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Can someone explain the differance between a Henna tattoo and an ink tatoo

I know NOTHING about Henna tattoo's and well my daughter (who is supposed to be saving every red cent possible for a car so i can have mine back)
Has this HUGE!! Henna tattoo going from her fingers all the way up her arm.
It looks like a long lacey glove type of thing (ugly IMO) so is this permanent and do these things cost alot.
She is 300 miles away at school and she has all these new pics on her Facebook and it has me wanting to ask her alot of questions....which I know she won't answer and just get defensive and mad

 
alotleft2do

Asked by alotleft2do at 1:27 PM on Apr. 9, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • hugsi think you posting questions about this and being concerned shows that you are a good mom and her being older and in college and being that far away she's gonna do things you don't agree with but don't be so hard on yourself your doing a good job!!

    amberpaiz

    Answer by amberpaiz at 2:52 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • Henna is painted ON the skin and wear off over time. An ink tattoo is put UNDER the skin with a needle and is FOREVER.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 1:31 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • Henna is not permanent. It soaks into the top layers of the skin so it lasts longer than a regular apply with water temp tattoo. An ink tattoo is permanent. There is a huge difference!
    bdflykisses

    Answer by bdflykisses at 1:31 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • Henna tattoos don't cost that much either.. I would say at a festival they usually go for about twice as much as face/body painting.
    bdflykisses

    Answer by bdflykisses at 1:32 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • They're inexpensive- they are not permanent. It'll wear off in a few weeks.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 1:34 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • Henna is not permanent. It is like a stain used to create designs on the skin.
    KateShesGreat3

    Answer by KateShesGreat3 at 1:36 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • Also, they don't cost too much, depending on where she had it done.
    KateShesGreat3

    Answer by KateShesGreat3 at 1:37 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • henna is not permanent it is a type of indian ink that only goes into the top layer of skin so it will last longer than those silly rub on ones but will not last than maybe a week or so. So rest assured it will go away!! where as ink depending if you mean like from a tatoo place is obviously permanent b/c it goes deeper into the skin and meant to last. but some kids now a days are making "ink" tatoos out of everyday household items ie ink pens and needles this is not a safe way for her to go!! there are so many more risks involved one being a huge infection b/c of not properly sterilzeing the "equipment" they are using!! so if it's the henna and not the ink one that she has done rest assured it will go away and i would be proud of her for doing it this way. Many tatoo places often reccomend this very method to people so they can decide if they really want that tatoo or not i hope this helps
    amberpaiz

    Answer by amberpaiz at 1:37 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • Henna is temp-ink isnt
    AnasMommy7

    Answer by AnasMommy7 at 1:38 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • Should last a couple of weeks- gets darker after 24 hrs or so from getting it- then it just wears off. Don't worry. Depending on where she got it it could be pretty cheap to get one
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 1:47 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

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