March 15, 2008,
R.H. asks from Winter Park, FL on November 01, 2007
How Do I Remove Permanent Ink from My Child's Skin?
My 4 year old daughter colored her entire thumb with dark red permanent ink. I've tried Goo Gone, nail polish remover, vinegar, baking soda, and lotion to get it off. Nothing has worked. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Thanks!
So What Happened?™
Thank you everyone for your responses. What a great network we have! No one thing took it off, just a combo I think of the things I had already done and rubbing alcohol that so many of you suggested. Thank you for those who were concerned about her safety with chemicals. Other than the Goo Gone, I didn't do chemicals. I didn't want those soaking into her skin, nor did I want the ink, too either. It is still there slightly, but time will get it all off. I guess that's why they call it PERMANENT! I was concerned also b/c she sucks her thumb, but she swithced thumbs last night! Thanks again everyone. Have a blessed day.
K.P. answers from Orlando on November 04, 2007
As wierd as this sounds try liquid insect repellent- it gets permenant ink off many things but I never have tried skin- Good Luck !
K.W. answers from Orlando on November 02, 2007
Good housekeeping suggests rubbing alcohol or a milk-dipped cotton ball
Just don't use a magic eraser since they are abrasive and will also remove skin!!!
S.H. answers from Tampa on November 02, 2007
Noxema worked wonders on my little body artist. When she was about 15 months old - she colored her body with a perm black marker .... even her eyelids. I used makeup remover on her eyes to get that off. It took a couple of applications.
T.B. answers from Sarasota on November 02, 2007
hairspray or rubbing alchol
C.S. answers from Jacksonville on November 02, 2007
I have always just used good old soap (Ivory) and water. My sons draw on themselves all the time with permenant marker and that's what I use. Hopefully that will help, eventually it will go away on, it just might not be as soon as you would hope.
B.G. answers from Ocala on November 02, 2007
LMAO mom i been there many times only with black marker, only thing to do is let it wear off which it will in a day or two, i always used just plain old soap and water took most of it off then it wore off in a day or so, kids love to think they are tattoo artists on their bodies. it won't hurt her just looklike her thumb is a lil red is all.
T.F. answers from San Francisco on November 01, 2007
Contact the manufacturer of the marker. They should be able to help you out.
N.G. answers from Orlando on November 01, 2007
Maybe try specific eye makeup remover?? Good luck! LOL
T.C. answers from Fort Myers on November 02, 2007
M.W. answers from Fort Myers on November 02, 2007
I have always had great luck with using rubbing alcohol....
S.H. answers from Tampa on November 01, 2007
Try babywipes, they clean everything! If that fails to work, try rubbing alcohol pads.