Saturday, July 3, 2010
Henna Tattoos For a Special Moment: Soul Of Tattoo
Henna Tattoos had been used since thousands of years ago by the people of Africa, Middle East and India. It is a beautiful and mysterious art which uses henna plant for painting on people's body. Because it is an art, henna tattoo is also called as henna art. In India this art is named as Mehndi.
The first Indian who used henna was Queen Mumtaz, who ruled in the 1600's. Traditionally, henna and the Mehndi art form has become an important part of wedding ceremonies, especially in India. There are no brides without henna tattoos on their hands and feet.
Along with the development era, henna crafts become common things that have been done, practiced and developed by many artists outside India. For some Indian, henna is believed as a luck carrier and its decoration can bring love, prosperity, health, safety in childbirth, protection from harmful spirits and assure happiness in death as well.
Mehndi is a beautiful temporary tattoo which begins with orange color and turns to reddish brown progressively, as time passed. Actually, there are some tricks that can make your henna tattoos last longer. For this, you have to think about the place where you'll create the tattoo. It won't last long if you put it on your hands, which are constantly being washed.
Nowadays, the use of henna tattoos developed not only for wedding ceremonies but also for attending parties or other formal events. Mostly, the tattoos will last about two weeks long. To make it longer, you may take several steps.
You have to use a soft soap that cannot cause your skin become exfoliate. Then, prepare a vegetable oil and apply it twice a day to your tattoo. Before you get the tattoo in hands or feet, you may apply the vegetable oil to that area. For getting a good vegetable oil, you may ask the expert.