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Two Week Tattoos FAQ

Our line of semi-permanent tattoos, which we call two week tattoos, are applied the same way our standard temporary tattoos are, but work in a slightly different way: instead of transferring a temporary tattoo layer, a layer of transparent ink is transferred (composed of an extract of gardenia juice), which stains the upper layer of the skin without the use of needles. Our formula is plant based, non toxic and looks very similar to a permanent tattoo.

How to Apply

1. Prepare Skin by Exfoliating

Prepare skin by washing the area thoroughly.

2. Apply Tattoo

Gently peel off the top semi-clear adhesive sheet, and place your tattoo face down onto skin.

3. Dampen the Tattoo

Hold wet cloth against tattoo for 15 seconds.

4. Peel off Backing Paper

Gently peel off paper backing. The Two Week Tattoo will look almost invisible at first, and it will take a few hours until you start to see the tattoo. It can take up to 24 hours for the stain to fully develop into dark blue or black color.

How long does it last?

It depends where you place the two week tattoo, your unique skin chemistry, and how much you clean and exfoliate the skin. Exfoliation can accelerate tattoo stain removal.

On average the tattoo can last up to two weeks (thus the name!), however if you take really good care of it you can stretch it to 3 or 4 weeks.


Avoid showering or moisturizing at least eight hours after applying the tattoo sticker.

Actions such as scrubbing in the shower, swimming in saltwater or massaging with oil will exfoliate the tattoo stain, so we recommend avoiding such actions as much as possible to prolong the life of the tattoo. 

As the tattoo stain continues to develop for the next 24 hours, it can transfer to other body parts. We suggest you keep the tattoo covered for the first night (this can be done with clothing).


Which are the best areas to apply?

We’re glad you asked! Body temperature is a HUGE factor in releasing Jagua dye. People with good blood circulation and higher body temperature normally get better stains. Certain body parts are warmer than others and you’ll find the stain always develops quicker and darker there. These can be different for every person but generally the hands, inside of arms, feet, ankles, abs and neck are the best areas!

This happens because when you’re warm, your skin cells expand as they try to release heat.

What are the ingredients?

Genipa Americana Extract, Polyethylacrylate, Polyvinyl Butyral, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate.

What if I have a reaction to the ink?

Our ink contains ingredients you may not have put on your skin before. For that reason, there's a chance you could get an allergic reaction upon application or of sensitization through repeated use. If a reaction takes place, it’s usually a mild case of contact dermatitis (which causes redness or inflamed skin as a result of irritation). The itchiness/irritation should subside in a few days. You can speed up the healing process by ensuring that the area is properly moisturized and using a steroidal/anti-scarring cream. 

If your symptoms persist, we suggest you contact a doctor.

Is it safe for children?

Should not be used on children under 36 months, and we recommend applying our tattoos on children ages 10 and up.

Is it safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women?

Our ink doesn’t enter the bloodstream, so there shouldn’t be any issues for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. However, if you have any concerns, we always recommend consulting your doctor.

Can I apply on my face?

We do not recommend applying our tattoos to sensitive skin areas, such as the face or genitals, as applying semi-permanent tattoos to sensitive body parts increases the chances of developing a reaction. 

Does it work on all skin tones?


Is this a henna or jagua tattoo?


Our two week semi-permanent tattoos are similar to natural henna, as both are plant based formulas that stain the epidermis (the top layer of the skin). However our tattoos produce a dark-blue/black stain whereas henna is more of a red/brown. Our tattoos are not ‘black henna’ either – which contains harmful chemicals such as PPD. Rest assured our ink is skin safe and non toxic.

Our ink is neither ‘jagua’. Jagua gel contains numerous natural compounds and requires refrigeration.

Our formula isolates the active ingredients from the Genipa Americana fruit and non of the pulp, which gives our product a much longer shelf-life.

Does the ink expire or have a shelf life?

You can locate the ‘best before’ date of your tattoo, by looking at the bottom right corner of the packaging.

Our ink has a shelf life of 6 months and must be stored in a cool dry location. But don’t worry if you use the tattoos after that – they’re not harmful or toxic for your skin, the power of the ink to stain the skin reduces over time. So the sooner are used the better.

Is it vegan and cruelty free?

Two Week Tattoos do not contain any animal products and we are cruelty-free.

Is it gluten free?


Is it halal? Is it kosher?

Our tattoos are breathable and water permeable, which means ablution can be performed with them on.

We recommend using Two Week Tattoos at your own discretion, in accordance with your personal beliefs and practices.