Shock your family, surprise your friends, and fool your boss. It’s easy with the best fake tattoo sleeves.
We’ve also seen people use them to stay warm in the winter and hide PICC lines and surgical scars.
If you’re curious about tattoo sleeves, check out the reviews below.
We’ve included the best temporary sleeve tattoos and fake tattoo stockings, too.
- Do fake tattoo sleeves look real?
- Best Fake Tattoo Sleeves in 2021
- Efivs Arts Fake Temporary Tattoo Sleeves
- AKStore Fake Temporary Tattoo Arm Sleeves
- Gospire Stretchy Nylon Fake Temporary Tattoo Sleeves
- HOVEOX Temporary Tattoo Arm Sleeves
- Yariew Temporary Tattoo Sleeves
- Guyuyii Tattoo Sleeve Seamless
- SPOKKI Fake Temporary Tattoo Sleeves (Longest)
- Hmxpls Body Art Arm Stockings
- iToolai Temporary Tattoo Sleeves for Kids
- Fake tattoo leggings
- Temporary tattoo sticker sleeves
Do fake tattoo sleeves look real?
One of the questions we often hear is whether fake tattoo sleeves look authentic. The answer is both yes and no.
From a distance or in dim light, yes, they look astonishingly real. If you have enough bulk in your arms or legs to fill them out, they look great. But if they are stretched too far, they won’t appear as crisp as a fresh tattoo.
Some are seamless, which is more realistic (and more comfortable). Others have a seam and need to be adjusted just right.
Finally, there’s the question of skin tone. It’s hard to find a perfect match, so just roll with it. These are for having fun, after all.
Best Fake Tattoo Sleeves in 2021
Efivs Arts Fake Temporary Tattoo Sleeves
Skulls, snakes, flames, and hearts decorate these attractive tattoo sleeves. They are made of seamless and stretchy nylon and spandex.
The fabric is pretty easy to roll-on and off (because you’re going to put them on like pantyhose). Just be careful to not snag them on your nails or jewelry. If you’re careful, you can wash and wear them again.
They measure about 4 inches wide by 18 inches long when laid flat. One end has a strip similar to the top of a woman’s stocking to keep it in place and prevent it from rolling down. The other end by your wrist you can disguise by wearing a watch or bracelet.
Reviewers say that the printing is detailed and sharp, but it’s not going to fool anyone up close. From a few feet away, however, people are going to wonder about your new ink.
The package contains 10 sleeves.
AKStore Fake Temporary Tattoo Arm Sleeves
This pack of 6 unisex fake tattoo sleeves features designs like dragons, tigers, and tribal tats. Each one is seamless and made of nylon and spandex. They feel stretchy and lightweight.
The material is printed with heat transfer technology. This prevents fading even when you wash the sleeves. It also ensures that the colors are bright and clear.
No, these will not provide UV protection for your skin. But they may keep you a little warmer in the wintertime. Plus, they’re guaranteed to draw attention.
One reviewer who said he is 6 feet tall commented that they are not full arm sleeves. They go from the wrist to midway between the elbow and shoulder.
Gospire Stretchy Nylon Fake Temporary Tattoo Sleeves
This brand announced that this is their upgraded version with softer material and excellent elasticity. Therefore, they say their sleeves look more realistic.
It also sounds like the sleeves may be a little bigger. Laid flat, they measure 18.5 by 4.6 inches. One user said he is 5 foot 10 mentioned that the sleeve goes from the armpit to the wrist.
In the pack of 6 designs, there are two tribal patterns, one ferocious tiger, a heart with a crown, and more.
Reviewers say the material is thick enough that hair on the arms won’t show. They also like that these sleeves seem sturdier.
HOVEOX Temporary Tattoo Arm Sleeves
These tattoo sleeves are a little shorter at only 15.4 inches long. But the nylon and spandex blend stretches quite a bit. It also doesn’t feel overly tight.
Reviewers say the fabric is similar to pantyhose. But the base color, which is supposed to be flesh tone, doesn’t seem realistic.
On the other hand, if you get them wet, the ink won’t fade. Plus, the material dries quickly.
The package contains 20 different styles with classic tattoos like skulls, dragons, and tribal patterns.
Yariew Temporary Tattoo Sleeves
After you’ve been looking at fake tattoo sleeves for a while, you may think they’re all pretty much the same. But that’s not the case. Besides differences in prices and the variety of patterns, there are other little details to notice.
For example, these sleeves are seamless, so they don’t need to be adjusted to hide the stitching. They are 18 inches long and 4 inches wide when laid flat. They’re big enough to fit on legs, depending on the size.
Also, they are machine-washable, but you’ll need to hang them up to dry.
One user said they stretch from the wrist up to underneath the sleeve of his t-shirt. They don’t ride down unless he flexes his arms a lot.
Guyuyii Tattoo Sleeve Seamless
This selection features several black and white tattoo sleeves. But the “white” parts aren’t transparent – they have a fake flesh tone color that may look awkward depending on your natural skin shade.
The seamless sleeves are 8% spandex and 92% nylon for maximum stretch and breathability. They come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
SPOKKI Fake Temporary Tattoo Sleeves (Longest)
Out of all the fake tattoo sleeves, these are the longest at 16 and a half inches. The specifications say they are 2.95 inches at the wrist and 3.34 inches in the upper arm.
Moreover, there are 24 sleeves in the pack, each with a unique design. Some are tribal, and some look like classic flash. Unfortunately, there’s no way to choose specific patterns because they are sent at random.
Hmxpls Body Art Arm Stockings
These are short tattoo sleeves. They are a better size for kids and teens at only 14 inches long and 3.2 inches wide.
Still, many adults will be able to wear them. After all, this is one of the least expensive sets we reviewed.
Reviewers say that they’ve had fun fooling people as the sleeves look pretty realistic from a distance.
iToolai Temporary Tattoo Sleeves for Kids
Here are sleeves sized to fit children. However, some of the images aren’t exactly kid-friendly. (One advertises Jim Beam, and another has grimacing monster teeth).
Still, if the little ones want to play dress-up, they’re going to look grown-up wearing these!
There are 6 sleeves in the set. They are hand-washable in cool water with mild detergent.
Fake tattoo leggings
If you want fake tattoos for your legs, you can always try putting on the sleeves like they were stockings. Many reviewers have had success doing exactly that.
On the other hand, there are fake tattoo leggings, too. Most are made for women.
Wild Rose Ladies Flamenco Tattoo Mesh Leggings
These attractive leggings have an intricate floral pattern with red roses. They extend from the thigh to the ankle.
They won’t fade even if they get wet. They are also resistant to runs, but it’s still a good idea to treat them like you would pantyhose. The material is 5% spandex and 95% polyester. It’s possible to hand wash them in cold water with mild soap then let them air dry.
There are 5 sizes available, from extra small to extra large. They’re made in Canada by a company whose clothing line has been worn by performers and featured in magazines.
Wild Rose Ladies MUMS Tattoo Mesh Leggings
Here’s another set of leggings from the Canadian manufacturer above. They have a floral pattern with chrysanthemums. (There’s also another design with cherry blossoms created by tattoo artists Edward Lee Heuton).
The material is 95% polyester, 5% spandex; therefore, it’s more durable than the tattoo sleeves. They recommend washing by hand in cold water with mild soap, then hang dry.
There are 5 sizes between extra small and extra-large.
Cool Sexy Lady Printing Fake Tattoo Pantyhose
If you don’t mind full-length pantyhose from the waist to the toes, these have black text interspersed with a woman’s image. They look exactly as if you’d gotten tattooed on both legs.
Temporary tattoo sticker sleeves
Fake tattoo sleeves are fun, yet it’s possible to tell that they aren’t real. For closer inspection, try these temporary tattoo sticker sleeves. Grab a friend because you’ll probably need help applying them.
DaLin Extra Large Temporary Tattoos, Full Arm
There may be only 4 sheets in the package, but the stickers cover the entire arm from shoulder to wrist. Each sheet measures 18 x 6 inches.
Once the stickers dry on your skin, they are waterproof and will last up to a week. (The average lifetime is about 2 days). They’re made of non-toxic materials and remove with a little scrubbing and rubbing alcohol or vegetable or baby oil.
Before you apply the stickers, wash and dry your arm to remove all the body oil. (Some reviewers recommend shaving). Then, peel the protective sheet and press the image against the skin.
Grab a damp towel or sponge and press it against the tattoo for 30 seconds. Gently lift the edge of the towel to see if the pattern has transferred. If not, wait a while longer. Let the tattoo dry before you dress or bend your arm.
Once it’s dry, we suggest taking the shine off the new tattoo with a little baby powder to make it look like it’s a part of your skin. You can also trim the edges of the image.
The stickers come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.
Kotbs Full Arm Temporary Tattoos, Waterproof
These fake tattoo stickers come in a pack of 6 with instructions. Each one is approximately 7 x 14 inches, allowing you to cover each section of your arm with a different tattoo.
It’s anticipated that they will last from 3 to 5 days as they are waterproof and you can shower with them. (Just don’t use a loofah until you’re ready to remove them). They come off with alcohol or baby oil.
Although the company offers a satisfaction guarantee, hopefully, you’ll never need it. Reviewers seem generally pleased with the tattoo stickers. They recommend not applying in the bend of the elbow as the fake tattoo will wear off more quickly there.
Himoc Temporary Tattoos, Black Ink, Full Arm
All but one of these sleeve tattoos are black ink only. They’re nearly 19 inches long, and nearly 7 inches wide and the patterns are intricate. As beautiful as they are, it would be a shame to cut them up to make them fit. You might want to look elsewhere if they’re too big for your arms
There are 8 sheets in the pack, all made with non-toxic ink. It takes less than a minute to apply them, but they should last up to 5 days. If you need to remove them sooner, Vaseline, makeup remover, or rubbing alcohol can do the trick.
Konsait Temporary Tattoo Body Stickers
The advantage of this pack is that there are 18 sheets of stickers. Besides full sleeve tattoos, there are some smaller images like mandalas, Tibetan writing, and a jaguar.
Once correctly applied, they should last between 3 to 5 days as they are waterproof. There also covered by a satisfaction guarantee.
Leoars Extra Temporary Tattoo Black Tattoo Full Arm Sleeve
This brand offers eye-catching designs, many of which are unique. There are several different sets, including holiday and military designs
At 19 x 7 inches, they are full sleeve fake tattoos. The anticipated lifetime is up to 5 days, depending on how often you shower or sweat and how much your clothing rubs them. For best results, don’t apply them to the bend in your arm or on top of hairy skin.
BIC BodyMark Temporary Tattoo Marker
Although we recently reviewed temporary tattoo markers, we can’t help but mention them again here. Why not create your own fake tattoo sleeve? This set of 8 markers is perfect for the job.
The non-toxic ink lasts for at least a couple of days, and it looks realistic. That’s no surprise as the markers were designed by a famous tattoo artist, Miryam Lumpini.
Entertain yourself and others with fake tattoo sleeves. Not only are they good for the imagination, but they also make fun party favors.
If you like the way they look, chat with an artist about what it’s like to get a full sleeve for real. You might decide to make the tattoos permanent.