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Body Art Care

What to do before your appointment

  • Eat well, stay hydrated, and get a good night's rest.

  • Cleanse your skin with soap and water before the appointment.

  • Avoid oils or lotions to area where art work will be going.

  • Remember the temporary stain of henna and the healing process for permanent tattoos vary from person to person. Consult with your artist if you have any questions or concerns.

Upper back henna

Semi- Permanent Tattoo


  • Leave paste on skin - longer time means darker stain.

  • Stay warm - henna stains better when you are warm, use a space heater or heating pad if you get cold.

  • Flake off paste - keep your henna dry during this process. Use a natural oil like coconut or olive oil to scratch off paste.

  • Moisturize -the oil used to scratch off the paste will do this as you work off the paste.

  • Watch henna darken over the next 48 hours.


  • Leave gel on skin - longer time means darker stain.

  • WASH GEL thoroughly with soap and water - be sure to get ALL gell off. YOU WILL SEE A FAINT OR VERY LITTLE DESIGN AFTER THIS STEP.

  • Moisturize with coconut or any other natural oils.

  • Watch jagua magic appear and darken over 48 hours.

Permanent Tattoo

Hand Poke Tattoo

  • Leave bandage on to protect tattoo from bacteria and environmental contaminants for 4-8 hours.

  • Gently cleanse with mild, antibacterial, fragrance-free soap and lukewarm water after bandage is removed. Do not scrub or use abrasive materials. Pat dry with clean paper towel.

  • Wet healing: apply thin layer of ointment as needed. Avoid using too much, as it can suffocate the tattoo and hinder healing process. 

  • Dry healing: continue with routine sanitization, however hold applying creams or ointments.

  • Wear loose clothing that won't rub against the tattoo as friction can irritate the skin and hinder healing process.

  • Stay hydrated and eat well as good nutrition can aid your body in efficient healing. 

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