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Joyful Expressions
from 47 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
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Sarah W.
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Sarah Joy came to our company picnic to do henna tattoos. She was wonderful. On time, great artist, very friendly. We enjoyed having her there!

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Happy Heart Body Art
from 45 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
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Kayla V.
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I asked Shannon to do henna tattoos for a "Surprise Girls Only Party" for my moms 40th birthday and she didn't disappoint. All the woman who attended the party and wanted a tattoo were very pleased and excited to have something new and non permanent on their bodies. Shannon is so sweet, kind, and straight forward. I only paid her for three hours and she insisted on coming early to set up and get started on people who came right away, as well as, staying later to make sure everyone who wanted one got one. Henna art is a great party favor and/or activity for all ages and Shannon is definitely the one to go to.

Sacred Mud Henna Blessings
from 13 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Enid B.
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I have hired Rica to do henna tattoos at two parties: a ladies' night out and a teenage girls' birthday celebration. She is delightful, talented, timely, and reasonably priced. I recommend her highly.

Exclusive Henna Designs
from 12 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Padmashree R.
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We hired Sid Joya for henna tattoo for our daughter's first birthday party. She did a wonderful job. she was very fast and her work is neat. All our guests loved their tattoo's. I would definetly recommend her to all my friends and family.

  • 15 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kiersten V.
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Silvana was a big hit at my all women 50th birthday party. She was on time and very professional. Her work is outstanding and very creative. I highly recommend her!

Glitter Me Pretty
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  • 9 years in business
Jessica R.
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OMG!!!! I had this for my son's first birthday and my family Reunion not only did the kids go nut's over them so did the adults sandra the owner came out herself and gave the tattoos she's awesome!!!! Even the boys wanted the tattoos!!!


I offer a henna body art work on skin. These are temporary tattoos. I am available for weddings, parties, birthdays, bridal and baby showers, as well as any other celebration.


Soul Imagez is a tattoo shop and parlor in San Jose, featuring tattoo artist, Joshua Ortega. A true artist, Joshua Ortega works with you to create the perfect pattern for your tattoo. Choose from his book of original drawings, or create your own design. A methodical drawer, Joshua won’t stop until the pattern is perfect and ready to be tattooed.


I offer professional electric tattooing, with over five years of experience. I specialize in all kinds of custom work.

  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Henna is a temporary tattoo and it's all natural.


I hail from the western part of India. Henna tattooing has been a traditional art for many years. Growing up in an environment like that, henna tattooing was a hobby which soon turned into an obsession.

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How long does a henna tattoo stay on?

Typically a henna tattoo stays on anywhere from one to three weeks. Henna artists work with henna paste, also called mehndi, which dyes the skin for a short period of time. An important part of Indian culture, the use of henna has become increasingly popular in the United States, with henna artists providing henna tattoos for weddings, as event entertainment and for other special events. Henna artists typically apply their designs to the palms and backs of the hands, the wrists, up to the elbows, and from the feet up to the knees. To preserve the rich color of your henna tattoo and help it set, avoid water as much as possible within the first 24 hours of application. The color will be richest during the first week. Brides may want to have their henna tattoos applied one or two days before the wedding for optimal results.

What is the meaning behind henna tattoos?

Henna tattoos, as they are called in the United States, have a long tradition in Indian, African and Middle Eastern cultures. For centuries, the leaves of dried henna plants have been ground into a fine paste to be used as a temporary and nontoxic skin dye. This form of body decoration has been used in celebrations, weddings and ceremonial rites of passage in many cultures. Often in Hindu weddings, henna artists decorate the hands and feet of the bride (and at times the groom) with intricate designs. In some Muslim traditions, henna artists paint women with henna designs as they are in their final stages of pregnancy. In the United States, popular culture has adopted this beautiful body art and henna artists provide brides (and sometimes grooms) with temporary henna tattoos. Henna artists are also a popular choice for entertainment at corporate events, birthday parties, bachelorette parties and festivals. Henna artists may charge anywhere from $10 to $300 per hour.

How much does it cost to get a henna tattoo?

Nationally, the average cost to hire a henna artist is between $100 and $180 per hour. Rates will vary by location and the experience of the individual henna artist; it’s possible to find artists who charge less than $50 per hour. Some henna artists charge an hourly rate, especially for corporate events or festivals where they are providing service to multiple people within an hour. They may also charge flat rates for bridal and wedding services or special events. Here are some examples of average cost:

  • Hourly rate: $65-$85 or more per hour. Price is dependent on event size and number of attendees.
  • Starting rate for minimal palm designs: $15 or more.
  • Henna tattoos covering the hands and wrist and bottom of feet up to the ankle: $175.
  • Henna tattoos covering the hands to the mid-arm and feet to above the ankle: $300.
  • Henna tattoos covering the hands to the elbow and the feet to the knee: $450.
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