Thursday, July 11, 2013

Henna Tattoo This Friday - 7/12/13 - at The Midnight Sun.

Spirit Vision Henna Tattoo will offer all styles of henna body art for you this Friday, 7/12/13, at The Midnight Sun located at 1055 Park Street in Riverside. Walk-ins are welcome! Artists should be on site @ 2PM.

Pictured here is a quick, traditional henna tattoo for a Mom on the go! Keeping the paste off the wrist ensures that the design will be easy to wear throughout the day.

There is plenty of space around her wedding ring, so no worries there, and the vine pattern moves easily with the fingers.

A little spritz of lemon/sugar ensures that this paste will stay in place and give a nice finished color.

One of the secrets of a successful henna paste is to add herbs and spices that cause the paste to adhere to the skin. I have found that fenugreek is a great addition to help make henna paste easy to work with. Fenugreek also makes it easy to draw nice long lines that don't break.

Of course I am using a combination of three very fine henna powders from the Henna Sooq to ensure you get the best color possible.

Designs start at $15 and go up from there. As always there are plenty of pattern books to choose from, our you can visit my portfolio on line at my website - Spirit Vision Henna. Feel welcome to call to for more information. Th 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Henna Tattoo to Celebrate Preganancies

Here is a lovely hearts and flowers style tattoo that an expectant mother choose to celebrate the birth of a daughter.

It was a pleasure to do this henna, and baby was quite helpful, very still during the process.

I always make a special paste for expecting mothers, and am sure that all essential oils used in the paste are safe for pregnancy.

If you are thinking of celebrating the upcoming birth of your child, please notice that it is important to wear clothing that will allow the paste to remain on your skin in an undisturbed way.

Low rider pants or an elastic waistband in skirt or pant makes it easy to keep the henna safe. A crop top or other blouse that can be pulled out of the way also ensures that the design will be able to rest on the skin as long as possible.

It is also wonderful to have a driver, so that you may recline on the way home, and watch out for the seat belt!! Some bring a towel to place between the henna and the seat belt. It is best to do this kind of henna now.... heat of the summer..... so that the paste can penetrate the skin as deeply as possible. For more information on why henna works, visit my FAQ page.

Friday, June 07, 2013

Henna Tattoo! The Rains is Away! Hot and Sunny Henna Time at The Midnight Sun

Come on over to The Midnight Sun this afternoon and indulge in the ancient body art of henna tattoo!

Pictured here is a more intricate pattern, a traditional style henna... and this is the paste on the skin.

After the paste has dried, it is removed and the rich reddish brown henna design is revealed.

Prices start at $15 and go up from there. Cash please! There are pattern books, photo albums, and galleries to look at for some inspiration.

This design is a "chef's choice pattern".. which means you tell the artist how much money you want to spend, what style of henna you like, and wait for henna to discover that pattern that is already there.

The paste used is fresh, hand made by the artist, and gives a deep and long lasting finished color.

How long does it take? In general a design can be applied in 5 to 10 minutes. Drying time maybe a bit longer... but then today you can go stand in the sun a few minutes and the paste should dry nicely.

A little spritz of lemon sugar glaze will help keep the paste on your skin. Best to leave the paste on as long as possible. The longer the paste remains, the better it penetrates the skin, and the darker your finished color will be.

No worries! Your artist will send you home with a lovely design and aftercare instructions. Henna starts @ 2pm today at 1055 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204.

FMI - call 904-993-7466.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Henna for a Friday • Henna Tattoo from 2:15 until.... at The Midnight Sun

Here is a quick and easy henna tattoo, free hand - or "chef's choice" henna. This type of pattern takes about 1o minutes to apply and about 10 minutes to dry. 

With a spritz of lemon sugar, you are ready to wear your "paste on" henna tattoo out into a sunny Friday afternoon. 

Please leave the paste on your skin as long as possible. When you are ready to remove it (after 3 to six hours) simply scrape the paste off your skin using a bit of olive oil and a smooth flexible surface. 

Then, apply a coat of olive oil to moisturize the skin, keep the heat in and water out. Henna is a heat activated body dye that leaves a temporary reddish pattern on the skin.

It will wear off after one to three weeks depending on where you put it and how well you take care of it. For more information about where to put your henna tattoo visit the FAQ page on my site.

To see more samples of henna, visit Spirit Vision Henna on Facebook. Ann George will be offering henna at The Midnight Sun, 1055 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204 today from 2:15 on. Walk-in clients are welcome. FMI - 904-993-7466.
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Friday, April 05, 2013

I want henna tattoo today!! Why can't I get one?

Spirit Vision Henna is hoping for Spring! For warm, dry, sunny weather...... for henna weather to happen.

Thanks to all who are calling to make appointments for henna tattoo. I am so sorry that I have not been able to accommodate you.

Henna is a heat activated body art. The best paste happens when all the ingredients combined are allowed to rest in warm weather for a day or two. The heat releases the dye from the crushed henna leaves and this is how we get a good paste.

The photo on the right is a picture of the henna paste on the skin. This is not how your finished henna will look, but is a photo of the process.

If you notice, the shading technique was used so that this design when finished will have very bold lines as well as shaded areas.

To get deep rich henna tattoo, it is best to apply the paste when the weather is warm.... 75 degrees at the very least, and 80+ is best. It is also easier to get a good outcome when the weather is dry. (This way, you won't get rain on your henna, and the paste won't smudge or be damaged by water droplets.)

I usually pick one day a week to offer henna, and is seems this year, 2013, henna will happen on Saturdays at The Midnight Sun, 1055 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204 - weather permitting. Please call 904-993-7466 to schedule your henna appointment.

I have not made up any paste for this Saturday, but see that Wednesday of next week looks like a good day to make the paste. For more information on the paste, ingredients and the henna process, please visit my page about henna powder.

If you scroll down the page a bit, you will see some of the ingredients used. It is the combination of these ingredients, plus the application of a lemon sugar glaze, and good after care by the customer that results in a finished henna tattoo like the one you see pictured at left.

You will notice the color is darker at the fingertips and and fades to brown as you get near the wrist. This is completely natural. This is the quality of color I hope to offer you every time.

To be able to offer this kind of color, I prepare the paste two days ahead. This is why I prefer to do henna by appointment, or on the same day each work.

This is photo of "bridal quality" henna. I have plenty of design books to choose from, or you may have a freehand henna design like the one you see here.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Henna Tattoo for the Palm • Available This Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida.

Here is a photo of a quick henna tattoo for the palm.

The palm is another excellent place to put henna tattoo as it is still a bit early in the year, and we don't have the hot temperatures necessary to give the darkest color.

Henna on the palm of the hand always gives the darkest stain, and depending on your skin tone, you may expect any color from a dark red, black cherry red or a deep rich brown.

Henna takes best on the palms as we have more pores there, so more places for henna to penetrate the skin.

The inner arm, or the outer arm as shown in the previous post, will also give good color.

As the weather warms up, it will be easier to put henna in other places and hope for a nice dark stain.

For those new to henna, this is a photo of the henna paste on the skin. Henna is not black when finished.

If it rains this Saturday, some care will be necessary to ensure your henna tattoo stays dry until the paste has stained the skin. Curious? Visit my FAQ page before stopping by The Midnight Sun this Saturday, 3/23/13 for your henna tattoo.

It's Henna Time at The Midnight Sun !

It is henna time! Rain or shine! Spirit Vision Henna will offer henna tattoo this Saturday 3/23/13 at The Midnight Sun, 1055 Park Street, Jacksonville, FL 32205.

The temperature should be warm enough to get good color, and although it may rain... smart henna customers are sure to keep their henna designs dry. 

At this time of year, it is best to put henna on the palm of the hand or the back of the hand. 

The hands are the most usual places to put henna tattoo as there are more pores on the palm in particular. 

Clients have already scheduled appointments beginning at Noon, but the studio is large and lovely, so you can relax and take your time choosing your henna design.

I make fresh, all natural paste using fine henna powder, a lovely herbal tea blend, lemon juice and essential oils to create a fragrant and effective paste.

Henna designs start at $15 and go up from there. You may choose from patterns in the book, or allow your artist to design a pattern that best suits your hand... of course your style and your budget.

For more information about henna tattoo, please visit Spirit Vision Henna.