Re: Henna and temporary tattoos
- Thanks a lot - I have never used henna of any sort, so thank you for the clarification!
--- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, rebecca bunny flower <bunnyflower@...> wrote:
> Hi everyone -
> I'd like to point out that the poster who mentioned henna causing
> painful burns, etc, is referring to "black henna," which is henna
> combined with the chemical PPD. Any henna artist who is legitimate
> would never use it! Some unscrupulous people, especially in tropical
> tourist areas, will advertise using black henna. Never go to one of
> these! Real henna is simply a mud based from the henna plant, and is
> very gentle. It leaves a beautiful reddish-brown stain, which will
> last for a few days to a bit over a week, depending on how often you
> For the play, I don't recommend henna if you want something that looks
> dark / black. I do recommend a temporary tattoo ink called Temptu. You
> paint it on, cover with baby powder, and then reapply. It gives a very
> realistic tattoo look, which I much prefer over other tattoo makeups.
> Also, it can be difficult to get an extremely fine line with henna if
> you want to have clearly readable names, but with Temptu, you can use
> a fine brush to paint it on. The Temptu tattoo will last for days and
> should get you through the run of the show. Here's a link with more
> info on it:
> hope this helps! And don't be scared of real henna... But do be scared
> of henna with PPD!