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How to apply a jagua tattoo

We stock both formats, Jagua Tattoo Paint and Jagua Tattoo Gel. Both products work
in the same way on your skin, but they are different to work with. See the Step-by-Step
instructions below for each product.

Some types of design are more suited to paint or gel, but most designs can be
achieved with either product. The choice of product format is a matter of personal
preference, if you are more comfortable with a paintbrush in your hand then try
the Jagua Tattoo Paint first. If however you are used to working with henna paste,
then try the Jagua Tattoo Gel first.

JAGUA TATTOO GEL INSTRUCTIONS

Now that you’ve got a gorgeous Jagua Tattoo, it’s very important to look after it well to get the best
results. Your Jagua Tattoo will be part of your skin for the next few weeks, so treat it gently and your
tattoo will look great and last as long as it possibly can.

To make sure your Jagua Tattoo lasts as long as possible:

• Do not pick or wash your Jagua Gel / Paint off early.
• Avoid contact with bleaching chemicals such as household cleaning fluids, and chlorinated water in swimming pools
• Avoid saunas and steam rooms and these actively encourage your skins natural regeneration cycle

• Avoid contact with abrasives such as exfoliating products etc…
• When showering/bathing do not scrub your skin, just wash it gently with mild soap.
• After showering/bathing do not rub your skin dry, pat it gently with a towel instead

CREATING A TRANSFER FOR YOUR ONE OF A KIND JAGUA DESIGN

Of course you are always welcome to freehand your Jagua temporary tattoos, but occasionally you will find a design that has to be just right or a customer who distrusts your artistic skills. In those instances, we prefer to create hand drawn transfers of our designs.

  • Draw out your design exactly like you want it to appear in Jagua.
  • Trace your design onto a piece of thin tracing paper with a pencil. Use craft quality tracing paper as the art quality paper does not transfer. Tracing paper can be purchased at any office store or the stationary department at your local drug store.
  • Flip your tracing paper over and draw the design one last time using an ink pen (the cheap kind that smudges works best).
  • Prep the skin by cleansing it with rubbing alcohol.
  • Apply a thin coat of clear stick type deodorant to the desired tattoo location. As with anything you apply to the body, we highly recommend choosing a natural deodorant product.
  • Lay the inked side of the tissue paper on the body. Hold it firmly in place to prevent shifting and gently rub each line so the ink transfers to the skin.
  • Pull the tracing paper away from the skin in a smooth motion to prevent smearing.
  • Apply Jagua Gel in the usual manner.

If you have a computer handy and find an image you want online. Open the image in PAINT, go to IMAGE>STRETCH/SKEW to adjust size then IMAGE>FLIP/ROTATE>FLIP HOROZONTAL to create a mirror image. Use your ink pen to trace the image and pick up following the transfer instructions at step 4.

KEEPING THE JAGUA COOL

Storing Jagua in a cool location will extend its life. If you are working in an area with out refrigeration, we have found the perfect solution to Jagua storage and it is less than $10! This ingenious idea is so simple; you can’t help but love it!

MATERIALS TO HAVE ON HAND

TO TRANSFER DESIGNS

  • Cheap ink pen
  • Thin, craft quality tracing paper
  • Clear, stick deodorant

TO PREP TATTOO AREA

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Cotton balls
  • Q-tips

Unless you like colorful hands, rubber gloves are highly recommended!

Remain still and allow 30 minutes to 1 hour for jagua to completely dry. Keep the jagua gel on for 3-6 hours. The jagua gel will dry flat, almost paper thin.

Wash jagua off your skin with running warm water and soap after 3-6 hours. The color will be a very faint blue, with an almost yellowish tint at first. This is normal, the stain will darken over the next 24-48 hours.

Jagua stain reults on the forearm 48 hours after application. Jagua tattoos can last approximately 2 weeks. Less exposure to water, staying out of hot tubs and swimming pools will help the tattoo to last longer.

If you remove your jagua gel by simply peeling away with your fingers, it can stain finger tips & under nails. It is best to wash away with soap and warm running water to avoid this.

Jagua will take 30 minutes or up to 1 hour to fully dry

Leave the jagua on your skin for 3-6 hours. Relax during this time. DO NOT plan to excersize, go dancing, or take part in any kind of activity that will cause you to sweat. Sweating with the gel on your skin can cause the lines to blur.

Remove the jagua gel after 3-6 hours by washing and rinsing away with warm running water and soap. Make sure all of the dark blue gel rinses away from your skin. Showering is recommended. DO NOT use a loofa or anything that will cause your skin to exfoliate.

The jagua tattoo will be a very faint blue color at first. You may think its not working, but DON’T WORRY. This is normal, the jagua stain develops into a dark blue or close to black over the next 24-48 hours

DO NOT sleep with the jagua gel on your skin! The jagua stain or tattoo can transfer to other body parts and other people during the first 12-24 hours of application.

• After you have washed away the jagua gel and before bedtime, an extra step you can take to avoid any transfers, is to cover the skin area with tissue paper or gauze and tape or wear clothing over it while you are sleeping.

The jagua tattoo stain results depends on the placement on your body as well as your skin type. Jagua is similar to henna in that it will stain darkest on hands and feet and lighter on other areas.

AVOID soaking your fresh jagua tattoo in a bath, hot tub or hot mineral springs. AVOID swimming, especially in the ocean. Long or even short exposure to saoking the skin area in water can cause the jagua to be pulled out of your pores. Normal showering is fine.

Why? Jagua is incredibly potent! It can very easily shift in the night, blurring the line quality. It can also transfer very easily to other body parts and other people. The most important step in the aftercare instructions is to wash it off with soap and warm running water after 3-6 hours, and before bed time.

Preparing for your Jagua Appointment

An extra step you can take to prepare is to shower and exfoliate your skin before the appointment. Having a fresh layer of skin will help the jagua to stain deeper and last longer.

DO NOT apply any oils or moisturizers to the skin area before your appointment, this can block the jagua from staining as dark as it could.

Book your appointment so that you can follow the AFTERCARE REQUIREMENTS EXACTLY!

How can I make my jagua tattoo last as long as possible?

The jagua stain is released from the pores of your skin through sweating and from exposure to water. It also fades from your skin exfoliating. The less exposure to water the better, especially abrasive water like the ocean, hot tubs and mineral hot springs. Apply allnatural oils, like olive oil, jojoba or coconut oil to the tattoo before you shower or take part in activities that will cause you to sweat. The oils act as protection and barrier to water. You can also keep the area moisturized with all-natural oils throughout the life of the stain, to help it last longer.

Can I have an allergic reaction to Jagua?

Jagua is derived from allnatural plant material, and like any allnatural plant or material, it can cause allergic reactions in some people. If you have allergies to other berries like blueberries or strawberries, than you should not try jagua at all. If you have any concerns or senstive skin, it is recommended that you try a small skin test before applying a full tattoo. Put a small dab on your skin. If you do not experience any itching or redness, then you are not allergic to Jagua. You can purchase small amounts of fresh allnatural jagua from suppliers in the US. Read more about the possiblility of allergic reactions to jagua and the symptoms on our All About Jagua Page.

Jagua for private appointments and parties

Jagua is perfect for testing out a permanent tattoo idea, or when you want to have a special temporary body adornment for an upcoming festval or event. Or just because you want to have fun!

Because jagua is so potent, and takes up to 30 minutes to dry, it is not condusive for a party environment. Many times when I am doing henna at a party, people come back to me with the design smeared. No big deal, you have a few minutes where you can wipe away henna paste and the color might show up very lightly the next day. Jagua on the other hand will stain very dark whether it has been on the skin for 30 seconds or 3 hours! It is best to have jagua done in a relaxed quiet atmosphere, where you can give it the time to dry and set. What are the other differences between henna and jagua? > > >

Thank you for visiting this website dedicated to promoting and educating you about all-natural jagua body art!

Jagua ink gel is placed in a small plastic bottle topped with a blunt-ended needle. The needle never touches the skin but is used to control the flow of the Jagua ink gel as the bottle is squeezed. Steady pressure is applied to transfer a steady line of Jagua from the bottle and onto the skin. As the Jagua is emitted from the needle, the bottle is moved slowly to drag the gel and create an image. The size of the needle in use determines the outcome of the line. A very small needle is used for details and outlines, while a thicker needle is used to fill in large areas of gel. No matter which needle an artist uses, a steady hand is essential.
(A full line of Applicator Needles in different sizes can be found in our site )

While many Jagua Tattoo Artists choose to create free-handed images, that is not necessarily the only or best course of action. For customer service reasons, it is often best to apply a stencil to the client before proceeding with the Jagua process. Just about any image can be turned into a Jagua tattoo using a very simple transfer technique.

  1. Draw the desired image in pencil on lightweight tracing paper.
  2. Flip the paper over and redraw the lines using an inky ballpoint pen.
  3. Use rubbing alcohol to clean the area to which the Jagua tattoo is to be applied. Then apply an oily, clear stick deodorant to the skin.
  4. Lay the tracing paper stencil on the desired area, ink side down. Apply even pressure being careful not to move the stencil. The paper should lightly adhere to the damp skin. When the stencil is pulled away, the ink will remain on the skin to serve as a guide to the Jagua application.

Once the Jagua ink gel has been applied to the skin, it is essential that it remain undisturbed until it is dry. Most Jagua tattoos will be fully dry in one hour to 2 hours. When the Jagua is dry, it should be washed with RUNNING, soapy water. The initial Jagua tattoo will be pale blue-grey if it is visible at all. After several hours, the stain will darken noticeably and turn a deep blue-black in 12 To 48 hours.

For best results, Jagua gel should always be applied to a clean skin.

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Temporary tattoos are popular amongst people of all ages, and are a less risky alternative to real tattoos. They’re also great fun at parties! It takes a bit of time to apply a temporary tattoo perfectly, but with a little patience, you can rock either a transfer or stenciled glitter tattoo with pride.

  • If you’re very sweaty, rubbing alcohol can help cut the grease. Pour a little onto a cotton ball, and then wipe it on the area. Don’t do this every day, though–you could dry out your skin. [2] X Research source

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  • From now on, the side with the ink, that was protected by clear plastic, will be called the face side.

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  • Make sure not to stick the stencil to a hairy place, or it’ll hurt to peel off.

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About This Article

Before applying a temporary tattoo, clean the area you want to decorate with soap and water, then pat it dry, so your skin’s natural oils don’t prevent the water-based ink from sticking. Next, peel off the clear backing and carefully place the image face side down on your skin where you want it. Using a damp cloth or sponge, press down the backing of your tattoo firmly and make sure it doesn’t slip around. For the best results, hold the cloth on the tattoo for at least 60 seconds before you peel off the backing. After you’ve removed the paper, give your tattoo 10 minutes to dry. Finally, dab a little water-based lotion onto your temporary tattoo, so it lasts as long as possible. For more advice, including how to apply a glitter stencil tattoo, keep reading!

Jagua is the trade name for the skin dying gel made from the rainforest fruit Genipa Americana. For thousands of years, the South American natives have used the blue black dye obtained from the squeezing of the unripe Genipa fruit to adorn their skin and ward off stinging insects. This blue/black non-permanent dye creates a temporary tattoo when applied to the body and wears off only as the epidermal layer of skin to which it is applied wears off. For more in-depth information about the Genipa Americana, see the following link.

Why Jagua? Is It Really Better Than Henna?

Jagua creates a blue/black, realistic yet temporary tattoo. Currently, it is the only safe method of producing this kind of image. Henna in itself is not dangerous and produces a red/brown temporary tattoo. Black henna on the other hand has additives to alter its color and produce a realistic temporary tattoo. It may sound good in theory, but the chemicals added are harsh and can cause blisters and permanent scarring.

How Long Will My Jagua Tattoo Last?

Your skin type, lifestyle, and the location you choose to place your tattoo will all affect the duration of your temporary tattoo. In most cases, a Jagua tattoo will last for 2 weeks up to one month. Frequent swimming, trips to the sauna and exfoliating all shorten the life of your Jagua tattoo. Tattoos on the hands, face, and neck wears off the quickest and those on the arms tend to last the longest. No matter what skin type, lifestyle, or location of your temporary tattoo taking care of it will extend its lifetime.

How Do I Take Care of My Jagua Tattoo?

Apply petroleum jelly or light massage oil to your tattoo before bathing, swimming, or sleeping. Avoid any abrasion of any kind in the tattoo area. Apply antiperspirant to your tattoo before activities that may cause you to perspire and use sunblock when tanning. Keep your body well hydrated and your skin moisturized.

Is Jagua Really Safe?

*Jagua is very new to the western world and we all still learning Jagua! Although Jagua is a natural food product and has been used for thousands of years on kids, woman and man as part of their daily routine and not only for nutritional purposes and skin dye, but for herbal healing as well. It is possible to have an allergic reaction to any foreign substance applied to the skin. We encourage People with sensitive skin, before applying a full sized Jagua Temporary Tattoo to test a small patch by applying a small dot of Jagua behind the ear to test your sensitivity to Jagua.

We have sold thousands of Jagua temporary tattoo products and provide it as a service at our shop and have only a few cases of allergic reactions each year. An allergic reaction to Jagua will appear as a dense rash of hard red bumps and may look similar to the allergic reactions caused by PPD or Black Henna. Unlike PPD or Black Henna, an allergic reaction to Jagua will not create a lasting scar. This rash can be treated like any other allergic rash with the application of anti-itch cream and/or Cortizone. Before treating any allergic reaction, it is essential to consult your health care professional!

We speculate that there is a connection between high alcohol/drugs levels and how the body reacts to Jagua.

It is not wise to expose heat in any form to a fresh applied Jagua tattoo in the first 48 hour of the tattoo development or painful scarring will occur.

How Long Will It Take For My Temporary Tattoo To Dry?

Your Jagua will be dry to the touch in one hour, but should sit on the skin for at least two full hours before you peel the gel. The longer the Jagua has contact with the skin, the darker your temporary tattoo will be. Always make sure to remove the gel and wash the area before sleeping.

Does Jagua Come In Other Colors?

Sorry, no. Jagua is a natural product and is always blue/black. The exact shade is determined by the individual’s skin tone.

I Got A Jagua Temporary Tattoo, But It Doesn’t Show Up. Why?

Relax, its not suppose to show up right away. When you peel off the gel, your Jagua temporary tattoo will be light grey and look like a shadow on your skin. Give it a few hours and you’ll notice it starting to darken. In 12 hours you will have a blue/black tattoo that depending on your skin type may continue to darken for another 24 hours.

Will Jagua Show Up Well On Dark Skin?

Absolutely! The original Jagua artists are a dark skinned people! On light skin, Jagua shows up more in the bluish end of the color range and on dark skin it is more blackish. It appears with in the blue/black tattoo color range on all skin tones. Remember, the fresher the Jagua, the darker the stain.

How Is a Jagua Tattoo Made?

Jagua temporary tattoos are made using a blunt ended needle to draw a design on top of the skin. Even though the applicator is called a needle, this process does not hurt. It is just like icing a cake. The Jagua is squeezed onto the skin and then left to dry for two hours. During the drying time, one must be very cautious not to smear the Jagua on to clothing or other parts of the body to avoid staining and/or distortion of the tattoo. Once the temporary tattoo has dried, the Jagua is then peeled off and the area washed with warm soapy water to remove all traces of stain. At this point, it will be tempting to freak out. It doesn’t look the Jagua you purchased is any good, but just relax. The light grey “shadow” on your skin will start to darken as it reacts with your skins pigment and will continue to darken for 12-48 hours.

What is the shipping cost?

The shipping cost is calculated online according to the weight of your order and your location. Put your desired products in the cart and go to check out. Before you proceed to payment you’ll see the exact shipping cost.

Creating a jagua temporary tattoo secure all clothing away from the area to be tattooed and clean the skin with rubbing alcohol. if using a stencil or transfer, apply it to the skin once the alcohol has dried.. How can i make my jagua tattoo last as long as possible? the jagua stain is released from the pores of your skin through sweating and from exposure to water. it also fades from your skin exfoliating. the less exposure to water the better, especially abrasive water like the ocean, hot tubs and mineral hot springs.. Jagua tattoo is a temporary form of skin decoration resulting from the application of 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..

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Jagua is a temporary tattoo product that colors the skin a blue-black color for approximately 2 weeks. jagua comes from the genipa americana tree, which can be found in the jungles of south america. jagua has been used for body ornamentation and medicinal purposes by the indigenous people of the amazon for centuries.. Jagua henna is temporary tattoo gel composed of natural and safe ingredients. jagua creates a dark blue/black tattoo for 15 days. the coloring agent of jaguahenna gel (genipa americana) is a fruit which has been used by local tribes for centuries and is collected in the latin american rainforest .. If you want to make a temporary tattoo last longer, start by cleaning the spot you plan to tattoo with soap and water. gently exfoliate the skin with a washcloth or a loofah, then pat the area completely dry..

A jagua tattoo is a temporary tattoo design created with jagua gel. The jagua gel is applied to the skin using a plastic bottle outfitted with a fine metal tip. The application process is simple – light even pressure is applied to the applicator bottle and the design is created as the gel comes out through the metal tip.

Once the design is complete the gel is left to dry and kept on the skin for at least 2-3 hours. After that it is washed off under warm running water (no soap). At first only a very faint shade of gray may be seen or nothing at all, this is normal. The color will start to develop over the next few hours after the application reaching its darkest stain in about 48-72 hours.

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Jagua gel is made with the extract of the edible jagua fruit and other natural ingredients. For centuries the indigenous people of the Amazon have used jagua fruit to decorate their bodies for ceremonial purposes and personal ornamentation.

NOTE: Jagua is not henna nor does it contain henna, and it’s definitely NOT “black henna.”

Where To Get A Jagua Tattoo

Jagua tattoo booths are popular in touristic areas such as beaches and amusement parks. Some hair salons have started providing henna and jagua tattoo services. If none of these options are available you can create your own jagua tattoos at a fraction of the price using a Henna City jagua tattoo kit.

Henna City jagua tattoo kits come complete with ready-to-use jagua gel, stencil transfers, applicator bottles and 4 interchangeable metal tips for large and small designs.

Jagua Frequently asked questions

Q. What colour does it go?
A. It starts blue grey and then developes into blue black

Q. Is it safe?
A. Yes, it’s a safe and natural product and has been fully tested and certified.

However if you have sensitive skin we recommend that you do a patch test before use and check the ingredients list below. In very rare occasions some people may be naturally allergic to the fruit used in Jagua, in the same way that some people can be allergic to grapes or figs.

Ingredients:Aqua, Alcohol denat, Genipapo Americana, Xanthan gum, Citric Acid, Potassium sorbate.

Q Is this PPD? The so-called black henna that is harmful?
A. No it is NOT PPD (paraphenylenediamine).

Q. What is Jagua and where does it come from?
A. Jagua is a natural dye, which comes from a fruit in South America; it has been used by indigenous tribes for many years for body adornment.

Q. How long does it last?
A. On average 10-15 days but as it’s a natural product it may have slight variations due to skin type and where it is on the body.

Q. Do I have to mix up the paste myself?
A. No it is all done for you; all you have to do is create your tattoo.

Q. I applied the Jagua gel and washed it off after 2 hours, as per instructions, and it has disappeared?
A. Jagua takes time to develop colour, don’t worry this is normal. Leave it
for 24-48 hours and wait for the JAGUA MAGIC TO HAPPEN!

Q. How many tattoos will a 5ml tube do?
A. Approximately 10 to 15 small designs.

Q. Once I open the tube will the Jagua go off and stop working?
A. Jagua tubes: for best results, once opened, use within one week.
Professional tubs and un-cut tubes: for best results ensure lid is replaced tightly after use to prevent oxidation of the dye. We strongly recommend that you use your Jagua within 2-3 months of purchase (you can now freeze Jagua to help prolong the shelf life. please see Can i freeze Jagua below). Due to Jagua being a natural product we can not guarantee the longevity of the gel.

Q. Can I freeze Jagua?
A. Yes you can! We recommend that you:
*Freeze your Jagua on the day you recieve it.
*Only freeze it once, do not defrost and re-freeze.
*Once defrosted use within 1 month.

Q. Does it hurt?
A. No it’s totally pain free.

Q. Is it safe to use on children?
A. Yes it is suitable for any age, as it is natural and safe, children love it. But again, if your child has sensitive skin do a patch test first.

Q. I am pregnant, is it safe to use Jagua?
A. Yes it’s totally fine; enjoy yourself and congratulations.

Q. Will it work on dark skin?
A. It works on all skin colours

Q. Where on my body will it work?
A. Everywhere even on the face, but avoid contact with eyes

Q. Where can I find it?
A. See what appeals in our shop.

Q. Is there a wholesale rate?
A. Check the wholesale section, and please contact us for specific prices and delivery costs.

Q. Will Jagua stain clothes and furnishings?
A. Yes but only while still wet. Please be very careful when applying Jagua gel and waiting for your tattoo to dry.

Q. What happens if I go swimming with my tattoo?
A. Most swimming pools contain chlorine, which is bleach, so your design may fade. We suggest covering your tattoo with our after care cream (try the sparkly one!) or using a barrier cream.

Q. Can I re-apply as it starts to fade?
A. We would recommend that you give your skin a break in between applications.

Q. Is it vegan friendly?
A. Yes it is a purely natural, no animal or dairy products have been used in the making of Jagua.

Henna Frequently asked questions

Q. What is henna?
A. It is made from the leaves of the Henna plant, which are dried and ground into a fine powder.

Q.What colour is it?
A. Traditional brown

Q. Is it the same as the henna hair dye?
A. They both come from the same plant but the body art Henna is of a much higher quality.

Q.How long does it last?
A. On average 2-4 weeks but as it’s a natural product it may have slight variations due to skin type and where it is on the body.

Q. Can I make my henna tattoo last longer?
A. It can help if you moisturize the tattooed area.

Q. Do I need to prepare the skin before application?
A. It can help if you exfoliate the day before.

Q. I applied the henna paste, it dried and crumbled off, but my henna tattoo is very light orange, why is this?
A. Don’t panic. Henna takes 12-24 hours to develop to its full colour.

Q. Once I mix my henna paste how long will it work for?
A. Our top quality Henna paste will be most effective in the first 24-48 hours.

Q. Is it safe to use on children?
A. Yes it is suitable for all ages as it is 100% natural and safe.

Q. I am pregnant is it safe to have a Henna tattoo?
A. The Henna is fine to use but we recommend that you do not use the oil.

Q. Where on my body will it work?
A. Everywhere, although the colour will be strongest where the skin is thickest.

Q. Do I need to apply lemon juice and other formulas I have heard about?
A. No our catalyst, oils and paste provide you with everything you need for a long lasting tattoo.

Q. If I go swimming will my henna tattoo disappear?
A. Most swimming pools contain chlorine, which is bleach so your design may fade. We suggest covering your henna tattoo with our after care cream (try the sparkly one!).

Q. If I don’t wash will it last for longer? A. No, but you might smell.

Q. Will Henna stain my clothes?
A. Yes but only while still wet. Please be very careful when applying
and waiting for you henna tattoo to dry.

Q. Does it hurt?
A. No it’s totally pain free, and quite relaxing.

Q. Where does it come from?
A. Henna comes from Asia, North Africa and the Middle East.

Q. Can I re-apply as it starts to fade?
A. Yes, Henna tattoos can be applied as many times as you like.

Q. Is there a wholesale rate?
A. Please contact us for quantities, very resonable rates and delivery specifics.

How to apply a jagua tattooAllow 30 minutes to an hour to allow the jagua gel to fully dry. Once it is dry it will take on the consistency of a thin film.

Leave the Jagua on your skin for roughly 3-6 hours. Relax during this time. Avoid any kind of activity that will cause you to sweat such as dancing running, or exercising. Sweating with the gel on your skin can cause the lines to blur.

Remove the jagua gel after 3-6 hours by washing and rinsing away with warm running water and soap. Do not scrub the area or use anything that will cause exfoliation. This will shorten the lifespan of your design. Be sure to remove all of the gel from your skin. Any jagua gel left remaining on your skin will continue to stain and can disrupt your design.

Your Jagua Tattoo will be very faint at first. DON’T PANIC. The design takes anywhere from 24 – 48 hours to develop on your skin. The results of the stain will vary depending on placement on your body as well as skin type. The stain will be darkest on the hands and feet and gradually lighter towards the back and torso.

How to apply a jagua tattoo

Going to sleep with the Jagua gel on your skin is not recommended. Any movement during your sleep may cause the gel to shift. It will stain anything that it touches including your bedding or other parts of your skin and may disrupt your original Jagua design.

After you have removed the Gel, keeping your skin well hydrated by drinking plenty of water and applying a good lotion such as one containing shea or cocoa butter will slow the exfoliation process of your skin and help extend the life of your Jagua Tattoo. You can also apply a little olive or coconut oil to your design anytime just before showering to prevent any heavy exposure to water.

How to apply a jagua tattoo

How to apply a jagua tattoo

How to apply a jagua tattoo

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF FRESHLY APPLIED GEL

Usually the longer you leave the jagua gel on, the better and darker the stain will be. However, 3 hours is usually the longest it needs to take for the stain to mature. take note that the longer you leave it on, the higher chance of smudging it too, as jagua gel can stain even when it’s dry (it just doesn’t smudge/run when dry). Once 3 hours are up, you can wash the gel off using WARM RUNNING WATER and rub everything off till there is no more residue on your skin (no baby wipes/wet tissue). It will look super faint at first but the eventual stain will reach its darkest stage in 24-48 hours!

HOW TO MAKE THE JAGUA STAIN LASTING

The key thing about making your jagua tattoo longer lasting is to not let that area of the skin exfoliate too much, as jagua penetrates till the 1st to 2nd epidermis of your skin. Thus the tattoo will last as long as your skin takes to exfoliate.

It is pertinent to avoid lotion and sunblock for the first 2 days, as (after much personal experiments) jagua needs to react with oxygen to mature its stain. For the 1st 24 hours, it is best to let your tattoo be in a warm environment. Extra warmth actually helps the stain to be darker and deeper, but will only be the case when the stain is still developing (aka the first 48 hours). Once the stain has matured after 48 hours, you can do whatever you want to that area of the skin (as long as you DO NOT exfoliate it, which means going into the pool/sea, getting massages, body scrubs are huge NO NOs)

SOME EXTRA AFTERCARE TIPS

Sometimes I would wash the gel off after only 20 minutes instead of the full 3 hours, and proceed to sleep with the tattooed area bundled/wrapped up in order for extra body heat to darken the stain. This truly works but be mindful that the first 12-24 hours are the most important and that sometimes too much sweat generated can make the lines bleed a little.

After the stain has fully matured, DO NOT TOUCH THE TATTOO at all when your pores are open, i.e. on hot days, during a hot shower, when you’re working out etc.! For me, I would rinse the tattoo area with cold water first to close up my pores before I proceed to take a normal shower. I also do not touch the area at all during shower, and only dab dry with my towel gently instead of rubbing it. Doing this allowed me to achieve 3 weeks of dark stains.

If you’re extra kiasu, you can also apply moisturiser on the tattooed area everyday to prevent anything to possibly touch your tattoo!

*There is still a tiny population of people who do not achieve dark stains for Jagua, and we are not liable for that because we will never know your skin condition (how dry/moisturised), and how much protein you have in your skin because everyone is different. Hope that you will understand that certain people can achieve darker stains than others, and we are not liable for any discrepancies that can occur. Thank you!

Jagua Frequently asked questions

Q. What colour does it go?
A. It starts blue grey and then developes into blue black

Q. Is it safe?
A. Yes, it’s a safe and natural product and has been fully tested and certified.

However if you have sensitive skin we recommend that you do a patch test before use and check the ingredients list below. In very rare occasions some people may be naturally allergic to the fruit used in Jagua, in the same way that some people can be allergic to grapes or figs.

Ingredients:Aqua, Alcohol denat, Genipapo Americana, Xanthan gum, Citric Acid, Potassium sorbate.

Q Is this PPD? The so-called black henna that is harmful?
A. No it is NOT PPD (paraphenylenediamine).

Q. What is Jagua and where does it come from?
A. Jagua is a natural dye, which comes from a fruit in South America; it has been used by indigenous tribes for many years for body adornment.

Q. How long does it last?
A. On average 10-15 days but as it’s a natural product it may have slight variations due to skin type and where it is on the body.

Q. Do I have to mix up the paste myself?
A. No it is all done for you; all you have to do is create your tattoo.

Q. I applied the Jagua gel and washed it off after 2 hours, as per instructions, and it has disappeared?
A. Jagua takes time to develop colour, don’t worry this is normal. Leave it
for 24-48 hours and wait for the JAGUA MAGIC TO HAPPEN!

Q. How many tattoos will a 5ml tube do?
A. Approximately 10 to 15 small designs.

Q. Once I open the tube will the Jagua go off and stop working?
A. Jagua tubes: for best results, once opened, use within one week.
Professional tubs and un-cut tubes: for best results ensure lid is replaced tightly after use to prevent oxidation of the dye. We strongly recommend that you use your Jagua within 2-3 months of purchase (you can now freeze Jagua to help prolong the shelf life. please see Can i freeze Jagua below). Due to Jagua being a natural product we can not guarantee the longevity of the gel.

Q. Can I freeze Jagua?
A. Yes you can! We recommend that you:
*Freeze your Jagua on the day you recieve it.
*Only freeze it once, do not defrost and re-freeze.
*Once defrosted use within 1 month.

Q. Does it hurt?
A. No it’s totally pain free.

Q. Is it safe to use on children?
A. Yes it is suitable for any age, as it is natural and safe, children love it. But again, if your child has sensitive skin do a patch test first.

Q. I am pregnant, is it safe to use Jagua?
A. Yes it’s totally fine; enjoy yourself and congratulations.

Q. Will it work on dark skin?
A. It works on all skin colours

Q. Where on my body will it work?
A. Everywhere even on the face, but avoid contact with eyes

Q. Where can I find it?
A. See what appeals in our shop.

Q. Is there a wholesale rate?
A. Check the wholesale section, and please contact us for specific prices and delivery costs.

Q. Will Jagua stain clothes and furnishings?
A. Yes but only while still wet. Please be very careful when applying Jagua gel and waiting for your tattoo to dry.

Q. What happens if I go swimming with my tattoo?
A. Most swimming pools contain chlorine, which is bleach, so your design may fade. We suggest covering your tattoo with our after care cream (try the sparkly one!) or using a barrier cream.

Q. Can I re-apply as it starts to fade?
A. We would recommend that you give your skin a break in between applications.

Q. Is it vegan friendly?
A. Yes it is a purely natural, no animal or dairy products have been used in the making of Jagua.

Henna Frequently asked questions

Q. What is henna?
A. It is made from the leaves of the Henna plant, which are dried and ground into a fine powder.

Q.What colour is it?
A. Traditional brown

Q. Is it the same as the henna hair dye?
A. They both come from the same plant but the body art Henna is of a much higher quality.

Q.How long does it last?
A. On average 2-4 weeks but as it’s a natural product it may have slight variations due to skin type and where it is on the body.

Q. Can I make my henna tattoo last longer?
A. It can help if you moisturize the tattooed area.

Q. Do I need to prepare the skin before application?
A. It can help if you exfoliate the day before.

Q. I applied the henna paste, it dried and crumbled off, but my henna tattoo is very light orange, why is this?
A. Don’t panic. Henna takes 12-24 hours to develop to its full colour.

Q. Once I mix my henna paste how long will it work for?
A. Our top quality Henna paste will be most effective in the first 24-48 hours.

Q. Is it safe to use on children?
A. Yes it is suitable for all ages as it is 100% natural and safe.

Q. I am pregnant is it safe to have a Henna tattoo?
A. The Henna is fine to use but we recommend that you do not use the oil.

Q. Where on my body will it work?
A. Everywhere, although the colour will be strongest where the skin is thickest.

Q. Do I need to apply lemon juice and other formulas I have heard about?
A. No our catalyst, oils and paste provide you with everything you need for a long lasting tattoo.

Q. If I go swimming will my henna tattoo disappear?
A. Most swimming pools contain chlorine, which is bleach so your design may fade. We suggest covering your henna tattoo with our after care cream (try the sparkly one!).

Q. If I don’t wash will it last for longer? A. No, but you might smell.

Q. Will Henna stain my clothes?
A. Yes but only while still wet. Please be very careful when applying
and waiting for you henna tattoo to dry.

Q. Does it hurt?
A. No it’s totally pain free, and quite relaxing.

Q. Where does it come from?
A. Henna comes from Asia, North Africa and the Middle East.

Q. Can I re-apply as it starts to fade?
A. Yes, Henna tattoos can be applied as many times as you like.

Q. Is there a wholesale rate?
A. Please contact us for quantities, very resonable rates and delivery specifics.

The active ingredient ‘Genipine’ that occurs naturally in the unripe Jagua Fruit (Genipa Americana L) is preserved within the Jagua Tattoo products.

  • Once the Jagua Tattoo product comes into contact with your skin the dye starts to work and begins to stain the skin.
  • The Jagua Tattoo product needs to stay on the skin for 2 hours to make sure the skin takes on a good colour.
  • After 2 hours when the Jagua Tattoo product is washed off, you will see a very pale greyish coloured design.

DON’T PANIC THIS IS PERFECTLY NORMAL AT THIS STAGE

The Developing Process

  • The Colour of your Jagua Tattoo will begin to darken immediately.
  • It will gradually darken over the next 12 – 48 hours.
  • Your skin type dictates the specific development time, some people’s Jagua Tattoos reach their best colour in the first 12 hours, whilst others can take up to 2 days.

The Final Colour

  • After 48 hours you will not see any further colour darkening, your Jagua Tattoo has reached its optimum colour.
  • The exact shade of your Jagua Tattoo is dependent upon your skin type & condition and your initial aftercare. The usual colour is within a ‘Tattoo Black’ colour range.
  • If you have ‘peeling’ skin from sunburn, or any areas of ‘flaky’ dry skin, then do not apply Jagua Tattoos to those areas, as the colour will appear to peel away or flake off when your skin does.
  • When you first remove your Jagua Tattoo products and during the colour development time you need to be gentle with your skin. Avoid scrubbing, or rubbing it, only use mild soap and warm water when bathing/showering, pat the area dry etc…

The Fading Process

  • Jagua Tattoos products contain a natural permanent dye. The Jagua Tattoo only fades away because the body naturally regenerates its epidermis (the upper layer of skin) where the Jagua tattoo has been applied.
  • So, as your body sheds its skin naturally, your Jagua Tattoo will begin to gradually fade away, until it has completely disappeared.
  • On average a Jagua Tattoo generally lasts between 10-15 days, it can sometimes take a further 7 days to completely disappear.
  • The specific fading timescale for a Jagua Tattoo is dependent upon the area of your body where it was applied, as well as your lifestyle at the time.
  • As a general rule, Jagua Tattoos on the face and neck fade away within 1 week because the epidermis is thinner, continuously exposed to the elements and washed and dried more frequently than other areas of the body. Whereas Jagua Tattoos on the arms tend to last for around 2 weeks, because the epidermis is thicker, and more protected from the elements etc…
  • Your lifestyle also effects the fading time of your Jagua Tattoo. If you are in and out of swimming pools, saunas & hot tubs etc… you will encourage your body to regenerate its skin at an accelerated rate, hence shortening the lifespan of your Jagua Tattoo.

Jagua Tattoo Products Ingredients
Aqua, Alcohol Denat, Genipa Americana, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate

Please Note
Jagua Tattoo products only produce ‘temporary’ stains on your skin because your skin wears off a little bit at a time everyday.

So, be very careful when you are working with these products as they will also permanently stain everything else that they make contact with, e.g. clothing, curtains, carpets, soft furnishings etc…

Also take care to rinse off all the product residue after your 2 hours are up. Otherwise you might get prints of your Jagua Tattoos on your bed linens if you’re not careful!

This Article Was Researched And Created By Aileen Marron – May 2006.

How Jagua Tattoos Work

The Colouring Process

The active ingredient ‘Genipine’ that occurs naturally in the unripe Jagua Fruit (Genipa Americana L) is preserved
within the Jagua Tattoo products.

  • Once the Jagua Tattoo product comes into contact with your skin the dye starts to work and begins to stain the skin.
  • The Jagua Tattoo product needs to stay on the skin for 2 hours to make sure the skin takes on a good colour.

DON’T PANIC THIS IS PERFECTLY NORMAL AT THIS STAGE

The Developing Process

  • The Colour of your Jagua Tattoo will begin to darken immediately.
  • It will gradually darken over the next 12 – 48 hours.
  • Your skin type dictates the specific development time, some people’s Jagua Tattoos reach their best colour in the first 12 hours, whilst others can take up to 2 days.

The Final Colour

    After 48 hours you will not see any further colour darkening, your Jagua Tattoo has reached its optimum colour.

The Fading Process

  • Jagua Tattoos products contain a natural permanent dye. The Jagua Tattoo only fades away because the body naturally regenerates its epidermis (the upper layer of skin) where the Jagua tattoo has been applied.
  • So, as your body sheds its skin naturally, your Jagua Tattoo will begin to gradually fade away, until it has completely disappeared.
  • On average a Jagua Tattoo generally lasts between 10-15 days, it can sometimes take a further 7 days to completely disappear.
  • The specific fading timescale for a Jagua Tattoo is dependent upon the area of your body where it was applied, as well as your lifestyle at the time.
  • As a general rule, Jagua Tattoos on the face and neck fade away within 1 week because the epidermis is thinner, continuously exposed to the elements and washed and dried more frequently than other areas of the body. Whereas Jagua Tattoos on the arms tend to last for around 2 weeks, because the epidermis is thicker, and more protected from the elements etc…
  • Your lifestyle also effects the fading time of your Jagua Tattoo. If you are in and out of swimming pools, saunas & hot tubs etc… you will encourage your body to regenerate its skin at an accelerated rate, hence shortening the lifespan of your Jagua Tattoo.

Jagua Tattoo Products Ingredients
Aqua, Alcohol Denat, Genipa Americana, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate

Please Note
Jagua Tattoo products only produce ‘temporary’ stains on your skin because your skin wears off a little bit at a time everyday.

So, be very careful when you are working with these products as they will also permanently stain everything else that they make contact with, e.g. clothing, curtains, carpets, soft furnishings etc…

Also take care to rinse off all the product residue after your 2 hours are up. Otherwise you might get prints of your Jagua Tattoos on your bed linens if you’re not careful!

Jagua is a temporary tattoo product that colors the skin a blue-black color for approximately 2 weeks. Jagua comes from the Genipa Americana tree, which can be found in the jungles of South America. Jagua has been used for body ornamentation and medicinal purposes by the indigenous people of the Amazon for centuries.

Is Jagua the same as “black henna”?

No. Jagua is an all natural fruit based product. Black henna is not only NOT natural, but it doesn’t even necessarily contain henna. Black henna is made using PPD (para-phenylendediamine), which is a potentially dangerous chemical using black hair dye. Black henna has been the cause of many adverse reactions, ranging from rashes, chemical burns, permanent scarring and long term health problems. We have never and will never sell or use black henna in our store. The jagua and henna we make and sell are 100% natural and we guarantee it will always remain that way!

How does Jagua work?

Once it is applied to the skin, jagua takes approximately 20-30 minutes to dry. It will dry flat on the skin and should be left there for at least 3 hours. During this time, the top layers of skin are absorbing the jagua fruit juice extract. Once the gel is rinsed gently with water, there will be a faint darkening of the skin underneath. The areas of the skin that had the jagua gel on it will then darken over the next 8-10 hours due to the oxidation process, which will turn it black. The tattoo lasts approximately 2 weeks and the tattoo fades as the top layers of the skin naturally exfoliate.

Does it hurt to get a jagua tattoo?

No! The gel is applied to the top layer of the skin and it naturally will penetrate the skin.

Should I keep the jagua gel on my skin longer than the recommended time? Will that give me a darker tattoo?

It is not necessary to leave it on longer. The longer you leave it on, especially if it’s late and you plan to go to sleep, the more likely you are to smudge it or have it transfer to another part of your body. Make sure to rinse it off well after.

Can I go swimming with a jagua tattoo?

It is not recommended to swim with a jagua tattoo as swimming will cause the skin to exfoliate faster, resulting in the tattoo fading quicker.

Are there any side effects to using jagua?

No. Due to it being a natural substance, the risk of a side effect is extremely low, however there is a small possibility of an allergic reaction, due to it being a fruit juice. We have safely sold our jagua to thousands of people and it has been dermatologically tested. If you have allergies to many fruits or have eczema, there is a slightly higher risk of a potential reaction. We suggest doing a small patch test if you are concerned about a possibly allergy or sensitivity.

What is the difference between jagua and henna?

Jagua is a fruit based gel and henna is a leaf based paste. Both work by staining the top layer of the skin and fading away as the skin exfoliates. Both are all natural products that are used for temporary tattooing/body art. They differ in that jagua stains the skin a blue-black color and henna stains the skin a maroon-brown color.

Will this work the same on everyone? Will this work on dark skin?

Results can vary for everyone and the color of skin doesn’t have much to do with that variance. The darkness of the stain can be affected by many things, such as body temperature, skin type, lifestyle, time of the month, etc. Two people can use the same jagua, the same way, and end up with different results. This is due to the many factors that come into play when dealing with an all natural substance and is not the fault of the jagua. If you didn’t achieve the results you had hoped for, try going over the design with a second application.

Do certain parts of the body stain better?

Just like henna, jagua tends to stain the areas of the skin that are thicker, so elbows down to hands and knees down to feet tend to be the darkest staining areas.

Can I remove a tattoo quicker if I want it gone?

Since it stains the top layers of the skin, you can exfoliate with soap and a washcloth to speed up the process of natural skin exfoliation. It still may take a few days to completely disappear.

How can I get my tattoo to last as long as possible?

Many different situations can cause the tattoo to fade faster. Avoiding these situations will help prolong the tattoo. If you want the tattoo to last as long as possible, avoid swimming in the ocean or chlorinated pools, as well as avoiding hot tubs. Also, gently patting yourself with a towel when drying off will lessen the exfoliation of the skin after showering. We recommend applying a layer of an all natural balm before going into any type of water.

Is jagua safe for children and pregnant women?

Yes, it is all natural so it is safe for pregnant women and children.

What do I do if I don’t use the whole bottle at once?

Squeeze the air out of the bottle and tighten the top. Store unused jagua in the freezer until ready to use.

Мы рады приветствовать Вас в тату магазине, где представлен уникальный по своему составу Jagua tattoo gel для временных татуировок! На создание уникального состава чернил ушло более года, но мы смогли вывести идеальную формулу, чтобы наш интернет-магазин (тату маркет) мог предложить клиентам экологически чистый продукт из экзотических фруктов и других органических и безопасных ингредиентов. Теперь стало возможно с комфортом и совершенно без боли наносить временную татуировку в домашних условиях, которая выглядит как настоящая и имеет насыщенный синий/черный цвет.

Наш магазин временных татуировок предлагает клиентам ознакомиться с каталогом продукции, где вы найдёте:

  • уникальную коллекцию тату эскизов;
  • единственный в своём роде гель Джагуа.

Jagua tattoo gel – тату магазин в России предлагающий самый качественный Джагуа гель. Такой титул он получил благодаря яркости итогового результата, удобного для нанесения однородного состава и его длительному сроку годности (в холодильнике 6 месяцев, в замороженном состоянии гораздо дольше). А также не может не радовать длительность нанесённой татуировки от 8 до 20 дней.

Почему клиенты выбирают Jagua tattoo gel

Лучший тату шоп предлагает клиентам приобрести Джагуа гель по привлекательной цене, потому что мы сами реализуем производство, используя только натуральные компоненты (без PPD или других вредных химических веществ).

Клиенты обращаются в наш магазин тату товаров, потому что мы предлагаем:

  • самый большой выбор тату трафаретов;
  • наборы с Джагуа гелем для опытных мастеров и новичков;
  • результат идентичный настоящей татуировке;
  • возможность спокойно принимать душ, купаться, заниматься спортом или даже париться в бане;
  • можно оформить заявку на сайте круглосуточно и оплатить заказ картой.

Дополнительно магазин временных тату Jagua tattoo gel подготовил для вас подробные видео инструкции, чтобы вы смогли в домашних условиях с первого раза безболезненно и с комфортом нанести понравившийся вам эскиз.

Как купить Джагуа гель для временной татуировки?

Теперь купить временные татуировки в интернет-магазине стало возможно каждому! Мы работаем для Вас, чтобы каждый клиент остался доволен результатом. Заказать понравившейся эскиз и Джагуа гель на официальном сайте тату магазина с доставкой по всей России можно одним из наиболее удобных способов:

  • оформить товар самостоятельно через корзину;
  • позвонить нам по телефону +7(499)647-62-63;
  • написать на электронный адрес [email protected]

Воплощай свои творческие идеи вместе с интернет-магазином временных татуировок Jagua tattoo gel. Меняй образ, удивляй друзей, создавай и самовыражайся. Снова и снова!

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How to apply a jagua tattoo

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Henna Tattoo in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii

Henna Tattoo

Henna has been used to decorate the body for thousands of years. The art of applying Henna to the skin is called Mehndi; pronounced Mendy.

Henna is a plant grown throughout the middle east, Asia and Northern Africa. The leaves of the plant are ground into a very fine powder. We mix it with Eucalyptus oil, lemon juice and sugar.

This mixture is put in an applicator bottle and the Henna is applied to the skin.There is no needle and it doesn’t pierce the skin.

How to apply a jagua tattoo

How to apply a jagua tattoo

Here at A Rainbow Studio, We draw every design for you; no stencils.

We have an extensive design library but if you want to bring an original idea on paper or a cellphone the artist will work with you.

Another thing that sets us apart is we lay-out the design on your body so you can see it and change it if you want.

Henna stains the top layer of the skin only. This is the layer of skin that everyone eventually sheds off.

Because you will loose the top layer of skin naturally, it is a safe product for everyone including children.

If you have sensitive skin, please let us know so we can test the product before the Henna is applied to your skin.

How to apply a jagua tattoo

How to apply a jagua tattoo

Henna produces a brown stain on the skin that lasts about a week or two.

If it lasts longer, it is very unusual but it will eventually disappear completely.

I have heard that Henna tattoos last 6 months; they don’t ! Also, people have told me that Henna is black; it isn’t!

We offer a safe black all natural plant based product called Jagua.

Its stains the first layer of skin only. Like Henna,it normally lasts about a week or two.

Either product will only do that is natural for each individual.

The only way to make the stain last longer is to apply skin oils or lotions after the staining agent is removed. there are limitations to these products but they are safe. So enjoy !

How to apply a jagua tattoo

How to Take care

  1. When you approve the design we apply Henna to the skin. It looks like wet mud and is raised up on the skin.
  2. After it dries in about 30 min.,it looks like dry mud and will start to crack. We will give you a small package with lemon juice and a cotton ball in it.
  3. Take the cotton ball to the top of the package, squeeze it so the lemon juice isn’t too much and apply the moist cotton ball to the entire Henna tattoo at least 3 or 4 times, once every 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. If the Henna doesn’t fall off by itself , the next time you get in contact with water it will wash off like mud.

Leave the Henna paste on the skin as long as possible; at least 3

It takes time for the material to stain the skin.

Henna starts off a bright orange color and turns brownin about 24 hour.

After the Henna paste comes off, put suntan oil or moisturizing lotion on the design. This will help it to last longer.

If you swim in a pool or go to a jacuzzi, use Vaseline or Chapstick.

How to apply a jagua tattoo

Henna works best around the hands and feet because the skin is thickest there.

if you do the design on your hands, try not to scrub with soap when you wash. Soap dries your skin and that’s what you’re trying to avoid.

If Henna is applied late and you want to sleep it’s OK to go overe night and take the Heena off in the morning.

If it comes off in the bed, just brush it off with your hand in the morning.

It is easy to remove Henna in a shower or sink. Try not to rub the area hard to remove the Henna paste. Instead, gently rub with your hand or just let the water take it off.

Another way to take Henna off is to peel it off with your hand over a trash can or outside. Or you can let it fall off by itself. But that will take a long time.

Below is the color Henna normally stains the skin. Keep in mind, everyone’s skin is different. Some people will get a deep brown color. And others may get a yellow or red brown. If you have done Henna before then you know what to expect.

If you have any questions, please contact us. Enjoy your experience here at A Rainbow Studio. Take care.

You will be amazed by how quick and easy it is to apply your ArtWear Tattoo with the help of a wet cloth or sponge !

For best application, ask a friend to help position your Tattoo so your skin does not twist or stretch. You will find all the details on the back of the packaging.

Click here to download the application instructions

How long does my tattoo last?

Your ArtWear Tattoo will last between 3 and 10 days, depending on where it is placed and how well you take care of it.
To take care of your temporary tattoo: avoid any soap, sunscreen, lotions or oils near or on your tattoo. These types of oil based substances will begin to degrade the adhesive.

How can I remove my tattoo?

To remove your tattoo, simply soak your skin in baby oil, olive oil or coconut oil for one minute then gently scrub off. Repeat as necessary. Apply a lotion to moisturize and soothe the skin area afterwards.

Is it waterproof?

Yes, it is! Make sure to apply it to completely dry skin and let it set for about 30 minutes to ensure the adhesive has had time to bond. After it’s soaked into your skin, go ahead and hop in that ocean, pool, or shower. Just remember to keep oil-based lotions, sunscreens, body wash, etc off your tats!

Are the temporary tattoos safe for skin?

Our tattoos are non-toxic and safe for anyone to wear.
All tattoos pass all U.E, US and international regulatory requirements.
Do not apply to sensitive skin, near eyes, or if you are allergic to adhesives.

How can I wear ArtWearTattoo?

ArtWear Tattoo can by styled anywhere – feet, arms, back, rib cage, neck, hands, forehead. even nails! Get as creative as you want with placement and pairings. Have fun creating your own designs, and send us your tats through #artweartattoo so we can see all the cool ways you’re wearing them!

A few weeks ago I decided to take a stab at the art of Jagua.

Jagua is something like henna, except that it is from the jagua fruit and instead of leaving a reddish brown stain like henna it leaves you with a black/blue stain.

This is NOT black henna, which is known to be filled with chemicals and bad to put onto your skin.

Jagua is a safe, all natural dermatologically tested ink that is safe and easy to apply.

I ordered my kit on Amazon and received it in less than a week. To get the ink ready to apply to your skin you must follow a few simple steps which are found inside of the box.

Once your ink is all mixed up, you are ready to begin your design! I found some design inspiration from YouTube vlogger Chrisspy. When creating your design try to follow these tips 🙂

  • If this is your first time (like myself) take your time!
  • Try to make the lines thin…they do expand a bit
  • ATTEMPT to keep your lines straight (even if they aren’t you can’t tell from far away haha)
  • Follow the directions!! I got a little excited and washed the gel layer off too early…which made my lines a bit wider than I wanted

Once you rinse off the gel your tattoo will look extremely light, but don’t worry it gets to the same level of darkness in about 48 hours. The best part is that it lasts for quite awhile! Mine lasted perfectly for about 10 days and then began to fade after that.

This is such a great product if you want to experiment with something that looks like a tattoo (without the commitment) ha ha ha!

Good luck with your Jagua art! Check out my first design! 🙂

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I have shared with you my past and present in the art of Henna, and now I would like to share with you my beginning road of Jagua.

First of all what is Jagua?

How to apply a jagua tattoo

Jagua is a trade name for the skin dying gel made from a rainforest fruit by the name of Genipa Americana. Thousands of years, South American natives have used the indigo/black dye obtained from the unripe Genipa fruit to adorn their beautiful skin and ward off stinging insects.

How to apply a jagua tattoo

There are some pretty dreaded stories about “Black Henna” I assure you Jagua is NOT that. Black henna is a chemically made dye, with very harsh and damaging ingredients. The Jgaua I use comes from a company named Fresh Jagua and the ingredients are as follows: Genipa Americana Fruit Juice, Xanthan Gum,Citric Acid,Potassium Sorbate,Organic Lavandula Angustifolia Oil.

In the same way that Henna can be done freehanded or with stencil, so can Jagua. So far I have only done Jagua tattoos with stencils as I am still getting used to the consistency and application. Going forward I will explain the use of Jagua as I do it with a stencil.

Step One:

And arguably the most difficult step in the process, chose a design you like. You could draw this design yourself, find on online you like, or have a artistic friend draw you one. My husband chose this one from Pinterest.

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Step Two:

Use an ink pen to trace the image onto some tracing paper. After tracing the image you can cut out the image if needed.

How to apply a jagua tattoo

Step Three:

Apply an oily or glistering type of deodorant onto the area that is to be tattooed.

How to apply a jagua tattoo

How to apply a jagua tattoo

Step Four:

Place traced transfer image in same place you applied deodorant. Rub hand across the image gently and remove the tracing paper.

How to apply a jagua tattoo

Step Five:

Ready your Jagua Gel. Some use a cone in the same way Henna is applied, others use a squeeze bottle with a fine tip to ensure more precise lines. So far I have only used the squeeze bottle but do experience a bit of hand cramping using this. The Jagua comes in the bottle on the right and I put a small amount for the tattoo in the bottle on the left to apply.

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Step Five:

Let the Jagua Gel flow. Follow your traced lines with the Jagua and if desired add some shading to the places that need it. I find that the thinner of a layer of Jagua I leave on the skin the lighter the dye comes out and vise versa.

How to apply a jagua tattoo

Step Six:

Leave the Jagua to dry for 1-2 hours and then wash off with soap and water. Immediately following the removal of the gel there most likely wont be anything underneath. Your skin might be slightly tinted but probably not. Within 48 hours the Jagua tattoo begins to darken developing to its full dark blue/black potential. Photo below is one full day after application.

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Step Seven:

Enjoy! There are some aftercare tips to help extend the life of your Jagua tattoo such as:

  • Applying oil to the tattoo before sleeping, swimming, or showering.
  • Keeping your body hydrated.
  • Avoid heavy exfoliation in that area.
  • Apply sunblock before tanning.

How to apply a jagua tattoo

With care you Jagua tattoo can last up to 3 weeks!

Have you ever heard of Jagua? Would you be interested in trying it sometime? Share with me in the comments!

I am a stay at home mother of two, who loves to create in every form, from cooking, to henna, to painting or sculpting, creating with my hands is my passion! I love to dance and let loose when the music flows right. Being outside is a special kind of therapy I think humans need more of as well as mindfulness! I love all things new and adventurous and am always looking to experience more of life 🙂

How to apply a jagua tattoo

Applying a tattoo stencil is the preliminary step towards creating an accurate tattoo. In order to ensure that you do not mess up things, make sure you apply the stencil in a proper manner.

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Instructions

When applying the tattoo stencil, you do not want to cause an infection. Before you start, cover both hands with a pair of sterile surgical gloves.

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Now you need to start the actual work. Using an antibacterial soap and some water, clean that area of the skin. Clean that area with paper towels.

Now get rid of any hair present at the spot where you will be applying the tattoo stencil. Use a sterile razor blade for the job. Make sure that you use a new razor blade.

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After shaving the tattoo site, once again clean it with antibacterial soap and water. As before, pat dry the skin using clean paper towels.

You have to make sure that the tattoo stencil you apply sticks to the skin. Use an unscented deodorant for this purpose. Rub the tattoo site with the unscented deodorant. Remember to use the deodorant liberally to increase adherence between skin and the tattoo stencil.

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Depending on the geometry of the stencil, locate its centre. Gently apply pressure onto the centre of the stencil but make sure that it does not move at all.

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How to apply a jagua tattoo

After you have applied the stencil, rub it evenly. Do not apply too much pressure and make sure that the stencil does not slide on the skin. Hold down the stencil with your palm for at least 10 seconds to make sure the stencil adheres to the skin.

Slowly, peel the paper off.

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How to apply a jagua tattoo

Leave the stencil for at least 10 minutes to give it a chance to dry and adhere properly to the skin.

Finally, using a paper towel, pat the stencilled skin and then apply petroleum jelly. You have successfully applied a tattoo stencil.

How to apply a jagua tattoo

Henna starts as a powder made from the leaves of the henna bush. I buy the powder and mix it into a paste using only water, essential oils, sugar, and a tiny amount of lemon juice as a preservative. Henna is appropriate for ages over 7. Younger children may not be able to sit still long enough to receive a henna tattoo. It is usually applied on the backs of hands, wrists, forearms, and ankles, since the skin is more absorbent on these areas.

How to apply a jagua tattoo

b. During this time it is easy to smear, so be careful! Once the paste is dry, you can move around as normal, but leave the paste on at least 3-4 hours or more. The longer it’s on the skin, the darker it will stain! Once you’re ready to remove the paste, scrape it off with your fingernails or use some olive oil to dissolve it. The stain will then darken as it oxidizes over 12-24 hours. Henna usually lasts 1-2 weeks depending on your skin.

One important note: You may have heard about henna tattoos creating scarring or skin sensitivities. This is because some companies that make henna cones, add a chemical to enhance the stain called PPD, a toxic chemical used in hair dye. Rest assured, I never add harsh chemicals of any kind to my henna paste, and I only use paste that I make myself. Fresh henna paste is not shelf-stable, it is highly perishable. Therefore, you should never buy henna off the shelf, and if you see someone using henna in a store-bought cone, don’t get a tattoo from them! Real, fresh-mixed henna is extremely safe and allergic reactions are rare.

How to apply a jagua tattoo

Jagua, pronounced “YAH-gwa”, is another option for temporary tattoos. Jagua is NOT the same as “black henna,” which is often created with chemical dyes and is not safe for the skin!

Jagua is an all-natural, skin-safe, plant-based jelly made from a tropical fruit (scientific name Genipa Americana) that when applied to the skin, leaves behind a dark bluish-black stain that looks similar to a real tattoo. Jagua lasts about as long as henna, sometimes longer, so it is only for the body and not the face. The same rules apply as for henna – where your skin is more absorbent, you will get a darker stain – such as your hands, feet, forearms, and ankles. Upper arms and back will also stain with jagua.

How to apply a jagua tattoo

Jagua tattoos are applied using a squeeze bottle with a special tip. The jelly takes about 20 minutes to dry, during which time it must be left alone or it will smear. It will also stain your clothes, so be extra careful – jagua is quite unforgiving! Once it’s dry, leave it on for 2-4 hours. There is no benefit to leaving it on for longer, and you should definitely wash it with soap and water before bedtime as it will likely stain your sheets.

Once the dried gel flakes off, you may be surprised to see that there is no stain left behind! Don’t panic. This is how the process works. The gel absorbs into the top layers of your skin, then oxidizes over the next 24 hours. You should wake up the next morning with a nice stain where the jelly was, and voila! Your temporary tattoo is complete.

How to apply a jagua tattoo

Jagua is also a great way to test out ideas if you are thinking about getting a real tattoo, since it looks very similar to black tattoo ink on your skin!

Jagua is even less likely than henna to irritate the skin. It has been used by tribes in the Amazon since ancient times, and is very gentle. I recommend jagua for children and adults over age 7, because of the long dry time and likelihood of it staining clothes if it gets smeared.

How to apply a jagua tattoo

White henna is sometimes used for modern weddings or other dressy events. White henna is not actually henna, but is a skin-safe adhesive with pigment added to make it white.

The application process for white henna is the same as with glitter tattoos, except without the glitter. Skin must be clean, dry, and oil-free (I prep the surface with rubbing alcohol). The pigmented glue is applied using a squeeze bottle with a flat needle tip. Once dry, the glue is dusted with a light coating of translucent powder to set it and keep it from feeling tacky. That’s it!

To care for white henna, you just need to be careful not to smudge it during application, and try to keep it protected until the day of your event so that it looks fresh and perfect. I recommend scheduling your application appointment for the night before, since the glue will start to wear off after a few days. You can shower with it, just be careful not to scrub it. Don’t apply any oils or lotions over your tattoo. And dust it with some baby powder after your shower.

How to apply a jagua tattoo

Touch ups can be done using a white eyeliner pencil, and if the tattoo needs to be removed, rubbing alcohol will take it off completely.

The jagua fruit in these photos were provided courtesy of Fresh Jagua, a Jagua supplier in the US. There are 2 basic shapes of the jagua fruit, round and oval, as you can see above. The outer skin is a pale green color. Cut in half, as you can see below, there is fleshy outer layer and seeds in the middle.

How to apply a jagua tattoo

Jagua (Genipa Americana) is a fruit, a berry to be exact, that grows naturally and widespread thoughout the rainforests of South America. Jagua is edible and used as food coloring by companies in many countries including the United States. We can also apply jagua to the skin, it will leave a stain on the top few layers of skin, creating an all-natural temporary blue/black tattoo.

Jagua has been used for over 2000 years by native indigenous tribes throughout South America and Panama, as a form of temporary all-natural body art. The jagua fruit also has a natural medicinal quality, in which it deters stinging insects and acts as an all-natural bug repellent. Jagua is also edible, and has been known to be used as all natural food dye in candy produced in the United States.

Many indigenous tribes in South America use jagua body art as apart of ceremony and celebrations. The Kayapo, a native indigineous tribe of central Brazil, also known as the Mebengokre or “the men from the water place“, were featured in National Geographic article ‘Kayapo Courage’ by Chip Brown. The printed article is accompanied by beautiful portraits of the people and the cheifs. All of them adorned with dark blue tattoos on their face and body. According to the article, the body paint was created with a mixture made of fruits, nuts and charcoal. In the short video documentary "The Land of Jagua", the narrator tells us how traditionally amongst the Matsés people, the jagua is mixed with soot and then applied to the skin. By creating a market for jagua body art in the United States, we are in turn supporting the people native to South America with and their unique heritage and cultural traditions.

Reference: Brown, Chip. “Kayapo Courage” National Geographic Magazine, January 2014, 31-54.

Reference: Giacomini, Pascal. “The Land of Jagua” A Documentary Film by Pascal Giacomini, 2009.

To turn the jagua fruit into a gel suitable for body art, it goes through a process. Each jagua supplier has their own way of extracting the gel, either boiling the fruit down or squeezing the juice from the berry before adding other natural ingredients to make it a nice gel-like quality. Other all-natural ingredients include citric acid, lavender essenial oil and xanthum gum.

Fresh all natural jagua can be purchased from trusted and experienced suppliers in the United States. Reputable jagua suppliers can be found in many of the new Jagua discussion groups your can find on facebook, featured on the Jagua Resources page. Many suppliers work with local indigienous tribes, manufacture and produce the jagua fruit sustainably. By creating a market for all natural jagua body art you are supporting native people specifically in the Darien Gap, Panama, the Kayapo in Brazil and the Matsés people in Peru. Production of the jagua berry for use as food dye and as a temporary form of body art creates a sustainable agricultural business for the native people of South America and the reforestation of local areas.

Jagua is derived from allnatural plant material, and like any allnatural plant or material, it can cause allergic reactions in some people. If you have allergies to other berries like blueberries or strawberries, than you should not try jagua at all. If you have any concerns or senstive skin, it is recommended that you try a small skin test before applying a full tattoo. Put a small dab on your skin. If you do not experience any itching or redness, then you are not allergic to Jagua. You can purchase small amounts of fresh allnatural jagua from suppliers in US.

I have specifically offered jagua body art professionally in the San Francisco Bay Area and at festivals throughout California, Oregon and Washington since 2009. I have done jagua on hundreds of people, including 1 pregnant mother who had received jagua body art one other time before she was pregnant. I also have clients who have been booking jagua appointments with me for 4+ years.

In all of my years of experience using jagua for body art, only one time did a client experience an allergic reaction to jagua. That particular client had the jagua done on his shoulder / upper arm as well as his calf / lower leg. Only his upper arm had a reaction which resulted in a red rash that cleared up after 1 day.

What will happen if I have a bad reaction to jagua? Generally, the reaction will not be severe. You will experience itchiness and redness of the skin. It can last 1 to 7 days. Use hydrocortison or other all-natural remedy to aid in relieving the itchiness. If you are having an experience that is more severe than this, you are either highly allergic to jagua, or perhaps the artist you received the “jagua” from, was not using jagua at all and they were using harsh chemicals or mixed it with other unsafe chemicals into their jagua mix.

I would recommend that you are fully aware of and educated about any substance that you put into or on your body, so that you can make the best decidsion for yourself. Whether it is the food you are eating, the laundry detergent you are using or the substance you are allowing another person to permanently or temporarily tattoo your body with. Please always be informed about what you are putting onto and into your body. If you find an artist selling jagua or henna tattoos, always ask them if it is fresh and all-natural! If they cannot tell you what is in their jagua gel or henna paste, chances are it could be PPD, black henna or who knows what. Learn about the similarities and differences of all natural jagua and henna, and the dangers of black henna.

Thank you for visiting this website dedicated to promoting and educating you about all-natural jagua body art!

How to apply a jagua tattoo

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See Min founded Henndrawn in February 2016 as a means to give a home to her hobby, then just a leisurely pursuit away from her books.

Little did she know, later that same year she would pioneer the use of Jagua ink in Singapore. Nor would she have guessed that 2 years on, she’d be drawing for a living in her home studio, accompanied by her 4 cats. If you’re lucky, you might find scraps of her NUS certificate in her toilet roll when you visit her for a tattoo appointment.

What started out as a mere hobby to earn a quick buck, it slowly transitioned into something unknowingly bigger than herself. Not only does See Min still wishes that the stigma of tattoos would slowly be eradicated, she hopes she would be able to help uncover a journey of self love and self discovery with and for her clients.