When permanent tattoos like ink tattoo was discovered out to be unsafe, many started to think twice before getting them and because it is permanent, you are bound to use them long after they are no longer fashionable and so for the desire of tattoo fashion you end up having a lot of tattoos instead. This is when temporary tattoos came in and henna tattoo became the best alternative choice.
Henna is actually a shrub like plant that originated in the center East Asia, it is actually originally called Menhdi. This is primarily where henna tattoo is made of. Henna leaves are pounded and powdered then; it is blended with eucalyptus or lavender oil and coffee or tea liquid making it in to a paste, which is like a pastel which will then be utilized for painting the henna body art on the skin.
Thus, henna tattoo is safer and cheaper since it is made from organic materials. It is not injected so there is absolutely no pain or discomfort at all. It takes but an hour or so or less to perform the tattooing process. But, what caused it to be the best alternative for ink tattoos is the fact it fades away over time. Normally, it lasts for 4 to six or seven weeks. But, once you learn the tricks on performing it and how to take care of the tattoo then, it might last longer than that.
Artist vary in their content mixture, some prefer eucalyptus than lavender or olive plus some might use more although some prefer it less. Likewise, some artists prefer coffee liquid over tea liquid. Mixture has nothing to do with the standard of the end result but, it offers something to do your skin layer reaction. The only health risk of henna tattoo is skin irritation although, it is a rare case. Some individuals would do better with eucalyptus while other prefers lavender and olive, similarly with coffee and tea liquid.
What makes henna stain darker and what makes it stay longer? When henna paste is used, it leaves a stain forming the henna body art which had been painted on the skin. In the beginning the stain is a light shade of red-orange, after hours it darkens to your shade of dark brown or reddish brown but, if not done properly it will not become its darkest. Then, 2 weeks later it gradually lightens and fades away.
The key is easy but, it needs patience of which many of us do not have. It starts off with making the paste, after mixing each of the components ensure that you enable the paste stay for 6 to 12 hours until it turns to toothpaste-like. Henna stains darker on warmer skin so, you might steam the skin first before application and after that allow it to dry for the next 6 to 12 hours before washing away the paste. To help keep it warm it is best to dry it using a blower or a hair dryer then cover it using a tissue paper to stop smudging and soaking with sweat then wrap it using a tape. Leave this way and after 12 hours you will be rewarded having a great result, the stain will darken into its darkest shade plus, it is going to last longer than usual.
The area where the henna is tattooed also has something to do with keeping it longer. Body parts that are exposed and constantly washed like face, hands, feet, ankles, neck and arms fades away faster compared to those areas that are iyfbzf like back, chest, belly and upper legs. Henna also darkens better on dark skinned people than on fair skinned. Although, it seems better on the fairer skin but, they have got shorten length of keeping the tattoo than dark skinned people.
The whole process of the preparation and following the application require a lot over the application of the henna body art wherein it could only take an hour or so or less depending on the size and the appearance of the tattoo. But, believe me once you do it properly, it really is really worth the wait!