




I can't wait to properly coordinate with these! I'll be sure to show you guys my outfits with them soon!!

Thanks for stoppin' by ~☆!

20 comments:

  1. I saw somewhere a good idea if you want to freehand the design: wear opaque black stockings under! That way you still don't get ink on your leg.

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    1. Oh, thats another great idea! I feel like it would be hard to see the design though? Maybe I'll try it out~

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  2. I will have to try with clothes paints =3 I think that if I put a bit of water on the painting I can draw in the tighs perfectly *-*

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    1. I didn't have any on hand, so I didn't use it! I'd love to see that though~!

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  3. This is cool,I'll definitely be trying it out!

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  4. Omigosh! Thanks so much for this tutorial! >u<♥
    I've been wanting tights like these for the loongest time! (But as you said, they're always so expensive. >:T ...No way am I playing $15 - $30 for a pair.)

    I will definitely have to try this out! ♪

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    1. I'm glad it's helpful eeee~~~! They're just way too expensive, right?

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  5. I love this, it's so cute! Thanks for the tutorial! (Also I think I have that shirt xD)

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  6. Such cute stockings! ♥ And this is a brilliant idea! I can't wait to try it~ Thank you!

    ~ Kieli ~

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  7. So awesome! I think I may have to make some =3

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    1. You totally should! Its a fun project ;u;!!

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  8. So awesome!! I wanna run to give this a try right now~ (lol I wish but I don't have my own car...or a licence XD..) Lucky for me I did pick up so many really cute colored sharpies lately! The panty hoes blended so perfectly into your skin tone! Do you think it would work the same with me since I have really pale legs? XD

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    1. I hope youre able to try it soon!! ;u;! I just picked panyhose that matched my skin pretty well when I went shopping. There are usually a few different choices since theyre meant to be sheer and match anyone, so you should be able to find some ;u;!

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  9. OMG! I never thought of making my own. Great idea. I'm goin to give this a try soon.

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  10. I am totally making some of these!! (^∇^)♪ Sailor Moon tights, what do you say? :3

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