DIY henna for beginners

Henna is a natural product that leaves a temporarily stain on your skin. Usually it has a brown or red color but you can also buy it in black. Black henna is never 100% pure henna. So if you want to use black henna make sure it isn’t PPD based (this is toxic!). I’m using black henna from Golecha which leaves a temporarily tattoo for 2-3 days. As you will see I’m not very experienced with henna (I’m a beginner myself!) but I think it turned out quite well!


  • Henna
  • Henna pattern
  • Paper towels

Step 1

Search the internet for henna patterns. (I always look at @hennainspire for inspiration!)

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Step 2

Once you know what you want to make it’s time to start making the henna tattoo! Make sure your skin is clean and that you have a few paper towels around (in case you make a mistake). If it’s your first time with henna you can use eyeliner or an eye pencil to draw the pattern on your skin first and then trace it with the henna. I also recommend to test the henna first. Just put a little bit somewhere on your hand/arm and see how your skin reacts to it, this is to make sure you don’t have an allergy.

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Step 3

Once you’re done with your pattern you need to wait until the henna is dry. With my henna it usually takes 30 to 60 minutes. Once it is completely dry peel of the excess henna.


And with that you’re…



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