You are now ready to apply the stencil to the person receiving the tattoo. Take the paper with the carbon drawing and place it against the persons back, arm , ankle etc. now take cheap oil or roll on deodorant and wet the BACK of the paper over the carbon drawing. The drawing will now be transferred to the person's body! You can now begin to trace there tattoo with Henna!
The Henna will need to stay on the person at least one hour. The longer the Henna is on the better? That's what they say, however you will see your stain in one hour. Do not was the Henna stain for 12 hours after it is applied and scrape the Henna off when you are ready to take it off.
DO NOT WASH IT OFF! The Henna should be dry to the touch after 30 minutes. Make sure yourcustomer knows if they smudge it, will stain as a smudge! No matter how you apply the Henna, the above rule will always be applied!
Another way to make your own stencils is to buy thin stencil plastic at Hobby Lobby, Michaels or other paint and hobby stores called "mylar". Take your stencil and the drawing you would like to make into a stencil. Place the clear stencil over the drawing, apply tape to the edges. Place on a hard (glass chopping block works great) surface then take a thin magic marker and trace over the drawing.
Remove paper underneath and tape the new drawing to the glass. Use a pointed razor blade to slowly cut out the stencil. Some stencils are extremely hard and some are extremely easy. The more detail the harder.
Once you have your stencil you can then get an ink roller (office max etc.) place the stencil on the customer, roll ink over stencil. It will leave an outline of stencil. Now begin applying Henna paste! IT IS THAT SIMPLE! There are also many companies that make stencils for just this purpose! Hobby lobby has many to choose from as well "cheap 5 for a dollar"!
Keep adding stencils toyour collection to give customers a greater selection. Use a file system to keep track of yourstencils. Number each stencil then also make a copy of the stencil to a poster board. Once you have enough for a full board take it to Kinko's or a copy shop and make it laminated (for years of use)
You can also have them shrink the boards to make a small 8x11 that you can easily fit in your file box!