You will need
- - cosmetic oil;
- - prepared paste for a henna tattoo;
- powder green henna;
- - black tea;
- - ground coffee;
- - citric acid;
- a syringe without a needle;
- - cotton swabs;
- - toothpicks.
To temporary tattoo made using henna, preserved as long as possible, you should prepare your skin for its application. Make before peeling to remove the skin surface dead skin particles. After that, apply a cosmetic oil – this should be done immediately before application of the paint.
If possible, buy ready-made paste for tattoos on basis of henna. If not – prepare a coloring composition on their own. To do this, take the green henna powder is very finely – it is different from the one used for strengthening the hair, as is done in other parts of the plant.
Boil 0.5 liters of water, pour into it 2 tsp of ground coffee and black tea and simmer for an hour. Henna, meanwhile, should be sifted (it will need 30-40 grams). After an hour, carefully pour the henna into the broth, carefully rubbing all the lumps. Add a few drops of citric acid or natural lemon juice. Put pasta in refrigerator for 3 hours. It can be stored up to three weeks.
Prepare pattern or stencil. Figure cut along the contour, and the lines inside it cut with a razor blade or sharp office knife. You can apply a more simple way: apply the pattern on the tape with a Sharpie and just print it on the skin. The stencil is easier to use ready – their selection is great, and you can always find one that you like.
Ink paste, apply with a sponge or brush. It is very important to securely lock the stencil, as otherwise the print will be fuzzy. For drawing you can use a syringe without a needle, a toothpick, a cotton swab, a small plastic bag with a cut edge.
Leave paint on the skin for 2-5 hours final color tattoo acquires only after some time. Thereafter, the dried paste gently clean without Stripping is applied to the skin of the figure, it is advisable not to wet with water for a half to two days.
To drawn henna tattoo lasted longer, if possible, avoid long water procedures (bathing in the sea, visits to the sauna or bath) and periodically lubricate it with any cosmetic oil.