What is a Henna Tattoo?
About Henna Tattoo
The word "henna" is Arabic and is tied to many cultures and religions, it's most predominant in India where it's known as “MEHANDI”.
Henna is a important part of many Indian celebrations, including Diwali, engagements, and weddings.
The henna tattooing is a form of temporary body decoration that has gained popularity for its beauty.
Henna paste is made from a powder derived from the henna plant or henna tree called as “LAWSONIA INERMIS”.
It’s also been used for centuries as a natural dye for hair and nails, and now its most well-known used for body art.
How do we make Henna Paste and Henna Cones?
Henna is commonly traded as a powder made by drying, milling and sifting the leaves. The dry powder is then mixed with a wet ingredient,such as water, lemon juice, strong tea, and other natural oils, depending on the tradition.
After the henna has been applied, it has to dry in order to stain the skin. The longer you leave it, the darker it will appear. Adding sugar or honey can bring moisture to the paste.
Reasons why you need to try Henna Tattoo?
Henna makes you feel confident and energized. If you’ve never had it before, you’ll feel the coolness and smell of the paste on your skin and this physical feeling along with the beauty of it energizes you for the rest of the day.
You’ll look gorgeous! Henna tattoo is a natural accessory to your unique look and style such as in pre wedding photoshoots, Marriages, birthday parties, baby showers and many more special occasions.
Variety! You can always get something different styles of henna designs . You can also choose where on the body that you’d like your design. Larger designs on the legs, back, arms and chest are becoming more common. Hand or feet designs are always there too.
There are different regional styles of henna too such as Sahasrara,Peacock,Butterflies,Paisley designs,Arabic style,Flowers,Mandala style,Pakistani,Moroccan and more.
After care tips for Henna tattoo
Henna tattoo can stay fresh upto two to three weeks without much fading, some tattoos which are located om more covered areas of the body can last for a month.There are few care tips which can help henna tattoo to fade
Care for Henna tattoo
Don't touch it after application. Once it's applied, let the henna set for about 30 minutes to ensure it's dry and resistant to smudging.
Avoid water. Cover it up while you're showering, bathing, or doing dishes.
Avoid chemicals. Steer clear of salt water, harsh chemicals (including hand sanitizer), and chlorine.
Keep it moisturized. Like a self-tanner, henna requires hydration to prolong fading.
To Enhance the color of henna tattoo you can mix equal amounts of lemon and sugar into a paste and use a cotton ball to apply on the dry henna paste.