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Computer with any layout program, such as Word
Craft knife
Black calligraphy marker or Sharpie
Aerosol hairspray

Click on the image for a full-sized picture, then right click on the full-sized picture and choose "Save image as".

Dark Mark Tattoo stencil

Open the dark mark with your layout program of choice, taking care to keep in mind that you might need to resize it so that it fits on your arm.

Print the dark mark out.

Using the craft knife, cut out the black areas of the stencil, so that you are left with holes in the shape of the dark mark.

Cut around the edges of the dark mark so that you have an outlined stencil.

Place the dark mark on your left forearm with the skull pointed towards your elbow and fix in place with tape.

Using the marker, trace the outline of the dark mark and then outline all of the inner stencil areas.

Remove the dark mark stencil from your arm. You should now have an outline of the whole Dark Mark, and all of the interior shapes as well.

Using the marker, fill in the outlined areas of the dark mark.

Spray liberally with aerosol hairspray and allow to dry completely.

Assume appropriate Death Eater attitude! And you're done!!

Final Product

Dark Mark Tattoo

starbucks5721's tutorial was taken with permission from the HP_costuming LiveJournal community.

Please note that the patterns and tutorials you find here have been designed by Harry Potter fans all over the Internet. The authors alone hold the copyrights and licences to these patterns and tutorials, which means you CANNOT use their patterns to make something that you will sell to others afterwards. You can use them to make things for yourself. You can make some for your friends and ask them to pay for supplies. You CANNOT, however, ask them to pay you to do it as though you had created this pattern by yourself, or try to sell you crafts to a local store.

Think about it. Would you take a Prisoner of Azkaban book, photocopy it, put your name in big red letters on the front cover and try to sell it in your local library? The answer is, obviously, no. Well, selling crafts you have made but not designed would be just as bad!

Also note that the tutorials, recipes and patterns found here have not been tested and that The Leaky Cauldron's Harry Potter Crafts section is not responsible for any mistakes they may contain. If you do find something wrong in one of them, however, please e-mail us to let us know.

On that note, Harry crafting to all!