Monday, February 7, 2011

PSA: Tattoo Removal

Saturday night was the local Daddy/Daughter dance and WC was SO excited.

About 2 pm, I told her we'd better get her bath done and hair washed so we could have time to get it dried and curled.

She undressed, climbed into the bathtub and I did a double-take...... there was a giant pirate tattoo on her forearm, and since her dress was short-sleeved, that was a problem! (I had no idea the tattoo was there, since she is quite skilled at applying them herself and often does it on the downlow.)

(note this is not a pic from Saturday, just a prior pic showing an illustration of her love of tattoos)

We usually just let them wear off, so I don't have much experience with removal..... I knew that baby oil worked, but we don't have any of that around. I tried some eye makeup remover, shampoo, conditioner.... all to no avail.

I finally smeared some Aquaphor on there and scrubbed with a washcloth- and eureka! it worked. Phew. Crisis averted. File that info away for later use- you'll need it sometime.

Can you imagine this pretty dress with a giant pirate tattoo? Me neither!

I love that she's a tomboy and a girly-girl rolled into one. She talked me into letting her wear a bit of Stila Kitten eyeshadow, Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush, and some Too Faced Mood Swing lip gloss. It's certainly no Toddlers and Tiaras, and I'll argue it was age-appropriate.


C. Beth said...

She looks adorable!! (And definitely not like a Toddlers & Tiaras kid.)

Melanie said...

What a doll! I see you live in OK - me too. I'm so glad we are getting this snow off the roads. I don't mind it on the houses and lawns because I love snow, but the roads were out of control! I am going to go back over your favorite nail products and take some notes. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'l keep yours bookmarked!