Teach Yourself Henna Tattoo: Making Mehndi Art with Easy-to-Follow Instructions, Patterns, and Projects

Henna Tattoo

Henna Tattoo

Teach Yourself Henna Tattoo:

Making Mehndi Art with Easy-to-Follow Instructions,

Patterns, and Projects

By: Brenda Abdoyan

          This book is large, gorgeous, and glossy, full of colorful and inspiring photos. It is, however, a little on the short side, at just over 100 total pages.

           The book begins with some simple instructions for mixing henna, with a good, though basic, introduction to some recipe and application variations and options. In the style of many hobby/craft books, it uses text and photos to teach, step-by-step, techniques for creating some basic designs, moving on to suggest three (one of each) “beginner,” “intermediate,” and “advanced” tattoo projects to get you started. Then it enters into the Gallery, full of very beautiful photos to inspire you. Next is the Design section, a little over 40 pages long, with ~1-2 large images on each page spanning design ideas for hands, feet, back, shoulder, plus some additional flourishes and elements. Afterwards, it gives you a few blank hand/feet/etc Templates to photocopy and use to sketch out and/or record some of your own designs. It ends with an often-overlooked, though brief (10 pages or so), section on using henna as artwork on objects, which was one of the things that attracted me to the book.

           Henna/mehndi artists new and old should be aware that there are many comprehensive and entirely free ebooks by TapDancing Lizard Publications available online, which contain lots of designs and lots of detailed and in-depth information; however, I personally still very much like having books like this one in my library. I was quite delighted with this purchase, and would certainly recommend the book to others, especially to beginners, though I think the designs and photos would keep the interest even of more advanced henna artists.

Henna Tattoo

Ms Abdoyan covers everything from the history of henna and Mehndi, recipe for paste, basics of henna design and offers a great number of beautiful patterns to work from. As a beginner in the art form I will treasure and refer to this book often. The pages are made of a thick paper that won’t easily stain if you’re working from it and drop some paste on it. I will use this book often as I learn and hopefully excel in this beautiful art form.

Also included in this book is the method for applying henna to objects, the preparation of the medium, application of design and after care to keep the stain vibrant.


Henna Tattoo

Henna Tattoo



This book contains everything you need to know. Not only does it have a great recipe but it also explains the importance of each ingrediant. The aurthor takes the guesswork and frustration out of the process which enables you to focus on the fun stuff. She also includes many great patterns!!


About the Author
Brenda Abdoyan is a successful mixed-media artist who fell in love with the beauty of henna tattooing on a trip to the Middle East. Upon returning from her trip, she immediately began to incorporate the curves, twists, and intricate lines of henna tattooing into her own design style leading to the creation of a totally unique form of art that Brenda has coined “Bajidoo.”

Christmas Gift Ideas For Tattoo Lovers

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High Voltage Tattoo


 I’m not sure what I was expecting when I ordered Kat’s book. I saw how much work she put into it on LA Ink, so I preordered it. I expected some biography on her, maybe some stories, and some pictures of tattoo artwork.

This book has all of that, but it is so much more! Kat tells her story from her birth in Mexico, childhood and adolescence in California, running away at age 14 to Georgia, to her start in tattooing, going to Miami Ink, and being offered her own show, LA Ink.

She also includes photos of her favorite tattoos she has done and the stories behind them, as well as other tattoo artists and some of their tattoos. She has tattoo myths and etiquette. The artwork in this book is inspiring. Although it is a biography of Kat, it is more like an art book. I read it cover to cover and studied a lot of the tattoo photos closely. 

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Express Yourself Better with Tattoos Using Temporary Tattoo Paper

Express Yourself Better with Tattoos Using Temporary Tattoo Paper


If you want to express yourself with tattoos but don’t want the permanent types, one of the best things that you should do is to have them on temporary tattoo paper. These are much faster and easier to get on than real tattoos. However, there are some things that you should know about them first in order to really enjoy having a temporary tattoo.


There are some people that find that applying and removing the temporary tattoos to be actually a learned skill. If applied incorrectly, you could end up with a partial design. You could also have problems with it, especially with it breaking up when you put a sleeve over it for the first time. If you want to know how to put it without breaking up, you should read some guides beforehand.

Before you place the tattoo, you should always make sure to wash the area where your temporary tattoo is to be applied with soap and water. Oils, creams, and lotions can often affect how long the design would stay on, and the length of time before it starts breaking up. You should also make sure that your skin is dried when you put on your tattoo. For best results with your temporary tattoo, you should shave off thick or coarse hair where you would want to apply your temporary tattoo.

If you are putting the temporary tattoo paper at a place where you can’t reach or see properly, you would need to have someone else apply the temporary tattoo. This way, you can make sure that your tattoo will stay on straight. If you shift the tattoo constantly while it is setting, it will usually not work. You would need to stay on your pose for at least 45 seconds if there is nobody available to help you so that your tattoo will still stay in place.

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When applying the temporary tattoo, you would need to cut the tattoo out of a combo sheet. If you want to minimize the peeling after it has dried, you should try to leave at least 3mm space after the edge of the design. After that, you should then peel off the plastic backing of the tattoo. You should do so with the image facing downwards. Then, grab a washcloth and press it onto the back of the tattoo. You should make sure that the paper is saturated in order for the design to transfer onto your skin. You should then press the design down for 30-40 seconds. Then, peel the backing slowly. You should leave it to air dry, and do not blot or wipe it away.

If you want to remove your temporary tattoo paper, you can use different things in order to do it. You can use baby oil and a cotton ball, mineral turpentine, or even just adhesive tape. This allows you to get rid of your tattoo if you no longer like it.