If you are planning to get a black henna tattoo, you need to completely understand that it can be very dangerous. A black henna tattoo is not the same as pure henna. Pure henna is 100% safe and natural. Dry leaves of the henna plant are ground up into a powder, the powder is combined with a liquid to make a paste, the paste is applied to the skin as a design or pattern. The paste dries on the skin for many hours and then flakes off or is removed leaving a reddish brown stain. The stain may last a week up to a couple of months depending on the application and how it is maintained.

Henna Overview

Henna is a type of plant. The leaves of the plant are dried and crushed into a powder. The powder was transform into an adhesive or paste and when it applies to your skin, it produces a stunning reddish-brown stain. Furthermore, henna is also utilized as a natural hair dye.

Henna Tattoos

When it comes to different cultures, henna tattoos are commonly used to rejoice special rites and occasions. In various parts of the globe, many people make use of henna to revel holidays, marriage, manhood, pregnancy and even death. In India, the art of henna tattooing is called Mehndi. Bridal tattoos that are usually used for Indian nuptials are considered as the most intricate tattoos available.

Getting a Henna Tattoo

After you select a tattoo pattern you desire, your tattoo artist applies the paste on your skin. You need to wait for about 4-8 hours to produce a darker stain.

Is the Henna Safe?

Always bear in mind that black henna is not safe as pure henna. Black henna has black hair dye. The hair dye can cause permanent scarring and allergic reactions. Before getting a henna tattoo, ask the tattoo artist what color the tattoo will be, how long you need to leave on the past and know the ingredients that they use in making their paste. If the tattoo artist refuses to tell you the exact ingredients they use, those are indications that they are using black henna. Always remember that there is no safe black henna. All legitimate tattoo artists provide you with aftercare instructions or a card that contains the ingredients they use.

The After-care of Henna Tattoo

When the paste has been completely applied to your skin, you need to wait for about 4-8 hours. Keeping the paste slightly warm and moist helps the paste to create a dark stain. After 4-8 hours, the paste can be gently scrapped off. It is a good idea to apply a thin layer of olive oil or cocoa butter to help the stain darken and last longer. Henna tattoos are a natural, fun and safe type of temporary tattoo. These tattoos are also a great way to try on a tattoo design to see how you like it before you get it permanently tattooed on your body.

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