A: Theoretically, yes. However, water-based airbrush tattoo paint doesn’t exist.
***Update: I’ve heard rumors of a few artists using theater body paint***
- Water based paint washes off in the shower without the use of alcohol.
- Water treats your skin better. Alcohol dries the skin out by stripping it of its essential oils.
- Water-based paint sweats off. Almost any activity on the model’s part will cause the tattoo to bead and run.
- The lifespan of a water-based airbrush tattoo ranges from a few minutes up to an hour or two. Compare that to the lifespan of an alcohol-based temporary tattoo which ranges from five to ten days.
- Water-based airbrush tattoo paint doesn’t exist as far as I know.
The Guru’s Opinion
- You probably shouldn’t use water-based tattoos on customers. Most customers expect something slightly more permanent airbrush tattoo.
- If you’re still set on using water-based paint for your application, go get em.
- Only use FDA Approved body paint.
- Try looking for water-based special effects makeup since water-based tattoo paint doesn’t exist.
- If you have a great use and find a great paint let me know. I love hearing about new uses.