Want a tattoo but don't want to commit? Then Henna tattoo designs may be right for you. Tattoos made with henna are non-permanent designs that stain only the top layer of skin using a paste product called henna. Henna is a brown color, but your tattoo artist can use a variety of mixes to create different shades and hues. Coffee, fruits or leaves are added to henna to accomplish this. To strengthen the color and duration of a henna tattoo, sugar or oil can be added.
Most henna tattoos only last about 2-4 weeks, but taking excellent care of your tattoo can extend its life span. Different types of henna also last longer than others. The henna paste is made by crushing the leaves of the henna plant.
There are thousands of designs to choose from, and most designs are inspired by the region or location they are affiliated with. Most henna tattoo designs include flowers and start out as swirls and end as a solid pattern. Some highly recommended designs include flowery trails, leafy tendrils or flowers on their own. Also, some designs symbolize protection, fertility, good health, wisdom, spirits or hope.
Henna tattoos can be placed on any area of the body, but the most popular location for one of these body art designs is the hand or wrist. The hands or wrists are also the easiest location to apply these designs for the tattoo artist. The feet are the most difficult.