These glitter tattoos can be applied by free hand or a stencil. They are a temporary tattoo that is placed on the skin with cosmetic grade adhesive and then covered with cosmetic glitter. "Cosmetic" means that there is no metal in this glitter and it is cut extremely fine. The tattoo will last easily 3-7 days when taken care of! They are water resistant but will diminish faster with excessive water use. To remove, use baby oil, olive oil, coconut oil and gently rub in a circular motion with a soft rag. Enjoy!