my sister has a habit of putting ink to skin... and i'm not talking about the tattoo kind. when she's sitting near a marker, pen or paint, it always seems to find its way to her skin. maybe it's the artist in her? perhaps she has some secret desire to be tattoo artist? i don't know. today, of course, was no exception and her restless little hands decided to sketch all over her left arm and hand. black, white, red, yellow, green and blue in splotches of colour... of the permanent kind.
a few minutes later, i hear from the bathroom:
"hey butthead, you didn't tell me this was permanent marker!"
"it's oil-based, what did you expect?!"
"no, i mean... it's really permanent! it's not coming off!!"
"try the scrubbrush?"
(notice the blue sharpie, for comparison)
so i turned to the expert that is the internets, but, apparently, there are no tutorials specifically for oil-based paint markers with xylene and toluene, so i settled for sharpie removal techniques.
"lirpa! try rubbing alcohol!"
few seconds later...
"nope, didn't work."
"what about hairspray?"
"uh, what?... no, that either."
"cooking oil or butter?"
"ok... tea tree oil. here."
to remove sharpie, soap and water with a little scrubbing should work.
for permanent or paint marker containing xylene and/or toluene, use tea tree oil, then soap and water!