Make Henna Designs(Tattoos) At Home
Making henna tattoos at home is easy and can be made with a little practice. You can make eloquent and awesome henna tattoos at home. If you are planning to go with an intricate design, go for a stencil and it is advisable to choose a pre-made henna paste over a homemade paste for a better and long lasting effect. Here are few important steps to create gorgeous henna tattoos for yourself or your friends.
Henna Cones (pens)
Selecting a henna pen(cone) is the most important part of henna tattoo designing. Most henna pens contain chemical preservatives that may cause skin infections or allergy so it is better to opt for a henna pen that contains 100% natural ingredients.
Also, choose a designing pen that has the higher percentage of natural henna color that lasts longer than artificial colors and are completely safe for your skin. Choose a pen that has just a perfect tip for creating intricate designing otherwise the effect will not be much satisfactory for you.
Draw Henna Design
Now, when you are ready for the drawing, clean your hands with soap and water and remove the unwanted oils from your skin by wiping it with a cotton ball soaked in astringent. You can draw the tattoo with your hand or use stencils of other drawing kits for fulfilling your purpose. If any mistakes happen while you are designing, correct it immediately with the help of a toothpick before the design gets dried.
The lines that you draw offers good effect if they are tri-dimensional and sharp as flat and thick lines do not form a good looking design. When you are done, apply a sugar-lemon solution for a darker color.
Use a hair dryer to dry your designs quickly, let the henna be on your hand for at least four to five hours to make the henna tattoo attain its true color. Apply some eucalyptus oil after the designs get dried to help the tattoos last longer