Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Care for my Henna Tattoo?
HENNA AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS:
Let your henna paste dry on your skin for at least one hour, but preferably longer -- up to 8 hours. The longer the paste remains on your skin, the darker your stain will be and the longer it will last.
A lemon-sugar mixture dabbed onto the dried paste will help "glue" it to your skin until you are ready to scrub it off. Other methods of retaining the paste include taking an old sock with the toes cut off and wearing it like a "sleeve."
Once you remove the paste, your stain will be light orange but will darken over several days before it begins to slowly fade away.
If you spend time in chlorinated pools or hot tubs, apply a lip balm or coconut oil to the stain to protect it.
I want to host a Henna Party. How does it work?
There are a few ways to go about having henna at your next party or fundraiser!
If you are hosting a party and would like to provide henna for your guests, you can inquire with me to see if I, or one of my artists, is available for your date and time. The fee is $100 per hour, and minimums and a travel fee apply if you are outside the North Central Massachusetts area.
If you would like to have your guests come and purchase their own tattoos, all we require is a minimum guest count of 15 people and we ask that you provide beverages and snacks for your guests. Tattoos range in price from $10 to $25.
Organizing a fundraiser? If the date and time work for us, we are happy to offer a 50/50 split on proceeds. We accept fundraiser events only in the off-season, November through April.
Is Your Henna Safe?
Yes! I make my henna myself, and the ingredients are pure and simple: Henna Powder (the powder is made from the crushed leaf of the henna plant, which is indigenous to countries in the Middle East and North Africa, where the climate is just right), Lemon Juice and Essential Oils. For oils, I use any blend of the following: cajeput, lavender, and clove. I occasionally add peppermint tea or coffee in order to achieve the right consistency.
With children and teens with sensory issues and sensitivities, they can interpret the cool feeling of the henna paste as a "burning" feeling, but it is not actually burning their skin.
My henna paste is 100% percent safe for people with all skin types, and is only a true risk (albeit non-life threatening) for someone with a citrus allergy.