Friday, May 26, 2017

Henna Tattoo in Jacksonville, Florida

The artist of Spirit Vision Henna has 18 years experience in this temporary body art. She is able to do traditional, tribal and other styles of henna tattoo. 

These are a few samples of the kinds of styles of henna art you can get every Saturday from 12:30 - 5:00 pm at Midnight Sun, 1055 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida, 32204. 

Henna tattoo is not at all like ink. It is an herbal dye. Each artist will make her own special blend to give you the longest lasting stain possible 

Henna tattoo is a hot weather art form! When you get your henna, be sure to walk around and enjoy some sun. When you are warm, your pores open and the henna can penetrate the skin to stain it. 

The first pattern is an original design. It is a cuff and one finger style.... this is a very popular style this year and there are many samples on line on our Facebook Page.

The second pattern is that of another artist. My client brought it in from the web. in general, I prefer to do my own designs, and I am able to do art in this pattern style. 

The last is another original. Usually clients will look at photos of art I have done and pick a few they like. I will make a special design for them based on their style choices. 

It is very important that you do not have any body lotion or antibacterial soap on your skin when you come to get a design, the henna cannot penetrate that chemical, and you will not get a good outcome.
Many people think that these pictures show the final tattoo. In fact these are photos of the paste on the skin. 

The finished color is always an reddish color. If you take good care of your henna you may get a dark red, ruby red or black cherry red. 

It is up to you. The longer you leave the paste on the skin, the hotter you get, the deeper the paste will stain. 

It is important to read the aftercare tips on this blog so that you will have the best color. 

You can also see photos of henna on and off the skin on this blog. Prices start at $15 and go up. Some of these designs were $15 and one may have cost a bit more. 

I will be sure to work with your budget. If you find a very complex design then it  is best to make a private appointment. Walk-in henna day is a day for everyone to get a taste! I am able to complete a simple henna tattoo in 10 minutes. More complex patterns take longer...... but the Midnight Sun is full of wonderful imported treasures!! 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Henna Time!! Finally it's hot enough to get a good paste & dark stain!

Here are a few photos from henna this season. Many people do not know:

  1. Henna is a heat activated body art. 
  2. The dark paste you see on the skin is Not the finished tattoo.
  3. Henna stains darkest on the hands and feet.
  4. Henna paste must stay on the skin at least 3 hours to give a dark stain.
  5. Real henna is always a shade of reddish brown. 
  6. Henna stains all skin colors. 
  7. Everyone will have a different finished color. 
  8. It takes 48 hours for your final color to show.
  9. If you keep vegetable oil on your finished tattoo your color lasts longer.
  10. Natural henna will last 7 to 10 days.     
  11. An experienced artist can apply a good design in 10 minutes. 
  12. Lemon sugar spray helps the paste stay on the skin.