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Consider Getting A Henna Tattoo Before You Get A Permanent Tattoo

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Getting a tattoo is a decision that should not be taken lightly because it is so long lasting. If you are thinking about getting a tattoo, consider getting a henna tattoo first. The following guide walks you through everything you need to know about henna tattoos.

Where Can I Get a Henna Tattoo?

You can often get henna tattoos at your local tattoo shop. The tattoo artists have the skills to make the intricate details needed to give you a great representation of how your tattoo will look if you choose to get it after the henna wears away.

What Design Can I Choose for My Henna Tattoo?

A henna tattoo can be created in any design you choose. You can bring a design to the tattoo shop with you and the artist will make a template of the design that will then be transferred to your skin. The artist will then follow the transferred design the same way they would if they were doing a traditional tattoo on you.

Why Should I Get a Henna Tattoo?

A henna tattoo allows you to enjoy the look of a tattoo for a few weeks so that you can determine if you really want it. Unlike rub-on tattoos, henna actually dyes your skin so that it will not wash away during your first shower. It will stay put for quite a while so you can really get a feel for the look of it.

How Is a Henna Tattoo Done?

The henna plant is crushed until it becomes a power and then used to create a paste. The dye is then transferred to the skin using a plastic cone or a paint brush, depending on the artist applying the henna. When first applied, paste is dark brown. When it dries and falls off, the henna tattoo will have an orange hue to it, but as the dye sets, it will change to a darker brown color which will make it very noticeable on your skin.

After you have your henna tattoo, you will be able to get a feel for how the tattoo looks on you and decide if you love the design you chose and if you love the placement of the tattoo. If you are not happy with one or both of these factors, you can get another henna tattoo of the same design in a different location on your body or a different design anywhere you want it to be placed.   

For more information about preparing to get a tattoo, contact a company like State Of The Art.