Henna Tattoo on your Back

Henna tattoo on the backThis is a lovely henna tattoo on the back of this woman. This tattoo, featuring a  nice cascading wreath of flowers is especially striking in the one colour depiction, and the brown of this tattoo.

Henna is made from all natural plant substances and has been used since antiquity to dye skin, hair, fingernails, and other things. Henna tattoos are temporary, and a great way to test out your tattoo design.

First, download a design from one of your favourite tattoo sites, then instead of using permanent ink, use henna. Walk around with your tattoo – how do you feel? Does it bother you when people stare?
Do you like it after a few weeks

Tattoo regret is a common thing, so make sure to spend time with your tattoo before you go permanent. Tattoos made with real ink cannot be removed – they are yours for life.

NB. Don’t use black henna or neutral henna. These are not made from plants and can be bad for you.

Creative Commons License photo credit: The artist (formerly) known as Gene

Henna Foot Tattoo

Summer is made for foot tattoos. Tattoos that were hitherto hidden are now bared and let loose for the world to see. That goes for foot tattoos, freed from the socks and shoes that keep them covered all year long, it’s time for your feet to shine.

Foot tattoos are a fun area to play with. When choosing a tattoo, you don’t want to be in a hurry.

Try downloading a design from an online tattoo gallery that gives you unlimited downloads. Then use henna to tattoo your pattern onto your foot. Henna tattoos are a great way to test drive a tatto, as they are temporary.

Show your foot tattoos around town. How do you feel? are you ok with the reaction you are getting? Do you think you’ll like the tattoo when you are 64? Better. Then go take that printable tattoo design to your local tattoo parlor.

The moral of the story? Test drive your tattoo design!
Creative Commons License photo credit: Marco Gomes

Show Off Your Angel Wing Tattoos This Summer

Angel wing tattoos are hot. Sported across the back angel wing tattoos make the ultimate statement.

We know these angel wings aren’t real – but what a great idea it is to henna your tattoo on your back for the summer. This way you can really try your tattoo on for size before you make the ultimate commitment.

You can check out how your tattoo looks with all your clothes – whether wearing a tshirt, halter top, bikini or a bareback dress. You can test the reaction you get from friends or colleagues or bosses when they see you with your new tattoo, and more importantly, how you feel when faced with other people’s reactions.

Best of all you can check out different angel wing patterns – to see which one you feel good in. It’s all about feeling good in your own skin.

I love this tattoo design– it’s beautiful because of its loose filigree fairy like drawing. Very irreverent and whimsical. Upper back tattoos on the are just as sexy as lower back tattoos.

Remember, tattoo regret is pretty common, so take your time when choosing your tattoos. That’s why lifetime memberships with Tattoo galleries are great – there’s no rushing when it comes to choosing your tattoo – so less chance of regretting your decision.

flash tattoo from Chopper Tattoo

Creative Commons License photo credit: danielle_blue

Test Your Tattoo Design With a Henna Tattoo

Here’s a fun idea to do with your pals. Have a Henna Party instead of a Movie Night or night on the town and give each other henna tattoos. Traditionally women of the Middle East (where Henna is called Mehndi) have used this art form to celebrate weddings and other special holidays. A young girl makes her transition to womanhood on the night of the Henna, which sometimes lasts up to 3 days. The women would get together and have Henna parties – decorating the bride while playing music to celebrate the occasion. Henna is the common name of a small plant (Lawsonia inermis), which grows in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

For centuries, women in India and the Middle East have used Henna to tattoo their hands, feet and other parts of their body to enhance their beauty. It is also said that Henna heals the body as well as wards off evil spirits. Try throwing your own Henna Party at home with a bunch of friends.

The Mehndi Body Art Kit is super easy and super safe and comes complete with stencils. You can test out your tattoo design ideas in a fun and safe way, and feel relieved knowing that the ink won’t last forever.

NOTE: Only use natural reddish brown henna. Black henna has additives to it that can be toxic.

Creative Commons License photo credit: ReefRaff

Stomach Tattoos Show Off Your Abs And Curves

What great stomach tattoos. This is actually an illustration called “Curves and butterflies” by Darks Adria. But what a great way to test out a tattoo design idea.

You can draw your stomach tattoo idea on a photo or graphic. Then test it out with temporary tattoo inks or henna kits.

The stomach is particularly challenging because it is a large area. Make sure you play with your tattoo sizing so that it doesn’t look too small, or too large.

The stomach is also a tough place for the tattoo artist to work as the skin isn’t very taut and it is tough to make it do so. Make sure your tattoo artist is experienced – and that you wear very loose fitting clothes after getting your stomach tattooed.

On the groovy side – stomach tattoos were usually for the men alone, so this is a hot place for women to get one.

Remember, tattoo regret is pretty common, so take your time when choosing your tattoos. Lifetime memberships with Tattoo galleries are great – they let you download unlimited tattoo designs.

flash tattoo from Chopper Tattoo

Creative Commons License photo credit: Darks Adria