General Questions

Are the tattoos safe and non-toxic?

In contrast to other temporary tattoos that contain toxic chemicals and adhesive materials, Prinker uses specially formulated cosmetic-grade inks to create stunning pieces while still remaining completely skin safe. All our inks were tested as any other cosmetic products and are compliant with FDA and EU Cosmetic Regulations.

Is Prinker cruelty free?

Prinker complies with international cosmetic standards , so none of formulations, ingredients, or finished products were tested on animals.

Are Prinker inks vegan?

Prinker ingredients and finished products do not contain animal ingredients.

Will It Stain My Skin?

Prinker uses cosmetic-grade pigments to deliver intense colors and make your Prinker tattoos look like real ones. Prinker Inks doesn't penetrate deep into the skin making it safer than for example henna. To avoid stains on our clothes, make sure to completely dry and fix Prinker tattoo with Skin Primer.

How do you apply the tattoos designs?

Prinker is a comprehensive temporary tattoo solution that includes Prinker Content Platform (www.prinker.net), Prinker App and Prinker device.

To get a Prinker tattoo, select the image you want to apply in the Prinker App and send it to the Prinker device. Rub device on skin and voila!

If you want to upload your designs or organize designs into lists, visit Prinker Content Platform (www.prinker.net). Lists and designs you create will be visible in Prinker App. Learn more about subscription.

I'd like designs for my event! Can I make my own design?

You can upload your tattoo designs, logos -, slogans and other images using Prinker Content Platform or Prinker App. If you have a Tenderfoot or Showcase plan then you can enjoy unlimited access to upload and sketching functions. B-Back users have limited access to upload feature and can upload up to 20 designs per calendar month


Are they kids safe?

In contrast to other temporary tattoos that contain toxic chemicals and adhesive materials, Prinker uses specially formulated cosmetic-grade inks to create stunning pieces while still remaining completely skin safe. All our inks were tested as any other cosmetic products and are compliant with FDA and EU Cosmetic Regulations.


What are the most common tattoo sizes?

Everything depends on your preferences. Prinker maximum size (W X L)is 0.9 inches and 39 inches. So, you can go for small, cute tattoos or create some very long lettering designs. You can also get creative and create some composite tattoos that includes few different designs put together


Can I add colour to my tattoo?

If you fancy colorful tats, you should get Color Ink Consumable Set. It comes with Left and Right Ink Cartridges that allow you to apply tattoos in full color and even in composite black (mix of yellow, red and blue). Color Ink Consumable Set has enough ink for about 1000 tattoos. Prinker S comes with a bundle Black Ink cartridge that can apply tattoos in black and greyscale.


Are they waterproof?

Prinker Inks are made from cosmetic grade pigments, so in order to make them waterproof you should apply provided Skin Primer before and after applying the tattoo.

Can You Help Me With My Design?

Prinker that are suitable for Prinker temporary tattoo solution should:
- be in .png format
- have a transparent background,
- be at least 15kb in size but not bigger than 5 Mb

Keep in mind that the height of canvas is fixed at 22 mm but you can adjust the length (min. 30 mm, max. 1000 mm).


TIPS! Avoid using very bright pastel colors. When it's possible use contour lines.
Use simple and flat styling resembling the custom Prinker images (sometimes less can be more). Consider trying the FILTER function if you want to use photos, rendered images or photorealistic graphics.

What is Skin Primer and how to use it?

Skin Primer works similarly to a cosmetic primer. It helps to fix ink and enhances the longevity of tattoos.

Before applying a tattoo by Prinker device, spray (app. 30 cm distance) Skin Primer in the place where you want to get a tattoo. To fix applied tattoos you can also spray Skin Primer after ink dries.

Does Prinker Device support IOS ?

Prinker S works with both iOS and Android. However, Prinker Pro isn't compatible only with iOS devices.

How do I maintain my equipment?

Prinker ink is made from cosmetic ingredients. That's why it is more prone to drying than traditional ink-jet printer cartridges. If not used for more than 3-7 days, we recommend removing cartridges from the device. Remember to put on the provided orange cap back and store cartridges in a zip bag that you also were provided.

Can you get replacement ink?

Yes! If you run out of ink, you can order cartridges from the official Prinker store.

Where can I get the skin primer?

Skin Primer is always included when you buy ink refills.

Can it print a photo?

Technically, it is possible but it wouldn't look like a real tattoo though. We recommend using our filter feature to change the photo into a graphic and then get it as a tattoo!

What does it feel like when it’s printing?

There is no particular feeling. The only thing you can sense is small rollers. There are no needles!

Will it stay on material? Can you wash it off?

Prinker was designed for skin application only. Prinker uses cosmetic-grade ink, so applying a tattoo on for example cotton would be similar to smearing lipstick on a T-shirt. You can do it, but you may not be able to wash it off.

Do you need to apply this to an area that has no hair?

You can apply Prinker tattoos on an area with hair.

How do you get extra ink?

If you run out of ink, you can purchase extra ink directly from official Prinker sales channels (e.g. website).