And, that’s it! You will have a beautiful henna tattoo to enjoy for generally a week (sometimes longer) before it exfoliates away, leaving nothing behind.
Some additional tips to make the stain dark and long-lasting:
After removing the paste, it is recommended you apply Vaseline, olive oil, or a natural butter/cream to protect your tattoo. Some store-bought moisturizers contain chemicals that can prematurely lighten the stain, so it’s best to use something natural.
Try not to get the area wet for at least 6-12 hours after paste removal, although waiting a full 24 hours is best. It’s also good to wear gloves when washing dishes if the design is on your hand.
Avoid friction as much as possible. Exfoliation of the skin is what causes henna to fade. Excess washing of skin and friction from clothing will make the stain fade faster.
If you have any questions about your henna tattoo or want to schedule with our henna specialist, contact Beau Lash & Brow Spa