How to Tattoo Your Tights

by Kelly Mcgeady

This is a tutorial on 'tattooing' tights/stockings. It's an idea I've seen several times on you tube tutorials now but hadn't yet seen it on here, enjoy!


  • Tights or stockings
  • Sharpies
  • Image to trace.
  • Plastic sleeve ( from a binder)
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Here are my supplies. The image I've chosen is a traditional tattoo swallow from a vintage tattoo book I own. I'm using the sleeve to protect the page as I trace.

    Step 2

    If you have an image on a sheet of paper you don't mind drawing on, you could use a rolled up news paper wrapped in your image secured with a rubber band.

    Step 3

    My book rolled up inside the sleeve.

    Step 4

    Taking care not to snag the nylon, gather your tights toward the toe and carefully stretch over the image.

    Step 5

    I want the image on the outside ankle I position the image where this is on the stocking.

    Step 6

    Using a sharpie,I traced over the swallow outlining it first then colouring it in.

    Step 7

    Step 8

    Leave to dry COMPLETLY ( about ten minutes ) then ease the stocking off the roll .

    Step 9

    My 'tattoo'

    Step 10

    All done! The key is a real tattoo, it shows how effective they are! The nearer to your skin colour the nylons are, the better this will look.

    Step 11

    Thanks for viewing ! Xx