I tried creating my own temporary Harry Potter tattoos and it’s riddikulusly easy

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What a year to be a Potterhead! The 20th anniversary of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ is just around the corner, it’s already ’19 years later’, and the chances are, you’ve already planned a way to celebrate the BEST book series ever.

Re-reads? Sure. Movie marathons? They’re a given. HP! themed parties? OBVIOUSLY.

Whatever you plan on doing, one thing’s for sure – it will definitely require your best robes (and what better way to accessorise them than with Harry Potter tattoos).

Not the real kind, of course. Although, if you do have actual ink we flipping LOVE YOU. What heroes!

No, we’re on about temporary ones – AKA ones your Mum would totally approve of. We’re talking about ones which can be created in the comfort of your own home. WINNER.

Believe it or not, they’re riddicklously easy to make and look SO good. Honestly Potterheads, you’ve got to give it a go – we did!

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What you’ll need

  • Tattoo paper (You can get it from Amazon)
  • Printer
  • Hagrid’s motorbike to make you look like a total TATTOOED BADASS (optional)

So the only thing you really need to make your own Harry Potter tattoos is temporary tattoo paper and a printer. Simple, right?!

We got our pack of tattoo paper from Amazon, but you can also buy it in stores like Hobbycraft.

First we loaded the tattoo paper in the printer. It’s dead simple, but we suggest giving the packaging a quick read before you do.

We then scrolled the web for heaps of Harry Potter-themed temporary tattoos. All it takes is a quick Google and you’ll be met with heaps of different sheets featuring everything from dark marks to Harry’s glasses!

After we decided what images we wanted to use as tattoos, we then laid them out into a word document before flipping the image.

TAKE NOTE, MUGGLES! This is important!

If you’re using images that involve text or numbers.

If you don’t flip the images, they’ll come out back to front when you apply them. Trust us… we made that exact mistake with the first batch we printed.

Once we printed the page, we applied the protective sticky cover to our tattoos. This cover will be included in the box along with the tattoo paper.

It helps preserve the images you’ve printed out, which is, you know, kinda important! It also means you can save the tattoos for later and don’t have to apply them straight away.

When you’re ready to apply the tattoos, simple cut them out. Then peel off the protective sticky cover and stick it onto your skin.

We then used a towel to wet the paper, and, Accio! When you peel it off you’re left with your very own HP! tats.THEY’RE SO MUCH FUN.

Would you make temporary Harry Potter tattoos? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Written by Emma Matthews

Emma is a freelance journalist at MP.

When she’s not writing articles for Maximum Pop!, you’ll find her attending gigs, geeking out over the latest beauty products and reading feminist literature. Hermione is her favourite Harry Potter character - obviously.

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