Let`s Get Tiny!
By: Krysteen ~
Tiny Tattoos are taking us by storm! In our world now, tattoos have different meaning than they did years ago. The tattoo is usually a reminder for them to carry for the rest of their lives. Even though a tattoo may be small, that doesn’t mean it can’t have just as much meaning as a full-body tattoo. Henna clients are coming up with the cutest little designs to fit on their favorite spots like the finger, wrist, behind the ear, to remember a special meaning, idea, or memory. Most mehndi madness clients like these tine tats done in Jagua. It stains black and looks like a real tattoo.
Mehndi Madness is always keeping up with the latest trends and we’ve got a few ideas for you to consider for your next tiny tattoo. Remember to always try it out first in Henna/Jagua to see if it’s the right fit for you!
- Lotus Flower: A lotus flower is an ancient flower that represents the ability to rise above an unpleasant time and circumstances to achieve something beautiful. It can also symbolize the realization of inner potential and harness the flow of energy moving through the chakras.
- Ohm: The ohm sign symbolizes the four different states of consciousness and illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya).
- Anchor: An anchor can symbolize strength and stability and can often symbolize one person who you consider your “rock” or your source of strength. This is a popular choice and is commonly seen as a tiny tattoo.
- Infinity: The symbol is a representation of something endless, and a common representation of this is love or connection. With the two circles inter-connecting, each representing a side of the relationship, encompasses the idea of being ‘together forever’.
- Semicolon: The semicolon tattoo means exactly what the semicolon itself means: a sentence or thought that could have stopped but decided to keep going, and this can represent the strength to go forward in life. The meaning goes deeper as it also represents people that considered taking their lives but didn’t.
Here’s a link to 60 tiny tattoos. You might find one you like.
This Jagua tiny tattoo done by young girl who had achieved something great in her life.
Tiny tattoos of astrological symbols when you just have to represent!
Celestial designs are always highly popular with Mehndi Madness clients.
Keep PPD Out of Consumer Hands
By: Krysteen ~
Nowadays, the US does a good job of keeping PPD out of consumers hands. PPD stands for Paraphenylenediamine, which is a chemical substance that is commonly found in permanent hair dyes and used to make “Black Henna.” Black Henna is an unnatural Henna, that is mixed with Paraphenylenediamine (PPD), and can cause blistering, open sores, and scarring.
Many American Henna Artists are well aware not to use this harmful product and instead use Jauga which is an all-natural, temporary, and safe product. Jagua is a fruit from the Amazon and stains the skin just like Henna by leaving the paste on for a few hours. Also, like Henna, Jagua stains the skin up to a couple weeks, but instead of a red brown color it is a blue-ish, black color.
It is imperative that the customer asked their Henna Artist about the products they are using and putting on the body and skin. It’s important for the client to know that the product is safe, and know the possible reactions and allergies the product can cause no matter what country they’re in.
This is why Jagua is a perfect alternative to the harmful chemicals used to get the look of a black Henna tattoo; it has the color desired without the harm and potential reactions to the body and skin.
Henna and Jagua have beautiful histories and traditions surrounding the art and making sure your local Henna Artist is using safe products keeps Henna a beautiful tradition. As a customer, all you have to do it ask.
Do you mix your own paste?
Are you using 100% natural henna powder?
Are the ingredients you mix with your henna powder 100% natural?
And they should be willing to tell you every ingredient they use so you can decide if their henna will be a good fit for you.
Below is a link to an article of British tourists in Egypt and their reaction to PPD.