Do henna tattoos at home really?
Tattooing is a peculiar sign of self-expression, a certain rebelliousness and rebelliousness to the generally accepted foundations of society, because people with similar patterns on the body are often treated in a special way. Of course, not every girl is able to decide on this: give a piece of her body to a drawing that does not disappear with time, it can not be changed or significantly transformed.
It turns out that it is not necessary to take such a risk before deciding on such a crucial step, you can resort to a temporary tattoo technique that will decorate your body only for a while, safely disappearing after the deadline.
There are several techniques that allow you to create the most genuine works of art on different parts of the body, and depending on the type of coloring matter, they will last from 1 to 4 weeks.
One of the most famous dyes, which is most often used for applying temporary tattoos, is henna, it is also called "mehndi".
In the summer season on the city embankments or beaches you can meet craftsmen who offer their henna painting services. As a seductive and original look will be a beautiful picture or pattern, made on a tanned body, besides, you can easily boast, sunbathing in a bathing suit on the beach!
If you have never tried anything like this before, then, of course, it is better that the first henna pattern be applied to you by a professional, however, with minimal artistic skills, you can do it yourself.
If you want to try to make henna tattoos at home, it will be better if you learn a little more about this interesting and unusual field of art.
What is henna and where is it taken?
Recently, ethnic jewelry is gaining increasing popularity, unusual drawings in such a refined style perfectly decorate almost any part of the body. From ancient times, women of the East used various lace patterns not only for unusual decoration of their own bodies, but also in religious rituals.
These days these drawings are rarely used with a special deep meaning, but the staining technique is successfully used to create an interesting and unusual image.
By henna is meant a special powder, which is made of their upper, finely chopped, henna leaves. By the way, it is important to know that the famous hair dye and henna for drawing on the body are not the same thing, the first one has a coarser grinding and a rich color.
If you decide to engage in such art at home, then you will need some available materials and tools, such as henna, which can only be bought in specialized stores or ordered online. You may also need an applicator, with the help of which the drawing will be applied, most often, for these purposes they use a conventional medical syringe, of course, without a needle, a brush and a wand to create wide drawings.
It is important to remember that henna is a rather strong dye that is difficult to get rid of in just a few minutes, so take care of your clothes and other important things when applying the picture - if you get paint on them, try to remove it immediately with moist cotton swabs.
By the way, the same applies to the skin, if, when creating a tattoo, the line went the wrong way, then it is important to erase it as soon as possible, otherwise the design will be damaged.Usually a temporary henna tattoo lasts from 7 to 14 days.
The benefits of a temporary henna tattoo
- A henna tattoo can always be changed to something else, constantly changing patterns and patterns, and when completely tired, you can get rid of it completely without much difficulty. If there is one pattern that never wants to be washed off, then it can always be converted to permanent.
- Applying a temporary tattoo is an absolutely safe process that cannot cause inflammation and any infection. Even on the contrary, it is believed that henna has a beneficial effect on the skin, enriching it with some useful substances.
- For information such a tattoo does not have to resort to operations and other terrible methods of information, everything is very simple, and the price of a temporary tattoo is much lower.
What you need to know for self-drawing henna?
Firstly, it is important to remember which henna is suitable for a tattoo. If you want to get a darker and more saturated shade of the pattern, then the powder must be mixed with black graphite; to obtain color shades, the not too rich henna palette can be diluted with other natural dyes.
The original color of such paint can vary from red to maroon, by the way, the final color of your tattoo you will see only 24 hours after application, during which time the paint may change several times in shade. In order to get the picture as bright and clear as possible, oddly enough, it must be applied with rather thick and coarse lines.
Before you start drawing, it is necessary to prepare in advance the henna paste for the tattoo, it is best to do it in about a day, it is only possible to get quality material for work.
When choosing the part of the body to which the temporary tattoo will be applied, it is important to take into account that this technique is most spectacular on the back of the hand or palm, on the foot and on the leg as well as on the abdomen around the navel. If you decide to engage in such a difficult, but very interesting activity, it will be better to practice on simpler parts of the body - with your hands or feet - the patterns are clearer and brighter.
It should also take into account the fact that before applying the pattern, the used part of the body must be completely freed from the hair, otherwise after the disappearance of the tattoo, you will have to do an unexpected depilation.The fact is that the dye erodes very strongly into the hair, and if it already disappears from the body, then most likely it does not leave the hair, creating a very careless and impartial sight.
How to make a temporary tattoo?
In order to keep the tattoo as long as possible, first of all, the place of application must be carefully degreased (for example, wash with soap and then wipe with alcohol). Then rubbed into the skin a few drops of eucalyptus oil, which increases the drying time of henna, and thus increases its impact. It is important to be sure that it does not cause you allergic reactions. To do this, drip a few drops of oil overnight at the elbow bend, and look at the result in the morning.
The next stage - drawing patterns. Of course, if you have never painted with henna before, then the first experience will be quite difficult for you, it is better to start with more or less simple sketches. For those who are completely unable to cope on their own, there is another way - using special stencils of drawings to create a temporary tattoo.
Apply paint with a syringe or a special stick, you can pre-make a light sketch with a pencil or water-based felt pen.
After the tattoo is finished, you need to wait 1-2 hours for the paint to soak and dry, and then use lemon juice as a natural moisturizer.