Absolutely! Flash Tattoos are non-toxic and safe for all ages, though we don’t recommend them for ages 3 and under. All Flash Tattoos pass safety standards for the cosmetic and toy product industries and meet all U.S. and international regulatory requirements. Do not apply to sensitive skin, near eyes, or if you are allergic to adhesives.
Flash Tattoos will last about 2-6 days, depending on where they are placed and how well you take care of them. To care for your tattoos, avoid putting soaps, sunscreens, lotions and oils near or on the them. These types of oil-based substances degrade the adhesive.

You will be amazed by how quick and easy it is to apply your Flash Tattoo with the help of a little water. You want to make sure your skin is clean, dry and free of any oils or the tattoo will not adhere. If you have lotion or any products on (even from hours earlier), use a little soap and water or a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol to clean the area.

Cut out the tattoo as close to the edge as possible (this is important later when you need to line it up). Party bundles, personalized, and custom tattoos are pre-cut for easy application, so no cutting necessary. If you are applying a band that will be worn as a bracelet, anklet or arm band, trim the tattoo to size if it needs to be adjusted while the protective liner is still in place. Once it is properly trimmed, remove the clear sheet.

Place the tattoo face down on your skin and hold a wet cloth against it for about 30 seconds. Peel the paper aside then pat gently with the wet cloth. Tada! Be sure not to twist or stretch skin until the tattoo has had time to set (at least 20 minutes) to avoid cracking. Flash Tattoos look best after they have had an hour or two to set into the skin.

Yes, they are! Make sure to apply them to completely dry skin and let them set for about 30 minutes to ensure the adhesive has had time to set. Then go ahead and hop in that ocean, pool, or shower. Just remember to keep oil-based lotions, sunscreens, body wash, etc off your tats to make them last as long as possible!
Yes! But we think that they look pretty cool… Flash Tans!
Sure! You just want to apply them after the color has set and you have taken a shower to rinse off any lotion residue. Once your skin is tanned and clean, you can apply a Flash Tattoo as you normally would.
To remove your Flash Tattoo, simply soak your skin in baby oil, olive oil or coconut oil for one minute then gently scrub off. Repeat as necessary. Apply lotion to moisturize and soothe the skin area. You can also click here to purchase our Flash Off remover wipes to quickly and easily remove temporary tattoos.
Each collection is uniquely designed in-house by Flash Tattoos, and features original themes and art inspired by our travels, exploring different cultures, and current trends. Each collection is named based on the mood of the designs, favorite destinations, or inspirational people. For example, the Sofia collection was inspired after a visit to the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and the Sheebani collection was named after the orphan that inspired the start of The Miracle Foundation, which receives 5% of the proceeds from each Sheebani collection purchase.
Yes, we’re the brand that launched a thousand copycats! We like to think that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery… but to be honest, it’s pretty tough when the majority of the knock-offs use bad quality materials that don’t last, steal our photography, and copy our original designs. Don’t be fooled by all the fake Flash out there, babes. Stick with the original, and you’ll be shining with the best of them!
Of course! Flash Tattoos are for everyone. For best results, wear your Flash Tattoos in a place that doesn’t have much body hair since that can get in the way of the adhesive sticking to your skin.
Yes, you can now shine in custom Flash Tattoos…hooray! Shop fully custom party tats, fully custom packs, and personalized (semi-custom) design options for your next special event or promotion.
Personalized is a way to semi-customize your Flash Tattoos, meaning that we offer pre-designed templates that you can personalize with your own text and/or color choices. The fonts and layout however, are pre-set. If you have original art that you’d like to turn into a tattoo, then custom tattoos are the best option for you.

Same top quality materials, same beautiful shine, but the big difference is where and how you’ll be getting Flashy!

Flash Tattoos packs include big sheets filled with a variety of tattoos that will need to be cut out when applied. You’ll usually see more body jewelry and larger designs with ‘wow’ factor featured in the packs. Custom Flash Tattoos packs are ideal for creating exclusive retail opportunities, impressive branded gifts, and more.

Party tats are individual pre-cut Flash Tattoos that are specially designed to make application at events easy, quick, organized, and fun. No more making a mess cutting up big tattoo sheets! Apply party tats to guests at events, give them out as party favors, use them to promote your biz, use as a gift with purchase...the sky is the limit!

Unfortunately, we’re not able to create the art for the tattoos at this time. We recommend contacting local art schools, community listings like Craigslist, or freelance websites to hire a designer if you need some help.

When preparing your artwork for submission, please use the following guidelines:

• Artwork should be colorized in the way that you wish the tattoo to appear when printed. You may specify gold foil with #cfae24, silver foil with #c8c4b7, and any regular CMYK color that you choose. Our advice? Choose colors that strongly contrast with a wide range of skin tones, and perhaps consider outlining your art to create a strong contrast with skin.
• Allow at least a 1/8” (3mm) margin for trimming.
• All fonts must be outlined.
• Avoid super fine lines and very small details, as they are too delicate for printing and tattoo application. All strokes should be .25pt at a minimum.
• Save the file in a vector format, such as .SVG, .AI (Adobe Illustrator), or .EPS. If a vector version is not available and the art was created in Adobe Photoshop or a similar program, the design may be submitted in the highest resolution possible in .JPEG or .PDF format (minimum of 300 dpi). Please DO NOT paste JPEG images into Adobe Illustrator.
Yes! Click here to order a random assortment of sample tattoos and we'll get it mailed to you in a Flash! We will pick a few designs from our stock that will give you a good representation of size and coloring. Samples are $6 and include free shipping on domestic orders over $45. A $6.00 discount coupon code will be provided to you for use on your first custom order.
Once your order is placed, a digital proof will be sent within 48 hours via email. This proof will verify the copy, colors and the size of your design. Please carefully review the proof before checking the box stating that the design is approved. If edits are required, please reply to email with a detailed description in the box provided so that we can clear up any issues immediately and avoid any delays or mistakes on your custom Flash Tattoo. Live preview (DIY)personalized party tat orders do not include additional email proof. For DIY live preview personalized tattoos proof is approved before order is placed.
Fully custom tattoos are available in metallic gold foil, metallic silver foil, and regular CMYK colors. There is no limit to how many colors or metallic foils you can include in your design, so have fun dreaming up the perfect color palette to create tattoos that are uniquely yours! We can print any CMYK color you want if your art is pre-colored and ready to print!
All our party tats include a complimentary generic back side printed in grayscale, complete with helpful info on how to apply and remove your tats. We offer the option to upgrade the back of your personalized and custom party tats with a pre-set template that includes several lines for a message, hashtag and website, a cute little icon, and short n’ sweet application and removal instructions.
Each Flash Tattoo will be individually cut to size for easy application, and the tattoos will be banded together in a stack for mailing. We recommend displaying them in mini dishes or trays for events.
Our custom orders have a minimum quantity of 200 units per design, and personalized is 50 units per design. None of the options listed above can be divided up between different designs at this time.
We love working with creative types all around the world! While we’re not looking to add a new designer to our team at the moment, we love collaborating, hearing your thoughts, and what designs you want to see in future collections!
Flash Tattoo orders are generally processed and shipped within 1-3 business days of order placement. Domestic orders may take up to 7-10 business days to arrive depending upon shipping method selected at checkout (*excludes custom or personalized products-see below). For international orders, it can take 15 or more business days to arrive depending upon ship to location. For more information about shipping costs and what countries we ship to, please see our shipping guidelines.
Total timeline for custom or personalized product order delivery is 4-5 weeks once your proof is approved. You will receive an email notification with tracking information once your order has shipped. It is from this date that your request for expedited shipping will occur. *Please note your order shipment date may be delayed if waiting for proof approval.
For Custom and Personalized orders, there is always a 4-5 week turnaround as the tattoos are custom printed with your unique design. Once your tattoos print, we can ship them out via Priority Express or Priority Mail for faster shipping. Click here to view shipping time and rates for domestic and international shipments. We highly recommend exploring our party tats for in-stock options for when you need Flash Tattoos in a hurry.
Yes – we love getting people Flashy all around the globe! Flash Tattoos offers real time shipping rates for all international orders. Transit times vary based upon the shipping destination and service selected at checkout. For more information about transit times, carrier options and what countries we ship to, please see our shipping guidelines. *Please note that any taxes/duties due upon International delivery are the sole responsibility of the purchaser and will vary from country to country. Contact your local customs office for details
If your organization qualifies for tax exempt status, please follow the steps listed below to place your tax exempt order. First step is to create an account on Flashtat.com by clicking here. After your account has successfully been created, email Support@flashtat.com and attach your tax-exempt form with EIN and include name listed on your Flash Tattoos store account. If your account is approved for tax-exempt orders our Support team will notify you via email and your account will be updated accordingly. Final step after email approval is to log onto your account and place a Flash Tattoos order. Texas sales tax will not be charged on qualifying approved tax-exempt account orders.
That’s an awesome idea! We aren’t able to extend bulk discounts on our full packs, but we’ve got some awesome custom and personalized products perfect for any event available. Shop our ready to ship party tats that are perfect for those moments when you need a quick Flash fix that displays beautifully at events without the mess of cutting up tattoo sheets.*If you are looking to place a large bulk order for events or looking for more quantity than listed as available on Flash Tattoos website please contact custom@flashtat.com and include item style, order quantity and event details.
We aren’t currently able to send reps to work your private event. We recommend asking a friend or hiring someone to help your guests apply the tattoos. Flash Tattoos are very easy to apply with the right tools…anyone can do it in a few simple steps! For application tips, scroll up to learn a little more about how to apply Flash Tattoos.
To set up a Flash Tattoo bar, you’ll need 1-2 spray bottles filled with regular water to apply the tattoos, a couple washcloths to dry your guests after applying the tattoo, a trash can, a pair of scissors, and a few small dishes/mini vases or tray to display the Flash Tattoos. You can easily find these items at your local Dollar Store, Target, etc.
At this time, we’re only able to extend wholesale pricing to approved retail boutiques. We are so grateful and flattered that you love our brand that much... you all are the best!
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