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touchthesky
21-05-09, 20:43
Today was international day at college, and one of the stalls was doing Henna tattoos....The main lady was busy doing someone else so another lady said she would do mine "although it won't be as good as the other womans.."

It's meant to be flowers:
http://i40.************/14n0ifc.jpg

:/

So yeah, I want it off.

Is there any way to get it off or aid it in it's going away?

I've tried rubbing vodka on it.

violentblossom
21-05-09, 20:44
i hate to laugh...

but...


:vlol:

try tons of soap, or some bleach.

Nerd For Life
21-05-09, 20:46
I'm sorry. :(

And I agree with Blossie, try bleach.

sheepydee
21-05-09, 20:46
tht doesnt look like flowers lmfao ,

touchthesky
21-05-09, 20:48
Will bleach not hurt an awful lot =(?

And yeah, lol, it is SO embarrassing. :hea:

Dina_Croft
21-05-09, 20:48
omg...sorry but...lol...try watever there is upon the earth!lol

violentblossom
21-05-09, 20:49
Will bleach not hurt an awful lot =(?

And yeah, lol, it is SO embarrassing. :hea:

no, hun, it won't hurt at all.

woody543
21-05-09, 20:50
Ooo I wouldn't try bleach, isnt that dangerous?

Just try lots of soap, or some sort of industrial hand cleaner that you use to remove paint from your hands.

touchthesky
21-05-09, 20:51
no, hun, it won't hurt at all.

Diluted, yeah? I'll try and pick some up on Saturday unless anyone suggests anything that is already in the hoose :).

Anything to get this monstrosity off my hand =(

Lara's Nemesis
21-05-09, 20:54
Alcohol is probably your best bet. Failing that it might be time for some Lara Croft cosplay. ;)

http://i40.************/ofrsp3.gif

Encore
21-05-09, 20:55
no, hun, it won't hurt at all.

It might not hurt but it certainly would damage the skin no??? :eek:

Hey, why not try those special stain removing gels that people use to get oil stains off their skin?

viper456
21-05-09, 20:57
Oh dear! :vlol: She's a true artist! lmao.

Anyway, I would recommend THIS (http://www.germes-online.com/direct/dbimage/50043238/Ski_Glove.jpg) Should sort it out in a sec!

(damn you Laras Nemesis, YOU ARE MY NEMESIS NOW! LMFAO!)

touchthesky
21-05-09, 20:59
Oh dear! :vlol: She's a true artist! lmao.

Anyway, I would recommend THIS (http://www.germes-online.com/direct/dbimage/50043238/Ski_Glove.jpg) Should sort it out in a sec!

(damn you Laras Nemesis, YOU ARE MY NEMESIS NOW! LMFAO!)

I was gonna do that lol.

I have work on Saturday! Argh.

This is a nightmare.

I should have foreseen this :(.

toxicraider
21-05-09, 20:59
Alcohol is probably your best bet. Failing that it might be time for some Lara Croft cosplay. ;)

http://i40.************/ofrsp3.gif

:vlol:

If you're going to try bleach, hydrogen peroxide is probably best, or olive oil which would be fine for the skin.

A fake tan could help :o

viper456
21-05-09, 21:02
I was gonna do that lol.

I have work on Saturday! Argh.

This is a nightmare.

I should have foreseen this :(.

Reading up it would really seem the only way is to let it wear off naturally :( Some places said use a "natural oil" what ever that means lol and "scrub it with soap daily"

Personally I would recommend a bit of foundation :p

violentblossom
21-05-09, 21:11
It might not hurt but it certainly would damage the skin no??? :eek:

Hey, why not try those special stain removing gels that people use to get oil stains off their skin?

Sorry, i meant to say diluted bleach. :p

CerebralAssassin
21-05-09, 21:15
you can either wait it out (henna wears off after about 2-3 weeks,it doesn't come off easily AFAIK)

...or you can wear gloves!!:p

n00b raider
21-05-09, 21:25
Go swimming everyday. Chlorine helps wear off henna.

It depends on how stained your hands on though. My friend and I did it on each other lightly and it came off in the pool in about four hours.

It would help a little, though, I guess.

Anyways, that henna is better than I can do.

jackles
21-05-09, 22:21
After a very quick search the suggestions I have found are...swimming because of the chlorine, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing with hair conditioner and using olive oil and salt mixed together as an exfoliant to rub over the stain.


So I now have a great vision of you trying all of the above!

Nerd For Life
21-05-09, 22:23
So I now have a great vision of you trying all of the above!

:vlol: I got the same vision! Funny...

I never knew hair conditioner could work in this situation.

Melonie Tomb Raider
21-05-09, 22:24
Looks like stitches instead of flowers lol.

I'd recommend trying some lemon juice on it.

spikejones
21-05-09, 22:40
Reading up it would really seem the only way is to let it wear off naturally :( Some places said use a "natural oil" what ever that means lol and "scrub it with soap daily"

natural oil could be - peanut oil, olive oil, fat, soap, motor oil, diesel fuel (its all natural, just some is slightly processed ;) )
Go swimming everyday. Chlorine helps wear off henna.


Chlorox Bleach ring a bell?

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if there are any chemists in the house (Rowanlim perhaps?) one could possibly look at the chemical make-up of henna ink and suggest a solution to introduce with which to break down the ink, thus removing it. (seriously.. thats how cleaning products are created)

Squibbly
21-05-09, 22:43
Oh gosh.. sorry for your hand. You kinda look like a mild burn victim.:p

I've heard about peroxide working, and diluted bleach. Not working entirely, however. For it to all be gone, you'll likely have to wait. But at least you can fade it.

fuzzycroft
22-05-09, 01:00
It sort of looks like flowers if you look at it as a Rorschach test :p

MattTR
22-05-09, 01:18
Never had Henna, wanted to try it though.. :p

And at first I thought the thread said.. "How to remove Hannah"

http://www.tokyopop.com/ugc/2/2/2/9/7/0/u/clans/13070/avatar.jpg

:vlol:

tombraiderxii
22-05-09, 01:23
Never had Henna, wanted to try it though.. :p

And at first I thought the thread said.. "How to remove Hannah"

http://www.tokyopop.com/ugc/2/2/2/9/7/0/u/clans/13070/avatar.jpg

:vlol:

oh... that just made my day... :vlol: (i have a terrible sense of humor btw:pi: lol)

anyways, sorry about ur hand. It doesn't look that bad. try wearing some badass gloves.

Sir Croft
22-05-09, 01:26
Water, soap, and maybe alcohol. It will take some time to fade away.

MattTR
22-05-09, 01:26
oh... that just made my day... :vlol: (i have a terrible sense of humor btw:pi: lol)

Glad someone found it funny.. :vlol: :p

My sense of humor is no better, I assure you! :eek:

Dia2blo
22-05-09, 01:28
Note to self- never get henna :p

As for tips, maybe you could wear long sleeves to work and like people said use foundation or something. I'm sure people won't question it that much, i've seen weirder tattoos :)

touchthesky
22-05-09, 20:42
I've tried:
Alcohol
Scrubbing like crazy
Salt wash
Washing up powder
Alcohol hand wash
Exfoliate.


But....Its darker :( :( :(
http://i39.************/28ktvnk.jpg

Love2Raid
22-05-09, 20:54
Oh no.......:o

I am afraid you can't remove it that easily. It will fade away by itself in a few days and be gone in about 2 weeks I think...hmm...really depends on how long the henna was on your hand and also the type differs.

Don't scrub your hand with all those irritants/chemicals, you will ruin your skin!

Just wash it frequently with water and soft soap to make it disappear faster.

:hug::hug:

Quasimodo
22-05-09, 20:55
Conversely you could get something prettier henna-d over the old design?:p I wonder if something used to get rid of bruises would help break down the ink in the skin.

touchthesky
22-05-09, 20:57
Conversely you could get something prettier henna-d over the old design?:p I wonder if something used to get rid of bruises would help break down the ink in the skin.

http://www.waynewhitecoop.com/system/images/Light%20Bulb.jpg

Witch Hazel? (or whatever it's called)

Love2Raid
22-05-09, 21:01
I doubt that would work, but it wouldn't hurt to give it a try I guess.

Good luck, don't worry too much about it. At least it's not permanent. ;)
:)

toxicraider
22-05-09, 21:06
Witch Hazel? (or whatever it's called)

I think that just tightens the skin, I don't know if it would help.
Which have you tried so far, had any luck in fading it?
Anything that exfoliates the skin should help.

touchthesky
22-05-09, 21:07
I think that just tightens the skin, I don't know if it would help.
Which have you tried so far, had any luck in fading it?

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showpost.php?p=3668508&postcount=30

:(

Rai
22-05-09, 21:47
A shot in the dark, but how about nail varnish remover?

oreo
22-05-09, 22:40
some kind of face scrub, lemon juice and a face toner, if you cant find any id guess bleach would do but might sting:| :o

stranger1992
22-05-09, 23:49
Nice curly-wurly :D

its Henna?

darn :(

My friend at work is a henna artist. I'll ask her tomorrow for you :)

IceColdLaraCroft
22-05-09, 23:51
Henna is what they use in hair dye. You cannot remove it. If you keep washing it some of the dye will lessen in appearance but you really just have to wait it out. It isn't as permanent as a tattoo, but you can't get rid of it by washing it.

-DaNnEe..
22-05-09, 23:54
Use make-up to cover it up.

tampi
22-05-09, 23:56
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With hydrogen peroxide: Apply the product on a cotton swab and rub it with your hand. At first I did not notice the difference. Continue rubbing and after a while you'll see that the design starts to disappear.

Swimming in pools because the chlorine-containing water causes the tattoo to disappear faster.

Olive oil: Enter the first hand in warm water and then frótala with oil until the remnants of the tattoo will disappear. If you want you can add a little salt as its exfoliating properties contribute to its elimination. Naki said she has not tried this approach but believes that it is not dangerous.

^^ searching on google

stranger1992
23-05-09, 00:03
She has the strangest accent ever! I thought it would be an Indian accent but its like...New York!?!?! lol kinda unexpected !

M.A.
23-05-09, 05:54
Today was international day at college, and one of the stalls was doing Henna tattoos....The main lady was busy doing someone else so another lady said she would do mine "although it won't be as good as the other womans.."

It's meant to be flowers:
http://i40.************/14n0ifc.jpg

:/

So yeah, I want it off.

Is there any way to get it off or aid it in it's going away?

I've tried rubbing vodka on it.

Rubbing or trying anything else chemically to remove it will only irritate and harm your skin. Henna will fade with time and washing with water.

I suggest you try to find the lady from the stall (the better one) or anybody that could design better looking henna's to draw over your existing henna design. It already got it bases, a bit more extension from a professional it could turn beautiful.

http://www.hennacaravan.com/pix_hands/hand3022.jpg
http://aqilakaleem.com/img/hennaHand.jpg

Larapink
23-05-09, 06:05
You can't remove it you have to wait for it to fade, this can take up to 6 weeks. Just use some foundation/concealer to hide it.

touchthesky
23-05-09, 20:54
It's getting lighter :D :D

Before:

http://i40.************/14n0ifc.jpg

After:
http://i41.************/r0tqgj.jpg

I used so much though, and my hands paying for it (as you can see...) :/.... I used:
Vinegar
Professional Alcohol Hand Rub (left on for a whiley)
Milk
Nail Varnish remover
Jif
Washing up liquid

One of them obviously done something lol