Temporary tattoo: advantages and disadvantages

Before you decide to make a temporary tattoo, it is advisable to weigh the pros and cons of this method of body decoration.

Advantages of temporary tattoo are:
- possibility of easy removal of the pattern if you don't like;
- the opportunity to experiment, for example, to apply different tattoos on the same part of the body and then evaluate the effect on others;
to make a temporary tattoo during the holidays can not afford even a solid person holding a managerial position;
- to apply this image to the body quite painful;
- temporary tattoo absolutely safe for health, excluded serniene and infection of the skin, as well as other side effects possible when applying a real tattoo.

However, temporary tattoo designs there are drawbacks: the color pattern is rapidly fading.

If you are not sure whether to make a permanent tattoo or not, first make a temporary, and then decide if you need it. If you fear that you do not have sufficient skills in drawing, apply a stencil pattern or refer to a tattoo parlor. To make high quality temporary tattoo, you may need special ingredients and tools.

How to make temporary tattoo at home

There are several ways of applying a temporary tattoo:
- draw a design on the body with the help of a gel pen with a thin rod or marker;
to make conversion a tattoo, bought in a specialty salon tattoo sticker;
how to make a "mehndi tattoo" - a tattoo that is applied with henna.

So how to make the "mehndi tattoo". First, you need to find henna. A normal intended for dyeing hair, for applying a temporary tattoo is not suitable. Look for henna in the herbal chemist's shop or in the store of herbal cosmetics. The easiest way to find that henna in India or on the African markets. There you can buy this product in tubes. Good henna has a fine grind and light green tint.

Before applying a tattoo, well degrease the skin with alcohol or soap. Also, remove hairs from the painted area.

Then prepare a paste of henna. Pour in boiling water a few tablespoons of coffee or tea and boil the mixture on low heat for about 1 hour. Sift henna through a fine strainer and stir into hot welding. The mass was thick and viscous, it is possible to add sugar. In conclusion, add to the mixture the juice of a lemon or lime. The consistency of the finished paste should be like toothpaste. Let the mixture cool for at least 3 hours and add 1 drop of essential oil.

You can now begin creating the design on the body. Apply the outline with white pencil makeup, if necessary, use a special stencil. Brush on the outlines of a thick paste of henna. When it dries, after 1.5-2 hours scrape it.

Then dry the tattoo in warm, moisturizing sweetened lemon juice. In the end, the finished tattoo wipe with eucalyptus oil. This "mehndi tattoo", made at home, will last about 2 weeks.