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How do you get sharpie off skin?

My son has been practicing his name and last night he didn't want to so I told him he could write on my legs in sharpie if he would just practice. Well he did and it was fun. and he is learning but....I got gym classes tonight and I wear shorts. What can I do to get it off. Scubbing with soap andwater hasn't worked.


Asked by lstrickland at 4:20 PM on Mar. 12, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (13)
  • Having been a teen with a sharpie addiction, try exfoliating and then using rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover. Sometimes it just gets stuck in the dead cells on the surface.

    Answer by peppermintmocha at 5:06 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • scrub as hard as you can, lol. No really, you just have to wash it a lot and let it wear off. Won't be too long tho ;)

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 4:21 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • nail polish remover... or rubbing alcohol. they both work great. wash them off with either one, then wash with soapy water.. and put lotion on it, since both of these dry skin out real bad.

    Answer by anestheticsex at 4:22 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • we used rubbing alchol if the soap and water didnt work

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 4:23 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • baby wipes work well too. I use mine to get sharpie off my couch surely it will work on your legs....Pampers sensitive is the brand i use Maybe it'll work? lol not sure

    Answer by heather.darin at 4:23 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • I second nail polish remover, I've seen ti work

    Answer by LuckyClown at 4:25 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • well i know that 409 gets it off the counter really well... ^-^

    Answer by SandraB383 at 4:25 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • rubbing alcohol works well. i have let my son do that to just so he would practice writing his name. the things parents will do to teach their kids lol.

    Answer by Mommy2B04 at 4:28 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • It was kinda fun....I wrote "I LOVE MY MOMMY" on his back. He thought it was halarious.

    Answer by lstrickland at 4:33 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • baby wipes!
    the other day my DD thought that a sharpie was lipstick lol but the baby wipes work wonderful! lol

    Answer by mommyBrooke849 at 4:44 PM on Mar. 12, 2009