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« on: January 02, 2011 11:01:41 AM »

Hey guys!
I moved to CT about two months ago, and I don't have internet, so I have a backlog of photos of my henna tattoos.  Right now, I only have three to share with you, but more will definitely be coming  Wink



First one is a design that I made up on my own.  The pattern is one I've learned from various sources (flower, then paisley shape, flower, paisley shape, etc.), but the design is all me.





The second, I'm not sure if I posted this one before.  I'm pretty sure I did, but I can't find the thread anywhere  Huh
If anyone finds it, just let me know, and I'll delete this one out of the post.  lol





And for this final one, it's a design done on my cousin Stephanie.  She told me what she wanted done (basically, shooting stars in the shape of an "S"), I sketched out a design for her, and then did it in henna.
She wants to get a real tattoo of this someday (not the exact henna design though--more tattoo style, of course Wink), so having this henna drawn on her gave her a good idea of how much she would like it (and yes, she knows it's going to hurt like hell on her ribs! lol)




If you're wondering why I take so many pictures with the paste still on and none with it off, it's because I usually forget to  >___O
In the case of the henna on my cousin, I didn't see her again until after the stain had worn off.
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2011 11:07:18 AM »

These are really beautiful! And I'm sure that the last one will look great as a tatoo, too. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2011 11:28:44 AM »

They are all so pretty. ^_^ You must have such a steady hand to do such meticulous artwork like that.
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2011 11:50:49 AM »

I love these!  I especially love the hand...henna on the hands is always my favorite!
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2011 12:18:30 PM »

These are really beautiful! And I'm sure that the last one will look great as a tatoo, too. Smiley


Thank you!   Grin


They are all so pretty. ^_^ You must have such a steady hand to do such meticulous artwork like that.
Kudos Smiley

Thanks!!
Ironically, I actually have a pretty shaky hand.  If it's not resting on something, I can't make a straight line to save my life, lol.  :3


I love these!  I especially love the hand...henna on the hands is always my favorite!

Thanks!  Mine too  :3
Unfortunately I just recently got a job at which I have to look "professional", so I can't do it on my hand anymore.  :/   But I can still do it on other peoples' hands, haha


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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2011 02:01:09 PM »

Lookin' good, as usual! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2011 08:26:13 AM »

These are really great henna tattoos.  I especially love the one that is the stars on the side of the body...a very unique place to put a henna tattoo....seeing as they are usually put on the hands.  Great work!   Huh
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2011 11:45:16 AM »

Lookin' good, as usual! Grin


Hehehe, thank you, hon!  Grin


These are really great henna tattoos.  I especially love the one that is the stars on the side of the body...a very unique place to put a henna tattoo....seeing as they are usually put on the hands.  Great work!   Huh


Thanks! Cheesy
Yeah, you can do henna on whatever part of the body you want, really...although certain places stain better than others (the hands and feet stain the best, which is why they're usually the places chosen for the design).  :3
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2011 03:57:52 PM »

These are so pretty! Do you mix your own henna paste from powder or do you use pre-made paste?
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2011 05:01:56 PM »

Beautiful! I love henna. I wish I knew someone who did henna so I could get them to "draw" on me.
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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2011 08:39:50 PM »

Beautiful! I love henna. I wish I knew someone who did henna so I could get them to "draw" on me.

There's no reason that you can't get your own paste and practice on yourself.. it's just doodling, with paste Smiley

this is where I get my paste: http://modernmagik.com/
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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2011 10:02:49 PM »

your henna designs are so pretty! I love the stars Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2011 10:45:10 AM »

These are so pretty! Do you mix your own henna paste from powder or do you use pre-made paste?


Thank you!  ^__^
And I use pre-made, unfortunately.  >___O
I want to mix my own, but I'm hoooorrrriiible at making cones, and most of the powder I've been able to find doesn't leave as dark a stain as the pre-made cones I've been able to find.  D:   I found one of those bottles with the metal tips the other day though, so I may try mixing my own....hopefully the powder is fresh enough!



Beautiful! I love henna. I wish I knew someone who did henna so I could get them to "draw" on me.

I agree with glitter_is_good - definitely try it out yourself!  Smiley


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Beautiful! I love henna. I wish I knew someone who did henna so I could get them to "draw" on me.

There's no reason that you can't get your own paste and practice on yourself.. it's just doodling, with paste Smiley

this is where I get my paste: http://modernmagik.com/
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I don't know if you realize, but you're paying WAY too much for your henna.  If you have an Indian market/grocery store anywhere near you (which you can google--I'm in Connecticut, and I never thought I'd be able to find one, but I was wrong! There are tons!), you can find cones of that size (and sometimes bigger) for $1-2 each.  And even if you can't find an Indian market, you can usually find them online for about $3 each, after shipping.  Just google "henna cones for sale" (without the quotes). $7 is way too much for one cone <3


your henna designs are so pretty! I love the stars Smiley

Thank you so much!!  ^___^
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I don't know if you realize, but you're paying WAY too much for your henna.  If you have an Indian market/grocery store anywhere near you (which you can google--I'm in Connecticut, and I never thought I'd be able to find one, but I was wrong! There are tons!), you can find cones of that size (and sometimes bigger) for $1-2 each.  And even if you can't find an Indian market, you can usually find them online for about $3 each, after shipping.  Just google "henna cones for sale" (without the quotes). $7 is way too much for one cone <3

That one cone for $7 is the size of two of my hands put together, I'm able to make 5-8 smaller cones from one of those regular cones Smiley  Plus it has always given me THE darkest stain.. very dark brown.  Smiley  Also, there are no Indian stores where I live, believe me.. I've looked for 3 years.
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« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2011 02:29:06 PM »

These are so pretty! Do you mix your own henna paste from powder or do you use pre-made paste?


Thank you!  ^__^
And I use pre-made, unfortunately.  >___O
I want to mix my own, but I'm hoooorrrriiible at making cones, and most of the powder I've been able to find doesn't leave as dark a stain as the pre-made cones I've been able to find.  D:   I found one of those bottles with the metal tips the other day though, so I may try mixing my own....hopefully the powder is fresh enough!

Nothing wrong with pre-made! I ask because I tried to mix my own henna from powder for the first time the other day and I failed pretty spectacularly, so I was seriously thinking about buying pre-mixed stuff and wanted to know how well it worked in comparison. Seeing your henna makes me feel less apprehensive about buying pre-made henna! I'd love to see a picture of the stain after the paste has been removed, to see how dark it comes out.
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« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2011 07:41:33 PM »

That first one has me floored!  Shocked

When I was in elementary all my best friends were Indian and we'd play with henna, but I never had the patience to keep it on long enough for much of a stain. It's such a great earthy smell.

I can't believe there are no Indian stores where you live! That's a tragedy, it is. :C
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« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2011 10:48:09 PM »

I like the one on your palm. The design is really nice.  I had henna tattoo once on my shoulders and arms.  I looked cool when I had it.  I wouldn't try real tattoo, though.
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I don't know if you realize, but you're paying WAY too much for your henna.  If you have an Indian market/grocery store anywhere near you (which you can google--I'm in Connecticut, and I never thought I'd be able to find one, but I was wrong! There are tons!), you can find cones of that size (and sometimes bigger) for $1-2 each.  And even if you can't find an Indian market, you can usually find them online for about $3 each, after shipping.  Just google "henna cones for sale" (without the quotes). $7 is way too much for one cone <3

That one cone for $7 is the size of two of my hands put together, I'm able to make 5-8 smaller cones from one of those regular cones Smiley  Plus it has always given me THE darkest stain.. very dark brown.  Smiley  Also, there are no Indian stores where I live, believe me.. I've looked for 3 years.



Ahhhh.
Didn't realize it was that large....in fact, I don't think I've ever SEEN a cone that large!  haha
That works then!  XD


Nothing wrong with pre-made! I ask because I tried to mix my own henna from powder for the first time the other day and I failed pretty spectacularly, so I was seriously thinking about buying pre-mixed stuff and wanted to know how well it worked in comparison. Seeing your henna makes me feel less apprehensive about buying pre-made henna! I'd love to see a picture of the stain after the paste has been removed, to see how dark it comes out.


Well, honestly, I've never been able to get a stain go darker than a dark reddish brown--probably around this dark:  http://www.hennabyheather.com/2007_gallery/progression/progress_48hr.JPG.  That's all well and good, and it's a pretty decent stain, but if you mix your own, I've heard of people being able to get stains as dark as this (and yes, this IS a stain, and not the paste, lol) :  http://www.hennabyheather.com/2007_gallery/progression/progress_48hr.JPG.
The main thing you've got to look out for with pre-mixed henna is that sometimes they'll add dyes to it that aren't henna.  I got a pre-made henna cone once that the guy at the store said was supposed to have the best results.  When I opened it, it wasn't the consistency of henna paste--it was more like a thick cream.  I tried it out anyway, and it stained my skin DARK within about 10 seconds of being on my skin.  When the stain started to fade away a week or two later, my skin peeled off with it a bit (not enough to be painful or to leave a mark, but it was definitely NOT what normal henna would do).

Just make sure that whenever you buy a pre-mixed cone that:
-it doesn't smell like chemicals
-it is brown or greenish-brown in color
-if you squeeze some of it out onto a paper plate, it doesn't have any extra oils seeping from it (especially oils that are a different color than the henna itself)

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That first one has me floored!  Shocked

When I was in elementary all my best friends were Indian and we'd play with henna, but I never had the patience to keep it on long enough for much of a stain. It's such a great earthy smell.

I can't believe there are no Indian stores where you live! That's a tragedy, it is. :C


Thank you so much! ^__^
And yeah, I love the earthy smell too--especially when it lingers on your hands days after the paste is taken off :3
Also--not sure if you meant to reply to glitter_is_good regarding the Indian stores...'cause I have a couple around me, lol


I like the one on your palm. The design is really nice.  I had henna tattoo once on my shoulders and arms.  I looked cool when I had it.  I wouldn't try real tattoo, though.


Thanks! Cheesy
Yeah, I like that you can make henna last for longer if you want to by re-applying it to the original, fading design.  Makes it look permanent, but you can always just let it fade away completely if you want  Wink
I do have two real tattoos though--best advice I've ever been given on real tattoos is that if you want one, and you have a design in mind, think about it for a full year.  If after that year, you still want the exact same design with no changes made to it, you can get the tattoo and be happy with it forever.  If the design has changed over that year or if you no longer want the tattoo, obviously you wouldn't be happy having it on you permanently  Wink
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« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2011 08:34:36 PM »

Gorgeous!
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Gorgeous!


Thaaaaaank you!  Grin
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