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Removing Pen Ink from Skin

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Whether you used your hand for a "to do" list or the children were expressing their body art talents, you may have need to remove ink from someone's skin. This is a guide about removing pen ink from skin.


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April 14, 2017

Sometimes we don't notice that a part of our hands, face, or arms has been marked with pen ink. Since I am a secretary, this happens often while labelling on a folder, writing schedules, or appointment with my boss. So, I keep getting messed up with these pens.


The best way to remove the pen marks on your skin is to use a highlighter pen and wet wipes. Just use the highlighter to mark over the pen. Once the pen is erased, grab a wet wipe to remove the ink. So simple and easy and it doesn't hurt.


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April 23, 2010

Is it possible to completely remove leaking ballpoint ink from clothes and skin?

By Shirley from Ashley, ND


April 23, 20100 found this helpful

If you can get to the stain fast enough before it permanently sets into the fibers of the fabric. Spray the stained area with hair spray and rub fabric together, repeat the application of hair spray. Hair spray will also remove ink from your skin.

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April 23, 20100 found this helpful

My neighbor gave me a love seat upholstered in a thick, beige corduroy material. She was amazed that I was able to remove a set ink stain. I used rubbing alcohol and scrubbed it repeatedly with alcohol. I have had success with remove ink from pants by soaking them in it. Good luck!

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January 11, 2015

How do I get pen ink off my hands? The pen refill leaked all over my fingers.


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November 1, 20130 found this helpful

How do I get ink from a pen off my fingers?

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