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Difference between stencils??

Post by Tash on Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:52 am

Hi de ho,
I'm wondering if anybody can tell me the specific difference between Glitter tattoo stencils and airbrush tattoo stencils?
Can I use the same stencils for both or not?
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Re: Difference between stencils??

Post by Smiley813622 on Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:58 am

The glitter tattoo stencils are adhesive stencils-to stick on the skin while you are doing the glitter-and have a max usage of 3 times if you are lucky in my case LOL Very Happy

The airbrush/face paint stencils are made of different plastic materials, mylar for example, and do not stick to the skin- they can be used over and over and over

I have not been in the business very long, but from what I do know I don't think it would be very easy to switch the uses...would be very difficult......

does that help?

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Re: Difference between stencils??

Post by Tash on Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:24 am

I meant Airbrush Tattoo stencils the adhesive kind, not for face painting.
I have adhesive stencils for airbrush tattoos aand adhesive stencils for glitter tattoos, and I was looking at the set up Suzy was selling and was wondering if I can use the stencils for airbrushing too.
I'm thinking the difference is probably the quality of the medium - glitter tattoos arn't made to be reused 5-10 times.
Some of the airbrush tattoo stencils can be used an endless amount of times with the right care and cleaning.
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Re: Difference between stencils??

Post by SuzySparkles on Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:06 am

hmmm, I looked up some adhesive airbrush stencils and I guess it would be price... where each glitter tattoo stencil is from .30 - .50 cents and the airbrush stencils are like $4.00 for 4 of them, so like a dollar a piece.

you can get (if you order over 300) 10 glitter tattoo stencils for $4.00 at signature glitter..

and while you said that the airbrush ones are re-usable... it might be harder once glitter and glue get all over them instead of just airbrush paint.

It is nice to see all different types of designs though... Smile
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Re: Difference between stencils??

Post by Tash on Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:18 am

Thanks Suzy,
I was thinking of purchasing your glitter tattoo kit and maybe using the stencils for both. Have you sold it?
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Post by SuzySparkles on Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:21 pm

I just sold it about an hour ago.... Sorry Smile
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Re: Difference between stencils??

Post by Just Jenny on Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:56 pm

The glitter stencils have a sticky back...when you pull it off the skin it takes with it all the top dead cells....take one look at it and decide whether you would want that put on you.....YUCK NO. Yes they will stick several times, but unless you are using it on the same person....only use it once.

Airbrush stencils are made to clean and reuse over and over again. They are thicker with no adhesive on the back. use wash and reuse

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Re: Difference between stencils??

Post by Smiley813622 on Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:45 pm

Good point, Jenny
(just been reusing them with my kidoes...lol)

Also- I did not know they had adhesive type for airbrush?? Interesting! See- you learn something new every day!! flower
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Re: Difference between stencils??

Post by Tash on Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:36 pm

What is the point of wiping everyone with alcohol wipes before application if you are just going to use it once?
( apart from the fact it sticks better )
Dead skin cells are everywhere. We come into contact with them every day, I think if someone is that germ 'aware' they wouldn't want you to touch them to put the tattoo on in the first place.
Maybe it's just me, I'm pretty relaxed about these things...... most aussies are.
I let my kid play in the dirt to build up her own system for fighting germs and viruses, small doses of germs are good for you.
In all my time tattooing with adhesive stencils - which is all of a year...lol - I haven't had anyone question the stencil....even when it's obviously been used and has paint still on on it.
They are also as Suzy pointed out, too expensive not to reuse.
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Re: Difference between stencils??

Post by Tash on Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:41 pm

Just Jenny I would be interested to know what you make of these.
This is what I have worked with.
They are adhesive, when I worked with non adhesive and tried to do more then one color they always moved and it took longer then I would have liked.
I also can't find non sticky ones in this size and range.
Anyway have a look if you get a chance and tell me what you think, I'm interested to know.
http://www.airbrushtattoo.cn/product.asp?SmallClassName=4#

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Re: Difference between stencils??

Post by Pixie Dust Tattoo on Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:18 am

I'm just newly getting into glitter tattoos and came across books of like 100 reusable adhesive airbrush stencils on amazon For around 20 bucks. There are even more on ebay. They are made by masters. I'm still in my practicing stage of perfecting my craft on my kids and all their friends. But I was wondering if these would work cause they would save on supply replacement cost. If someone else wants to give them a shot I would appreciate it lol.
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Re: Difference between stencils??

Post by Sweet Loretta on Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:11 pm

Adhesive stencils are adhesive stencils - period.
The only difference will be in the thickness of the vinyl used to make the stencil. Generally glitter stencils are 2-4 mil and airbrush are 6 mil...but with so many knockoffs and off brand stencils...thickness aka weight may vary....a stencil is a stencil...any thing that works as a stencil can be a stencil. Reusable adhesive is not advised but for those that do it and those brands that claim it, be it glitter or airbrush, your gonna get about 6 good uses from a stencil.


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Re: Difference between stencils??

Post by JJJJJ on Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:03 pm

Tash wrote: "What is the point of wiping everyone with alcohol wipes before application if you are just going to use it once?
( apart from the fact it sticks better )"

You use the alcohol to super-clean the skin and to remove as much natural skin oil as possible before applying the glue and glitter. The alcohol is not to sanitize the skin. The less skin oil, the longer-lasting the tattoo.

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