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Using henna for body art has been practiced for over 5000 years. It is a time honored tradition among various cultures of the world. The intricate designs can symbolize passages of life and are also be applied simply for their beauty.
Getting a henna tattoo is preferred by many people over a traditional tattoo because it is not painful, there is less chance of adverse reactions, and it is not permanent. Being temporary is appealing to many people because it allows them to change designs. Just because a henna tattoo is temporary does not mean that it is quick and easy to apply. It takes just as long as a regular tattoo especially if the design is drawn freestyle by the artist.
The first step in getting a henna tattoo is to mix the paste properly. The henna powder needs to be sifted well to remove small fibers. Then a small amount of henna powder is mixed with an acidic liquid such as lemon juice until a thick paste is formed. This mixture should be allowed to sit for several hours until it turns brown and the liquid begins to separate. This paste is then pushed through a fine mesh then transferred to a Ziploc bag which acts as an applicator when the tip of a corner is cut off.
The tattoo itself is then either applied by using a stencil or by drawing freehand. Thick broad strokes can be made using the makeshift Ziploc bag cone. Small intricate strokes can be made with a toothpick The fresh henna body art must be kept covered for up to 12 hours. This keeps the henna in place and allows it to set up with a nice dark color. A henna tattoo that is properly taken care of can last for a few weeks. Avoid getting the tattoo wet for the first day after it is applied and do not get oil, detergents, or bleach on it at any time to prolong its life.