This tattoo is the expression used in the body art industry for skin decoration. Unlike the conventional tattoos, this is chemical free, organic, safe and skin friendly and is termed as natural temporary tattoo.
Jagua is a fruit indigenous belonging to South America. The natives use this food dye for body adorning and as natural repellent for mosquitoes.
Jagua or Genipa Americana, as the fruit is called locally, the extract or the juice is used for the body ornamentation. This juice is turned into gel by a process to make it safe for the body application.
on its application and its lookThis body art is much popular in South America and Panama.
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This food dye stains the upper layer of the skin in faint blue colour and gradually develops into navy blue/black in color in 48 hours. It stains faster and darker on the dried skin than the oily parts or skin and that is why it stains darker on palms and fingers and other dried parts. It takes around 30 mins to 1 hour as dry time and ideally it should be set to rest for 3 to 6 hours. It should be washed off with a soap or warm water after it has set for 3 to 6 hours. Overnight rest of Jagua gel is not advisable. Life of this stain remains for 1 to 2 weeks. As it is natural dye it does not give any allergic reactions on the skin. But still if the skin is allergic to certain berries then application of jagua ink is not advisable.
Many times jagua tattoo is mistaken as black henna or permanent tattoo. As such, this tattoo is much different than these. The application is easily done by squeezing the gel through Jagua bottles with metal tips or through rolled mylar paper popularly called as Cone. It gives artistic touch if it is applied with paint brush too.Unlike henna, no aftercare is needed for the jagua tattoo.
Set of Jagua ink and Jagua powder and Jagua tattoo kit.Some dos and donts for jagua tattoo :-
* Never try to remove this tattoo with a knife or some sharpen objects or a washing sponge.
* Give resting time for this tattoo of 3 to 6 hours and prefer not to indulge in any activity as it will result in sweating on tattoo and the design will become blur.
*Jagua stains will differ from skin types and thus resultant will vary on skin types.
* Soaking fresh jagua tattoo in soap water or ocean water or in hot spring proves hazardous as the ink will ooze out of skin pores.* Do not sleep overnight after applying the tattoo as the ink gets stain on other body parts during first 12 to 24 hours. * The best result is obtained after the enough set time and resting time of tattoo is observed. *Application of natural oils like coconut oil, jojoba or olive oil on the tattoo acts as protection cover and one can have this tattoo lasts long.
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