Becoming a Glitter Tattoo Artist

Ever since I was little, I’ve always liked temporary tattoos. I would always find new ones in the store and I was usually the one covered in them at school. I’ve loved temporary ones more than permanent ones in the past because with temporary tattoos, it allows you to change your mind. They’re also great tools when you’re older in decided on permanent tattoos.

I became a glitter tattoo artist with GlitZGlam in July of 2012. As with all things, the first few I did were a bit weird. After some more practice, I was completely hooked. I ended up having two on each arm and one on each ankle when I was first starting. I felt like a kid again because it was so fun seeing all the different designs and colors to choose from.

One of the things I find amazing about glitter tattoos and the designs we have, they really are for any age.

With the variety of stencils that we offer, there is honestly something for everyone. It brings out everyone’s creativity and it’s always fun to see what they choose.

Some of my favorite customers at the kiosk have been families with multiple generations. I’ve done them on grandparents, parents, teens, and kids. The designs they choose are always such a variety that it always stays unique to everyone.

I’ve always been hesitant when it comes to claims of temporary tattoos, especially glitter tattoos, when someone would tell me that they lasted for up to 7 days. It’s been my experience that it ends up depending on your skin type on how long they last. Our body glue is hypoallergenic and waterproof, and after working with our product, I didn’t doubt it at all.

I have quite dry and very sensitive skin and even with showering, I had one last for almost a month. I’ve never had an irritation from the body glue either. If you have mildly to very oily skin, you will still have up to 7 days, or more in some cases, to enjoy your glitter tattoo. Just make sure not to use soap or lotion directly on it.

If you’re looking for a new and fun activity to feature at a party or event, hiring a glitter tattoo artist is always a hit. I’ve been a glitter tattoo artist at a few different events and it’s never boring. Getting to see and talk to all of the kids, and their parents, is always fun. It’s always entertaining listening to kids deciding which ones they want because it is surprisingly hard to pick just one.

It’s simple enough to become a glitter tattoo artist yourself as well.

Once you have a kit, it just takes some practice. Our stencils are reusable, so it lets you create more than one colorful glitter tattoo with that stencil. With the addition of our new added stencil packs and glitter 4 packs, the possibilities are endless. You too can be creating fun and colorful glitter tattoos!

Being a glitter tattoo artist has honestly been the funnest job I’ve ever had. I work most of the time at the Topanga Plaza in Canoga Park, CA, so there are quite a few kids, teens, and even parents that I see on a regular basis. They are always coming back to show me the tattoos they did themselves or wanting another one done. Once you get one, you’re hooked! They’re such a fun way to show your creativity that you’ll always be coming up with new glitter tattoo ideas.

If you live in the Los Angeles area, stop by! We have locations at the Topanga Plaza in Canoga Park, the Northridge Fashion Center, and the Sherman Oaks Galleria. All three of our kiosks also feature a glitter tattoo station. We also offer all of our products on our website,, so you can become a glitter tattoo artist wherever you are!

Anie Dee is a professional glitter tattoo artist at GlitZGlam Body Art


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