How To Do Harley Quinn's Tattoos For Halloween 2016
While discussing Halloween costumes with my friend the other day, I came to a realization — Harley Quinn will essentially be 2016's version of the "Sexy Black Cat." I mean, Google even has the cold, hard proof — Harley Quinn is internet's most searched Halloween costume, according to Mic. Baseball bats and ringer tees are in, kitty ears are out. Let's say you already have your Harley Quinn costume sorted out — the next step is, of course, the ink. Ready to tackle Harley Quinn's tattoos for Halloween? Look no further.
Replacing the sea of felines will be hordes of Daddy's Little Monsters, but hey, I can't be one to complain because at last the reining queen of fall-back Halloween costumes has been dethroned. Plus, tattoos — Harley's tat game is seriously envy-worthy.
According to actress Margot Robbie, Harley Quinn's tattoos consist of the phrase 'I Heart Puddin', a joker face, a "Lucky You" on her lower abdomen, "Ha Ha Ha" on her leg, and black and red diamonds in honor of her original harlequin costume. Re-creating her ink for Halloween may sound a little intimidating, but rest assured, you do not need to actually go under the needle for the matter. Whether you play it safe with stick-ons or channel your inner amateur artist, here are some handy tricks to nailing the Harley Quinn tattoo game.
1. Temporary Tattoos
Painless to apply, painless to remove — temporary tats are no-brainer if you're looking for convenience. It's so easy that it almost feels wrong.
2. Liquid Eyeliner
Craving more of the DIY route? This is where your trusty black eyeliner pen will come in handy. Use images as a reference and simply draw on the tattoos using a liquid eyeliner pen (trust me, the felt-tip does wonders). Mistakes happen — if so, go in with a Q-tip and makeup remover to touch up any flaws.
3. Print Outs + Tattoo Paper
Skip the store-brought tats and instead whip up your own batch at home. All you'll need is tattoo paper (available at any crafts store) and a template of Harley's tattoos — just print the template on tattoo paper and you'll have your very own temporary ink. This method is especially useful if you want to customize the tats for your costume.
Images: DC Entertainment, Courtesy Brand