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.