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July 22, 2010 1:55 AM Subscribe
i'm planning a full-body henna tattoo. How do i prepare myself and the henna for best results?
posted by divabat to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (9 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
i'm about to get the henna tatt of my dreams - a rose vine circling from my foot, up one leg, around my belly, back, and bust, ending on the back of my neck. I've had henna tatts many times before, mostly on my hands and arms but also lately on my back. My skin deals with henna really well, but this is the first time i'm doing a full body piece and i'd like to be prepared.
How do i mix up the henna optimally? I know some artists who prepare it with certain oils. My artist is a body painter but hasn't done henna before, and i'm used to prepared tubes, so this is a learning experience for both of us.
Is there a certain type of henna that's best? Or oils, liquids, etc, that help? I know the shops here sell 'henna oil' but i'm not certain of their quality,
how can i best prepare my skin before and after the henna? I imagine i'll be hopping around on one foot a lot! I know about using oil as moisturiser, but any other tips?
Also how can we best apply the henna and keep it on? The best results i've seen have come from tubes, but that might kill my artist's hands. I've had them applied by paintbrush but the colour wasn't as strong. Any other ideas? It seems it may be a thickness thing?