55+ Temporary henna tattoos
This time we present a very special article about an incredibly unique and particular type of tattoos. In this article we will talk about henna tattoos. Not ready for a real traditional tattoo? Do you have doubts and you are still not sure about the design that could be good for your skin? Henna tattoos can be your solution.
For big fans and experts in the world of tattoos, henna tattoos are more than likely never taking the place of conventional tattoos. But if a person does not feel sufficiently prepared to make the definitive and permanent leap, or if this person is a minor, or if he simply wants to make an attempt before seeing how the tattoo is on a certain part of the body, henna tattoos they are a fantastic option, with an affordable price and potentially without any risk. We invite you to browse and enjoy our incredible gallery of images of tattoos made with henna, its exotic and complex designs will not leave you indifferent, we assure you!
Henna tattoos, also called and known as mehndi tattoos, are a type of body decoration that developed in exotic India. This traditional style of body art has not been considered within the tattoo world until recently. These mehndi tattoos were considered more a decoration belonging to the world of cosmetics, being a way of decorating the body for special occasions such as weddings and similar events.
Indian women receive henna tattoos mainly for their wedding. This tradition is so entrenched that there are salons and companies that organize weddings, especially in India, which offer henna tattoos as part of the wedding service package, or for Indian holidays like Diwali. However on many occasions young women experienced in the art of henna tattoos go to the house of the woman who is about to get married to make her drawings.
The most common designs chosen for the skin of future brides during wedding preparations are usually drawings with many flowers and ornaments, which are carried out in most cases on the hands or feet, or both parts. In this way, about three days before the wedding, it is traditional for the woman who is about to marry to invite all the female members of her family back home for the mehndi ceremony to take place. During this ceremony all the women decorate their hands and feet with henna tattoos, and the future bride is the one who will have the most detailed and beautiful tattoo designs.
As we have said before, the images and drawings that are usually realized during the mehndi ceremony generally include floral designs, since they are considered symbols of fertility. And the vast majority of Indian brides aspire, as it may seem obvious, to create a family with the groom and want healthy and happy children.
Obviously the future bride can also choose from a wide range of various designs to include as details in her henna tattoo. Even the royal peacock, for example, is a symbol of fertility, as well as of love and good fortune. Even the images of bouquets or flower arrangements, which indicate the new life towards which the bride goes, and from which love will flourish in her future marriage. In general, making a henna tattoo on the skin of a future bride is a wish for good luck and love for the new life that is about to begin.
Anyone who has been able to observe a traditional mehndi design will almost certainly agree with the fact that the drawings and models that follow are intricate, complex and incredible, finding themselves quite often on the hands or feet, or both. In carrying out this type of tattoos, some artists help themselves with shapes, a technique called "stencil", to draw the drawings in the most correct and precise way possible on the skin, while other artists are able to create complex drawings and simply work by hand, which requires absurd precision, something worthy of admiration, isn't it?
Henna is a natural powder obtained from the dry leaf and the stem of the privet, which is often used as a natural hair dye. Once transformed into paste and applied to the skin, this color leaves its mark with its pigments. This mark on the skin gradually fades over days or weeks, depending on the specific product of henna that was used to make the tattoo, given that some colors are definitely stronger and more durable than others.
Currently, with the renewed and strengthened spread of the tattoo art trend in general, henna tattoos are present in a new field. This type of tattoo allows you to have a temporary tattoo at a fairly affordable price, without going through the much-feared and painful tattooing procedure, and with an appearance almost equal to that of conventional tattoos.
This way you can understand in an economic and safe way if a tattoo can look good on you or if a drawing in practice makes what you were trying to make. Regarding this type of tattoos it must also be said that the only problem they present is that, in the case of many henna tattoos, the color vanishes rather quickly, thus making the outlines become confused and, in general, making them disappear too quickly, giving little time to exploit them. Of course this depends directly on the specific henna product you use when making these tattoos.
Regarding the different designs of tattoos made with henna, while it is true that many people choose the traditional mehndi style, there are plenty of other very different options available. For example, a person can select a tattoo design inspired by one of the conventional ones, such as Celtic or tribal models, trying to imitate it, but with the only difference that the henna tattoo will be a brown shade.
Another novelty may be the place dedicated to henna tattoos. Instead of the traditional area of henna tattoos on the hands or feet, this type of tattoo can be done in many different parts of the body, in the style of traditional and real tattoos, such as arms, shoulders, ankles and others common places. The model, which can be simple or complex according to the tastes of the person who wants to do the tattoo, is designed by the tattoo artist with henna paste on the skin, and then lets the pasta dry and goes away by itself, leaving finally the drawing under it.
We must warn all those who read this article and want to try a tattoo of this type that we must beware of the so-called "black henna". This is the name given to a toxic ink added to the henna paste to make it black. This product we have named, whose scientific name is "paraphenylenediamine", is usually used as a black hair dye. The main problem is that the human body is naturally allergic to paraphenylenediamine, which can cause severe allergic reactions and permanent scarring. So, if it's not clear enough: run away from black henna!
In addition to this important warning, we always want to remind you that, if you decide to make a tattoo, whether it is the traditional type or the latter type so original that we talked about in the article, it is advisable to take all necessary precautions and to ask you to specialized centers, since, although it is not the case with henna tattoos, tattoos accompany you throughout your life, and it is always better, healthier and less expensive to prevent than to cure. So our advice is to have no doubts in putting you in the hands of experts, thus ensuring you get the best results for your skin. We also remind you that you can leave us your opinions and suggestions in the comments section, we will read them with pleasure and we will reply and try to resolve all your doubts.
The hand, the wrist, the arm and the fingers are the most common areas and almost all the drawings are made in these parts of the body.
It is difficult to find henna tattoos elsewhere in the body and all designs of this type tend to be very similar. There are few differences between them.
Original henna design of a sitting mermaid. We can see that the result is not as realistic as that which can be achieved with ink, but tattooing with henna is difficult, since it is a compact substance and the accuracy of the needle cannot be obtained.
A girl's point of view
Nothing better for the greater indecision, than this type of tattoos. Although henna tattoos usually have a very precise and defined aesthetic, this ink can be used to create any design you want and it is a good idea to use it as a proof on those girls who still don't know if they want to have a tattoo for life or not. As for the own and characteristic drawings made with henna ink, I have nothing but good words for them. I find it very nice to see women with their hands and feet tattooed with such distinctive shapes. So, if you're wondering what your skin will look like with a tattoo, take courage and try one of this style, so the next step might be to decide to have one for life.