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How to tattoo your tights

This is a tutorial on 'tattooing' tights/stockings. It's an idea I've seen several times on you tube tutorials now but hadn't yet seen it on here, enjoy!

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Here are my supplies. The image I've chosen is a traditional tattoo swallow from a vintage tattoo book I own. I'm using the sleeve to protect the page as I trace.

Here are my supplies. The image I've chosen is a traditional tattoo swallow from a vintage tattoo book I own. I'm using the sleeve to protect the page as I trace.

If you have an image on a sheet of paper you don't mind drawing on, you could use a rolled up news paper wrapped in your image secured with a rubber band.

My book rolled up inside the sleeve.

My book rolled up inside the sleeve.

Taking care not to snag  the nylon, gather your tights toward the toe and carefully stretch over the image.

Taking care not to snag the nylon, gather your tights toward the toe and carefully stretch over the image.

I want the image on the outside ankle I position the image where this is on the stocking.

I want the image on the outside ankle I position the image where this is on the stocking.

Using a sharpie,I traced over the swallow outlining it first then colouring it in.

Using a sharpie,I traced over the swallow outlining it first then colouring it in.

Leave to dry COMPLETLY ( about ten minutes ) then ease the stocking off the roll .

Leave to dry COMPLETLY ( about ten minutes ) then ease the stocking off the roll .

My 'tattoo'

My 'tattoo'

All done! The key is a real tattoo, it shows how effective they are! The nearer to your skin colour the nylons are, the better this will look.

All done! The key is a real tattoo, it shows how effective they are! The nearer to your skin colour the nylons are, the better this will look.

Thanks for viewing ! Xx

  • Tights or stockings
  • Sharpies
  • Image to trace.
  • Plastic sleeve ( from a binder)