Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Henna Tattoo Design for the Back of the Hand.

henna tattoo designsHere is a photo of a quick henna pattern for the back of the hand.

While the darkest color is achieved when applying henna tattoo to the palm, most customers find it very difficult to go about daily activities with a henna tattoo on the palm of the hand. As well.. it is easy show off your new design!

Surprisingly, we seldom show our palms to the public. This photo is a picture of henna paste on the skin & NOT black henna. This paste will remain on the skin for several hours and once scraped off, will leave a stain that darkens over the next 48 hours. The better care you take of your henna, the longer the tattoo will last.

For more info on henna tattoo aftercare, please see the FAQ page.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Traditional Henna - Freehand Henna Tattoo

I was so lucky to do this henna Saturday afternoon. The paste was fast & liquid.. my client, a goddess of henna!

This pattern was completed in half an hour. The freedom of Chef's Choice and a traditional order makes it so easy to create a henna design that fits the client, the budget & the esthetics of the art form!

As it is getting "late" in the henna season.. please call Ann to schedule a tattoo.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Learn Henna Tattoo - Sunday September 20th - Five Points

Learn Henna Tattoo at Bead Here Now
Sunday, September 20, 2009 from 1:00 until 3:00 PM

Henna artist Ann George will offer a complete introduction to Henna Tattoo. Please come prepared with a note pad, wear comfortable clothing and bring all your henna questions!

The workshop will cover:

How to select good henna powder - and why some henna pastes don't work!
How to make a simple workable paste good for all ages;
How to make a traditional paste with essentials oils for the deep, rich color;
How to tell when your paste is ready to use;
How to roll a henna cone;
How to fill a henna cone;
Answers to basic henna questions - what color? how long does it last? where can I put it?;
You will receive your own copy of a professional henna consent form that answers many FAQ.

Please pre-register as you will also receive a cone of fresh henna paste to take home with you.
The course fee is $30 for the two hour workshop located at 1051 Park Street in the Historic Five Points district of Jacksonville, Florida. For more information you can call Bead Here Now at 904-475-0004 or contact Ann George at 904-993-7466.

You will learn the basic components of henna designs, and how to draw them.
How to decode some of those complex patterns you see in booklets from India!
Jamila Henna and a unique blend of Henna Tea will be available for sale to workshop participants.

For more information about Ann George and the body art of Henna Tattoo, please be sure to visit her site - Spirit Vision Henna
Please contact Bead Here Now with any questions you have about workshop registration.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Quick Henna Tattoo - Henna Patterns

hennaThis graceful design is a perfect compliment to the jewelry & mala my henna clients was wearing.

The pattern is simple, but elegant.. easy to keep an eye on, and easy to work with throughout the day.

This is a sample of the $15 chef's choice henna tattoo available in Five Points at The Midnight Sun. Henna tattoo will be available through the fall on Saturday afternoons.

Please contact Spirit Vision Henna for more information.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Henna Tattoo Today - Enjoy Body Art in Air Conditioned Comfort!

Stop by the shop! Great music.. wonderful people.. and of course, fresh henna paste for your henna tattoo.

Lots of pattern books!

Henna from Noonish 'til 5PM.

Designs start at $15 and go up from there.

FMI see the FAQ

Friday, September 11, 2009

Henna Tattoo in Jacksonville, Florida - Henna this Saturday afternoon

traditional henna pattern henna tattoo for back of handHere is another henna pattern for the back of the hand. This design was easy to do using jamila henna powder, which makes a fine, smooth henna paste with very little fuss... no extra sifting or grinding involved at all.

This pattern was modified a bit to show off a lovely ring, and as always to flatter and to fit the young woman's hand. Applying henna to the back of the hand is often an excellent choice for a busy day of shopping, as one can keep an eye on the pattern quite easily.

Of course, henna always gives the darkest color on the palm of the hand. People are often surprised to hear this, however, henna is a heat activated body dye, and the palm of the hand is often one of the warmest parts of the body. As well, we have more pores in the palm, making it that much easier for the henna to penetrate the skin. If one is careful, and applies a light coat of olive oil before getting the finished henna tattoo in water, the design will last much longer.

If you would like to see more henna patters, or to purchase a little book of traditional henna designs - $4.50 a booklet with FREE shipping by mail in the USA, please visit my site.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Traditional Henna Pattern for Sonya

henna pattern henna design traditionalMany thanks to Sonya for ordering a traditional henna pattern. This design is one of many from the little henna pattern books imported from India.

Mixing a very fluid paste helps make this kind of fine line henna tattoo possible. I used a henna cone made of florist wrap, not quite mylar... but a shear & flexible cellophane type material. I cut just a bit off the tip of the cone, and the began the pattern at the wrist.

I used the 2009 Jamila henna powder, so it was easy to make a very fine paste. As well, this year's crop is extra wonderful in that it is very gummy all on it's own. The addition of henna tea made with fenugreek seeds also helps to create a cohesive paste that flows smoothly onto the skin.

If you would like a henna tattoo like this one, please feel welcome to stop by The Midnight Sun on Saturday, 9.12.09 sometime after Noon. Simple henna tattoo designs are $15. A full back hand henna like this one can cost $25 to $30. For more information about henna tattoo.. visit the FAQ page on my site.

*Please note: This is a photo of henna paste ON the skin. I do not offer black henna. Once this paste has remained on the skin long enough ( 3 -6 hours) to give a good stain, you scrape the black paste off to reveal the henna color ( light orange to dark reddish brown) which will develop over the next 48 hours.

The quality of your finished henna tattoo depends in part on how well you take care of your design.