- 09/29/2017 at 5:58 PM #13245adminlovedollKeymaster
TPE DOLLS TATTOOS & PIERCINGS
Tattoo TPE Dolls is indeed possible! You can enhance and customize your sex doll look with tattoos and piercings. The only limit is your imagination and creativity! Checkout also our TPE Doll piercing tutorial, as well as how to tattoo TPE Dolls below:
Due to the type of material (Thermoplastic Elastomer), 3 options are available so far:
OPTION #1 – TATTOO SLEEVES:
Tattoo sleeve (simplest option): “Tattoo sleeves”, or “body art stockings” look real & seamless; easy slip on & off. Made out of Stretchable fabric material (usually nylon & spandex). Unisex and one size fits most.
OPTION #2 – TEMPORARY TATTOO DECALS (BEST WAY):
Tattoo TPE Dolls with temporary decals:Decals, like the one you were getting on gums as a kid, but of much higher quality, turn out to hold better on TPE than on human skin.
Decals additionally are cheap to acquire, and can be washed off easily without leaving marks on your doll skin. We consider this method to be the optimal way to tattoo TPE Dolls.
Checkout our awesome tattoo decal selection here! Over 150 high quality and waterproof tattoo decals to choose from.
PLEASE NOTE: Make sure to avoid applying decal tattoos on parts which are covered by clothings, as too much friction with the fabric will rip off the decal.
If the tattoo decal is ripping off, it is easy to stick it back up with a bit of water, by applying it on the damaged area with your fingers. Please see the below tutorial on how to tattoo TPE Dolls and apply tattoo decals to thermoplastic elastomer
2.1. HOW TO TATTOO TPE DOLLS – APPLY DECALS:
Estimated Time: 15-20 minutes • Difficulty: Medium
APPLYING A TATTOO DECAL
STEP 1 – Clean the area thoroughly with rubbing alcohol or soap and water.
Make sure that the TPE area is clean of all dust or the decal will not apply well.
STEP 2 – Peel off the clear backing. At this point, your tattoo is protected by a thin layer of clear plastic. Carefully pick this off.
You should be able to see the brightly-colored, mirror-image version of the tattoo you are planning to apply onto your TPE Doll skin.
STEP 3 -Place the image face side down onto your TPE Doll’s skin. Confirm that you want to apply the tattoo to the spot you just cleaned, then place the face side against the TPE.
Do not wiggle the decal around. Just hold it firmly in place while you move on to the next step.
STEP 4 – Press a warm damp cloth or sponge over the tattoo paper. Take a piece of fabric or a sponge that is neither bone dry nor soaking wet, and push it firmly against the backing of your tattoo.
Hold it in place, and do not let it slip around, even if it wants to.
STEP 5 – Hold for at least 60 seconds. To get the most complete image, you will need a bit of patience.
Do not remove the cloth or the paper backing from your TPE Doll until a full minute has passed. Avoid moving the hand pressing the area.
STEP 6 – Gently peel off the paper. Start by lifting a single corner of the backing in order to peek at the tattoo.
If the image looks weird, or is not sticking correctly onto your doll’s skin, put the cloth or sponge back on, and wait for another 30 seconds. If it does look good, then continue to slowly peel off the paper. You can also gently scratch the paper to have it hold to the TPE.
PRO TIP: Keep a bowl of water nearby and dip your index in it while removing the tattoo decal paper. You can use your wet finger and gently pass in onto areas of the tattoos that would not be neat, and to remove potential air bubbles.
STEP 7 – Wait for the tattoo to dry. Keep being patient for around ten minutes.
Resist the urge to poke your doll’s temporary tattoo. Avoid stretching her skin to avoid wrinkling or smearing the tattoo.
STEP 8 – Dab on a bit of water-based lotion. To make your tattoo last even longer, hydrate your doll’s skin by gently patting a bit of thin cream or lotion on top.
Avoid thick, oil-based moisturizers, like petroleum jelly, which may smear the tattoo.
If you want, you can dust baby powder over the top of the tattoo as well, to make it look more matte and realistic.
Tattoo decals holds much better on TPE than on human skin, which has repellent natural oil.
You can extend a tattoo decal lifespan by applying a waterproof, liquid bandage over it. This will protect the tattoo from coming off while you clean your doll.
HOW TO REMOVE TATTOO DECALS
Estimated Time: 15-20 minutes • Difficulty: Very Easy
Removing tattoo decals can seem complicated if you aren’t using the right items. Shy away from traditional methods that only work for human skin, not TPE.
What you need: Transparent duct tape
Before you proceed, make sure of your tape quality and that its glue won’t stick on your doll skin.
Simply place the duct tape onto the tattoo decal and gently pull it off. The whole tattoo should come off at once.
OPTION #3 – PERMANENT TPE INK (PAD PRINTING):
Pad printing method is needed for such tattoos. Permanent Ink (complicated & costly): to be able to tattoo TPE Dolls permanently, without any bleeding or erasing, you will require solvent based printing ink type “TP 253” and “TP 273/T“.
It is also important to note that it also always requires pre-treatment as Thermoplastic Elastomer is mostly water based.
Silicone derivative flow agents must be used in order to reduce the high surface tension of the water, which has a negative influence on adhesion properties.
Pretreatment with “Adhesion Promoter PP” will be essential to achieve good adhesion, not only as a primer but also as cleaning agent.
This method is quite costly and complicated, and is not the best recommended way on how to tattoo TPE Dolls.
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