Monday, June 30, 2008

Fine Line Henna Palm - Paste on skin

henna tattoo bridal quality henna tattooAfter browsing through the collection of traditional henna tattoo patterns from India, my client chose this design.

To be sure, this is a modified version of the pattern as we were having henna party at the Midnight Sun. For a private party, please contact the studio by phone or e-mail. Henna is available by walk-in appointment only on Saturdays from 1:00 until 5:00 in Five Points.

Sometimes Spirit Vision Henna offers mehandi at the First Friday party in Five Points at Bead Here Now. The best way to get your henna is to give a call.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Cajeput Oil & Pomegranate Juice! Great Henna Color

original henna pattern palm of hand red finished colorI used cajeput oil in this mix to get this great finished color only 14 hours off the skin. This is the 2007 crop of Jamila henna giving this good color. The henna paste was allowed to remain on the palm of the hand for about 6 hours.
I was lucky to get this foto before the beach party. I am happy to share it with you.

For those new to Spirit Vision Henna.. this is a "chef's choice" pattern. It is an easy way to get a unique henna tattoo that fits your style & your budget.

Be sure to click the photo for a larger view. Also, to see more henna tattoos visit Spirit Vision on myspace.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Kissing Fish Henna Tattoo - Henna by Ann George

kissing fish henna tattoo

Here is a great tattoo pattern from the collection of Catherine Cartwright-Jones, rendered as best as possible by yours truely, Ann George... aspiring henna artist.

This tattoo was chosen for its meaning as well the visual beauty of the design.

These two fancy goldfish are kissing in a little spray of bubbles. I love the flowing detail of their fins and tails. This is a great tattoo for a Pisces woman. I used a liquid paste & fine tip on the plastic cone to make this design possible.

If you are new to henna tattoo and are trying to find some great patterns to share with your customers, please be sure to visit Tap Dancing Lizard! The Sangeet book is a favorite!

You may notice a little bit of color that seems to be running from the tattoo. This is just the lemon sugar glaze dripping a bit. Be sure, I dabbed up the excess with a cotton swab before my client left. The lemon sugar glaze helps the henna stay on the skin! The longer the henna stays & the warmer the client is.. the darker the finished color.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Quick Henna Tattoo - Peacock Pattern for Back of Hand

henna peacock tattoo finished color

Many thanks to Ron & Rachel for this foto of the finished color of a henna tattoo design inspired by the little henna booklets I received from India.

Of course this design is not as intricate as the one in the photo, but we were having "First Friday in Five Points" so everyone got a little something. On Saturday afternoons at Midnight Sun I usually have a bit more time to spend with everyone. If you want a more complex design, it is best to arrive @ 1:30 ... before the late afternoon rush.

I always bring plenty of patterns for you to choose from, or you can order "Chef's Choice" which may be the best way to get a quick henna tattoo that fits your style & your budget.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Moroccan henna in Morocco mehndi body art tattoos

I learned so much about mixing a good paste from this video. Now, my henna is much more liquid, is easier to apply quickly, and give a deeper color as it dries more slowly. Thanks to this fine artist, my work is much improved.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Henna Pattern Booklets from India - Ready to Ship

arabic heena designs booklet from india

I have just uploaded the first five of the newly arrived henna tattoo pattern booklets from India! I have two of each style at the moment. If I sell out of a booklet you want, I will offer a selection of five more to choose from.

These henna design booklets contain traditional patterns for hands and feet. They are 4.5" x 6.75" with a colorful cover and contain 25 henna patterns. They are printed on a soft gray paper, and some offer recipes in English. Most are written in a language I can't read or speak, but the patterns are great.

I always take at least three traditional pattern books to events so that Western customers can get an idea of the art in its "pure" form.

To purchase, booklets are $4.95 USD each, click the title of this post to go to Spirit Vision Henna Tattoo. Secure shopping by PayPal. Free Shipping in the USA.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Henna Pattern Books - Artist's Picks

Bridal Henna Tattoo for Brooke - Original Henna Pattern

bridal henna tattoo

Brook designed this unique henna tattoo for her wedding day as we went along. I was very lucky to feel pretty good about drawing trees so that I felt pretty well qualified to help design the pattern for her.

She sent me some samples by email of styles she liked. As well, she looked through some of the pattern books I brought to our appointment before deciding on an asymmetrical tree design. The patterns she had sent me had a Turkish feeling which I tried to include in the style of the leaves, and the spacing of the lines.

The backs of the hands were done very simply, again with an asymmetric design offering an Arabic look. The pattern she chose for the feet was a traditional "sandal" style that mirrored the organic feeling of the palm pattern.

I hope to be able to post photos of the finished color for you soon. 'Til then, just click the image for a close up.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Impromptu Butterfly Henna Tattoo

henna butterfly tattoobutterfly henna tattoo

Here are photos of a butterfly tattoo garden I did on Saturday. My client really enjoys floral designs & free style henna, so I am able to try new patterns.

The first photo shows the design on the inner wrist. The second photo shows the design as it moves from the inner wrist to the outer arm. In this way, there is a little bit of henna pattern visible, but the main pattern is "hidden". I am still working to perfect my butterfly skills, and hope to post more fotos in the future.

To see larger images, just click the photos. For more henna tattoos for the arms, visit Spirit Vision Henna.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Tribal Henna Tattoos from Midnight Sun

henna tattoo tribal stylepattern by catherine cartwright-jonestribal henna tattoo

Here are three little photos of tribal style henna tattoo people ordered at the Midnight Sun on Saturday June 7, 2008. The henna patterns for the back of the hands are derived from traditional components from African patterns.

The bold snake & bird tattoo is a favorite of one of my favorite customers! This pattern is made possible for her by the generosity of Catherine Cartwright-Jones who has published so many patterns for henna artists to use! Just click the little photos for a larger view.

Photos by Ann George Studios, Inc. and Spirit Vision Henna. All rights reserved.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Henna at Bead Here Now! Five Points Block Party

henna tattoo for top of foot - original henna design

Spirit Vision Henna is happy to be invited to offer henna tattoo tonight, Friday June6, 2008 at fabulous Bead Here Now for the Five Points Block Party.

This is a good time to come by & get a little henna on the hands, wrists or arms. Party settings often require that you pay a bit more attention to keep your henna smudge free until it's dry.

Of course if you want a lovely tattoo for the foot - the evening is a good time. The design to the left really requires that you leave barefoot. If you want to keep enjoying the block party, a foot tattoo may not be your best choice. Perhaps the ankle?

Bead Here Now is located at 1051 Park Street, Riverside, Jacksonville Florida.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Kanji Henna Tattoo for Men

henna tattoo for men kanji henna

Many thanks for this finished color photo of a Kanji henna tattoo on the wrist. Kanji is an excellent choice for men as it presents a tribal look and brings the advantage of a personal or spiritual meaning.

While Kanji is often applied to the upper arm, I find it best to put spiritually significant Kanji over the pulse point on the wrist. For those of you new to pulse point therapy, the idea is to put power symbols over areas where the blood is close to the surface of the body, and where the pulse is easily felt. The purpose is that when the blood passes under the image it is blessed by, or attuned to the meaning of the symbol.

This particular design had a personal meaning created by the combination of two symbols. I bring a small book of Kanji with me to every party or event, and you are welcome to choose one, or to bring your own. Please be sure to visit the "New American Tribal" tattoo gallery on line at Spirit Vision Henna for more ideas.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Henna Peacock for the Ankle

henna tattoo peacock design

Here is a quick henna tattoo for the ankle. As you can see from the photos, there is still a gentle trace of a floral henna pattern in place on the foot... so we used that as the ground for the peacock pattern.

I do use a heavier line for tattoos on the ankle.. I find this gives a bold look that lasts well... and is easy to see.

If you are hoping to give henna a try, but haven't made it to Midnight Sun on Saturdays, I will be a "Bead Here Now" on Friday June 6, 2008 at 6:00PM.

A pattern like this takes about five minutes and costs about $10. I will bring lots of pattern books to choose from.