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Jagua

Jagua
Jagua is a traditional form of body art used in northern parts of South America, the Caribbean and southern Mexico. The art form is named for the fruit that gives a blue dye, its latin name is Genipa Americana.

The stain is gives is blue. It is alike to henna in that it stains the top layer of skin and fades over 1 to 2 weeks. It is applied as a paste and left on the skin for 1-4 hours. When the paste is removed it leaves very little colour but over 12 hours it oxidises (again similar to henna) and turns a beautiful blue hue.

Unlike henna jagua paste only needs to remain on the skin for a short time to give deep colour results. Additionally swimming the same day does not affect the colour.

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Jagua at Eumundi Markets

Jagua is exclusive to Divine Henna at Eumundi Markets. Find us on the Terraces on Saturdays and under the shade of the figs on Wednesdays.

PRICES

We have designs to suite every budget, the average price goes from $12 up to $50. Large pieces ($60 up) may require an appointment.

Check out our Instagram page to preview the limitless jagua design choices available to you.  https://www.instagram.com/divinehenna/

Jagua at Your Event

Be one of the first to host this unique form of body art at your party! From the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane, Divine JAGUA can
be available for wedding’s, Hen’s nights, corporate events, markets and festivals.

Our hourly rate for jagua at your event is $110. A group of around 10 people can all receive a simple design each within an hour of work. Within 2 hours 10 medium designs can be done. Contact Us for more information.

Safety

We source our jagua from 'Fresh Jagua.'

Following is their safety FAQ

"Yes, Jagua is safe and does not contain harmful chemicals. It is similar to henna in several ways, it is made from a plant and has been used safely by several Amazon tribes for ages. However, there might be cases of allergies for people that are allergic to most tropical fruits. If you are sensitive, then you can do a patch test before using Jagua or discuss your concerns with your doctor. Also, in some individuals, when fresh Jagua body art is exposed to heat within the first 48 hours, it can actually lead to a reaction. In the event that you have a bad reaction to Jagua, you can use hydrocortisone or any other natural remedy to relieve the itchiness which is usually not severe.

..Although Jagua is a natural food product and has been used for thousands of years on kids, woman and man as part of their daily routine and not only for nutritional purposes and skin dye, but for herbal healing as well. It is possible to have an allergic reaction to any foreign substance applied to the skin. We encourage People with sensitive skin, before applying a full sized Jagua Temporary Tattoo to test a small patch by applying a small dot of Jagua behind the ear to test your sensitivity to Jagua.

We have sold thousands of Jagua temporary tattoo products and provide it as a service at our shop and have only a few cases of allergic reactions each year. An allergic reaction to Jagua will appear as a dense rash of hard red bumps and may look similar to the allergic reations caused by PPD or Black Henna. Unlike PPD or Black Henna, an allergic reaction to Jagua will not create a lasting scar. This rash can be treated like any other allergic rash with the application of anti-itch cream and/or Cortizone. Before treating any allergic reaction, it is essential to consult your health care professional!

We speculate that there is a connection between high alcohol/drugs levels and how the body reacts to Jagua.

It is not wise to expose heat in any form to a fresh applied Jagua tattoo in the first 48 hour of the tattoo development or painful scarring will occur."

https://www.freshjagua.com/Jagua

Please note, as there is no comprehensive research on jagua use during  pregnancy or cancer treatment, we do not recommend using jagua during these times.