Henna Tattoos

Henna tattoos are a super original addition to your theme party, engagement party, bridal shower, children's party or corporate event. They are always a success, both with children and adults.

Or are you still in doubt about getting a real tattoo and would you like to test whether the tattoo is right for you? Then I can first put this tattoo with henna so that you can get used to your future tattoo for a good week. Feel free to come by for your henna tattoo by appointment.

 

Ellen makes her henna paste herself. This paste is completely natural and free of chemicals. The media sometimes reports of allergic reactions after getting a henna tattoo. However, this always concerns reactions to the allergenic chemical PPD, which is prohibited and is never used by Ellen. More information about this can be found in the FAQ below.

 

Would you like to learn how to put henna tattoos yourself during a workshop? Then you can! Click below for all the info.

FAQ

Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions here.

Natural henna paste without chemical (and often harmful) additives first colors the skin orange .

Over the next 36 to 48 hours , the markings will darken to a dark reddish-brown color.

The composition of the skin is different everywhere in the body. Therefore, the skin will turn darker in some places than in others. For example, on the palm it becomes darker than on the back of the hand.

Natural henna paste without chemical (and often harmful) additives first colors the skin orange .

Over the next 36 to 48 hours , the markings will darken to a dark reddish-brown color .

The composition of the skin is different everywhere in the body. Therefore, the skin will turn darker in some places than in others. For example, on the palm it becomes darker than on the back of the hand.

1. Make sure you have shaved your hair at the place where the tattoo is to be 2 days before your booking. Even if the hairs are not very visible, this is still recommended. It is not absolutely necessary, but it will ensure that the henna can be placed better and faster.

2. After shaving, lubricate your skin with a nourishing oil or cream.

3. Do not use nourishing creams or lotions in the 24 hours before the tattoo is placed. Fat ensures that the henna is not absorbed by the skin.

4. After you have removed the henna paste, you may apply the skin again. It is even recommended.

1. First, the henna paste is put on the skin.

2. Let the paste dry completely. Make sure you don't bump into anything.

3. The longer you keep the henna paste, the browner the skin will turn. The henna is best left on for at least 30 minutes, but the best results are obtained after about 5 hours.

4. Remove the henna by scraping it off. Do not wash off the henna with water. The stubborn pieces are best removed with a cloth and some oil (eg olive oil).

5. You will see that your skin has turned orange. Over the next 36 to 48 hours, the markings will darken to a dark reddish-brown color. During this 48-hour darkening process, contact with water is best limited. If contact with water is necessary, it is recommended to first rub the tattoo with argan oil or olive oil.

The henna will remain in place for one to three weeks . This depends on how long the paste has been left on the skin, how much the skin comes into contact with water or abrasive clothing, where the tattoo is located on the body and the natural properties of your skin. Usually a tattoo stays beautiful for one week, after which it starts to fade little by little.

The henna paste used by us consists of 100% natural ingredients: water, pure henna powder, granulated sugar and essential oil of tea tree or lavender. We make the pasta ourselves so that we have full control over the quality and composition.

Poison Control Center: “Real henna, of vegetable origin, rarely gives rise to problems. If allergy problems do arise, this usually happens in people who work with it professionally.”

Black henna, which we do not use, can give rise to allergies and is dangerous.

'Black henna' does not exist. 'Black henna' is henna with a chemical, harmful additive that darkens the color or even makes it black. This chemical is called Paraphenylenediamine (PPD) and can cause severe burns to the skin. That is why we never work with 'black henna' at Bodypaint by Ellen.

Some people mistakenly believe that henna is dangerous because they have seen media reports of allergic reactions. However, this always concerns 'black henna' or henna to which harmful preservatives and chemicals have been added. Our henna is completely homemade, pure nature and without chemicals.

The composition of the skin is different everywhere in the body. Therefore, the skin will turn darker in some places than in others.

These places color best (best first):

– palm
– Back of the hand and foot.
- Legs
– Forearm

These places are not recommended because the henna works less well:

– Upper arm
– Shoulders
– Back and stomach
– Seat

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