Stencil Stuff® is a product designed for tattoo artists to help apply longer lasting stencils on the skin.
It is a non-toxic lotion type gel that you rub on the skin before applying the stencil. Stencil Stuff® keeps that stencil from rubbing off so easily and it does not mess up the stencil if you need to reapply it to get it right. Also most importantly, it’s a cleaner and safer way to apply tattoo stencils. It is used by thousands of tattoo artists every day.
Tricks to using it: Shake the bottle, clean the area properly before applying the stencil, using Prep Stuff™ (Prep Stuff™ could also be used as a stencil remover just in case you want to re-position your tattoo stencil.) After a nice consistent rub down with Stencil Stuff® allow about 5-10 minutes to dry and you are good to go.
It’s recommended to apply the stencil before setting up so it allows for some drying time. If it’s a small piece and you are not worried about it staying on for a long time, you could get away with just a few minutes of dry time.
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