WHAT IS HENNA?
Henna is a paste created by the crushed leaves of henna plants, which have a natural staining ability, and added ingredients such as teas and herbs.
The use of the paste to create body decoration, or “Mehndi Art,” originated in India. Mehndi art has been used in India, Africa, and the Middle East for thousands of years and has long been used as a spiritual art to decorate the skin of brides for their marriage ceremonies. But, it has taken on a much more contemporary flair since it entered the tattoo industry here in the states about a decade ago. Giving the ability to create as individual and detailed a design as an ink tattoo without the permanency is causing henna tattoos to grow in popularity. They give all the fun of a tattoo without the commitment.
THE TATTOO PROCESS
Our paste is all natural containing only the powder of crushed henna leaves, eucalyptus oil to turn it to a paste, and lemon juice for scent. NO CHEMICALS ARE ADDED.
The paste is applied to the skin in a freehand drawing fashion. After drying in 15 to 20 minutes it crackles, flakes and falls off leaving your tattoo on your skin. Let the dried paste fall off on it’s own. Henna paste is a dye and the longer it is left on the skin, the more layers of skin become stained by it. The design will darken over the first 24 hours to its natural reddish brown color. Reacting with the pigments in various skin types, it will turn more brown on lighter skin and more red on darker skin. The tattoo will remain until all the stained layers of skin naturally exfoliate. It will last from 2 to 4 weeks making Henna Tattoos the longest form of temporary tattoos available.