Reaction Notice: As inkbox formulations contain ingredients you may not have put on your skin before, there is a small risk of allergic reaction upon application, or of sensitization through repeated use. Possible effects include redness, rash, irritation, or in extremely rare cases, scarring. If you experience any reaction either during or after using inkbox, we recommend contacting a medical professional and reporting your reaction to us. We strongly recommend against applying inkbox tattoos to the face, neck, inner bicep and other sensitive skin areas.
Shelf Life: For best results, use within 6 months.
Placement matters: If you apply the tattoo in an area that’s more central to the body, ex: shoulders, back, thighs, this can extend the life of your inkbox! Before applying, you can exfoliate the area to get rid of dead skin, doing so will help the ink penetrate deeper.
Shaving: inkbox tattoos don’t work well on dense hair. Small amounts of hair are fine but we recommend shaving before the application. Do not shave the application area within 24 hours (before or after) of applying. Shaving results in micro-cuts on the skin that increase the risk of adverse skin reactions.
Each body is unique: This map depicts how long inkbox tattoos typically last on certain locations of the body.
Note: We strongly recommend against applying inkbox tattoos to the face, neck, inner bicep and other sensitive skin areas.
1. Peel white backing
From the tab, slowly peel the white backing off of the inkbox (the design should be facing you)
2. Place your tattoo
Place your tattoo sticky-side down. You can only stick it once, so make sure to get it right the first time!
3. Peel the top black layer
Put on gloves and peel off the back inkbox sticker from tab.
4. Wipe with alcohol
Open the small wipe packet and wipe it over the blue fabric. Make sure to dampen the entire blue area, avoiding the white edges on your skin.
5. Zap your cloth
Tear the corner of the cloth bag open. Leave cloth inside bag and microwave for 10 seconds. If the cloth is too hot, let it cool before applying. It should be warm to touch.
Think before you ink: You’re about to hold the cloth for 15 minutes. Once placed, the cloth should not be moved or else it can smudge the tattoo. Firm pressure is key for a perfect tattoo. Carefully lift and move your palm to make sure you get all the corners of the design. If the cloth is dropped or shifted during the application, put it back so that the blue square transferred to the cloth is aligned with the blue square on the inkbox patch
6. Press down on tattoo
Holding the cloth, apply pressure to your tattoo for 15 minutes. Change the position of your hand during this time to distribute pressure evenly. Don’t let the cloth move!
7. Peel the tattoo
After 15 minutes, peel the inkbox off slowly in the direction your hair grows. If part of the adhesive remains stuck to your skin, peel it off after rinsing.
8. Gently wash the area
After peeling, wait 5 minutes to let the area dry. Gently rinse your skin with soap and water to remove excess ink. Pat the area dry.
9. You’re done!
Your tattoo will develop in 24-36 hours. Watch the magic happen!
Pro tip: A hot shower may help help the tattoo develop on the first night.
Aftercare: Your tattoo will develop over 24-36 hours. While you’re sleeping during the first 24-hour period, please wear loose clothing to cover your tattoo to avoid reprinting and smudging. Keeping your skin well-moisturized is the number one way to help your tattoo last as long as possible. Once the tattoo has fully developed, moisturize your skin daily and avoid scrubbing the area.
You can also check our Youtube for application videos!