fake tattoos: various fake tattoos

Various fake tattoos

Featuring actresses who have played tattooed characters (as opposed to characters with a tattoo): this section only features female characters with large, tribal, multiple or facial tattoos.

The developments by Temptu and Tinsley Studio have revolutionised the application of fake tattoos and made the creation of heavily-tattooed characters a far more realistic proposition for filmmakers (eg Prison Break, Alpha Dog, Welcome To Collinwood).

The movies & TV shows

Mama (2013): Annabel (Jessica Chastain) and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces who were left alone in the forest for five years … but how alone were they? Linda Dowds was the key makeup artist; David Martí & Montse Ribé of DDT Efectos Especiales were responsible for prosthetic makeup in the movie.

How I Met Your Mother ‘Good Crazy’ (2012)’: To help Ted get over Robin (Cobie Smulders), Barney persuades him to try online dating. But when Ted goes on these dates, he sees only one woman: Robin. One of the women is tattooed but it looks as if the effect was achieved using tattoo sleeves rather than makeup. Jennifer Turchi Nigh was the makeup department head.

The Nanny (1996): In the episode ‘Tattoo’ Fran goes to the tattoo parlour but chickens out. Sally Kirkland did a cameo guest appearance as the tattooist. I’m not sure who was responsible for Sally’s fake tattoos but Rena Andreoli and Kenneth Schoenfeld were the makeup artists responsible for many episodes in seasons three to six.