Removing Henna Tattoos

henna_tattoo Temporary henna tattoos are preferred by lots of people nowadays to the traditional permanent tattoos. Henna, because of its natural color rendering and conditioning properties finds increased usage in the tattoo industry.

Henna tattoos are temporary and that’s another reason why these tattoos are more preferred. Lots of people love the idea that they can change the tattoo design every few months and the best part is that it costs you only a fraction of what you would pay for a traditional tattoo.

Normally, a henna tattoo lasts for about four to eight weeks, but at times you may be displeased with the tattoo design and may want to remove it before it actually fades away on its own. These tattoos are far easier to remove as against the traditional tattoos and the task can be completed very much by your own self, without the assistance of any physician.

The procedure

The henna stains only the outer epidermal layer of the skin, and when you just can’t wait for the skin to exfoliate naturally you can use exfoliating creams to speed up the process. These exfoliating creams are generally safe; however, there are also other ways in which you can remove these tattoos without the need to buy anything from the market.

To begin with rub some natural oil onto the tattoo and then soak it in warm chlorinated water. Alternatively you can also add some table salt to warm water for soaking the tattoo. Let the skin soak for ten to fifteen minutes and then use a mild shampoo and a bathing sponge to scrub the area. The tattoo may not go off in the very first session and you may have to repeat the procedure at least three of four times for the tattoo marks to disappear completely.

Rough skin removers can also be used effectively to remove henna tattoos. But whatever way you choose, just remember that you don’t need to go harsh with your skin as most of these solutions show results only after three or four repetitions.

Sidharth Thakur