Saturday, April 30, 2011
Henna Temporary Tattoo Fundraiser
About the Fundraiser: For the next few weeks Ms. Burnell will be donating her time and talent creating temporary henna tattoos for Meeker High School students during lunch time. Tattoos cost $1 to $40 depending on how detailed the design is. If you have a special request, see Ms. Burnell during cowboy time to set up an appointment. This fundraiser will be to raise money for the Meeker High School art program! Get your henna temporary tattoo this week!
History and Culture: Henna (or Mendhi) has been used as long ago as 1200 B.C. It has been speculated that it was originally used in Egypt to stain the fingers and toes of the Pharaohs before mummification. The most common use of henna tattooing is within the Indian culture as a ceremonial art form for wedding ceremonies. Henna is supposed to bring luck and happiness and is used in joyous ceremonies in India and other cultures.
Caring for your henna tattoo:
1. Scrub area to remove lotion and layers of dead skin BEFORE application of henna .
2. Avoid wetting design area for 12 hours if possible.
3. Let the Henna paste dry and leave it on for six or more hours for best results.
4. Peel off the dry henna paste with your fingers and rub off any residue with any vegetable oil.
When the henna paste is applied it will look greenish/brown. After six hours, when the paste is taken off, it will appear light yellow. The next day it will be a beautiful reddish/brown. Your henna tattoo will last 1 - 3 weeks if you follow the directions above.
NOTICE: Ms. Burnell is in no way promoting real tattoos. You must be at least 18 years old to get a real tattoo and there are very real risks to getting real tattoos. Unless you are allergic to the ingredients in henna tattoos, henna tattoos are temporary and safe. You must have parental permission to get a temporary henna tattoo.