If you are into arts and crafts or maybe you were just writing something with a sharpie, you’ll most likely get the ink on your skin. Most times this isn’t a bad thing as you can easily wash it off but in some cases, the marker is permanent, and using water alone won’t work. So is that it? Do you have to live with the sharpie ink on your skin from now on? Well, obliviously not as most permanent marker ink usually fades off the skin in about 3 days, but if you want to remove the ink faster I’ve listed some methods that you can try.



Can ink damage your skin?

Most inks from markers and pens aren’t too toxic. They aren’t even toxic enough to cause ink poisoning. So you won’t damage your skin if it is exposed to ink.



How to remove permanent sharpie ink off of skin

Now I will show you some methods you need to know when removing permanent marker ink off of your skin.


Hand sanitizer

Hand sanitizer should be the first product you use when trying to get ink off of your skin. This is because it is simple to use and not dangerous for your skin. When removing ink with hand sanitizer make sure you use a cloth to rub away the ink.


Rubbing alcohol

Rubbing alcohol is another great way to remove ink stains from the skin. To be honest, a lot of alcohol-based products are good to use when getting rid of ink stains, however, rubbing alcohol isn’t toxic so it can be used on the skin. To remove the ink stain from your skin, all you need to do is pour some of the rubbing alcohol onto the sharpie ink and use your fingertips or a clean cloth to rub away the ink. Keep rubbing until the ink fades away. After doing this, rinse your hands with warm water and dry them with a clean cloth or a piece of paper towel.


Shaving cream

Apply shaving cream onto the ink-stained area and use your fingers to rub it into the ink. Keep rubbing for around 1 minute and the ink should no longer be visible. If you still see the ink, then just keep trying this method.

You can also try sunscreen as well.


Coconut oil

Before you use the coconut oil to remove the ink stain you first need to wash your hands and dry it, then apply the coconut oil onto the stained area. Then rub the coconut oil into the ink-stained area of the skin until the ink starts to fade away. Make sure to rub in a circular motion.


Baby wipes

Baby wipes are great for removing stains off of skin. To remove permanent marker ink stain off your skin with baby wipes all you need to do is dab the stain with the wipes until the ink has faded away.


Baby oil

Baby oil works in the same way as coconut oil if you want to remove the sharpie ink off of your skin. All you have to do is pour a little baby oil onto the stained area and use a cloth or cotton gauze to rub the skin.


Nail polish remover

If you don’t have a bottle of rubbing alcohol don’t worry because you can use nail polish remover to remove permanent ink off of your skin. To do this you just simply need to get a cotton gauze and pour some nail polish remover onto it and then use it to rub away the sharpie ink.


Makeup remover wipes

Simply use the makeup remover wipe to rub away the ink stain off of your skin.


Whitening toothpaste

This may come as a surprise but toothpaste is actually great for removing certain stains, and this includes some ink stains. To remove permanent marker stains from your skin all you have to do is squeeze some toothpaste onto the stained area and wet your finger under running water and use it to rub the toothpaste all over the ink-stained area. Now wait 3 minutes and after that rub the ink stain again. Now rinse off the toothpaste and use a dry cloth to dry your skin and the ink stain should be no longer visible.



Permanent marker ink will eventually fade away from your skin in a couple of days so if you don’t want to use any of these products on your skin then you don’t have to worry.

In this article, I showed you how to remove sharpie ink off of your skin using some simple methods. I hope this was helpful.


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