Each person expresses his own individuality in different ways. One way of this expression is a tattoo. But not everyone can decide on such an action, since the tattoos stay on the body for life. It's quite another matter - it's a bio-tattoo. In this case, the tattoo is applied with henna. Over time, it fades and disappears completely.
By this term we understand the traditional art of drawing a picture of henna. It is considered the oldest form of body art and is used in wedding rituals of Indian and North African peoples. People from the Middle East, Africa and India have practiced mehendi for more than five millennia.
What is bio-tattoo?
So they call a tattoo, which is filled with a special paste - henna. When people talk about a temporary print drawing, they just mean a bio-tattoo. How much keeps such a tattoo? Depends on skin type, place of application and age of the client. Usually it comes in a period of one to two weeks. Application of mehendi is considered very useful for the skin, since the composition includes a number of vegetable oils.
History of appearance
It is difficult to determine the place where the bio-tattoo originated. After all, for 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 peoples. One thing can be said with certainty: this women's tradition is still popular in Indonesia, Africa and India. Oriental women greatly appreciate mehendi. After all, bio-tattoos, reviews about which are only positive, have a pleasant aroma and look damn attractive. In addition, the useful properties of henna have long been known in terms of maintaining the softness of the skin.
Most likely, the first mehendis appeared in ancient Egypt. The evidence is provided by the mummies discovered during excavations, on the feet and brushes of which were plant drawings. Later, in 1600, henna tattoos were made to the Indian queen Mamtez (in honor of her they built the Taj Mahal) as a state gift. She was drawn by several Mendy.
Allergy to henna
It is rare. And this is quite logical, since natural henna has a vegetable origin. There are even several facts according to which the bio-tattoo has a calming and regenerating effect.
Usually on healthy skin, there are no irritations and other allergic reactions. Also, the occurrence of allergies is hampered by the specificity of applying Mehendi. The coloring composition falls 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 brush does not violate the integrity of the epidermis, which excludes the occurrence of any infections.
Nevertheless, there are still cases of manifestations of allergic reactions after the painting of henna. Especially cautious to apply mehendi should be suitable for people with the following diseases: dermatosis, acne, neurodermatitis and dermatitis.
Much depends on the color of the henna. It can be black or red. Red henna in its chemical consistency refers to the class of hypoallergenic substances. Most people do not have any allergic reactions to it. Therefore, all specialists emphasize the importance of using red, red henna. On the black henna, allergy is much more common.
Mehendi at home
It is understandable that you can take the money and go to the salon to do a bio-tattoo. The price of the most simple drawing (under the stencil) starts from 200 rubles. However, this procedure can be done at home.
This will require a special henna and basma for painting on the body. They are sold in any specialized store. Dyes should have a natural shade. If you see colored henna, then it certainly has artificial additives. The manufacturer does not speak about them, as a rule.
Before the procedure, do not go to the solarium or stay in the sun for a long time. And you need to thoroughly clean the skin with a scrub. Then the paint is much better to penetrate into 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 there is added lemon juice and sugar is poured. In the end, you should get a thick mass, which is put in a bag and left in a warm place for 12 hours.
Now the paint is almost ready. It remains to make black tea. Boil the broth for 60 minutes. Then we take the coloring mixture and fill it with a hot broth. We mix it to the state of thick sour cream and let it rest for another hour.
Then lubricate the place of applying bio-tattoo with eucalyptus oil. This will help to brighten the future Mendy. Everything, you can impose a stencil and squeeze the dye on the skin with a syringe. Also for these purposes, the usual brush is also suitable. The finished pattern should be allowed to dry. This will take about 1-2 hours. Then the dried powder is carefully removed with a sponge. Now the tattoo is ready and capable of impressing others.