At the recent Serious henna conference we felt that dark blue or indigo Temptu could be offered to body art clients as “New Woad”. This can be aesthetically satisfying for a henna artist to do, culturally satisfying for a person of Celtic ethnic origin to receive, and, above all, SAFE. Temptu ornaments frequently requested shoulders, backs, chests, necks and faces, which are notoriously difficult to stain with henna.
Temptu has paint-on body art products that are safe, tenacious, and blue. Temptu blue and indigo colors are very easy to use and cannot be mistaken for “black henna”. Temptu lasts for a day or a few days depending on conditions and care. Temptu is a tenacious body art paint that sits safely on top of the skin, and does not penetrate it or stain it. Temptu is made of all FDA improved ingredients, and is SAFE to use on skin! Temptu was created to simulate tattoos for the film industry, where actors may need to have body art that is durable enough to withstand a day’s shooting without smearing, and enough of the pattern will remain that a touch-up the next day will restore it for another day’s filming. Temptu is http://www.temptu.com, Temptu Marketing, Inc © 2000, 26 West 17th Street NY, NY 10011 USA / 212-675-4000.
Insular Celtic Tattoo and Woad Traditions, and their Possible Historic Connections with Henna