How much does a henna tattoo cost?
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How much does a henna tattoo cost?

Ashburn, VA

How much does a henna tattoo cost?

$70 – $110henna tattoo artist cost per hour
$15 – $75average henna tattoo cost
$35 – $100average henna brows cost

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$70 – $110 henna tattoo artist cost per hour

$15 – $75 average henna tattoo cost

$35 – $100 average henna brows cost

Get free estimates for your project or view our cost guide below:
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Henna tattoo prices

Henna tattoos cost $15 to $75 per design on average, depending on the size and detail. Henna brow pricing is $35 to $100, while traditional bridal henna costs $500 to $700. Professional henna artists charge $70 to $110 per hour. DIY henna tattoo and brow kits cost $15 to $95.

Henna tattoo prices by type
Tattoo type Average cost
Simple design / Small area (wrist, hand, or ankle) $5 – $25
Detailed design / Medium-sized area (forearm, feet) $25 – $75
Intricate design / Large area (chest, legs, side) $75 – $250
Custom design (illustrations or symbols drawn to tell a story) $100 – $450
Henna brows $35 – $100
Traditional bridal henna (hands up to elbows and feet up to ankles) $500 – $700
Maternity henna / belly henna $80 – $155

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Henna tattoo cost per design

Henna tattoos cost $15 to $75 per design on average, with smaller designs like dots or lines costing just $5 and full-arm sleeves costing $150+. The safe, temporary body art is made using 100% pure organic henna paste with no additives to prevent skin irritation or allergic reactions.

Each culture has their own design traditions, including:

  • Moroccan designs are known for their unisex patterns like geometric shapes and tribal designs.

  • Indian designs include florals, checkered dots, trails, and other traditional patterns.

  • Pakistani designs include leaves, florals, mosques, mandala designs, domes, and paisley patterns.

  • Arabic designs blend bold lines and empty spaces for an elegant look.

  • African designs include tribal patterns with bold borders and lines, similar to Arabic designs.

  • Western style mehndi designs are not linked with cultural traditions but have adapted geometrical shapes and quirky patterns or combination designs that include patterns from multiple cultures for a unique look.

Bridal henna cost

Traditional bridal henna packages cost $500 to $700 for full henna on both hands up to the elbows and both feet up to the ankles. Basic packages cost less but feature smaller or simpler designs, while luxury packages offer a bolder look at a higher cost.

Bridal henna cost - Chart
Bridal henna cost - Chart
Bridal henna cost
Bridal package Description Average cost
Minimal henna (2 hours) Simple design on full or partial hands up to wrists $150 – $250
Basic henna (2.5 – 3 hours) Simple design on both hands up to wrists and both feet up to ankles $250 – $500
Full traditional henna (3 – 6 hours) Semi-intricate design on both hands up to the elbows and both feet up to the ankles $500 – $700
Luxury henna (7 – 9 hours) Semi-intricate to very intricate designs on both hands up to the elbows and both feet up to the knees $700 – $1,000

A bride displaying henna art on her hands and arms.
A bride displaying henna art on her hands and arms.

In India, brides often have their henna at a Mehndi party that includes food, music, and dancing for close friends and family. The ceremony is designed to relieve stress and beautify and bless the bride for her wedding day.

For a successful bridal henna, be sure to:

  • Schedule your bridal henna 2 or 3 days before your wedding for peak color.

  • Have your manicure and pedicure done before your Mehndi.

  • Start your bridal henna session several hours before guests arrive.

  • Leave the henna on for 6 to 8 hours before removing the paste.

  • After scraping off the paste, wait 2 hours before using water.

  • Avoid housework and long showers to prevent fading.

  • To complement the beautiful henna, arrange a wedding hair and makeup package costing $180 to $600.

Henna artist cost per hour or day

Henna artists charge an average of $70 to $110 per hour, depending on their experience, location, and the intricacy of the designs.

Henna mehndi artist cost
Charge type Average cost
Per hour $70 – $110
Per half day (4 – 5 hours) $300 – $550
Per full day (8 hours)  $550 – $880

Other factors that affect the cost of a henna artist include:

  • Group vs. individual – Artists may charge higher hourly rates for group events with more guests.

  • Date of service – Artists often charge higher rates on holidays, weekends, and during peak wedding season.

  • Appointment time – Early morning and late evening appointments may cost more per hour.

  • In-studio vs. on-location – Expect higher rates for the artist to come to you.

  • Travel fees – Surcharges are common if the artist must travel more than 30 miles to your venue location.

  • Minimum service fees – Many artists charge a 1 or 2 hour minimum or have a 10-guest minimum for parties.

An artist applying henna to a woman's hand.
An artist applying henna to a woman's hand.

Henna brows prices

Henna eyebrow tinting costs $35 to $100. The henna paste is applied to eyebrows with a small brush then left to dry for 2 to 6 hours. The henna stain will last for several weeks.

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In comparison, standard makeup artists charge $15 to $40 for brow tinting and $450 to $800 for brow microblading.

Henna party rates

A henna party costs $70 to $700, depending on the party size. Artists may charge an hourly rate or a party booking fee, plus $5 to $15 per guest. Henna artists spend about 2 to 5 minutes with each guest to create simple, strip designs. Large parties may require multiple artists.

Henna party rates
Party size / artist hours Average cost Events
Up to 10 guests (1 – 2 hour minimum may apply) $70 – $150 Girl's night, children's party
10 to 40 guests (1 – 3 hours) $150 – $400 Bridal shower, reunion, birthday party
40+ guests (3 or more hours) $400 – $700+ Company/school event, festival, bat mitzvah, or quinceañera

Henna tattoo kit prices

A basic DIY henna kit costs $15 to $95 and has everything you need to DIY apply henna to your skin or eyebrows.

Henna kit costs
Kit type Average price
Tattoo kit $15 – $30
Stencil kit $15 – $35
Brow kit  $45 – $95

Henna kits typically include instructions and the following supplies and tools:

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  • Henna powder made from the leaves of the henna plant and ground into a fine powder

  • Mixing solution of water, lemon juice, or other liquid used to make the henna powder into a paste

  • Essential oils such as lavender, tea tree, or eucalyptus to give the henna paste a pleasant smell

  • Applicator tool to apply the henna paste to the skin

  • Design stencils to create design patterns on the skin

Henna FAQs

What is henna?

Henna is a paste made from the leaves of the henna plant. Temporary body art created with this natural dye is popular in some cultures for special occasions such as weddings, festivals, and religious ceremonies. Henna mixed with black coffee or tea produces the traditional reddish-brown color.

How long does henna last on skin?

Henna paste takes 30 minutes to dry but should stay on skin for at least 2 hours for the best results. The henna design lasts about 2 weeks before it begins to fade. To remove faded henna, soak in saltwater with a gentle exfoliating scrub or apply coconut oil with a sugar scrub.

Henna hair dye is permanent and lasts from 3 to 5 months but is most vibrant for 4 to 6 weeks before it begins to fade. To lighten the henna, coat your hair with a mix of olive oil and coconut or grapeseed oil.

Does it hurt to get a henna tattoo?

Henna tattoos are completely painless since they are drawn on and use no needles. Henna is skin-safe when using a pure, organic paste with no additives.

Where to buy henna

You can buy henna skin and hair dye through online henna suppliers, local Indian or Middle Eastern grocery stores, and even from Walmart.

Getting estimates for henna services

Here are some guidelines to help you choose the right henna artist for your event:

  • Ask for referrals from friends, your party planner, or the event venue manager.

  • Search online for a licensed henna artist with event experience and browse their portfolios.

  • Schedule consultations with 2 to 3 artists.

  • Read their reviews on Fash and Google.

  • Select the most skilled professional that works within your budget and schedule.

  • Confirm prices and ask about travel charges or other hidden fees.

  • Review all contract terms before signing and make the final payment after the event.

Questions to ask caterers

Before booking a henna artist, ask these important questions:

  • How long have you been a henna artist?

  • Do you use pure organic henna?

  • Do you make your own paste? Can you provide a list of ingredients?

  • Do you charge by the hour or per person?

  • How many henna tattoos can you apply in one hour?

  • What supplies are included in your base price?

  • Can you create a custom design book for my event? If yes, is there an extra charge?

  • What set up and help do you require?

  • Does your rate include set up time?

  • How do you calculate your travel charge?

  • Can you provide references?

  • Do you have a contract?

  • What is your cancellation policy?

  • Do you wear a uniform or traditional Indian clothing?