The latest buzz in the tattoo industry is custom tattoo designs. With every passing day, more and more people are going in for tattoos. While some of these people have them done purely out of curiosity, others are into it as a serious hobby. The satisfaction people derive from having a tattoo done is very high. However, it’s not just the design itself that brings pleasure, but the entire tattooing experience.

Now that tattoos are growing increasingly popular, several tattoo techniques are gaining prominence. A highly-accepted form of tattoo is the henna tattoo. This form of tattoo is inspired by traditional Indian and Asian culture in which special inks are used, which are derived purely from nature. If you want to go in for a tattoo, though not permanently, a Henna tattoo is the best choice. If you’re not sure about having a tattoo design but are keen to experiment with it, again, go for a Henna tattoo.

The Henna tattoo has become increasingly the choice of many, mainly due to its impermanence. Apart from its temporary nature, it also presents three benefits which have also increased its popularity:

Safety: Since the ink used in Henna tattoos is natural, it is safe to use. This is because it is devoid of all toxic chemicals which could otherwise enter your system. Now, with Henna tattoos, tattoo artists can use this ink safely without worrying about its ill-effects on your system. Henna tattoos, therefore, can be used by just about anyone, unlike their permanent counterparts. However, if you have certain allergies, you must be careful when having a Henna tattoo, because here too, the artist mixes in some chemicals.

Removing a Henna tattoo is as natural as applying it. Here, when the skin loses its top layers, it takes with it the tattoo design too.

Flexibility: All tattoo artists need manageable ink. This is possible for artists working with a Henna tattoo since the liquid mix is easy to work with. These days, it’s not uncommon to find that Henna tattoos come in tattoo kits and with designs. If you’re a beginner and want to make your own tattoo designs, begin by using Henna tattoos.

Professional tattoo artists use Henna to practice their art. They find that Henna tattoos adapt to any tattoo style. Whether you choose a modern or a traditional design, you can safely use henna. And the result of such a design is always unique. It is neither a jet black tattoo nor is it one made of colored inks. Though brownish, Henna often appears black and provides depth to tattoo designs.

Affordability: The number one benefit of a Henna tattoo is its affordability. Custom designed henna tattoos are both beautiful and more pocket-friendly than permanent ones. Also, tattoo artists who use chemical inks as their medium are more expensive than others. So, if you’re on a small budget, try Henna tattoos. Except for the fact that these are temporary, Henna tattoos have the same dazzling effect as permanent ones. They also look like real tattoos, particularly if they are done by expert artists.

Lastly, if you’re still unsure about having a custom designed tattoo, try a Henna tattoo, and you will still experience the excitement of being tattooed. Don’t forget that the advantage of having a Henna tattoo is that it is mild, compared with its permanent counterpart.

Author's Bio: 

Kristen Dunn is a tattoo enthusiast and professional tattoo designer who has created thousands of thought provoking, elegant, and funky tattoos for her clients. She has a vast collection of custom designs to her credit. Winner of several awards and accolades, Kristen is now a founding member of the world's largest custom tattoo design community at CreateMyTattoo. View her tattoo collection or read more on her blog here.