Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a henna or jagua design last?
Henna or Jagua tattoos can last anywhere from 4 days to 3 weeks depending on where on the body they are done, and how well the after care instructions are followed. The stain exists on the top few layers of skin and fades gradually with natural skin exfoliation.
Most tattoos range between at 20-60$, but it is a minimum of 30$ if I have to travel to your home or a public location that isn’t within 5 miles of my studio in Downtown Saint Petersburg. Cost to set up at a party is an hourly rate, and it depends on how big/small the party is. Email me for a quote!
1.Email me with your event or private appointment information using my email application, and I will send you a quote and deposit request.
2. Pay deposit to reserve your spot.
3.Make sure not to apply any lotion or shae butter, etc. the day of your appointment, and have clean, hair-free skin.
4.Meet at our predetermined spot.
4.I apply the Jagua Gel or Henna Paste on the surface of your skin using my applicator bottle.
5.Based on the size of the tattoo it could take anywhere from 5-15 minutes for a small tattoo, or 30-60 minutes for a more elaborate one.
6.Receive an info sheet about how to care for your tattoo.
7. Avoid touching/bumping tattoo for about 40 minutes once completed.
8. Remove tattoo by following instructions described on info sheet.
9. Follow respective after care instructions to ensure longest lifespan of tattoo, which can be anywhere from 1-3 weeks.
10. Take photos, share, and tag Embodiment Tattoo on instagram and facebook for special perks!
Jagua, or Genipa Americana is a fruit has been used for body ornamentation and medicinal purposes in many areas of South America for centuries. This blue/black non permanent dye creates a temporary tattoo when applied to the body and wears off only as the epidermal layer of skin to which it is applied wears off. Jagua is organic and safe for skin application.
What Is Henna?
Henna is a plant that grows in some countries with a hot climate like Pakistan, India, Morocco, Somalia, Egypt, Yemen, Saudi Arabia etc.
The leaves of the henna plant contain the henna dye. These leaves are dried and crushed to a fine powder.
-Plan ahead, keep in mind it will take 20-40 minutes for your design to dry.
-Protect your tattoo from the water once the stain is fully developed by applying vaseline, coconut oil, chapstick, or anything that repels water from your skin.
Where should I get my tattoo?
Where can I get the darkest stain?
Henna & Jagua stains the darkest on the coarsest, thickest skin, which is the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. The further you move away from these areas, the lighter the henna stain will be. Every person has a different skin composition, so each person may stain a bit differently. That doesn’t mean it won’t stain your torso or back, it just won’t be as dark.
How do I set a time/date for appointment to get a tattoo or book an event?
Email Śūnya using her handy contact form, and you will receive a quote in 24-48 hours.
When para-phenylenediamine (black hair dye) is mixed with henna to make black temporary tattoos, often called “black henna”, it can cause blistering, open sores, scarring, and lifelong health problems. It is unfortunately quite widely used in tourist spots on unsuspecting customers. JAGUA IS NOT “BLACK HENNA” AND DOES NOT CONTAIN PPD! IT IS ORGANIC, SAFE, AND CHEMICAL FREE.