I have several tattoos and can’t wait to get a few more, but they’re all pretty much concealed for work purposes. Once in a while I wish I had a bold tattoo out in full view, but shrink away when I realize how permanent that would be. So in comes the Henna Tattoo, which can last up to two weeks and I can put it anywhere I want.


Henna tattoos are made from a paste applied directly in your body and its a natural way to apply pigment to it.


I got mine from a shop at the mall, if you see on the photos below when you leave the shop you will have a paste in your skin in the form of the tattoo design you selected. I noticed there are two pigment colors, I got the lighter one.



The instructions I received were to let it dry for an hour or so until it easily flaked off, apply oil to moisturize the skin and don’t let water touch it for at least 12 hours. When the Henna dried out I was disappointed because you could barely see it, yet I followed the instructions. Turns out it needs time for the pigment to oxidize and you can see the result below.


With that said, I realized it’s not that hard to get a simple design like the one I got. Even I can do it, since some imperfections actually add a charm to it. So I plan to buy a kit online and try it myself; I’ll let you know how it went.

Henna Tattoos will normally be done in the same place where you can get your eyebrows done with threading, like in the Brows Shaping Salon. If you decide to have someone do it for you, I suggest you get a small and inexpensive one first so you can make sure you are satisfied with the results before committing your time and money on a more elaborate one. If you notice on the pictures above, my hand looked sloppy while the photo I found with the tattoo on the ankle looked much cleaner. Once you decide how and where to get it, go ahead and enjoy your cool new Tattoo!