Each person expresses his own individuality differently. One of the ways this expression is a tattoo. But not everyone can decide on such an action, as the tattoo remains on the body for life. It is quite another thing - a bio-tattoo. In this case, the tattoo is applied using henna. Over time, it fades and disappears completely.

Under this term understand the traditional art of drawing henna. It is considered the most ancient form of body art and is used in wedding ceremonies of Indian and North African peoples. People from the Middle East, Africa and India have been practicing mehendi for more than five thousand years.

What is a bio tattoo?

So called tattoo, which is filled with special paste - henna. When people talk about a temporary padding, they mean bio-tattoo. How long is this tattooed? Depends on skin type, place of application and age of the client. It usually elapses between one and two weeks. The application of mehendi is considered very useful for the skin, as it contains a number of vegetable oils.

Appearance history

It is difficult to determine the place where the bio-tattoo originated. Indeed, over the centuries, the art of mehendi could be observed in different parts of the world. The only thing that has changed is the patterns inherent in the traditions and cultures of different nations. We can say with confidence only one thing - this women's tradition is still popular in Indonesia, Africa and India. Oriental women appreciate mehendi. After all, bio-tattoo, reviews of which are only positive, has a pleasant aroma and looks damn attractive. In addition, the useful properties of henna in terms of preserving the softness of the skin have long been known.

Most likely, the first mehendi appeared in ancient Egypt. Proof of this are the mummies discovered during the excavations, on which the plant drawings were painted on the feet and hands. Subsequently, in 1600, henna tattoos were made to the Queen of India, Mamtez (the Taj Mahal was built in honor of her) as a state gift. She drew a few Mehndi.

Henna allergy

It is quite rare. And this is quite logical, since natural henna has a plant origin. There are even a few facts that bio-tattoo has a calming and regenerating effect.

Normally, healthy skin does not cause irritations and other allergic reactions. Also, the occurrence of allergies is also hampered by the specificity of the application of Mehendi. Coloring composition gets only in the upper layers of the skin. Soon her cells peel off, and the tattoo quickly disappears. And the use of a syringe or a brush does not violate the integrity of the epidermis, which eliminates the occurrence of any infections.

Nevertheless, there are still cases of allergic reactions after henna painting. Especially carefully to apply mehendi should be approached to people with the following diseases: dermatosis, acne, neurodermatitis and dermatitis.

Much depends on the color of henna. She is black or red. Red henna in its chemical consistency belongs to the class of hypoallergenic substances. Most people do not have any allergic reactions. Therefore, all experts emphasize the importance of using red, red henna. Black henna allergy is much more common.

Mehendi at home

It is clear that you can take the money and go to the salon to make a bio-tattoo. The price of the simplest drawing (under the stencil) starts from 200 rubles. However, this procedure can be carried out at home.

To do this, you need a special henna and basma for painting on the body. They are sold in any specialty store. Dyes should have a natural tint. If you have seen colored henna, then surely there are artificial additives in it. The manufacturer, as a rule, does not speak about them.

Before the procedure, you should not go to the solarium or stay in the sun for a long time. And still need to thoroughly clean the skin with a scrub. Then the paint will be much better to penetrate the pores. You also need to stock up on black tea, sugar, lemons and eucalyptus oil.

To begin with, henna is mixed with basma. Then lemon juice is added there and sugar is poured. The result should be a thick mass, which is put into the bag and left in a warm place for 12 hours.

Now the paint is almost ready. It remains to brew black tea. Boil the broth must be within 60 minutes. Then we take the coloring mixture and pour hot broth into it. Stir to the state of thick cream and let stand for another hour.

Next, grease the place of application of bio-tattoo with eucalyptus oil. This will help to give the brightness of the future Mendi. Everything, it is possible to impose a stencil and squeeze the paint on the skin with a syringe. Also, for these purposes, it is fine and the usual brush. The finished picture should be allowed to dry. This will take about 1-2 hours. Then the dried powder is gently removed with a sponge. Now the tattoo is ready and able to impress others.