Henna In Denver Colorado

Maybe you want to let your guests’ inner artist run free? Want to go home with a tattoo you can brag about, but won’t have to deal with for the rest of your life? Whatever your reasons, Denver Face Painting & Balloon Twisting offers quality henna art near you. Whether you want to hire us for a corporate or business party, or maybe just a party at your home, we’re more than happy to come and help with all your henna needs in Colorado.

Since we charge by the hour, you won’t have to worry about us leaving right in the middle of your event. Simply let us know the amount of time you need us for and we’ll take care of the rest. When we first arrive, we’ll speak with you in order to know where you want us to set up. After we’ve set out our table and tubes of ink, we’ll get right to work, painting henna designs on any guest who comes our way! Call us today for a free, instant quote for all your party needs!

 

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.

Where Does Henna Come From?

 

Henna doesn’t quite seem like something that would come from Colorado. And if you thought that, you’re right! The practice of drawing tattoos on people with henna paste actually comes from India, and is made from a plant called, well, Henna. This plant grows naturally in the tropical environments of Africa, Northern Australia, and South Asia. It’s thought that this practice originated earlier than 1700 B.C., and was originally used for wedding ceremonies, religious events, or even just body adornment. Henna was also used as a hair dye, with the natural product creating a red stain. 

Today henna is practiced all over the world, including here in Colorado. With a variety of colors and shades to choose from, and specialized tools, henna has become wildly popular as a form of temporary tattooing. If you’re interested in hiring someone for a party or event that can do henna tattooing around Denver, give us a call today for a free, instant quote!

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Henna Tattoos

Henna tattoos are a great way to show of your own style. With plenty of designs and colors to choose from, and a talented henna artist, you’ll be sure to enjoy working with us! Contact us today for a free estimate!

$100/hour

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Henna FAQ

How long does henna usually take?

This depends on the complexity of your idea. Simple designs on a hand or foot can be done within minutes, but something like a bridal mehndi, where lots of complex designs must be created, can take a few hours.

Are henna tattoos permanent?

Henna tattooing is not permanent! While it does stain your skin, it slowly fades as this top layer dries and falls off. Most henna designs last for 1-3 weeks after being applied.

Can henna damage your skin?

The henna powders we use are all natural and are know among the medical community as being safe for the skin, even among pregnant women!

Looking For A Henna Artist?

If you’re looking for a professional henna tattoo company in Denver, Colorado, contact us today! We’d be more than happy to work with you, an event, or simply a party!

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(720) 513-2304

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