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    We've Gone International!

    We've Gone International!

    "And, if you are going to Outside Lands, Bonnaroo, Coahella, etc.

    --for the first or tenth time--you will impress the other revelers

    with your deviant, dark jagua tattoos."

    "So, if you are contemplating getting a real tattoo, Earth Henna's

    Black Jagua Temporary Tattoo Kit might be 

    the safest way to test out some designs before committing."

    From SOMA Magazine's Spring Fashion Issue    

    Just have to share! Earth Henna is featured in the April/May issue of SOMA Magazine, and we couldn't be prouder. Thank you to Leah Tassinari and all the great people at SOMA for including us in the coolest new wave magazine in the world! Here is a reprint of the entire article. Let SOMA know you like it by clicking here. Thank you!

     

     Hailed internationally as the seminal voice and vision of independent, avant-garde arts, fashion, culture and design for 27 years, SOMA Magazine has cultivated immense organic appeal and forged its place within the thriving creative industries and communities the world over.  

     

    Prepare yourself for an onslaught of “woke” Instagram posts and hippie-chic clothing lines flooding your Facebook feed; Festival season is upon us! As influencers and techies alike swarm the once desolate fields, swaying to the latest EDM mashups, clothing becomes scarce and glitter and flower crowns become apropos; mild appropriation occurs as fashionistas naively don cornrows or feathers purchased at the nearest fast-fashion retailer; and every sad sob stuck in an office rolls his or her eyes, feigning indifference at what, admittedly, looks like a damn good time. Henna, traditionally used for social occasions in select Eastern cultures (most recognizably in Indian weddings), has also recently become a trend in the fashion and festival worlds, with floral scrolls and linear abstractions climbing up the wrists of many a festival frolicker. Earth Henna, a family owned business, foresaw this trend when they started their business back in 1997 and branched out to offer creative kits as well as unique dye colors to stand out from the rest of the temporarily-tattooed crowd.

    Husband and wife duo, Pascal Giacomo and Carine Fabius, opened the first henna tattoo studio in the United States. It was through this direct work with pleased customers that the idea to package and sell henna kits was born. The pair earned media accolades for their work, and Fabius even published a book on the art form. Nowadays, henna artists can be hired for weddings and kits can be bought online or at certain retailers, so frankly, what sets Earth Henna apart is not obvious at first. However, the brand has a unique story and a commitment to keeping the product natural that distinguish it from others.

    Reading the Earth Henna story is almost like delving into The Alchemist — if you close your eyes, you can almost picture Giacomini wandering like a shepherd through the deserts of Morocco. In the Sahara Desert, Giacomini learned about the henna harvesting process, where a family of henna farmers showed him the mill where dried leaves were turned into powder for application. After finding the source for the tattoos, Giacomini and Fabius then proceeded to improve the shelf life while still keeping the product natural. After a plethora of tests and trial runs, their flagship product was born.

    After the success and popularity of the traditional “red” henna kits, customers began to inquire about black henna that mimics real tattoos, and so began the second international research journey. This trip brought Giacomini to the Peruvian Amazon where he met the very primal tribe of Matsés Indians in the jungle. After begrudgingly welcoming him into their community, they showed him the jagua fruit and the processes used to create all natural, non-harmful jagua tattoos, i.e. temporary, all-natural, black tattoos.

    So, if you are contemplating getting a real tattoo, Earth Henna’s Black Jagua Temporary Tattoo Kit might be the safest way to test out some designs before committing. The kits also come with stencils if you don’t know what design you want, or if you just recently had five espresso shots. And, if you are going to Outside Lands, Bonnaroo, Coachella, etc. — for the first or tenth time — you will impress the other revelers with your deviant, dark jagua tattoos.

    Text by Leah Tassinari

    jagua tattoo

    Photo courtesy of Violetta Villacorta

    Visit us at www.earthhenna.com!

    Guess What Busy Season is About to Start!

    Guess What Busy Season is About to Start!

    HINT #1: It’s the New Year

    HINT #2: Time flies, time to start planning ahead

    HINT #3: March is just around the corner

    ANSWER: Come on, you haven’t guessed? 

    IT’S ALMOST FESTIVAL SEASON!

    We get really busy around festival season ‘cause henna tattoos, jagua tattoos and cool beauty adornment accessories play into everyone’s desires to be and look as distinctive as possible. So we thought we’d help you get your festival season on with our free and very comprehensive listing featuring detailed info of over 45 of the hottest festivals of 2017! Just download our "Must Attend" Festival List of over 45 festivals. Our list delivers the detailed schedule of festivals, dates, and where to buy tickets. You’re welcome!

    We’re excited about festival season because we love ‘em! We attend a bunch ourselves, so we know that getting ready for them is part of the fun. Figuring out your trips, your digs, your posse, your gear, outfits and accessories is best strategized ahead of time so that you don't miss out on anything. 

    And what better way to express yourself on the festival circuit than painting your body with cool henna and jagua designs and beauty adornments? Think about the kind of design you’ll want to show off. Floral? Tribal? Words? Symbols? Practice, practice, practice. So that by the time you are ready for your first festival, you’ll have your entire look down.

    Now’s the time to get yourself an Earth Henna Tattoo Kit, Earth Jagua Tattoo Kit or White Lace Temporary Tattoo Kit and maybe a Stencil Pack or two so you can decide what you’ll be sporting at your first festival. SXSW and Coachella are just around the corner.

    Yep. It’s the festival season!

    Download your free Festival Schedule here NOW!