Do I need a license to apply henna tattoos for a business?
A. No, your only requirement is artist ability.
Q. I have filled the J-bottles with henna paste and can not squeeze
the henna paste out, please help?
A. Use a small pin insert it into the tip and gently squeeze, similar
to a new ketchup bottle where you stick a knife into it to get it
flowing. An other possibility is that you did not sift your henna and
the henna particles are blocking the paste from flowing or it could be
the paste is too thick, If this is the case add some lemon juice to thin
Q. What is the best size tip for applying henna paste?
A. We recommend size #9 for large designs, #7 for all purpose henna
work and #5 for fine bridal work.
Q. How long should I leave the henna paste on?
A. The longer you leave the paste on the darker it will stain. We
recommend 2 to 4 hours for best results.
Q. How long do henna tattoos last?
A. They can last up to 14 days or longer depending on the after care.
Q. How long does it take for Henna to stain?
A. After the henna has died and you have scraped it off, the stain
will be a bright orange in color. Over a period of 24 to 48 hours the
stain will darken to a deep dark brown or brownish red depending on type
of henna used.
Q. When I apply the henna and it is drying it starts to crack. Won't
that effect the stain? How do I prevent it? I am not moving, yet it
cracks so what should I do?
A. Use a lemon sugar water spray and moisten it, the henna will expand
and the cracks will disappear. See: Recipe
Page You can also add Dextrose
to the henna mixture to make your henna silky smooth.
Q. I have henna paste left over from a tattoo event how long
A. Henna paste will loose it dying strength in 3 to 4 days, it can be
keep frozen for up to 3 months with no loss of staining ability.
Q. I have seen a web site that has photos of henna under the microscope
that shows contaminates, should I be concerned?
A. No, I know the site you are referring too, is nothing less than
a scare tactic to discredit other brands of henna, in fact the equipment used was a simple toy for children,
the henna samples were taken in 2002, we do not have any henna that old.
Q. I'm hoping to do henna art at a fourth of July festival. I plan
decorate many peoples' hands and feet. How can I ensure the henna
and dyes the skin quickly, so they can remove the paste and go on to
enjoy the festival?
A. Hair blowers work well with henna paste for this type of situation,
also you may want to use a wrap of tissue paper and tape. I do caution
you when using wraps, I have personally destroyed my work, applying one.
Q. I would like to use henna at our weekend fair, should I mix my own
henna paste or use pre-mixed henna.
A. We recommend both methods, mixing henna is an "art" , it is not
uncommon that 1 of 10 batches of henna will not work due to varying
reasons, humidity, temperature, freshness of ingredients etc. If you
have very little experience mixing henna paste I would recommend Jani
Kone pre-mixed paste from our bulk purchase
web page. That said, henna
is an art and there is a learning curve to using henna products, but
with practice these obstacles will soon be overcome.
Q. How do I remove henna from leather car seats, silk and furniture?
A. Every year we are asked this question, a word of caution should be
used here by the "henna artist" informing the client that Henna will
stain natural cloth and leather on contact, prevention is best method.
If the contact is brief use warm water and some laundry soap, be careful
not to spread the stain. Apply a clean towel to absorb the excess
thus drawing up as much henna as possible, if you have a wet/dry vacuum
cleaner this will work as well, and repeat the process. The best you
can do is minimize the stain.
How do I remove a henna tattoo from my hand?
is best to allow the skin to naturally exfoliate, but you can use exfoliating
creams to expedite the process. Swimming in chlorinated pools or soaking
your hand in salt water will also help. Over the years I have herd people soaking
their hands diluted bleach, using pumice stones with soap and scrubbing
vigorously, CAUTION should be used. If these methods are not to your liking
I would suggest covering the tattoo with a band aid or wear stylish gloves. Henna is not permanent!
Time is your safest bet.
Q. Can I use Henna to tan my body?
A. No, henna stains darkest on porous skin, such as hands and feet and
lighter on arms, legs and other body parts. To achieve the best results
on other body parts it is recommended you wash the area with soap and
water and then place a warm towel over the area you wish to tattoo, this
will open the pores allowing the henna to penetrate deeper into the