Henna tattoos are a beautiful traditional that has been used for thousands of years in areas of the Middle East, including India and Pakistan. Our salon brings this body adornment method to Chelsea! Whether you are interested in henna as a part of your traditional Indian wedding or just want to incorporate it into a fun activity for you and your friends, we can help. Our experienced henna artists apply the mixture to your skin in wonderful patterns and designs while you sit in one of our comfortable chairs. Once the henna paste is dried, you can remove it to reveal the orange pattern underneath.

Most people find that their henna tattoo lasts for about 7 to 10 days, but there are a number of things you can do to ensure that the beautiful staining on your skin lasts as long as possible.

Avoid strenuous exercise.

Sweat can dilute the stain on the skin and cause it to fade away more quickly. The most popular henna designs are applied to the hands and feet, but if you have henna applied to other parts of the body, this advice will become even more important. If you have henna applied before your wedding, make sure other people can help with any activities that might cause you to perspire unnecessarily.

Stay out of the water.

Bodies of water like pools or the ocean should be avoided. The salt and chemicals in the water can quickly wear away your henna tattoo. This doesn’t mean you have to avoid a shower, though. A quick shower is fine, and gentle cleansers shouldn’t affect the henna. Wearing plastic or rubber gloves when shampooing your hair could help prevent any fading, however.

Keep the sun off your skin.

The sun can also cause your henna tattoo to fade. Try to avoid direct exposure to sunlight by covering up your skin, staying indoors, or wearing a wide-brimmed hat. These steps will help ensure that you avoid too much direct sunlight, which isn’t good for your skin anyway.

Work with quality materials and an experienced artist.

This might be the most important part of keeping your henna tattoo looking its best for as long as possible. Starting out with high-quality ingredients and working with a henna artist who understands the best application methods is the ideal way to create a henna tattoo that’s sure to last. Keeping the skin warm, applying oils before and after, and creating a high-quality paste are all things your henna tattoo artist should do. When you make an appointment for a henna tattoo, ask the artist for examples of their work and ask how long they’ve been doing henna. Make sure you like what you see and hear before they get started.

We’ve been applying henna tattoos in the Chelsea area for years, and we can do it for you, too. If you would like to learn more about our henna tattoos or make an appointment to get one for yourself, get in touch with our Chelsea team today. You can give us a call or contact us through our website for more information.