How To Make A Henna Tattoo In Denver CO
If you’re wondering exactly how we go about making henna tattoo designs, let us explain! We always begin by mixing henna powder into a paste before the party. This consists of materials like ground henna, lemon juice, eucalyptus oil, strongly brewed herbal tea, rose pedals, and various other ingredients. After everything’s been mixed together, we place it into tubes that we can use while designing.
Before we start henna on any person, we make sure that we fully understand what they want. If they need a little inspiration, we can show them henna designs from previous parties or simply use a sheet of paper to show off a few different styles. When we actually begin drawing a tattoo on a guest, we first wash the area we’re going to work on. The hands and feet usually work best, as henna art tend to last longer in Colorado when applied to areas of thick skin. After rinsing and drying the area we’re going to tattoo, we begin the design.
Henna stains the skin, which means using large amounts of ink is a good thing. It results in a longer lasting, higher quality tattoo in the end. As we begin the drawing, we use tubes of henna ink to lay down thick lines of paste. Depending on the complexity of your idea, we can usually finish within 15-30 minutes. Afterwards, we give you, or your guests, a couple of instructions that will ensure your tattoo lasts and doesn’t smear. It’s best practice to leave the ink on for at least 30 minutes, letting it dry out, before finally sealing it for 6-12 hours in a plastic cover or latex glove. The longer you wait to remove it, the darker the henna tattoo. When you are finally ready to remove any dried paste from your skin, simply rub it off, but don’t rinse as that causes smearing!
Lastly, the henna design that you got from that Denver Colorado party should last up to two weeks, but if you want to remove it earlier you can simply soak your hand in warm salt water and rub! Swimming will also remove your henna tattoos, as the chlorine and water are extremely effective at removing the ink.