Recently, henna painting on the body has become very popular in Europe. It is caused by the fact that the drawings on the body have become almost art. However, an ordinary tattoo through time may get you bored. The drawing made by henna will not remain forever and you will have no problems with its removal, moreover, it does not traumatize the skin and does not cause pain. And most importantly, such a drawing you can do yourself at home.
What is needed to make a henna pattern?
To make a unique henna pattern on the body, you will need, first of all, of course, henna for the body. Associated attributes will be: a glass bowl, a wooden spatula, ground coffee, sugar, lemon, eucalyptus or lavender essential oil, black tea, toothpicks, cotton swabs, olive oil and a syringe package. This is a list of all necessary to create a temporary tattoo.
How to draw henna on the body?
First you need to cook pasta from henna. It is worth considering that henna for drawing on the body is different from henna for dyeing hair. Henna for drawing is much smaller, it gives brighter, more saturated colors. Therefore, before proceeding to the design of the picture, make sure that this henna suits you. To make a paste, you will need forty to fifty grams of henna. Sift the henna through a sieve. As a result, according to the consistency, it should resemble powdered sugar. To do this, sift will have two or three times. The main thing - remember that it is not recommended to cook henna in metal dishes, therefore it is better to use a glass cup.
Then boil half a liter of water and add two teaspoons of ground coffee or black tea. This broth must be boiled for an hour in a water bath or low heat. At the same time it is very important not to forget to constantly stir it. After the decoction is ready, it must be drained using gauze rolled up in several layers.
After the decoction is filtered, it is necessary to gradually pour it into the cup, where we have henna powder. At the same time, the powder must be carefully ground and stirred so as not to form lumps. This is best done with a wooden spatula. It is not worth pouring the whole solution. Due to its large amount, your paste may turn out to be too liquid, which, of course, is undesirable. You do not want your drawing badly held and blurred while drawing?
So you got pasta. Now you should add a teaspoon of lemon juice, one teaspoon of sugar, as well as a few drops of lavender essential oil or eucalyptus. As a result, you should get a homogeneous thick mass, the consistency of toothpaste. Cover the container in which the paste is covered with polyethylene (food film will work well) and leave for six hours. During this time the coloring matter is activated.
How to put a picture on the body?
Paint is ready. Now you need to prepare the skin for its application. Consider that where you are going to apply a pattern, it is better to make an epilation, because the hairs are colored much better than the skin and after applying look brighter. In addition, the paint on them lasts much longer. Your skin should be completely clean. Therefore, before drawing you need to wash it thoroughly with soap. If you come across rough areas, you need to treat them with a scrub.
In order to apply the paste on the skin, you can use brushes, sticks or a syringe package. If you do not have one, try to make it yourself with the help of scotch tape and an ordinary plastic bag. The package must be turned into a paper bag, the edges are sealed with tape. Then fill the resulting bag with two-thirds paste. The upper edge of the package also needs to bend and tape with adhesive tape. Thus, your syringe should be shaped like a cone. In the sharp part of this cone pierce a hole with a needle. Before drawing on the skin, practice on a piece of paper so that you know exactly what force to apply to squeeze the paste.
In order not to be mistaken when applying the paste, on the prepared skin make the outline of the pattern you want to get. This can be done with the help of a pencil for tattoo, also ready-made stencil will work. The skin should be slightly greased with olive oil to make the picture more vivid. Then start drawing.
The paste must be evenly squeezed onto the skin. If you mess up the picture, correct the flaw with a cotton swab, toothpick, or cotton swab. When drawing from time to time moisten the drawing with a solution of lemon juice and sugar. This should be done carefully with a cotton swab. Take care not to spoil the drawing.
Figure must be dried. For this you can use a hairdryer. The brightness of the picture depends on how much you will keep the pattern on the skin. After about five to six hours of drying, you can finally remove the remaining paste with a brush. Wipe the skin with almond or olive oil. So you get a deeper color. Now you can flaunt a unique pattern on the body, made by your own efforts.
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Drawing on the body, made with henna, will help you bring some kind of zest to your image, add mystery and special attractiveness. In addition, it always looks very original and does not destroy your natural beauty, leaves no scars. Be beautiful and natural, dear women!