Friday, January 17, 2014

Traditional Henna Patterns for the Back of the Hands

I do not offer henna tattoo for sale during cold weather months as it is much more difficult for clients to get good color, however,  I did a henna for a visiting friend.

We were able to keep the paste on skin wet for awhile by applying lemon sugar. As well, once the paste was glazed and dry, I wrapped her hands, first in tissue, then in plastic food service style gloves.

Wrapping henna provides a way for the henna to "heat up" and the pores of the skin to open to receive the dye. Here is a photo of the pattern with paste on the skin.