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About production and delivery time of the temporary tattoos

The production and delivery can take up about 5 or 6 weeks before the tattoo will be delivered at your doorstep.

There are a few reasons for this, and to help explain, here is a quick look at the printing process.

It's important to know that your tattoos will not be printed individually. They are grouped together with other temporary tattoo orders in large press runs in order to get the best possible pricing. The tattoos ordered in Europe will be processed through Canada and together with their tattoos send on to the printer, who will deliver straight to  us in Europe to avoid extra costs and time.

Once the art is received in pur mailbox, it is then processed. Your design is laid out on a large sheet with the other tattoos on that press run. Printing plates are then made, and the sheet is printed numerous times in order to create the quantities everyone is requesting.

After the paper backings and the 4 printing colors (Cyan, Yellow, Magenta and Black) are printed, the inks are left to dry. The inks used in temporary tattoos are a combination of vegetable dyes, and the big trade-off for being 100% safe is that they take much much longer to dry than any other types of commercial ink.

After 3-5 days drying time, the tattoo adhesive is printed over top of the inks. They are then sealed with a plastic cover, cut, packaged, and shipped out to you.

The entire process takes between 5 and 7 days, not taking into account any delays in drying time or artwork hold-ups. As you can see, it's all about timing!

Please keep in mind that while we can aim to have your tattoos to you by a specific date, it is not possible for us to guarantee an exact date of delivery. As written above temporary tattoos are printed with vegetable dyes which have extremely long drying times and occasionally we require an extra day or two before we can ship out the tattoos. This is because tattoos shipped with wet ink appear to have drastically faded or blotchy colors, and are often considered to be of unacceptable quality.

When time is tight, please make your required delivery date perfectly clear to us so we can advise you best as to what your options are!

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