FAQ for Henna
Appointments at Beachcombers Bazaar
Henna with Intention™ by Jody
What to expect when getting a henna tattoo at
our henna studio in Orlando Florida.
can I make a henna appointment?
We accept appointments for henna tattoos at the
henna studio at the Beachcombers Bazaar offices...
Monday - Friday 10:00 - 5:00
All henna is
by appointment only. Last minute appointments
are often accepted.
If your henna is for a special occasion, it's best
to schedule your henna two or three days before your event
for the best color of your henna tattoo.
Henna appointments are scheduled via phone
Need henna at another time or at your home/event?
Orlando henna artist list.
How much will it
Henna designs start at $15. Depending on the
size and intricacy of the design, the price
increases. Difficult to henna areas may cost a
bit more. Most people select a budget in the
$20-$35 range which gives you a nice sized henna design. I work within your specified budget
to create your custom henna design giving you the
most possible henna for your money. I can
inflict some serious henna damage with bigger
Bridal henna is much more intricate than standard
henna. For bridal henna contact me with
details about your budget and/or how much
coverage you want. I do not offer bridal henna
outside of the shop. In the shop, I allow a
maximum of 3 hours of henna per appointment.
For full bridal work, I suggest you contact one of
the artist in the
Orlando henna artist list.
Sample henna pictures and henna prices are listed at the bottom
of this page.
What kind of henna
designs and henna styles
can I have?
Anything you want!
I do henna a bit differently than many henna
artists. I don't hand you a book where you
select the henna design you want. I like to
work with you and draw from your personal energy to give you
a custom one-of-a-kind henna tattoo design.
welcome to bring in a specific design for me to
recreate in henna or bring in something just for
inspiration. You can even print out henna
designs from my
design gallery that you like. See
for a small sample of my work with pricing.
Got another idea? Challenge me!
Does henna have to
be on my hands or feet?
Of course not! Henna takes best to the hands and feet,
but can be done anywhere on the body. Back,
shoulder, tummy arms, legs, wherever!
hands and feet get the darkest henna stain and the further
away from those area you get, the lighter your stain.
our henna studio, Beachcombers Bazaar, henna is done out in the open, so
select a part of the body that you don't mind
exposing to the store and is appropriate for a
How long does it
last & what color will it be?
The color and longevity of henna tattoos varies by a
number of factors including how long you leave the
henna paste in contact with your skin, what part of
the body the henna decorates, how clean and oil-free
the area is, your skin chemistry, and how you care
for your henna tattoo.
Your henna will start off an orange color.
will continue to cure over a couple of days,
darkening to a brown or reddish brown color.
The hands and feet will give
you the darkest color.
The further away
from these areas you get, the
best color is 2 or 3 days after the henna is
applied. After that, the skin cells will start
exfoliating away "fading" your henna tattoo stain.
Normally, you can expect 5-10 days of good color and
full exfoliation in 1-3 weeks.
in mind, frequent hand washing or dish washing will
make your henna tattoo disappear very quickly.
Swimming will really make it
The life span of henna is shown with this foot henna
design. The picture of the "black" henna is
the henna paste still on the skin (henna is NEVER
actually black). The orange henna
tattoo is the stain just after paste removal.
The darker red brown henna tattoo is the final
stain, two days after the henna design was done.
Henna is darkest on the palms of the hands and the
soles of the feet and gets lighter the further away
from the hands and feet you get.
Keep in mind, the final color of your
henna stain depends on many many factors.
Reading though this entire page will allow you to
get the best possible color. Look at
all the different colors represented in these sample
pictures of henna all on me!
Can I see samples
of your work?
Sure! At the bottom of these FAQs, you'll find
a small sampling of my work and their pricing. Check out our
FaceBook Fan Page page for
tons of current henna pictures, or see the gallery at our
henna help site,
www.ShopHenna.com for over 1000 henna
pictures. Feel free to print out
pictures and bring them in for your appointment to
show me what you like.
See below for a small sample of my work with
Do I have to wear
specific clothing or otherwise prepare for henna?
Wear comfortable clothing that will expose
the area you want hennaed. Remember, henna will
stain clothing along with your skin. If you
are doing henna on your feet, consider wear thin-strap
flip flops that I can henna around, so you don't have
to walk out barefoot.
If you are doing tummy tuck scar coverage, I suggest
your wear a loose dress with a pair of shorts under
it. You can pull up the dress and lower the
shorts to just under the scar while we apply the
henna paste. Once the henna is set, you can
carefully put the dress back down without harming
Avoid any oils or lotions in the area you want
hennaed. If you use a heavy body butter,
avoid using it a day or two before your henna
appointment. Body butters can take some time
to clear out of the skin cells. You need clean
dry skin to get the best color.
Avoid self tanners in the area to
be hennaed. Henna has trouble bonding
with skin cells that have self tanner. You want the henna to be able to
bond to clean open skin cells for the best possible
How long do I have
to keep the henna
on my skin and how do I care for my henna tattoo?
The longer you keep the henna paste in contact with
your skin, the darker and longer lasting your henna
tattoo stain. I suggest you keep the henna
paste on for 4 hours or more. It's also best
to avoid water on your henna tattoo for the rest of
the day. If possible wait to encounter water
on your henna until the next day.
Keeping the skin as warm as possible while the paste
is on the skin will give you a much darker henna tattoo
Henna is actually a permanent stain. The henna
doesn't fade away, your skin cells exfoliate off,
thus "fading" your henna.
Anything you do that is exfoliating, will "fade" your
henna tattoo quicker.
Your henna tattoo will have good color 5-10 days and
fully exfoliate away 1-3 weeks.
Is henna safe?
What's in your henna?
YES, henna is absolutely safe! We only use all natural henna that is
mixed by me, Jody. I use pure henna powder
(either Jamila or ORa Organic Rajasthani henna powder),
lemon juice, sugar, and pure lavender and tea tree
We never use henna mixed with unsafe chemicals and
never offer "black" henna.
Henna is NOT black!
***Learn more about
henna safety here.
Any time you get henna from anyone, your henna artist should
ALWAYS tell you what is in their henna
and the henna should NEVER be black.
We only henna clients that are above 8 years old.
How do I schedule
Appointments are scheduled via phone
Can I buy henna
products from you?
YES! We offer the largest selection of henna
products in Florida at our Orlando offices and henna
studio. Shopping is by appointment only. We have fresh henna powder including
Organic Rajasthani henna and Jamila henna along with
ready-made henna paste. Easy to use henna kits
start at only $14.99! You can shop our henna
products online at our shopping website,
How can I learn
more about henna?
See my henna help site,
for a ton of information about henna tattoos.
You will also find a henna design gallery with
hundreds of pictures.
Henna Classes &
I teach henna classes once
for our email list to be notified of events
including henna classes or check our
The cost of henna depends on the size and intricacy
of each henna design. I work within
your budget to give you the most possible henna for
your money. I can adjust designs by
making them smaller or simplifying the design to keep within
your specified budget.
The most popular budget
range is $20-35. Below are pictures of henna
designs broken down by price.
Below are samples of $15 Henna Designs
Below are samples of $20 Henna Designs
Below are samples of $25 henna designs
Each foot is $25
Each foot is $25
Below are samples of $30-35 henna designs
Both hands $35
Samples of henna designs $40 and up...
Belly Henna $85
Belly Henna $75
Belly henna starts at $45 for very simple small
designs and ranges to $150,
Most pre-natal belly henna designs take a minimum of
$65 for Intricate Bridal Style (Single Arm)
$70 Tribal Back (based
on a picture)
$50 for both feet
$60 Floral Back Design
Intricate Hennaed Feet $65 (for both feet)
Traditional Henna Hands $70 (for both hands)
Free Form Body Henna $55
Each foot is $25 $50 for Both Hands
($40 for simple fingers)
Tattoo Try-Out Henna $55
Extra Heavy Coverage Henna $45
Tummy Tuck Scar Coverage $80
Tummy Tuck Scar Coverage $65
Tummy Tuck Scar Coverage $50
Tummy Tuck Scar Coverage $65
Copy from Customer Sample $45
Free Flowing Shoulder & Back Henna $40
Both Hands $70
Both Flowered Feet with Toes $60
Detailed Double Hand Mandalas $40 (both hands)
Hand and Forearm Henna $40
$55 for both hands
$40 for both hands
Bridal Style Hands $90
Simple bridal work tops of hands, feet $120
Moderately detailed bridal henna both sides of hands
& simple feet $230
I don't offer full scale bridal henna in the studio.
The maximum appointment time I allow in the Orlando
shop is 3 hours. Simple bridal henna will range from
$150-$250 (simple to moderate detailed hands and