Monster Hand Tattoos (A Tutorial)

Monster Hand Tattoos DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com
Just spent the last few days in San Francisco and can’t wait to share our trip. We got back late yesterday afternoon and finished up this fun little project using Silhouette’s temporary tattoo paper:

 

Monster Hand Tattoos DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

I drew these little “monster” parts at Boo’s direction and sized them for the hand and fingers (click below to download the graphics). They can be mixed and matched to create a variety of monster characters:

 

 

Monster Hand Tattoos DIY Tutorial and Free Download via lilblueboo.com

I printed them out onto the tattoo paper using my regular ink jet printer:

 

Monster Hand Tattoos DIY Tutorial and Free Download via lilblueboo.com

The second step is applying the adhesive paper to the back of the freshly printed tattoos…..

Monster Hand Tattoos DIY Tutorial and Free Download via lilblueboo.com

….and using a bone folder or a similar tool to burnish/smooth it onto the paper:

Monster Hand Tattoos DIY Tutorial and Free Download via lilblueboo.com

 

You can use the Silhouette software to cut out your tattoos, but these were so simple (and I was only making one copy) I just used scissors to cut them out:

 

Monster Hand Tattoos DIY Tutorial and Free Download via lilblueboo.com

 

The tattoos are applied just like any other temporary tattoo….by applying a damp cloth to the paper backing:

Monster Hand Tattoos DIY Tutorial and Free Download via lilblueboo.com

The paper backing will slide off and reveal the tattoo:

Monster Hand Tattoos DIY Tutorial and Free Download via lilblueboo.com

 

A finished monster tattoo! Although this one kind of resembles a prehistoric bird, right?

 

Monster Hand Tattoos DIY Tutorial and Free Download via lilblueboo.com

 

Diesel was kind of unsure about it:

 

Monster Hand Tattoos DIY Tutorial and Free Download via lilblueboo.com

Boo chose a tentacled monster yesterday:

Monster Hand Tattoos DIY Tutorial and Free Download via lilblueboo.com

And a snaggle tooth dragon today:

 

Monster Hand Tattoos DIY Tutorial and Free Download via lilblueboo.com

 

A fun way to make tattoo hand puppets!

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  1. 1
    Amanda says:

    So cute! I want to do a ballerina with the legs and feet on the fingers and the body going up onto the hand. She could dance all day long. :)

  2. 2
    Randi says:

    Those are so creative and fun … LOVE them! My little guy will think they’re really great.

  3. 3
    Barbara says:

    Those are so fun! What a cute idea (:

  4. 4

    The cuteste little monsters, I’ve ever seen. Love your site!

  5. 5
    Sarita says:

    They are way too cute! I love the tentacled monster.

  6. 6
    Trisha Miller says:

    Just ordered my silhouette!!! Thank You for the promo and the tutorials Ashley!!!

  7. 7

    Who knew you could buy temporary tattoo paper?? Thanks for the tutorial.

  8. 8
    sam says:

    Ashley,
    i LOVE your monster tattoos. i can’t see where it is i need to download therm. i saved the pdf picture that downloaded but am not able to save it as a jpeg in order to pull it into silhouette studio…any suggestions.