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.