Why should you even consider making henna tattoo? Well, the answer is very simple – this type of tattoo is completely removable with standard water and soap, you don’t have to take any painful chirurgical interventions. This means that you can test your chosen image, sketch, model or drawings of tattoo on your skin – you can decide to move it to other part of body, change design completely etc. You can for example test all types and motives from Best Tattoos 2012 collection. That can’t be done with normal, permanent tattoo.
So, let’s get to the point: how to make henna tattoo?
To create a henna tattoo you’ll really need just a few things. First, a paste of henna (black cosmetic one is the best option), the second thing is device for applying a paste and applying design on skin, and of course a good idea for your skin drawing.
Prepare your drawing – best way is to print it on paper and carefully cut required shape. Prepare a henna paste according to producer instructions. Then make sure your skin is cleaned with alcohol or similar substance. Put your piece of paper with tattoo design cut off, attach it to skin in such way that it can’t move. Carefully fill cut off design with henna, keeping thick but stable and equal layer. Try not to make single points, just draw whole lines. When you’re done, wait a few minutes for henna layer to dry out and carefully remove paper. Now you have to secure your drawing by paper towel or plastic bag. Keep it for at least six hours, but much more will make your tattoo last longer. After that all the paste should be completely dry – remove it from the skin but do not use any water. Scratch it off if required. Don’t wash tattooed part of body for at least one day – this allows tattoo and henna to get deep, black color and make it last longer.
But don’t expect your tattoo be in good shape for more than two or three weeks – you can’t get more from simple henna tattoo.