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Real Body Overlays - Tattoos Updated 12/10/2008

by Morague Posted 14th Jul 2007 at 12:22 AM - Updated 30th Apr 2009 at 1:37 AM by Morague
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**Updated Dec 10th, 2008**

I believe I have fixed the issue with the tattoos disappearing when the sims leave the lot & come back. I have tested this in my game & it works, but, feedback from others would be appreciated. You will need to delete my existing pachages & replace them with these new ones.

You must delete all 3 of the previous packages, then unzip the new ones into your Downloads folder or sub-folder.


This object generates real body tattoo overlays! No more separate skins for your tattoos Works on all skins except Plantsims & Werewolves.

Useable by teens & older. The object can be found in the Miscellaneous\Miscellaneous category. Click on the crate & choose "Add Morague's Tattoo" to place the tattoo on the sim. If placed as a teen the sim will age transition with it - you know - just like a real tattoo. Changing clothes does not affect the tattoo - it is always there - even in the shower.

There is a small amount of lag involved when you first choose to add the tattoo because the game needs to locate all of the files, then apply the tattoo. This works on both males & females although I only took female pictures.

You can find the tutorial here

Many people have been asking about anatomy parts. They are located at the Adult site SexySiims2. Please - you must be adult & not easily offended!

Additional Credits:
Quaxi - for SimPE Echo, Inge, Dizzy & Squinge - for encouragement & confidence
Jase - for help with figuring out the skins package
Wes_H - for his incredible talents in creating utilities for this community
Numenor & Theo - for help with the group naming issues.
Tags: #tattoo, #overlay

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2 Seasons
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Size: 181.7 KB · Downloads: 13,136 · 30th Apr 2009
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Lab Assistant
#76 Old 16th Jul 2007 at 4:53 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 6th Aug 2007 at 4:21 AM. Reason: Is a 'thanks' post.

Oh, god, THANK YOU!

in desperate need of improving my rupert grint sim :|
Lab Assistant
#77 Old 16th Jul 2007 at 5:54 AM
Awww. This is soo awesome. I can't even get it because I don't have seasons. *sigh* It would be perfect for a slut like Nina Caliente. Do you really need to have seasons?
#78 Old 16th Jul 2007 at 9:52 AM
Finally! I'd hoped for something like this since the game came out, this is awesome. THANK YOU!
Test Subject
#79 Old 16th Jul 2007 at 1:09 PM
Originally Posted by Morague

The tattoo is just the way it is - but - it is easy for you to change it if you want to. Start SimPE & export the tattoo texture. Change it in a paint program - just erase the parts you don't want. Then, in SimPe, right click on the texture & choose Import DXF (if you don't have that option see the SmPe web site) then pick the modified texture. Commit & save. That's it - it's easy & fast to do.

Oh thank you! Does seem quite simple, I have to learn how to better use SimPE then I can add more tattoos.. I see so many pretty ones online. I bet I could even add my own! To put on myself sim of course.

LOL now I"m excited. Thank you again.
#80 Old 16th Jul 2007 at 2:10 PM
i wounder how long it will be before we see tattoos for your creation.
Test Subject
#81 Old 16th Jul 2007 at 8:08 PM
Your work is really awesome. I think is one of the most useful hacks ever made. Anyway I have got a problem with it... it doesn't work on my sims, just like ryuu8 said before me. I used it on a normal sim without custom skin. Maybe it's my fault, but I can't suceed to use it...
Test Subject
#82 Old 17th Jul 2007 at 2:48 AM
Thanks sooo much!! I've been waiting for something like this ever since the game came out. You rock!!! :D

my website:
Space Pony
Original Poster
#83 Old 17th Jul 2007 at 3:30 AM

I can't think of any reason they wouldn't show up. Provided you have Seasons & the sim isn't a werewolf or plantsim & by werewolf I mean even if the sim in currently "normal" it will not show up. It only works on teens & older.

If it still does not work on this sim - give me all the details - age, skin color, hair color & let me test that combination.
Lab Assistant
#84 Old 20th Jul 2007 at 12:26 AM
I've been wanting this for so long, but didn't know it was even possible... until now (thanks)!!! I tested it out in game last night, and it worked like a charm. ;o)
Lab Assistant
#85 Old 20th Jul 2007 at 11:36 AM
Oh, wow! I am offically going to have to go out and buy Seasons now. I stopped after petz. My sims and I get along just fine without plant sims and lightening bolts. Just one question. Have you thought doing this with body hair? That would make you a Sims god in my book.
#86 Old 20th Jul 2007 at 8:49 PM
Space Pony
Original Poster
#87 Old 21st Jul 2007 at 4:04 AM

There is a link to th body hair/anatomy bits in the main post You can find it at SexySims2 It is the adult site.
Test Subject
#88 Old 21st Jul 2007 at 2:01 PM
yay!!!! TYSM! been looking for this kind of thing for ages now!.! congrats
Test Subject
#89 Old 21st Jul 2007 at 9:13 PM
Bah! i suck at Simpe.
Supriced not seen any others peoples recolours yet for this.
Keep checking every day but nothing new, or im i missing them?
Test Subject
#90 Old 22nd Jul 2007 at 2:00 AM
Bloody seasons...
I don't have seasons!!! Will you make a "NoEPs" version? That seems so fantastic that I can't stand missing it!!!
Space Pony
Original Poster
#91 Old 22nd Jul 2007 at 7:17 AM

It's not possible in earlier versions because the command did not exist.
Lab Assistant
#92 Old 22nd Jul 2007 at 8:08 AM
I've been hoping for something like this for a long time...thank you so much.

"Thrilling to think, poor child of sin! It was the dead who groaned within."
~ "The Sleeper", E.A. Poe
#93 Old 22nd Jul 2007 at 11:13 AM
This is more than awesome! Thank you very much!
#94 Old 24th Jul 2007 at 8:19 AM
You are a Goddess!!!

Sarcasm is a body's natural defense against stupid.
Test Subject
#95 Old 24th Jul 2007 at 1:29 PM
Superb. Love them.

But is it possible to make it aviable to choose single tatoos?
I love most of them. But I would like to be able to choose your own style.. :D
Space Pony
Original Poster
#96 Old 24th Jul 2007 at 11:57 PM

have a look at the tutorial it is very easy t change the existing tattoos to ones you want - a bit more difficult to add new ones but the tutorial should help.

I simply do not have time to do requests :/
Test Subject
#97 Old 26th Jul 2007 at 2:16 AM
Not sure if this is known or not... and I really love this item.

But sadly the tattoos disappear when I leave the lot and I have to put them back on again. Not that is really a problem, but just wondering if that is what is supposed to happen? Or I might have simply installed things improperly.. well I just figured you migth want to know
Lab Assistant
#98 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 7:25 PM
I love these soooo much - I would be able to add on the Dark Mark as an accessory to my Death Eaters But sadly like many others don't have Seasons and can't afford to get it either - my laptop wouldn't be able to handle it and I can't afford to get a new computer. Hopefully in the future
Lab Assistant
#99 Old 28th Jul 2007 at 3:56 AM
Originally Posted by Morague

There is a link to th body hair/anatomy bits in the main post You can find it at SexySims2 It is the adult site.

Do you mean body hair i.e. chest/arm/leg for men? I did see the bits and bobs on SS, but thought it was the 'adult' stuff only.
Space Pony
Original Poster
#100 Old 28th Jul 2007 at 1:44 PM

You'd have to get the male body hair sets & make a new package - but it's certainly doable. I'm prtyy sure that Allan Aqbar mde his available try

Carida - hmmm. You know I didn't even think to testb that out & actually haven't taken the sims off the lot. I'll have a look into this over the weekend. I can't think of any reason it would hppen but..... I will look into it.
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