What is Jagua
Jagua is a fruit that is a part of the berry family and is commonly found in the rainforests of Central and South America. The juices of the jagua have been used for tattooing cultural purposes within the tribes who live within the South American/ Central American rainforest. The appearance and the look of the jagua stain on the skin makes it look as if someone has really gotten a real tattoo but without all the pain. This is a perfect alternative to black henna which is a chemical henna that can burn the skin. For jagua to be used as a temporary tattoo, the juices harvested and then is either kept as a liquid or dehydrated in to a powder. It is then made into a gel when mixed with xanthan gum or a paste when mixed with henna. Similar to henna, essential oils are also added to jagua. Jagua, will last on the skin for about 1 to 3 weeks. It leaves a dark blue black color stain on to the skin. The color may either be faint or not be present during the first hours. However, just like henna, the jagua color develops within 24 to 48 hours.
Before Care Information
It is recommended that when applying jagua for the first time to shave or wax the area one day before because the hairs can affect the designs and you want to avoid exfoliation to the area for a week. If you self tan, its recommended to get a tan at least a day prior to your appointment. Additionally, if you plan on getting your nails done, please do attend to your nail appointment prior to your appointment. It is advised that you do a test patch prior to applying jagua because some can be sensitive to this product. Jagua is not recommended for those diagnosed certain skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Please consult your doctor before doing so. Try out jagua if you would like to try out the new natural version of a black body art on your skin (especially if you want to see how a tattoo would look like in that area).