Henna tattoo on girl's shoulder arm
Henna bodyart on arms ad hands
jagua and henna tattoo for men and women on the back and shoulders
jagua tattoo on the shoulders and arms in a photostudio in Cologne
Pregnancy body art henna, painted belly
Bodyart. Photography and bodyart in Aachen — Sylvette Loda
artistic henna tattoo full-body
portrait with jagua henna bodyart, hands are close to the face
Bodyart. Photography and bodyart in Aachen — Sylvette Loda
Bodyart. Photography and bodyart in Aachen — Sylvette Loda

Natural Bodyart

Henna and jagua are natural materials that allow to create patterns that stay on skin for up to two weeks.

They are both plant-based and have been used for body decoration for centuries in traditionila cultures. However today you can get all kinds of designs with henna or jagua: from traditional bridal henna and maternity henna designs on pregnant woman’s belly to full-body “lingerie” designs and modern tattoo imitations.

The sky is the limit!

Bodyart. Photography and bodyart in Aachen — Sylvette Loda
Bodyart. Photography and bodyart in Aachen — Sylvette Loda
Bodyart. Photography and bodyart in Aachen — Sylvette Loda

Choose your material: henna or jagua

Bodyart. Photography and bodyart in Aachen — Sylvette Loda

HENNA

Bodyart. Photography and bodyart in Aachen — Sylvette Loda

JAGUA

Made of leaves of Lawsonia inermis, aka henna tree

Grows in India, Middle East and North America

Ingridients: pure organic henna powder, water, sugar, lavender essential oil



Color: copper-brown, classical henna color

Applied with a cone, similarly to cake decoration, doesn’t hurt ;)

When the henna is dry, it will be covered with sugar syrup or medial tape. Keep it on the skin for minimum 3 hours, 8-12 hours for the best results. During this time avoid contact with water and activities that might make you sweat. Then remove the tape and peal off the rest of the henna. Avoid water fot the next 2 hours minimum, 8-12 hours for the best results. 

After removing the paste henna looks bright-orange. It reaches its full copper-brown color within 48 hours. 

Stays on skin for 7-14 days.

Henna is not recommended for people with Glucose-6-Posphate Dehydrogenase  (G6PD) deficiency or allergies to lavender essential oil. Allergies to henna are extremely rare and never result in long-lasting damages. If any allergic reaction occurs, wash off the henna paste, apply an anti-itch cream and consider to see a doctor. 

Made of a tropical fruit Genipa Americana

Grows in South America

Ingridients: Genipa Americanafruit juice, lavender oil and

natural emulsafiers which are also commonly used in food production

(xanthan gum, citric acid, potassioum sorbate)

Color: bluish-black, like a real tattoo

Applied with a cone, similarly to cake decoration, doesn’t hurt ;)

When the jagua is dry, just keep it carefully on the skin for 3-4 hours. Make sure not to smudge the design. During this time avoid contact with water and activities that might make you sweat. Then wash it off with warm water and a little bit of soap. Please avoid exposing the fresh jagua stain to extreme heat for 48 hours (for example in saunas).

After washing off jagua is light-blue or almost yellow. It gets dark bluish-black within 24 hours.

Stays on skin for 7-14 days.

Jagua is not recommended for people with allergies to fruit or berries (strawberries, kiwi, pineaple etc), because jagua itself is a tropical fruit. Also it is not recommended to people with psoriasis, eczema and allergies to lavender essential oil. Allergies to jagua are extremely rare and never result in long-lasting damages. If any allergic reaction occurs, wash off the henna paste, apply an anti-itch cream and consider to see a doctor. 



Price

The price depends on the size and complexity of a pattern. To give you an idea, a hand-size area covered with henna or jagua costs around 30 Euro. You can measure the size of the desired pattern with a hand and estimate the price. 

You can also send me examples of the designs you like and I will give you a more specific price estimate.

Minimum order value for a private appointment is 30 Euro.


Location

I work in Germany, Cologne, 500 meters away from the main train station (5 minutes by foot). For orders starting from 60 Euro I can also visit you at your location. For this case travel costs are applied.


Contact me for booking or other questions:

Telephone / WhatsApp: +49 157 511 64 828 

 Instagram: 
instagram.com/sylvette.loda

Email: sylvette.loda@gmail.com