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1. How does Jagua work?

1.1. How does Jagua work?
JaguaHenna™ tattoo gel dyes the skin into a dark blue/black color which will last for 10-20 days.
Exposure to air (oxidation) activates the gel which gives you a 100% natural tattoo.

1.2. Is it really a two week tattoo!?
Absolutely! And everything is safe and natural. :-)
JaguaHenna™ tattoos will gradually fade as your skin regenerates. The tattoo will last for 10-20 days due to this process.

1.3. Will the tattoo show up well on dark skin?
Absolutely. Either dark or light, Jagua will create a beautiful distinct stain.
Generally, the tattoo tends to black on a dark skin whereas it will be dark blue on light skin.

2. How to create a Jagua tattoo

2.1. What do I need?
Our ready-to-go DIY Kits come with all necessary items. You’ll need the following items:

  • JaguaHenna™ gel tube & luer lock needle (included)
  • Transfer paper
  • (Tattoo) pen
  • Disinfecting gel
  • Nitril gloves
  • Toilet paper & q-tips

2.2. How much Jagua gel do I need?
This depends on your design. You can find estimates (number of tattoos per tube) on each individual product.

2.3. How can I copy my design on my skin?

  1. Try to copy it by freehand drawing
  2. Use carbon paper, which is really easy!
    Just check out the Instructional video or follow the step-by-step instruction on Facebook..

2.4. I’ve made a mistake! What to do?
Remove the mistake as soon as possible using toilet-paper, disinfectant and a q-tip!
When removing the gel, make sure to completely clean the skin. Jagua is extremely potent and can even dye the skin with a subtle touch.

2.5. Can I draw shaded tattoos?
A thick layer of Jagua will give a dark result whereas thin layers have a lighter effect. Practice makes perfect :-)

2.6. Can I apply Jagua with Henna cones?
Absolutely, in that case you'll be needing wholesale gel. You can find this on our JaguaHenna™ wholesale page.
Otherwise we'll supply gel in 10ml tubes as they are very easy to draw with. Just click on the accompanying needles and you're ready to go.

3. Tattoo lifespan & protection

3.1. How long does it need to dry?
At least 2,5 hours. However, the longer, the better!
Just don’t forget to remove the gel before going to bed. This will prevent smudging your precious design!

3.2. I removed the gel, but it doesn’t show properly. Why?
Don't worry!
Your tattoo needs time to develop. It takes 12 – 24 hours for your tattoo to reach its peak darkness.

3.3. How long will my tattoo last?
JaguaHenna™ tattoos will last 10 – 20 days.

3.4. Can I expose my tattoo to water?
Absolutely! Just be careful while scrubbing and wiping it dry as this will increase fading.

3.5. How can I protect my JaguaHenna™ tattoo?
By taking the right precautions you can enjoy your tattoo for two weeks.
Basically, you need to take care of your skin:

  • Avoid friction and scrubbing.
  • While showering and swimming; be careful with washing the tattoo-area and gently pat it dry.
  • Protect the tattoo with a thin layer of petroleum jelly (or something similar) while swimming, bathing, showering and sleeping.
  • Enjoying nice weather? Protect the tattoo with suntan lotion.
  • Avoid dehydration of the skin.
  • Drink plenty of water.

3.6. What if I want to remove my Jagua tattoo?
This is possible but will take some days.
The most effective and harmless way is to gently scrub the tattoo using an exfoliate. Your tattoo will fade after a few sessions.
Stop scrubbing when you experience any discomfort.

4. Customer Service & Support

4.1. Can you create a custom tattoo for us?
We can only provide you with ready-made DIY starter kits plus easy instructions.
Still looking for a Henna or Tattoo artist? Please send us an email and we’ll try to couple you with our professional customers (artists) that are nearest to you!

4.2. What are your payment options?
Naturally you can order our products in a safe way. To ensure a secured environment, we make use of the online payment system of Mollie (except for PayPal payments and Bank transfers).
More information on Mollie can be found on their website.
Accepted payments are:

  • PayPal
  • Creditcard - Maestro, Visa, Master Card, American Express & Discover
  • Bank transfers
  • Bancontact / Mister Cash
  • iDEAL (Netherlands)
  • KBC/CBC-Payment button (Belgium)
  • Belfius Direct Net (Belgium)

4.3. Can I get a discount?
Absolutely, you can enjoy discount prices when ordering jagua gel over 125ml (4oz).
Interested? Be sure to check out JaguaHenna Wholesale.

4.4. How will my order be shipped?

When your order is below 125ml (4oz), you’ll receive it in the post. Convenient, as you don’t need to stay at home.

Orders of and beyond 125ml (4oz) are sent as a parcel. We’ll provide you with a Track & Trace number so you’ll know exactly when it will arrive.
International order are processed by GLS.

4.5. I’m in a hurry! How fast can you deliver?
All products shown on this website are in stock. When you order before 15:00 (GMT+2), we’ll send your order the same day.
Need an estimation for your particular area? Check out the estimates below.

4.6. I live in the United Kingdom. How fast can you deliver?
Delivery will take place in about 2-4 working days.
All products shown on this website are in stock. Because of this, we’ll process your order immediately.
Orders are processed by PostNL (Dutch Postal Service) who guarantee delivery in your letterbox within 2 – 4 days.
When your order is below 125ml (4oz), you’ll receive it in the post. Convenient, as you don’t need to stay at home. We’ll provide you with a Track &Trace number when your order is 125ml (4oz) or more. This way you’ll know exactly when it arrives.

4.7. Do you ship globally? And how long will it take?
Delivery time of international orders vary according to country:

  • Europe: ~ 1 Week
  • North America: ~ 1,5 Weeks
  • Asia: ~ 1-2 Weeks
  • Africa: ~ 1-3 Weeks (depends per country)
  • Central- and South America: ~ 1.5 - 3 weeks (depends per country)

All products shown on this website are in stock. Because of this, we’ll process your order immediately. Orders of and beyond 125ml are sent as a parcel. We’ll provide you with a Track & Trace number so you’ll know exactly when it will arrive.

4.8. What are the shipping costs per country?

United Kingdom Europe World
Letterbox (<125ml) €5,99 €5,99 €5,99
Parcel (>125ml) €14,99 €14,99 €24,99

*Shipping costs vary per country and are calculated in your cart. See below for exact shipping costs per country.

4.9. What are the shipping costs for my specific country?

Europe: Letterbox: €5,99 / Parcel:€ 14,99:
Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Channel Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark (exc. Faroe Islands and Greenland), Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France (incl. Corsica), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Italy (exc. San Marina and Vatican), Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldava, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal (incl. Azores and Madeira), Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain (incl. Balearic, exc. Canary Islands), Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom (exc. Gibraltar and Channel Islands), Ukraine, Vatican City.

World: Letterbox: €5,99 / Parcel: € 24,99:
Rest of the world.

5. Product information

5.1. What is Jagua exactly?
JaguaHenna™ is a 2 week tattoo gel made of 100% natural ingredients. JaguaHenna™ creates a dark blue/black tattoo that lasts for 10 – 20 days. Jagua (Genipa Americana) is derived from a fruit that grows in the rainforests of Central- and South America. These fruits are also used for traditional jams, desserts and beverages. Due to its antibacterial and antibiotic properties it even helps against colds, sore throats, bronchitis, and other illnesses!

5.2. What tattoo color does it give?
Black with a hint of Dark blue. The exact color depends on your specific skin type.

5.3. Does Jagua come in other colors?
Unfortunately no. Jagua will only dye the skin Dark blue / black..

5.4. How does the gel color the skin?
The colorless Jagua juice (Genipa Americana) oxidizes when exposed to air. This oxidation process is the reason that your skin can gradually darken. So, after our tattoo gel touches the skin for ~2.5 hours, it will take 12 – 24 hours before the tattoo will reach its most intense color.

5.5. What is JaguaHenna™ shelf life?
FREEZE JAGUAHENNA™ AT -20 DEGREES! This way, Jagua gel will preserve its staining capacity for 12 months.
When used within 30 days, freezing is solely recommended but not required.
Oxidation (exposure to air) will activate the gel. Before storing the tubes: squeeze out excessive air, seal by using the plug and screw on the cap.
Contact with oxygen and improper storage conditions will reduce Jagua staining properties.

5.6. How often can I freeze & thaw Jagua?
You can freeze and thaw JaguaHenna many times as the deteriorating effect is negligible. Just be sure to freeze immediately after you’re finished using the gel!
However, to avoid unnecessary thawing, it might be wise to repack large bottles in smaller containers.

5.7. How long does it take to thaw the gel?
Thawing a 10ml tube will take about 30 minutes.

5.8. What is the origin of Jagua?
Our Jagua fruits are collected by indigenous people from the Panamanian rainforests. Each tribe has his own methods of creating Jagua tattoos with which they create intricate patterns for ceremonies and parties. They’ve used the Jagua fruits for hundreds of years and passed on their knowledge from generation to generation.

Our first acquaintance with Jagua took place deep in the Amazonian rainforests. These local tribes shared their stories and traditions and told us about the importance of Jagua during their daily lives. So basically, thanks to the natives of Southern America, you can finally enjoy safe, temporary tattoos!

5.9. How is Jagua different from ‘traditional’ henna?

  • JaguaHenna will dye the skin dark blue/black for 2 weeks.
  • ‘Traditional’ Henna will dye the skin red/brown. There is no such thing as safe Black Henna.
  • Traditional Henna has been used for centuries throughout the Middle-East and Asia.
  • Jagua has been used for centuries by the local tribes of Central and South America.

6. Health & Safety

6.1. Is Jagua safe?
JaguaHenna™ tattoo gel is a safe cosmetic product that can be applied directly on the skin.
Our formula is developed according to European Cosmetic Regulations 1223/2009.
JaguaHenna™ gel DOES NOT contain PPD or other dangerous chemicals.

Nonetheless, to prevent allergic reactions or irritation, we always recommend to test Jagua on a small patch of skin before applying the tattoo.
Since 2015 we’ve sold thousands of Jagua products and have only experienced a few cases of allergic reactions. Our records show that 99.8% of customers won’t experience problems. Although unlikely, if allergic reactions do occur, an eczema-like rash appears after a couple of days. When treated adequately, such a reaction will not create lasting scars. Simply remove the tattoo by repeatedly washing the area & gently rubbing dry. Don’t scratch and/or damage the skin! Doctors recommended that the rash can also be treated by applying anti-itch cream. However, avoid self-treatment, contact us immediately, and always consult a medical professional when in need.

6.2. What is JaguaHenna™ gel made of?
Our JaguaHenna™ formula contains – besides the fruit juice of Genipa Americana – a thickener (Xanthan gum), preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Citric Acid and Olive oil.
Al these ingredients are harmless and are also used in food products.

6.3. Can anyone use Jagua?
As some people are allergic to fruit or peanuts, it can occur that people are sensitive to Jagua. We do not recommend the use of Jagua gel for people with fruit-allergies, eczema, extremely sensitive skin and/or G6PD. To prevent allergic reactions or irritations, test Jagua on a small patch of skin before applying the tattoo. The tattoo can be drawn without a problem if you’re not experiencing any irritation within 15 – 120 minutes.

+ Read more on Health & Safety

6.4. Does it hurt?
Absolutely not! Your Jagua tattoo is 100% pain free.

6.5. Why use a needle when it's for external use only?
True, JaguaHenna™ is exclusively for external use. We provide blunt needles to create detailed drawings on the skin.
This accompanying needle is blunt and simply clicks into JaguaHenna™ tubes. Basically, it's a Click & Go system :-)

6.6. How is Jagua different from Black Henna?
JaguaHenna™ is NOT black henna. Please be aware of Black Henna products! These products are made of traditional henna mixed with the chemical substance ParaPhenyleneDiamine (PPD). This PPD poluted henna is dangerous and can cause blisters and scars. Do not use these products!

Jagua is the ONLY safe product that gives you a dark blue/black temporary tattoo. Our products do not contain these chemical substances.
Our JaguaHena™ products are carefully researched, developed and produced.
Because of this, always ask Jagua artists whether they can show appropriate JaguaHenna™ documentation.

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