dx9y28o3l7″ style=”float: left; clear: both; margin-top: 0pt; margin-right: 12px; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-left: 0pt;”>
Temporary tattoos can be just as fun and beautiful as permanent tattoos. in fact it is a really good idea to get a temporary tattoo of a design you like, so you can try it out, before actually taking the plunge and getting that design permanently put on your body. there are actually a lot of different choices and options available for temporary tattoos. With the popularity and acceptance of tattoos growing every year, temporary tattoos have evolved and grown in popularity as well.
Henna Tattoos: These are probably the most popular of the temporary tattoos available. Henna is a plant. Henna leaves are dried, crushed and made into a paste that when applied to the skin, leaves a beautiful reddish-brown stain that lasts from 3-40 days depending on skin type and the location of the body that the tattoo is placed on. in general henna tattoos are completely safe, unless the tattoo artist is using “black henna” which is made from black hair dye and can permanently scar the skin. never get a black henna tattoo.
Natural henna has been used to decorate the body for thousands of years. there are references of henna used for this purpose in the bible. It is also believed that henna was used to decorate the bodies of the dead in ancient Egypt, for their trip to the after life. For generations henna tattoos have been used in many cultures to celebrate all of life’s passages like childbirth, weddings, holidays, weddings and death. the bridal henna done in India is extremely intricate and beautiful.
Indigo Tattoos: also known as wolding. Indigo is another natural plant derivative used to temporarily stain the body. this system of tattooing was popular with Celtic warriors who decorated their bodies before battles. Today Indigo is used to make beautiful blue temporary tattoos that last from 3-9 days.
Temptu: this is a non-toxic body paint that is most commonly used in air-brushed tattoos. These are the tattoos you see on your favorite actors in the movies. Temptu tattoos last from 2-7 days and can quickly be removed with rubbing alcohol. These temporary tattoos are water resistant and can look exactly like a real tattoo.
There are also other types of temporary tattoos like press-ons and transfers, as well as simple body painting. the nice thing about temporary tattoos is that you can change your tattoo designs often and have special tattoos for special occasions. the downside is that they are temporary. still a temporary tattoo is an excellent option for teens or people who just want to have a tattoo for a little while.
Permanent Tattoos: These tattoos are forever and before getting one there are some factors everyone should consider. Take your time and find a design that you can live with for the rest of your life. unless you are a rock star, you should get the tattoo on a body part where it can be easily hidden by clothing when needed, like for job interviews.
Always research a tattoo shop and tattoo artist before committing to getting a tattoo there. make sure the tattoo shop is licensed and clean. make sure that the tattoo artist uses all of the safety and sanitary procedures required by tattoo laws. ask to see some of the tattoos the artist has already done. good tattoo artists have photos of all of their best tattoos.
Getting a tattoo is a lot of fun. Choosing between temporary and permanent is totally a personal decision. Personally I like both. I have some permanent tattoos over 20 years old that I still love. I also love getting henna tattoos on my feet and ankles in the summer. both types of tattoos are great and can be a beautiful body decoration.