FAQs

What type of design do I need to provide?

Ultimately, your design will end up on a transparent background once it’s printed. Our designer allows you to edit the image size and add text and shapes, but not remove parts of a design. We know that it’s not always easy to remove the background from your design but we can help! Just add details about anything you want removed in the design notes section before you add to cart and we’ll take care of it!

We do not accept tattoos on people’s bodies as it’s just too difficult to deliver a great product (plus we don’t want to steal artists’ hard work)! Images that are exclusively white ink should be avoided as well, as they will print transparently. Please avoid making complex requests for design changes, as they may result in your design being put on hold.

If you are interested in working with one of our Tattoo Artists to create a completely new piece please submit the ‘Work With Artist’ form on the Get Started page.

What if my tattoo is really complex or has a lot of colors?

We’re so excited to be working with really unique, colorful, and complex designs. We typically work with tattoos 6×6 inches or less, depending on the location of the tattoo. For instance, a 6×6 inch tattoo on your leg will come out much better than one on your shoulder. We are still working toward a great product for sleeves and large back-to-shoulder tattoos, but we typically have no issues with most other designs!

How large can you do? Sleeves?

We max out at ~9×14 inches. Large designs and sleeves are a bit tricky as it raises the complexity during application and increases the likelihood of friction. But if you’re simply looking to get an idea of what your large design is going to look like before the permanent version, this will definitely help! If you need to go even larger, try splitting your design into smaller pieces.

Is this like a temporary tattoo?

We’ve bridged the gap between temporary tattoos and real tattoos. Our proprietary process enables us to utilize the same technology behind the highest-quality temporary tattoos available – those that run through an offset printing process by the 1000s. We take that same technology and combine it with our proprietary Sealing and Matting solution, Real Teal™, to give you a realistic, custom tattoo that looks exactly like the real thing (seriously).

Is this safe?

Because our product is coming in contact with the skin, we took the safety concerns very seriously. During active development, we consulted with a chemist, a health practitioner and several printing professionals who all agreed that the ink in contact with the skin is of little worry because of the limited exposure (3-10 days) and the underlying adhesive substrate, which bonds the ink to the skin (and is widely distributed for children’s temporary tattoos), as well as the sealing solution that contacts the outside edges of the tattoo, all of which are FDA approved. That said, we recommend those with chemical sensitivities to test a small portion before applying a full tattoo.

When will I get my tattoo?

Orders ship next business day, domestic delivery is usually 3-5 days. International delivery takes 1-2 weeks depending on the destination country. Tracking is provided for all orders.
Please be advised when ordering a custom design that they can take a little longer. Any additional instructions on custom designs may add up to 4-5 days for order processing- but don’t worry, we promise it will be worth the wait!

How does your money back guarantee work?

If you’re not happy with your Momentary Ink tattoo, let us know and we’ll happily refund your money. We may even give you a little extra out of sheer embarrassment.

How do I apply my tattoo?

It’s super simple! Check it out here:

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How long will my tattoo last?

There are quite a few factors – like the detail in your tattoo, where it’s applied on your body, how well you take care of it, etc. – that go into how long it will last. That said, you can expect your tattoo to last anywhere from 2-5 days (though some customers have worn their design for weeks!). We’ll provide some tips on how to make it last as long as possible with your shipment! The first 24 hours are most sensitive so be sure to avoid friction with your Momentary Ink during this period.

How do I remove my tattoo?

A little bit of baby oil will do the trick. Also feel free to rub it off in the shower!

Can I change or cancel my order?

Definitely! Just shoot us a message and we’ll get it taken care of lickity split.

Do you ship internationally?

We sure do! $6 anywhere outside the U.S. and you’re good.

Do you offer bulk discounts?

We LOVE helping out with large events – weddings, parties, corporate events – you name it! You can now order up to 100 Momentary Ink tattoos on our site or contact us for orders over 100.

I run a tattoo shop or other type of business and I would love to offer your product!

We’re pumped to work with you and your shop! Shoot us an email at support@momentaryink.com and we’ll get back to you ASAP!