Sunday, July 10, 2011

~*Henna Tattoo Flop*~

Okay...not the results I was looking for. I am convinced that I will need to use some kind of a different applicator. The design lines on my foot are the perfect width but the design is too light and the design on my wrist is the perfect color but too thick, I need to figure out the in between.
I also need to figure out a way to get the design drawn on paper and transfer it to my skin first like when you get a regular tattoo...I can freehand designs pretty well but it was really hard to get that control with a bottle or paintbrush and keep it even, kinda looks like a little kid did it and I am WAY more artistic than that LOL!!
I took a couple of pics & had hubby take some so you can see the finished designs but I'll be living with a bit of a mess until it all washes off  :o) The average life of a henna tattoo is 7-14 days depending on location and care. My foot should be gone soon and as I mentioned before I am a chronic hand washer to I'll be sure to include my wrist each time to speed it up.
I'm not giving up though...I WILL get this figured out and have fun with some designs until I can get myself another real next being and angel on my left shoulder in memory of my mom.
Earlene posted concerns over're a sweetheart! Henna is absolutely safe. It is a natural dye powder mixed with water & ucalyptis oil that just stains the top layer of the skin. The only danger is irritation if you have sensitive skin.
So here are the final results.....
 So light you can't hardly see it.
 The color is great but looks like a kid did it!!
 The ink spreads a little as it dries and makes the finished design a little bigger...another thing to remember.
Oh was a fun and interesting experience. I'll be on the lookout for supplies I can use to do it with more precision next time!!
Have a happy Sunday   ~Kriss~


  1. Kriss sorry that it did not turn out the way you hoped.You know what they say ...practice makes perfect .LOL! I think it is pretty cool! Have a great day,Jen

  2. Love your determination're much braver than me!! Hope you're having a happy Sunday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  3. Hi Kriss, it has been a few years since i have done henna body art, but when i did .. i purchased the Black henna paste vs the brown or tan.. it was best for fine pin work scrolling, it worked well with a hair colorant bottle , ya know the kind that you mix both solutions in and then break off the head to open.. well i stuck a needle into that bottle nozzle instead of cutting it off and it worked great!... yes i wasted a hair color pkg.. but made some pretty great tatt's for me & my girls all summer ;0)
    Have fun!


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