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Post by Psalmbook on Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:16 am

May I just say... I hate doing glitter tattoos. The glitter is a pain to work with, poofer bottles clog, pots spill, argggg! I've given the chore to my(unhappy) daughter(I'm a mean mom).
But, I got some mica & WOW!!!!!! I LOVE IT! It looks so shimmery & soft, is not the horrid mess that glitter is(I'm not leaving a glitter mark on the home that will be there for years). Black mica powder looks so cool & the boys love it 'cause it looks just like a real tattoo! I've also used my Starblends & my Ben Nye Limier Pallet w/ amazing results. They also last so much longer. I had a mica tattoo last a week on my inner arm & I think it would have lasted longer if I hadn't painted over it a few times.
I will be getting a ton more colors & start promoting the tattoos again!
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Post by PerfectlyPaintedFaces on Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:09 am

Mica is AWESOME! I never even bothered with glitter tattoos, went straight for mica because of their lovely shimmery quality. I haven't done any gigs yet, but I've tried them on myself and friends and I love how they look! The lines are so crisp and they feel so smooth to the touch. I can't wait to do a mica tattoo party!
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Post by barbb919 on Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:02 pm

lets see some pictures when you guys have some..I too think the glitter is a big mess..and the mica powders you can use a eye shadow brush ..i love the black mica...makes great looking tattoos...they look almost real
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Post by helena on Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:11 pm

When you use the starblends do you just smoothie it over the stencil, or do you use the glitter glue and then put the starblends on that? (If so, how do you stop the smoothie blender from getting tacky/what do you use to apply?)

Sounds like a great option! cheers
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Post by PerfectlyPaintedFaces on Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:15 pm

Here are two mica tattoos I did:


Hello Kitty with matte black mica + pink glitter.


1UP Mushroom with beautiful shimmery green mica.
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Post by ChangingFaceDesigns on Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:58 pm

I love my glitter tats but I also use the mica as well. I was able to score some discontinued colors from ABA for a $1.00 a piece. They really look nice and certain colors can mimic that of an actual tattoo. Boys really love the mica option. Tats don't seem so girly then.
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Post by flopsietheclown on Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:09 pm

Is the application method the same with mica as with glitter?
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Post by ChaCha on Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:28 pm

Oh wow! I LUV that black! There was a post somewhere that someone found an online shop to buy really inexpensive mica...a candle supply place or something like that? Anyhone know?
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Post by Misha on Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:45 pm

TKB trading is great for mica, nice easy to use site. I tried placing an order with Coastal Scents but it was just horrid to use. never again.
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Post by martha on Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:48 pm

The post is in Face Painting kit as "Did I find cheap mica?"
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Post by ChaCha on Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:48 pm

Thanks Misha and Martha! I feel some shopping coming on Very Happy
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Post by PerfectlyPaintedFaces on Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:16 am

Yes, I got mine at http://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com! I also made a post showing the mica from that site, I think it's called "Mica and glitter haul" so you should be able to find it. Smile The mica is really nice!

Here are the ones I got:
Sparkle 24 Karat Gold Mica Powder
Black Mica Powder
Patagonian Purple Mica Powder
Micro Sparkle White Iridescent Glitter
Golden Bronze Mica Powder
Super Blue Mica Powder
Super Green Mica Powder
Super Red Mica Powder
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Post by Psalmbook on Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:33 am

The application process is pretty much the same as glitter tattoos.

You put on the stencil & then put on the glue. I use the "lip gloss" applicator(not the one w/ the roller, but the one w/ the wand. The roller clogs to easily), not the "nail polish" applicator. I like the "lip gloss" style better as it uses less glue & leaves a smoother surface to work with. The "nail polish" style applicator uses too much glue & leaves your glitter brushes gloppy.

If using Starblends or Ben Nye I use a smoothie. Since the glue layer is so thin, it doesn't leave any glue residue on the smoothie.

If using mica powders I use a brush.

I'll try to get some pics in the future.
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Post by lanezjones on Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:23 am

You seem to have started it so well.......and yeah....glitter tattoos are not really good.....!!!

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Post by veelux on Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:32 pm

does anyone have problem with the excess mica sticking to areas beyond the stencil area? When I brush the excess away, sometimes it will stick to people's skin (maybe they are a bit sweaty of have sunscreen on) but when i try to remove it using alchohol, it won't come off...any tricks?
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Post by EileenF on Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:52 pm

Two words- lint roller! Seriously wonderful working with mica or glitter on sticky skin. With the mica tattoos, it removes the excess mica that would rub off on your customer or anything it comes in contact with. With the glitter tattoos, it picks up any stubborn leftover glitter that isn't part of the tattoo. And don't be afraid of going over the glitter or mica with it- it's already dry and people are even more fascinated that it is on their skin for good. I use the lint roller a lot on stubborn areas like arm creases, glitter that ends up in a woman's cleavage (seriously, it happens!) after tattooing on their collar bones.... works wonders! Just DON'T buy cheap dollar store lint rollers. I learned the hard way. The paper sheets just don't tear right and they aren't as sticky. Try it!
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Post by EileenF on Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:57 pm

Forgot to mention, you can also use the transfer tape (clear layer) from your stencil as well- don't throw it away right after you remove it from the 2nd layer. It works too, but sometimes you need more than just that small square to dab off the excess mica or glitter.
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