These days, large number of tattoo studios offers the widest range of services possible from piercing to tattoos. Among them,a special kind of tattoo exist – Henna tattoo.
The popularity of such tattoos increases lately, mostly because of their much lower cost price (big plus), and, to distinguish them from ordinary tattoos – they can be washed off after a couple of weeks (it can be great advantage if you want the tattoo for a short period of time, vocation abroad for example) while still looks beautiful and breathtaking.
Let’s look and examine the features of the henna tattoos.
How Henna tattoos are done?
The Henna tattoo is a manually created (hand drawn) art work. It’s applied on skin using sticks which from time to time moistened in a solution containing henna that can be purchased or mixed by yourself (the recommended way, you will learn to do it later).
You must follow the henna instructions that come packed with the Henna very clearly for the successful completion and dilution of the drawing. Otherwise you risk throwing hard earned money down the drain and remaining, as they say, with noting in hands.
Still, don’t be afraid. Eventually the henna preparation and drawing process is not to difficult, you just need to remember to take care of it properly. Like any other thing in life
Beginner to Henna tattooing technique?
If you’re new to these tattoo technique or even begin to work for the first time on skin-based-art, I recommend to practice first on plain paper. Start from paint pencil conceived patterns, then you can try a brush, and then the more sophisticated tools.
Only after you have the confidence to perform any henna bending lines you can move on to working with leather.
Regarding the first phase of practicing tattoo henna art – try simple patterns and ornaments in the beginning. Gradually try complicating the geometry shapes and the sketches performed. Slowly but surely you will get to advanced and complex shapes and patterns of hinna tattoos.
In case of a poor imagination, don’t worry. You can always get help from a variety of stencils and pre-made patterns. Its ok, this practice used everywhere and totally acceptable. No one expect from everyone to be top world artist. Just have passion and enjoy your henna work.
And keep in mind, avoid excessive stress at your tattoo work, the process should be done with good energies and positive atmosphere (important to any kind of work J).
Is it difficult to draw Henna tattoos?
If you have the right artistic skills, putting a small picture on the skin area will not be difficult. Another thing is when it comes to more cumbersome projects and Henna applications. This can be more complicated, I’ll tell how to deal with such emerging challenge.
Tattoos of Henna in large projects, how to do it?
If you tend to work ona large drawing area with henna tattoos, you need to do it in phases.
Required area of skin is divided into parts (not literally of course) –you should start from the center of the future tattoo image area. When working with henna, first plot the most narrow and clear lines, and then turn to a more simple – direct lines. Next to the application of all major thin and straight lines, begin to draw the rounded parts of the henna picture.
By the way, before you start, you can make a kind of sketch used for these purposes with a simple pencil that can be erased after all the work with cloth moistened in vegetable oil (so only the henna tattoo painting will remain).
You can do Henna tattoos!
What you need to begin with henna tattoos? Just one, pretty cheap item.
You need Henna powder. The henna powder will be used to prepare the Henna paste that will be used for tattoos. You can but great Henna powder on Amazon (click here)
Thats all. You ready to start drawing and practice. And remember, restrictions are only in your imagination.
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