Showing posts from August, 2007

How wonderful to Henna Twins!

Is the shop licensed? You can check this through you local government agency and the tattoo shop you are looking at should be able to provide you with references. How wonderful to Henna Twins! I had a wonderful time at Midnight Sun today, and met many wonderful people. I wish I could have taken photos of all the henna , but I was busy.. and we are all happy. I did maange to take this photo of sisters, who were twins and chose similar, almost identical tattoos. Ok. They chose the same basic design, but henna has a way of negotiating with a human canvas. Here are the results. I will not be working on Saturday, September first, but will be back on the 8th. See you soon.

Thirty Minute Henna Hand

Make sure the tattoo shop the regulations that outline procedures to be followed when dealing with bodily fluids that are provided by the Occupational Safely and Health Administration's Universal Procedures. Thirty Minute Henna Hand I must thank Cindy for the "loan" of her hand. She made it possible for me to practice a new design, as fast as I could. The tip of the cone was cut very small, which made it easy to do her fingers, and all the fine lines on the back of her hand. To get the heavier lines I had to double some of the fine lines, which took a bit longer than I wanted it to. I started at the fingertips and worked backward from there. I wanted to be sure that the ribbon that "draped" the back of the hand was in the proper place & the easiest was was backwards. Of course I now have my super portable, very comfortable, ne,w drum chairs which make the henna process so much easier. I got them at Midnight Sun of course! They are little round b

Henna Tattoo FAQ

Just keep in mind, if the tattoo shop you are considering looks dirty or just doesn't feel right to you for any reason it would probably be best to find a tattoo shop you are more comfortable with. Henna Tattoo FAQ Mehndi, or henna tattoo , is a natural form of temporary body decoration. Henna Tattoo will always be some shade of reddish brown. The finished color depends on your skin type & how long you let the paste stay on your skin. The longer the paste remains the deeper the finished color. Your design will darken over the first 48 hours. To prepare your skin for Mehndi, please wash the skin surface to remove any oils, lotions and dry skin. Mehndi works best on the palm of the hands, the feet & the tender skin of the inner arm. Designs on the back of the hands, arms, or other parts of the body do not last as long, nor does the color take as well. After your design is completed, a glaze of lemon-sugar may be applied at regular intervals to secure the paste to the

Om Armband - from Catherine Cartwright Jones

What to expect First of all you will need to find your design that you are wanting tattooed on your body. The tattoo shop you are going to will most likely have thousands of designs that you can look through. You may also be able to have the artist create a unique design for you. There are also may designs to choose from on the web. Once you have decided on a design you will need to decide on a location. You may already have a location in mind and be able to choose the tattoo you will be getting for that particular location. The tattoo artist will then clean and even shave if necessary to area getting tattooed and apply a type of stencil of the tattoo on that area and allow you to see it. This will give you a good idea of what it will look like. As the artist is getting the ink and gun ready they will explain things about the needles and the procedures in order for you to become more comfortable with the whole process. When you are both ready they will begin the outline. Once the ou

Tips for successful henna tattoo on the feet

Tattoo Care The last step you will need to follow in very important. That is taking care of your new tattoo until it is fully healed. The tattoo shop will give you instructions that you should follow and will most likely give you ointment to use on your tattoo. Just remember to contact your doctor if something about your tattoo seems out of the ordinary (as discussed earlier). Make sure that you keep your tattoo bandaged for the first 24 hours. This will help in the healing process greatly. You will want to avoid touching the new tattoo and picking at any scabs that may form. After all, it is a wound and will most likely form some scabs in places. When you wash it for the first time try to use an antibiotic soap and just pat it dry. Re-apply some antibiotic ointment and also re-bandage it. This will only help your tattoo to heal. You want to avoid getting your new tattoo wet(pools, hot tubs, long showers) until the tattoo has fully healed. The other important step is keeping your ta

Henna Palm Tattoo - 2007 Jamila Color

Getting and choosing a tattoo is a big decision to make. Especially since you're going to be living with the one you choose for a long, long time. So, it might be best to take a long good look at tattoo designs before settling on one. Henna Palm Tattoo - 2007 Jamila Color I love red henna . It's my favorite color. I know many people love the super dark, almost black/red henna, but I love the ruby red. Here is a color sample of the 2007 harvest of Jamila henna. The paste stains very quickly, which is great for festivals, but it also gives this lovely color. Please forgive the pattern. It is not my best work (I was trying a new style a little later in the evening than I usually do) but I had to see the color. This is color only 12 hours after the paste was removed! More photos coming soon.