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Post by Rhondabelle on Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:55 am

Hi all! I've been a lurker for a few weeks while waiting for my kit to arrive Smile It finally got here yesterday but I didn't get a chance to play until this afternoon. So on to my question Smile

The tattoo that I applied this afternoon is already starting to peel around the edges. I did use rubbing alcohol to clean the skin, I did wait a few minutes to let the skin warm up again... I'm wondering if it has something to do with the amount of glue I used? I didn't glob it on, but I'm not sure I used enough... My google-fu is failing me tonight.

I will keep practicing, and experimenting. I don't know the brand of glue, it's the stuff that comes with the kit I purchased; my cousin uses the same stuff & hasn't had a problem and I have sent off an email to her for her thoughts on it but I probably won't hear back until tomorrow.

Thanks all Smile

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Post by TheGildedCat on Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:39 pm

Welcome to the forum!

I haven't had trouble with the glue peeling - that's not how the acrylic pros-aide type glues come off. I suspect you might be using a latex-based glue. Does it smell a bit like ammonia? If so, it's probably latex, which does peel and won't last as well as the acrylic adhesives.
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Post by cattsy on Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:43 pm

Which kit did you purchase?
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Post by PerfectlyPaintedFaces on Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:48 am

You're probably using too much glue. I find they work best with a really thin coat.

You can really see the difference with mica tats:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=301891869855354&set=a.285557751488766.71410.283712625006612&type=3&theater - too much glue, looks kinda of scraggly around the edges and peeled a bit when I tried to lift the stencil.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=301891783188696&set=a.285557751488766.71410.283712625006612&type=3&theater - thin layer of glue, clean edges, good consistency
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Post by Rhondabelle on Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:02 pm

I got my kit from a company in Alberta Canada that is just starting out. The owner is really great about things and very helpful. She also suggested that maybe I put on too much glue. I did some for a client yesterday and they're still holding up, so I'm thinking that everyone is correct Very Happy Thanks so much for the replies!

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