Sunday, April 26, 2009

Gilding - temporary body art for children and adults.

gilding - temporary body artHere is a photo of gilding using turquoise, white and green glitter gel to match a little girls dress. Tubes of glitter gel are usually available at the henna table at The Midnight Sun so that children can enjoy the henna experience for a day... without any worries about smudging the pattern or staining their clothes.

In this example, the design is a traditional flower pattern. The colors used in this temporary body paint make the simple pattern shine. For those new to henna tattoo, please note this is not a photo of a henna tattoo. Henna tattoo is not available in colors... however, it can also be gilded.

To see samples of gilded henna tattoo, visit The Gilded Henna Tattoo page on my website.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Henna Tattoo Design for the Back of the Hand.

henna pattern henna design for the back of the handIt is always lovely to be able to create a henna design that compliments the natural beauty of each client.

As you can see, LuAnn is wearing a very lovely ring, and her henna pattern was created to both compliment her hand and to draw attention to her jewelry.

Using a hand rolled henna cone, a very find\e henna powder ( Jamila Henna ) and a smooth, rich henna paste made with essential oils, a bit of lemon juice and my own blend of "henna tea" it was easy to quickly create this traditional henna pattern.

If you are just learning to henna, please be sure to experiment with your paste. When I first started to make henna paste, I made a much thicker paste than I do now. Adding a bit of fenugreek to the henna tea really helps to make a cohesive paste. As well, fresh henna makes a lovely "gummy" paste.

The 2008 Jamila henna harvest is a super fine henna powder that gives a great color.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Quick Henna Jewel for Everyday Wear

henna jewel for the wristHere is a lovely example of a traditional henna pattern that works well for everyday wear in Western culture. The pattern is from the "Sangeet" pattern book.

This quick henna took about 10 minutes from start to finish, and fit perfectly on the wrist. It is a "tiny" tattoo, but a lovely example of the traditional art.

I am using a "wetter" paste this year, which means that the henna flows very quickly from the cone and is easier to work with. The wetter paste does take a bit longer to dry on the skin, so you may need to wait a bit longer for the henna to dry.

However, this extended drying time helps you get darker color in your finished henna tattoo. Stop by the Midnight Sun, 1055 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida on Saturdays to get your henna art. Remember if you want to have henna on the lower back or belly, wear hip huggers & a crop top.

For tattoo on the feet, wear the tiniest sandals possible! More skin = more color.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Henna Tattoo at The Midnight Sun

henna tattoo design for the armThis Saturday, April 4th from Noon 'till Five you can get a henna tattoo from the artists of Spirit Vision Henna. We hope you will stop by to see us at the Midnight Sun at 1055 Park Street.
You are welcome to browse the many pattern books of traditional, tribal and original henna tattoo patterns to find the one you want. Prices start at $15 and go up from there. (Of course tiny designs & art for children start at $10 each.) Please be sure to take a moment to visit the Henna FAQ page to get answers to the most frequently asked questions.
If you are feeling adventurous, just you may choose the "Chef's Choice" style which is featured on this post. Chef's Choice henna means you let us know the style you like & the price you want to pay... and.. see what happens.