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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.

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.

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.

Reviews for New York henna artists
Ashif K.
I would definitely user NYC Henna Queen again for any Henna event in the future. She was very professional, responsive and a good henna artist. Everyone loved the designs and quick henna application she did during busy work hours.
NYC Henna Queen IncNYC Henna Queen Inc
Helene W.
A true professional and incredibly talented henna artist! NYC henna queen added the perfect touch to my bridal shower and everyone left with the most gorgeous henna! Overall, a five star experience from our first interaction to the day of the event. HIGHLY recommend her services! She is a true professional and talented artist.
NYC Henna Queen IncNYC Henna Queen Inc
Farida O.
Thank you so much for the beautiful henna art. You are a true artist. I can’t wait to make this a habit.
NYC Henna Queen IncNYC Henna Queen Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Nidhi is so sweet and is an awesome henna artist. I would not hesitate to book her again and to recommend her to friends. She was a wonderful addition to my party.
Henna by NidhiHenna by Nidhi
Thumbtack Customer
Sana Kadri from Zoya Design is professional henna artist. She arrived on time, was great with guest, guest were extremely happy with her henna artistry talent. Looking forward to hire her again for our next event. 100% recommend her for my family and friends.
Zoya Designs (Herbal And Natural Henna)Zoya Designs (Herbal And Natural Henna)
Jenah S.
LIC Henna is the best possible person you can ask to do your henna for whatever occasion. She did bridal henna for me so it was very detailed and complex. She even came late at night since I work late and absolutely needed my henna done two days before the event. I received so many compliments from everyone wherever I went. I wish I could have it all the time! She is a true and talented artist ❤️
NYC Henna Queen IncNYC Henna Queen Inc
Stefanie S.
Tanvi is excellent! She is a great artist, very professional and was an all around delight! My guests loved the Henna and her designs are beautiful! Also she is very quick with her work, I would definitely hire her again! Thank you for make my event so special!
Yashdaa Art/Henna By TanviYashdaa Art/Henna By Tanvi
Thumbtack Customer
Neetha is a wonderful Henna artist. Her presence at my son's Spring Auction Event was priceless. The participants at the event though her services were a nice touch to our theme event. Her designs were beautiful!! I will certainly use her services for private and corporate events in the future. Thanks Neetha "You Rock"
Neet Henna artistNeet Henna artist
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