We offer a form of temporary tattooing for all ages.

Because of the general public’s assumption that “Henna” is the term for temporary tattoos. But henna is the name for the paste used to do traditional mehendi  in India. Because of this confusion we do refer to our temporary tattoos as Henna when in fact we use a different product called Jagua. It’s  an extract of the fruit Genipa americana, also known as jagua. This fruit has been used for body ornamentation and medicinal purposes in many areas of South America for centuries. It has only recently been introduced to the US as an addition to body art. 

The jagua tattoo method involves the surface application of a dye which then sets within a few hours, staining the upper layer of skin, or epidermis.  The body sloughs off this layer of skin continuously over the next 2 weeks and eventually the tattoo fades and disappears. Both henna and jagua tattoos just stain the top skin layer.

Henna stains the skin orange or brown. In the case of jagua the color develops and darkens over several days into a blue-black color. Because of this jagua tattoos appear more like real tattoos.  

We can do just about any design that’s illustrative and in black with this medium. Keep in mind that it does take an hour to dry so one needs to be careful not to smear while the jagua is still wet!