Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Henna tattoos

Henna tattoos are a natural form of body art - a safe and temporary alternative to getting a real tattoo done on your body. Henna tattoo artists use a natural henna ink which is made from powder from the leaves of the henna plant. The artist make a paste with the henna powder and paint a henna tattoo design anywhere on your body.
 Henna tattoos

The tradition of henna tattooing, also called mendhi, has been practiced for millions of years. They have found henna art traces as far as back as the tombs of Egyptian pharaoh’s day. Henna tattoo art is still a popular natural tattoo tradition today.
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 Henna tattoo artists
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The tradition of henna tattooing
Before applying henna ink to your skin, make sure to test a small amount on your body and check for any allergic reactions. Henna tattoos rarely cause these reactions in people, but its important to make sure in case you have sensitive skin. Once you know the henna ink will not cause a bad reaction, you or your henna tattoo artist can begin the work of art on your skin.
The sky is the limit with the patterns, designs and images that can be created with henna tattoos, but the colors are usually limited to dark shades of red, green, brown, or black. This also depends on how your skin reacts since every skin tone will take the henna tattoo ink a little differently. To see how the ink will appear on your skin do a test first to be sure you will get the desired result.

 Henna tattoos art 1

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