The 9 Best Henna Tattoo Kits

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This wiki has been updated 21 times since it was first published in April of 2018. Humans have been adorning their bodies with artwork for millennia, but permanent tattoos aren't for everyone. If you want to add a decorative touch just for a special occasion, one of these henna tattoo kits would be a great choice. They come with stencils, peel-off designs, or all the tools and templates you need to create gorgeous, temporary designs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Henna City Premium SKS-J4

2. Janolia Temporary

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3. SoJourner Bags Gold & Teal

Editor's Notes

October 16, 2019:

While actual henna comes primarily in powder form that must be mixed, and is rarely sold as part of a larger kit, we feel our selections will allow users to create designs that look and feel like those one might find at a traditional Indian event. Depending on how experienced one is in henna artwork, or how often you plan on creating elaborate designs on your skin, you may need a simple kit, or a more comprehensive one, so we rounded up a good variety of both.

Those who need some guidance will like the Tina Tattoo Stencil Pack. You simply fill in the sheets with your preferred paste and will see beautiful artwork that spirals all the way up the fingertips for a dramatic appearance. Both the Janolia Temporary and the Henna City Premium SKS-J4 come with actual coloring paste, as well as stencils and bottles with precision applicator tips, allowing for a more hands-on experience, while still providing structure from the stencils. They'll stay on for a while, but can also be removed easily with most body oils, such as olive or baby oil.

Whether you're in a hurry or want the option to change your look several times over a multi-day event without rigorously scrubbing your skin, you may like the Terra Tattoos Metallic, the SoJourner Bags Gold & Teal, or the Pinkiou Lace Mehndi. Though they are stickers, they will make it look like a henna artist worked on you.

Special Honors

The Mihenna Best Seller Kit This is a collection of the company's top-selling stencils, combined with ready-to-use coned henna paste, coconut oil, and straightforward instructions. The stencils must be left on for several hours before they can safely be removed, leaving your designs intact, but once that is done, the resulting patterns can last for up to two weeks.

Beachcombers Bazaar & Henna Supply Professional Salon Spa Kit If you are a professional henna artist or possess the skills of one and want to share that with large groups, this is the ideal kit. It has two 100-gram packs of fresh sifted henna powder, as well as lavender and essential oil to mix in to create your paste. Once that is ready, you can use the 20 hand-rolled cones to fill the five applicator bottles, and start creating your designs using the provided transfer paper and activator.

4. T.O.OTA Semi-Permanent

5. Terra Tattoos Metallic

6. Zeyer Applicator Set

7. Pinkiou Lace Mehndi

8. Divawoo Flash Fake

9. Tina Tattoo Stencil Pack

Brett Dvoretz
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