Mix your henna thinner than usual, so it's about the consistency of tempera or gouache paint, and apply it the same way you would those. Use a fine oil painting brush. Synthetic bristles aren't as likely to "floof" with the henna as natural hair. Brushwork henna is best for quick, large body applications. You can create shading effects with the henna by varying the brush pressure, making thick and thin areas.
In Persia, during the 13th through the 18th centuries, henna was applied with a small brush. To learn more about this, read
The Techniques of Persian Henna
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