If the thought of getting a permanent tattoo on your body scares you, you can always choose henna tattoo designs which are close to the real thing. This is because henna chest tattoos are the other option if you do not want to have the real ink on your skin. Hennas are perfect to wear during the summer when you’re at the beach. Since they are only temporary and are practically harmless, even kids can wear them.
The ink being used for henna chest tattoos is a natural henna ink which has been made from powder. This powder is gotten from the leaves of the henna plant. Once they have the powder, artists either add in water or some liquid substance so that it becomes pasty and then can be used as an ink for a henna tattoo. Similar to the real chest tattoos, a non-permanent tattoo can be put on any part of your body which you prefer. However, they are only temporary and can last between one to two weeks, depending on how often the area is washed with soap and water.
The art of henna has been a long tradition which was practiced and even passed on from every generation. Tombs of ancient Egyptian Pharaohs even have been believed to have traces of the art. Nowadays, henna tattoo is still popular. Maybe even more because it has been a natural tradition.
Even though henna is reportedly safe, there are rare situations where people get an allergic reaction to it once it is being put on the skin. Because of this, it is advised to test the henna ink on a small spot on your arm before you get a henna tattoo. This is so that the artist can see if you’re allergic to the product, especially if your skin is sensitive. People that don’t have a reaction to it can then proceed to having a design temporarily tattooed on their skin.
Also, it is wise to have the ink tested out on your skin so that the colors of the product will appear. Since there are many different skin tones, it is good to know what henna ink color will best work with your skin. Once you have decided to get a henna, you can either make a research on what design you like or even approach the artist. Just like real chest tattoos, there are several henna tattoo designs which you can choose from.