Things You Need To Learn About Henna Tattoo Designs
If you are reading this, you may wonder what a henna tattoo is. Well, we are ready to help you discover that. A henna tattoo is a great solution for those who want a temporary tattoo that they will wash off in a few days. The placement of a henna tattoo can be so different, so it is up to you to decide. Let`s break out what henna is. It is a paste that consists of crushed branches and leaves of a henna tree. It can be of different colors from dark brown, to marron and white. Nowadays a lot of people chose to try a henna tattoo before getting a real ink one. However, originally this kind of tattoos comes from North Africa and South Asia where this plant grows. In those parts henna tattoos are not only a fun thing to do, it is a part of their culture that was spread all over the world. Let`s have a look at designs we have prepared for you and some pretty amazing facts you should know before getting such a tattoo.
Henna Tattoo Designs On ArmsSource: leedsmehndi via Instagram, eleshennaart via Instagram, gopihenna via Instagram
Henna comes in 3 main colors: black, red, and white. What are the qualities of these types of henna? Black henna for body art is made synthetically. And natural henna in black is applied to hair for dyeing it black, but it won’t dye skin. Keep that in mind if you are planning to create a henna design at home, do not confuse the two. Red henna is natural: it is made, using Lawsonia leaves. Such henna can give your skin a rich maroon tone. White henna is paint, not dye. It is popular among brides to apply it instead of gloves. Also, women often prefer white henna to adorn their bodies for various festivals, for example, Coachella.
Legs Henna Tattoo DesignsSource: gopihenna via Instagram, eleshennaart via Instagram, eleshennaart via Instagram
There are many pros of getting a henna tattoo:
- Henna body art is painless. Comparing to the real tattoo, you will not feel any discomfort when getting it with henna.
- Body art created with henna is quite versatile. There are many designs and styles available/
- You do not have to go to the salon and splurge to get it. Anyone can do it at home. Well, if the chosen design is not super complicated, of course.
- There is no threat of getting any infection. Henna does not penetrate into your skin with a needle. So, the skin won’t be damaged, and you are safe.
Beautiful Belly Henna TattoosSource: eleshennaart via Instagram, gopihenna via Instagram, ginkas.m via Instagram
Maybe you start wondering whether it’s better to get a henna tattoo done by a professional or try to save some money and do it at home. Well, the choice is yours. If you have an artistic nature, why not do it yourself?
We can tell you one thing: the stream of henna body art ideas is never-ending. And that means that you can easily pick something cool yet not difficult for your first experience.
And in case you hesitate to do it yourself, you can always ask your friend for some help. It’s an awesome idea for a sleepover, how do you think?
Henna Tattoo Designs For ChestSource: eleshennaart via Instagram, GINKAS.M via Instagram, GINKAS.M via Instagram
And here is a basic instruction on how to make a henna paste for tattooing at home.
You will need simple ingredients: about 10 grams of henna powder, a bowl, sugar (1 tsp), a sandwich bag made of plastic, strained lemon juice, essential oil (1 tsp), a cone or an applicator bottle.
Mix lemon juice (1/8 of a cup) with henna powder in a bowl. Stir thoroughly till there are no lumps.
Add sugar to this mixture. Stir well and pour essential oil (lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree will work fine).Source: hennamafia via Instagram, GINKAS.M via Instagram, eleshennaart via Instagram
Continue stirring till the mixture becomes smooth and silky. Then cover the bowl, using plastic wrap. Make sure there are no air pockets.
Keep the paste in some warm place (around 80 degrees F) for about 24 hours. Then the paste is ready for use.
Just fill the applicator and start creating the chosen design.
Back Henna Tattoo DesignsSource: hennamafia via Instagram, hennamafia via Instagram, ritualbydesign via Instagram
And now let’s discuss the most common concerns. Many people wonder if henna is a safe substance. Well, do not worry. Natural henna is unlikely to cause allergy. In general, natural henna does not contain any harsh additives or chemical dye. Although, if you are extremely prone to allergies, test henna on a small area of your skin and wait for 24 hours. If no adverse reaction appears, keep using henna without any hesitation.
For how long such a tattoo can last? Usually, it lasts for 7-21 days. But it all depends on such factors as a person’s skin type, body part, and lifestyle.
Feet With Henna PatternsSource: gopihenna via Instagram, mehndibypav via Instagram, gopihenna via Instagram
How to achieve the best and long-lasting result?
Leave the paste on your skin for a really long time like overnight. Thus the dye will go very deep into the skin layers and stay on for a while.
If you are cold, the henna tattoo will turn out less vivid. Make sure that it’s warm in the room during the application.
Exfoliation, shaving, waxing, and massaging can be done at least 2 days before henna tattooing. Otherwise, the tattoo won’t have enough skin layers to hold on to.
Lower body Henna TattooSource: eleshennaart via Instagram, eleshennaart via Instagram, eleshennaart via Instagram
These tips might come in handy.
- When applying a henna tattoo, leave the paste on your skin for a long time. The longer, the But it must remain moist for the best results.
- Henna likes heat. While the henna paste is still on your skin, warm that body part a bit. For example, stand near the heater. But be careful and do not come too close to it.
- In 6 to 8 hours, you can scrape off the henna paste gently. Don’t wash it off, using water and soap. The dry paste comes off easily.
- Coat the design with some olive oil because you need to protect the design from water for at least 24 hours.