Here is a photo of a traditional henna tattoo pattern for the back of the hand. The fine lines and full pattern are typical of a traditional henna tattoo pattern from India.
Many customers also order this as a "bridal" henna pattern, although this tattoo does not go all the way to the elbow as is the custom for many brides.
I used henna paste made with finely ground Jamila henna powder, the 2009 crop, which made the paste flow easily from the hand rolled cone. This year's crop of Jamila henna is wondefully "gummy" and make a very workable paste.
I have learned to make a more liquid paste and to roll a more narrow henna cone to give better control over the flow of the henna.
I think this pattern took about 20 minutes from start to finish. A glaze of lemon sugar was applied to help give good color, and to keep the paste on the skin as long as possible.
Spirit Vision Henna is still offering henna tattoo on Saturday afternoons at The Midnight Sun, 1055 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204. Be sure to stop by to sell all the new products just in !! The container is cleared customs!