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Whether you are thinking of having a go at Henna Tattoos yourself or are a Salon chain looking to start out your Henna tattoo designs and be it for fun, for brides, promotions or tv and film, then find below a great portal into everything Henna and Jagua.

TheBodyArtShop.com specialise in all things Henna & Jagua including designs, templates, kits and trade / wholsesale supplies:

henna tattoo kits and starter kits

Henna Tattoo Kits
Contains everything
you need to start
creating great designs.

henna raw ingredients - make your own henna paste

Henna Raw Materials
All ingredients needed to make your own traditional
henna paste.

Henna cones, cone fillers, application cones and henna stencil kits

Henna Accessories
Essential supplies - gloves,
cone fillers, henna application

illustrated henna books from thebodyartshop
Henna Books - 1
A choice of illustrated henna books and design guides.
henna and mendhi books and designs
Henna Books - 2
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titles rom the worlds biggest
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henna books and dvd for mendhi
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related books, guides & patterns.
Body and face painting.
salon henna kits and salon henna supplies for mendhi
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Powders, Oils, Salon Henna Kits & Henna Salon Supplies.
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Henna or Hina (Lawsonia inermis, syn. L. alba) is a flowering plant, the sole species in the genus Lawsonia in the family Lythraceae. It is native to tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, southern Asia, and northern Australasia in semi-arid zones. Henna is a tall shrub or small tree, 2–6 m high.

Allergic reactions to natural henna are rare. The onset of a reaction to natural henna occurs within a few hours, symptoms being itching, shortness of breath, and/or tightness in the chest. Some people have an allergic reaction to an essential oil used to "terp" the mix, and others are allergic to lemon juice often used to mix henna.Henna has been used to adorn young women’s bodies as part of social and holiday celebrations since the late Bronze Age in the eastern Mediterranean.

Whole and unbroken hennal leaves will not mark or stain skin. Lawsone molecules need to be released from the leaf in order to stain. This could be done by mixing the crushed leaf with any slightly acidic liquid but it would be hard to apply intricate patterns and designs suing crushed leaves. Commercially available henna powder is made by drying the henna leaves and milling them to powder, then the powder is sifted.

Once applied to the skin, lawsone molecules gradually migrate from the henna paste into the outer layer of the skin. Though henna's lawsone will stain the skin within minutes, the longer the paste is left on the skin, the more lawsone will migrate. Henna paste will yield as much dye as the skin can easily absorb in less than eight hours. Henna tends to crack and fall off the skin during these hours, so it is often sealed down by dabbing a sugar/lemon mix over the dried paste, or simply adding some form of sugar to the paste. This also adds to the colour of the end result, increasing the intensity of the shade.

When the paste has fallen off the skin or been removed by scraping, the stain will be orange, but should darken over the following three days to a reddish brown. Soles and palms have the thickest layer of skin and so take up the most lawsone, and take it to the greatest depth, so that hands and feet will have the darkest and most long-lasting stains.


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