Freehand Glitter Tattoo Pumpkin by Zuri FX

It’s sparkling time! I created a freehand glitter tattoo arm design for the Halloween season. I chose this design because it’s a great step by step and there are only 3 main points in a pumpkin. The colors are black, orange, and a little highlight color. These glitter tattoos can last up 2-5 days using the correct adhesive to apply. Before you go ahead and use an adhesive, make sure that it's safe for the skin! 

Step-by-Step Freehand Glitter Tattoo Tutorial

Step 1:

Use a cotton ball and rubbing alcohol to wipe away any dirt or oils on the skin. We want the area as clean as possible. I traced my outline of the pumpkin, candy corn, and spiderweb with black face paint using a size 1 round brush. This is the outline of your design. 

Step 2:

I got a old paint brush that was okay to be thrown away. To apply my adhesive, I went along and traced the outline of my design. I also finished the web with the glue, and I let that dry until the adhesive becomes clear.

Step 3:

Time to apply the GLITTER! Yay! Okay so I used a small eye shadow brush to apply the glitter. Little by little, I packed on the glitter and swiped the glitter away.

Be sure to apply black glitter first. You will do this on the outline of your design. Apply silver glitter second, and do this onto the highlights of your design (the white paint). Lastly, you'll apply orange glitter, and this will go over your base.

As you go through each step, make sure that the glue has dried and settled, before you're ready to move on to the next step. Then, use a large brush to brush off the excess glitter. Make sure you do this over a large surface that can easily be cleaned up, such as a table covered with paper towel.

Materials Used:

Pros Aide Adhesive
Round Brush
Eye Shadow Brush


Zuri Fx Johnson, Makeup and Fx Artist, Kids Face painter, Theater Makeup artist. All levels of makeup she enjoys! Zuri has been a professional makeup artist for ten years. She always wants to enhance your beauty but also turn you into something you couldn't even imagine.

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