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How many times have you seen someones tattoo and thought I’d like to get one, But am not too sure about what to get. Or you like a real tattoo design but want to try a temporary one first, show it to your friends and see their reaction before you get a real one, or you just want a temporary tattoo which lasts for a week to two weeks just for fun.
We have the answer to this, We do Henna tattoos, these last from 1-2 weeks. These are Herbal and painless. We not only do traditional Floral designs but also do any tattoo design that you want to get using henna, giving you a chance to make up your mind before getting a real one. We have 100’s of designs to choose from, or you can bring in your own design. We want to give you the design you want.
How it Works
You can contact us here , through our form on the website or message us on our facebook page to book with us. When you call to make an appointment we will go over what you need to do before we arrive and answer any questions you might have at that time.
We will bring all of our designs as well as equipment needed. Do your design , give you final instructions, after care advice, pack up, and be on our way. It’s really that easy!
*If the booking is for less than an hour an additional travel fee may apply.
We are Essex Based artists, But we travel and do events and visits around london area too.
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Henna is one of the most popular common names for the dried and ground leaves of the plant Lawsonia Inermis. It is also called Mehndi in India and Pakistan. It is mostly commonly applied on hair to dye and condition it. It is also applied on hands and feet, in ancient times it was used to cool down the body temperature, when people realized it stained the skin they started drawing patterns on skin, especially on special celebrations.
An ancient form of body art, traces of Henna have been found on 5,000 years old mummies, it has been around for centuries in other parts of the world too. In India, for example, it is a form of body art that’s a vital part of wedding proceedings. The art form of Henna varies from culture to culture; patterns also have significance ranging from fertility to wisdom and spiritual enlightenment.
Henna is also known as Mehndi (Hindi), Hinna (Arabic) and Lawsonia Inermis (Latin). Henna is a perennial shrub, with small dark green scented leaves, native to North Africa, Asia and Australia, is naturalized and cultivated in the tropics of America, Egypt, India, and parts of the Middle East. The processing of the henna plant involves drying the leaves and grinding them into powder then filtering to remove coarse fibres. The remaining fine powder is mixed with water to make a paste, the fineness of the powder makes it easier to work with to make intricate designs on the body.
The patterns are drawn freehand with a cone of Henna paste on clean (oil/lotion free) skin and allowed to dry by body heat in ambient temperature, usually takes about 20 to 30 minutes (depending on environment and thickness of paste applied to skin) before it starts to flake off, you can rub off the dry Henna. The stain on the skin is initially an orange colour, which slowly darkens through the day, but when you go to sleep your body temperature rises and sweating occurs the Henna stain changes colour significantly to dark brown. So in a way the Henna is reacting with your body to make the transformation; clubbing or vigorous exercise will enhance the stain! How dark it gets varies from person to person being dependant on variety of factors including skin colour, body temperature, lifestyle etc…
In terms of aftercare, you should not wash the stained area until next day (during sleep is when the dramatic effect happens), obviously the more you wash the stained area the sooner it will disappear, during washing up by hand you should wear gloves if you want to prolong the tattoo on your hands. Another way to prolong the tattoo is to apply Vicks VapoRub or Mustard /Jasmine oil on the stain overnight to darken it. However as a rough guide the pattern should last for around 7 to 10 days depending on location of tattoo and aftercare.
Medical benefits of Henna include: Antiseptic; Astringent; Relieves pain associated with bruises and sprains; Reduces fever; Good for removing athlete’s foot; Cools sweaty hands and burning feet; Treats boils, burns and open wounds; Treats ringworm.
Yes, Henna comes from a plant, its leaves are crushed into a fine powder , mixed with natural oils to form a paste, which is applied to skin to make the tattoo.
There is no such thing as Black henna. The people who claim have “black henna” product is henna containing para-phenylenediamine , it is used to stain skin black . Para-phenylenediamine may cause severe injuries to both artist and client. Some people may even get permanent scars with black henna.
Yes! African people used ‘Jagua gel’ to make tribal designs on their body, this is a natural gel which comes from a plant. It gives a greyish –blue sometimes blackish colour(if applied twice) and lasts from 10-15 days.
Henna tattoos last from 1-3 weeks depending upon skin type, the place of tattoo and how much the tattooed area is washed. e.g a tattoo on hand mostly probably will last less time than the one on arm or foot, as hands are washed more frequently .
- If you want a nice and dark color from your henna tattoos, patience and maintaining body heat is the key. Use the below tattoo care instructions and enjoy the dark color of your tattoo.
- Apply eucalyptus oil to the body part where you will be getting the henna tattoo.
- After the henna tattoo has been applied, keep the tattoo paste on for as long as possible. It is advisable to keep it on for a minimum of 6 hours and that is the reason for the belief, that the best way to get a henna tattoo done is before going to bed and then leaving it on overnight.
- Henna stains better if the body heat is maintained. You can have some hot drink like tea or coffee to get better color out of your tattoo.
- If you have applied henna tattoo on your hands, then follow this method to darken the color. Take some cloves in a pan, mildly heat them and then place your hands over the steam emanating from the pan. It is important that you follow this tip with caution.
- After the henna is kept overnight, scrape it off in the bathroom sink. You can use an old toothbrush to do this. If you are not keeping the henna tattoo on overnight, but just for a few hours, make sure it is completely dry before you scrape it off.
- When you are done removing the dry paste from your hands, apply some vics vapour rub. It will really warm up the body part and the henna will stain even better. After 2 hours, you can again apply it again your tattoo.
- Next day you can wash the body part with water. To maintain the henna tattoo on your body for a longer time, avoid washing it too much. The tattoo will last longer if you protect the tattoo from the chemical ingredients in soaps.
- Use olive/jasmine/mustard oil or petroleum jelly (Vaseline) to the tattoo before washing up or taking a shower.
- With good after care the tattoo can be prolonged up to 2-3 weeks.