Following is a list of commonly asked questions. If you have a particular question that has not been answered here or in any of our other tutorials, please contact us here with your question.
- Does it hurt when one gets an ITD airbrush tattoo?
- How long does an ITD airbrush tattoos last?
- What kind of paint do you use and how safe is it for the skin?
- What are the advantages of ITD airbrush tattoos over other types of temporary body art?
- What do I need to be up and running with airbrush body art?
- What opportunities can I take advantage of with an airbrush body art business?
- Do your stencils have an adhesive backing?
- What kind of airbrush do you recommend for airbrush body art?
- How do I get the proper training to do airbrush body art?
- I’m looking for a business that will provide the possibility of long term growth. How long do you think the airbrush body art trend will be around?
Does it hurt when one gets an ITD airbrush tattoo?
This is one of our most commonly asked questions. The answer is no! If anything it tickles a little. When the curious minded approach one of our locations for the first time, they immediately notice the artist pointing a shiny chrome gun at the individual being “tattooed”. Since most folks aren’t all that familiar with the airbrush, it is often mistaken for a real tattoo gun. This peaks interest and adds to the intrigue, which in turn helps build huge crowds (and profits). Anyone who has witnessed one of our locations can attest to this.
How long does an ITD airbrush tattoos last?
ITD airbrush tattoo’s last on average 2-5 days and are water resistant. The duration of the tattoo depends mainly on three factors: location of the tattoo on the body,proper care of the tattoo, and skin type (best results are on medium oily skin). It is recommended that one avoid chafing, which might result from tight fitting or damp clothing. There have been a few companies that claim to have superior body paint that will last up to10 days. We have put them to the test only to find their claims to be a lot of hype (not to mention their prices). ITD body paint can be removed instantly with isopropyl alcohol.
What kind of paint do you use and how safe is it for the skin?
ITD formula body paints are designed specifically for application to the skin. Produced in the good old USA using FDA approved non-toxic, instant drying ingredients, ITD formula body paints can be applied with equal success via airbrush or hand brush. One four-ounce bottle of ITD body paint can produce on average around 400 airbrush tattoos. We do not know of a single case where there has been an adverse skin reaction due to the use of ITD formulated body paints.
ITD does not recommend the use of henna products for the following reasons. Many individuals display adverse skin reactions to henna (ranging from mild to quite extreme) creating obvious liability factors to consider. Henna products are not instant drying, thus if the henna design is smeared during the staining and drying process, it will remain in that condition for the duration! Henna products must be mixed for use, and once mixed, they tend to have a very short shelf life. Furthermore henna takes considerably longer to apply than ITD Airbrush Body Art, again making it less cost productive. Henna has a distinct look to it, that for the purpose of realism does not compare with the ITD airbrush Tattoo. Finally, the use of henna requires one to have definite artistic ability, which rules out the majority of entrepreneurs.
What are the advantages of ITD airbrush tattoos over other types of temporary body art?
ITD Airbrush Body Art is by far the most realistic looking temporary Body Art. Rub on tattoos and messy henna products don’t begin to compare. Once available only to the movie and modeling industry (at great cost) ITD has made professional body art products available and affordable to all!
Using ITD Professional Airbrush Body Art Systems, anyone can produce awesome looking body art within seconds! Safe, quick, and easy, retail venders find ITD Airbrush Body Art to be a profitably fun way to make a living!
What do I need to be up and running with airbrush body art?
Basically all you need to perform a good airbrush tattoo is a compressor, airbrush, paint and stencils. There are different level setups depending on what you want to do. If you just want to get started, you can start with one airbrush and black paint. If you’re looking to go all out and set up a business, then you’ll need to have at least five airbrushes and enough stencil designs to appeal to everybody. For more details on getting started, check out our tutorials and our on-line catalogue.
What opportunities can I take advantage of with an airbrush body art business?
The income potential of this business is limited only by your imagination and perseverance. Here are just a few examples: Tourist areas, beach scenes, theme parks, night clubs, malls, corporate parties, private parties, sporting events, grand openings, promotional events, modeling & film shoots, fund raising events, carnivals, street fairs, state & county fairs, and more…. Some vendors are making a comfortable living solely off their airbrush tattoo business, while others use it to make some extra cash on the weekends.
Do your stencils have an adhesive backing?
Absolutely not. We find sticky back stencils to be gross and messy. Who wants a stencil placed on them that has others hair stuck to it! Spray adhesive also defeats the purpose of non-toxic FDA approved ingredients. After experimenting with everything under the sun we have found “ITD 10ml easy clean Mylar” to be the strongest and most efficient stuff to use. At our Vegas locations where speed and cleanliness is everything we use only the best. With a little practice, you will find that the sticky stuff isn’t necessary and it won’t be missed!
What kind of airbrush do you recommend for airbrush body art?
Over the past few years we have experimented with many different types of airbrushes. We have found the Iwata Eclipse HP to be the most functional for our purpose as it has been the most reliable, requiring the least amount of maintenance. The Iwata works well with pigment rich ITD formula Body Paints. If you are using a thinned down variety of paint (they are out there on the market) you might get away with a Vega 2000 or Pache (though these two guns tend to require considerably more maintenance).
The latest fad out there is the multi color all in one airbrush system. With this system all colors are funnelled through to one brush. Since water resistant paints need to be shaken, this system poses an immediate draw back, as all of the paint containers are connected to one mechanism. Also the single gun must be cleaned out before each color change (a three color tattoo will take considerably longer with this system). If you are doing high volume work you may want to have two people spraying, and this would require two systems (very expensive). This airbrush system tends to clog a lot, waste paint, and slow the process down.
How do I get the proper training to do airbrush body art?
For starters you can go to the ITD tutorials on our web site and learn the basics. If you have never used an airbrush you may want to seek out a beginning airbrush course in your area. ITD Airbrush Body Art Business Systems are so user friendly that anyone can learn how to create masterful body art in as little as one day. For a nominal fee, you may attend our 6 hour Airbrush Body Art Boot Camp.Contact us for more information.
I’m looking for a business that will provide the possibility of long term growth. How long do you think the airbrush body art trend will be around?
There is no doubt that tattoos are getting more and more popular. There is a reawakening encompassing all cultures throughout the world in respective indigenous roots. It seems that body art has become a primary means of connecting with and expressing ones heritage. The advantage of temporary body art is that people can experiment without having the long-term consequences. There are many people who would never think of going the permanent route, but will not think twice about trying out a given design a few days. If I had a buck for every time someone approached me at one of our locations with the comment that they wish their tattoo had been temporary, I would be a very wealthy guy! As industry leaders, ITD is looking forward to and planning for long-term growth!