The Fun, Inexpensive, and Safe Tattoo Alternatives – Henna Tattoos

A fun, cheap and safe alternative to tattoos: Henna tattoos Henna tattoos are beautiful Henna tattoos are making a comeback, and rightfully so. With employers becoming stricter with their tattoo policies, many people are opting for permanent tattoo removal and temporary tattoos. Tattoo design kits are available everywhere on the Internet and are relatively inexpensive with an average cost of about $35. A single bottle of Henna tattoo paste is good for about 24 tattoos! Like hair coloring, the mixture is applied to a stencil on the skin that has been treated with special oil. When the mixture dries and/or is left on the skin for about 2 hours, the stencil is removed, leaving behind a tattoo design that will continue to develop and darken in shades ranging from orange/rust to deep brown over the next few hours.

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Tattoos that are safe for most people

The dyes are found in the plant (Henna Plant Lawsonia Inermis). The plant is dried and then ground into a fine powder. When liquid is added to the powder, you get a paste that, when applied to the skin, will give the area a natural color in the rust brown families. Henna is approved by the FDA for external use as a temporary hair and skin dye, but people should check for allergic reactions to it by applying a little to an inconspicuous area and letting it develop without skin irritation.

The many tattoo designs available

Henna tattoo designs and their stencils (which are reusable plastic) have come a long way. There are many online outlets that sell kits with design(s) that rival permanent needle gun designs. Designs range from “traditional” symbols like animals and Indian art to very intricate Hindu designs that place the design on hands, around wrists, legs, and arms.

Temporary tattoos.

Reapplying the Henna paste (up to 4 times) to the same area will result in deeper, richer color tones that can last longer. Generally, however, Henna tattoos stay on for about 3-4 weeks and fade on their own.

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Henna tattoo care

Although tattoos fade on their own over time, some people want their tattoos to last as long as possible. To make sure your tattoo lasts longer, avoid chlorinated pools or apply petroleum jelly over the tattoo before swimming. Do not use soap containing exfoliants or abrasives on the tattoo while bathing or showering and keep the tattoo moisturized.

Henna tattoo removal.

If you want to remove your tattoo quickly, repeated scrubbing with exfoliating soap and water will do. Your tattoo design should be gone in 2-3 days instead of 3-4 weeks.

These tattoos are fun

Various religions in the Eastern world have used Henna tattoos during weddings and other special occasions. The hands, in particular, are tattooed in very beautiful and intricate patterns that almost mimic lace gloves. These tattoos are also making a come-back in house parties where the hostess buys the kit(s) and the attendees apply the tattoo designs to each other (bridal “Henna Parties” are on the rise in the West).

How to find kits

Henna tattoo kits can be sold in stores that specialize in body art and piercings. Most people go online to buy kits by using “Henna tattoo design kits” as their search engine keywords. Another advantage of buying these types of tattoo kits online is that several websites allow people to create or customize their own design stencils.

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