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.