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Henna art tattoos have been used over the centuries and all around the world to create fascinating tattoo designs.
Historically henna tattoos have been used in Eastern regions where women have traditionally hennaed each other. The application of a henna tattoo is usually asscociated with ceremonial & celebrational occasions, like weddings and religious festivals.
Henna is created from a plant called Lawsonia Inermis. When the leaves are air-dried, they are then crushed and made into a quality powder. This powder when it is mixed correctly makes a henna paste ready to be applied to the skin. In actual fact this paste stains any surface it comes into contact with and is also used to dye hair and create finger nail designs.
In todays world, henna tattoos are extremely popular for temporary tattoos because they will stay on the skin for about one to four weeks. So it’s also a good option if you don’t want to get a permanent tattoo straight away.
It is advised that you apply Vaseline or baby oil to protect your henna art tattoo if you’re going to get it wet within the first 48 hours.
Generally a lot of people like henna tattoos because overall they are inexpensive and painless. Henna tattoos, also called Menhdi are most often seen on the palm or the back of the hands. Today, people use henna to put tattoos anywhere on the body, that is of course if they aren’t using it for religious or cultural reasons.
The henna is applied by grinding a powder into a paste and applying it with a hollowed tip of a syringe or by using a tiny brush.To apply Henna Art Tattoos, some people use a stencil. Other people apply tattoo henna freehand, as they use their creative imagination to design the tattoo . Most traditional henna patterns are based around circles, triangles and lines.
Henna ink is first a copper or reddish brown color. As time moves on, it turns dark brown and then fades.
There are two ways to apply a Henna Art Tattoo, you can either get a professional to do it for you, or you can use a kit to apply it yourself.
If you are looking for inspiration for your Henna Tattoo, there are many printable tattoo websites that will have lots of designs to choose from. Otherwise, just do a search in Google and you will get loads of sites with images to inspire you.
If you are thinking of applying a Henna Tattoo yourself, check out this do it yourself Henna Tattoo Kit. It has received some great reviews.
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