1 design that goes from finger tip, to forearm. Also one medium and one small design on two other areas, such as opposite hands. Can be two medium if identical. 1 hand in the image for scale.
1 design that covers the wrist, hand and fingers or ankle and foot. Generally around the size of the image and can also be placed on chest, thigh, or shoulder.
$150 per hour all-inclusive price with a 2 hour minimum booking beyond 20 miles of service area.
Deposit of 25% due to reserve your event. I can help you decide how much time we need to schedule based on design sizes that take 5,10,15, or 20 minutes.
Festivals give the most variety for pricing with designs ranging from $5 to $40. Follow me on social media for updates on my whereabouts during the year.
what is henna?
Henna is a plant that naturally grows best in India, the Middle East, and North Africa. Henna body art is done in these areas for adornment during special occasions and rites of passage. The intricate, repetitive patterns have gained added spiritual meaning in other areas of the world and can be meditative to draw.
The experience begins when you select a design inspiration that is either floral, geometric, folkloric, or custom. I hand draw the design using a mylar cone (resembles icing a cake) that contains my 100% organic and natural henna paste. The paste takes about 30 minutes to dry, and it’s important to remain still so that the design doesn’t smudge. Leave the paste on for as long as possible to achieve a long-lasting stain. Remove the paste by brushing the henna off with your hand. DO NOT WASH OFF. Avoid water for 24 hours. The color will first be in the orange family, and get darker over 48 hours to an orange-brown, to maroon or chocolate brown depending on your skin tone and the location of the henna. Avoid synthetic moisturizers, chlorine, salt water, hand sanitizer, and cleaning products.
A note about color: choose an area with thick skin like your hands, feet, or shoulder for a dark stain. Inner wrist, forearm, thighs, or upper arms produce more of an orange-brown stain.
what are the risks?
Henna paste with USDA organic, natural ingredients are relatively safe, but there are rare cases of allergic reaction. We can perform a free patch test to determine whether or not henna is for you.
Black Henna Warning: Natural henna does not produce a true black "tattoo-like" color. If you encounter black henna claims beware that this product has caused severe burns and scarring because of the chemical PPD (para-phenylene-diamine) and other synthetics added to create black henna. Green Grotto does not use "black henna.”
People who have G6PD deficiency should never have henna applied because they may become anemic.
Not enough is known about reactions people with ITP or TTP may have to henna. If you have any concerns about how henna may react with your known medical condition, please consult your physician prior to receiving any henna service.