How to Make a Henna Tattoo Stencil Transfer
So you want to try your hand at doing Mehndi designs or henna tattoos as they are commonly known. You followed the instructions on our previous article on how to choose the right henna powder and made your henna paste or better yet you bought one of Henna City’s easy-to-use temporary tattoo kits and you can’t wait to get started on your soon-to-be master piece. If you’re using one of the stencil transfers included in the kit, great! But what if you want a design that’s not included in the kit, or what if you want a specific design like the logo of your company or favorite sports team? That’s not a problem because you are about to learn how to make a temporary tattoo stencil without using transfer paper and using only items that you may already have at home.
Items Needed for Your Henna Tattoo Stencil Transfer
Making a temporary tattoo stencil transfer is easy and all you need are the following items:
- 1. A blank sheet of paper
- 2. A ballpoint pen (Make sure it’s ballpoint; other pens won’t transfer)
- 3. A clear deodorant stick
- 4. And a printed design to be made into a stencil
- 5. Paper clamp and scissors
Henna Tattoo Stencil Transfer Process
The process for making temporary tattoo transfer is quite simple, pretty much if you can trace you can create a stencil transfer:
- Place the white piece of paper over the printed design and hold together with paper clamp
- Trace over the design with your ballpoint pen, and then cut it out with scissors
- Apply a light layer of clear deodorant on the skin where you want the tattoo
- Place the traced design on the area face down and hold firmly for about 5 seconds
- Remove paper and trace over outline with your henna paste or jagua gel if you want the look of a real tattoo
It’s that simple. Here’s a quick note on the items required. The paper should be regular copy paper not temporary tattoo paper or transfer paper. Again, make sure the pen you’re using is a ballpoint pen. As for the deodorant, make sure it’s the clear kind. The white antiperspirant kind or spays won’t work. Also, when tracing over your design with the henna paste be careful not to touch it with your hand as it may rub off.
I hope you enjoyed this information. Contact us with your questions or suggestions and we’ll be happy to answer them for you.