Application of henna – Scrub the hands that will be tattooed. They should be oil free and gently dried. Then start drawing! For beginners – always have a sketch and keep the design simple. Even the simplest design will look amazing if done perfectly, and if it’s messy – it doesn’t matter if it’s complicated – it will resemble a blot. Vines, circles, teardrops, little flowers are perfect to begin with. Draw from the center out, so you don’t smudge the design.