I am currently slinging henna @the12thhouse.gr on Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-7 p.m. A little about myself--I am a full time college student at GRCC seeking a career in law and a full time pharmaceutical technician. I am a super duper feminist, pro LGBTQ+ and a cat person.
I had to do a lot of soul-searching before diving into the beautiful craft that is henna. It is so important to me that the work I put out falls within cultural appreciation and not appropriation. It is for this reason I will be using 100% natural henna without any added dyes or chemicals. I will also be sticking to traditional henna tattoo design out of respect for the culture. I have done extensive research into the tradition as well so that I am knowledgeable about the culture I am sharing.
With that out of the way, I look forward to sharing my work with the world! Of course if you're interested in being decorated you can walk in on my designated time slots at The 12th House in downtown GR, or you can schedule an appointment on their website.
Henna tattoos have been used as a form of body art for thousands of years, starting with the ancient Egyptians. Today, the skilled henna artist at The 12th House GR can decorate your skin with your choice of designs.
Henna is a plant-based dye that...
- Stains the skin a reddish-brown color
- Disappears within a few weeks with exfoliation
- Feels cool when applied and looks cool when dry
Wondering how much it costs to get a custom henna tattoo? At The 12th House GR, you can expect to pay...
- $25 for small henna tattoos
- $35 for medium-sized henna tattoos
- $70 for full-sized henna tattoos
- Henna has been around since 3000 BCE
- Henna originates from India & Egypt
- Henna paste is made by crushing the leaves of the desert plant Lawsonia Inermis (aka mignonette tree / Egyption Privet)
- Can be used on skin, hair fingernails and fabric
- Began as a personal temperature cooling method
- Used for social/holiday traditions since the Bronze age. It was believed to be connected to fertility.
- Henna was regarded as having "barukah" or blessings. It was applied for luck as well as joy & beauty.
- Known to be dangerous to infants & people with a G6PD deficiency (glucose -6- phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency