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How to Create Glitter Tattoos with Stencils 
3 party vinyl Stencils and Acrylic Body Glue

Waterproof, Bright and Sparkly, Lasts 1-5 days on average




  • No drawing required
  • Fast, easy, fun!
  • Waterproof
  • Bright, Colorful and Sparkly
  • Lasts 1-5 days on average



step-supplies.pngGather your Supplies

  • 3 Part Vinyl Stencils
  • Acrylic Body Adhesive in Wand Applicator
  • Cosmetic Polyester Glitter Powder
  • Alcohol Swabs
  • Toothpicks, optional
  • Brush

step-1a.pngApply the Stencil

 Start with CLEAN, dry skin! Wash skin with rubbing alcohol and choose a hair-free location for best results. Let the skin dry thoroughly.

  • Choose your stencil. These are 3 part vinyl stencils created especially for glitter tattoos
  • Carefully remove the white backing layer of the stencil to reveal the adhesive, leaving the clear layer in place. 
  • Place the stencil on the skin, sticky side down. Gently smooth the stencil onto the skin.  Rub firmly over the entire stencil, make sure the stencil is fully and completely adhered to the skin. *The stencils work best on warm skin.


step-2.pngPeel off top layer of the Stencil

  • Starting from a top corner, carefully remove the clear transfer tape from the top layer of the stencil. Using your fingernail, pull one of the top edges and slowly roll it down and away from the vinyl stencil. If a piece of the stencil sticks to the transfer tape, just lay it back on the skin, press it down again and then continue removing the top layer. 

 step-3.png Apply Glue 

We LOVE using the applicator wands with liquid body glue (latex-free) for glitter tattoos! 

  • Apply a thin, even coat of adhesive to the skin, moving from the edge of the stencil inward.
  • Apply a light, smooth layer of glue to the skin. More is not better! The thicker glue applications will dry raised and will rub off quickly. A smooth, even coat will create a longer lasting glitter tattoo


step-4.pngApply Glitter 

 Allow the adhesive to dry briefly to prevent smears. You’re now ready to apply the glitter!

*You can apply glitter to wet glue, partially dry glue, or fully dry glue. You’ll know it’s dry when it’s gone from white to clear.


  • Apply glitter!
  • Apply a generous amount of glitter directly to the adhesive
  • Pour on using a luer lock bottle cap (our favorite method)
  • Poof on Glitter from a poof bottle
  • Pour on from an open bottle
  • Dip with a brush


  • Gently rub the glitter onto the glue/skin with your fingers or a brush to make sure it’s fully adhering to the adhesive.
  • Brush off excess glitter


  • Remove the stencil by peeling up an edge and rolling the stencil back on itself. A toothpick can be used to help pull off any stubborn pieces. 
  • Brush off excess glitter. 


  • Sparkly glitter tattoos will last up to a week! 





Remove with

  • Isopropyl myristate
  • Make-up remover
  • Scrub off after a soak in the bath
  • Store stencils in a cool location
  • Store adhesive carefully! Do not allow to get cold or it will turn into a solid rubber ball forever.


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