My daughter was studying about Henna in her social studies and class. Sonya was nice enough to demonstrate her artwork during class so all the children could see it first hand. She was very good at answering questions and the kids all thought the demonstration was fun. My daughter got many compliments that it was the best Henna they had seen. We plan to use this company again in the future.

- Alicia W - Omaha, NE 

Henna ~ Mehndi Tattoos in greater
Nashville, TN and Atlanta, GA

The design process takes between 10-20 minutes for a simple design, to several hours for a more detailed design covering a larger area of the body. The session is completely painless as the paste is applied on top of the skin. Our henna designs are done free-hand. We can duplicate almost any design you find, or customize a design just for you to fit your style or preference.

If desired, we can add some sparkle to your henna design using cosmetic glitters which adhere to the paste. The glitter will stay on until the paste has dried and is removed.

Did you know? Henna powder is green, not brown in color. When mixed with lemon juice to release the dye, once exposed to air, it turns brown (much like an avocado).


Creative Illusions Face Painting and Henna uses only natural and 100% safe henna. Natural henna will only dye your skin a variation of orange/red/brown color and NEVER black. "Black Henna" was made to resemble the coloring of permanent tattoos, but include chemical and color additives, including PPD, which is banned in the United States for use on the skin. The chemicals in black henna can cause blistering to the skin and other long-term or permanent damage to your body. When traveling outside of the US, if you choose to receive a henna tattoo, please ensure the paste being applied is natural henna (should appear to be a dark brown color, never black).

We offer Henna services from our artists in the Nashville metro (Sumner county TN) and great Atlanta area (Paulding county GA).

Mehndi is the art of Henna painting on your body. Originating in India thousands of years ago, Henna is believed to bring love, luck and prosperity. It is believed that placing henna on your body is like sending out a wish to the universe - so if you are wanting love, luck, fertility, etc, and the design chosen symbolizes that specific blessing, the color of the design is more intense.

Applied to your skin and removed hours later, it leaves beautiful markings on the skin that fade naturally in 1-3 weeks. Because each person is unique, the color and intensity of the tattoo will vary from one individual to another. Henna is actually a permanent stain on your skin, but because your skin exfoliates and sheds naturally over time, the henna design will fade and eventually disappear. The life of your design can be extended by avoiding water for several hours after removing the paste, avoiding suntan lotion or sunscreen on the area of your design, and refraining from any scrubbing or using lotions on the area, and staying away from chlorinated water.

Henna is safe for expectant mothers! We use only USDA Certified Organic Rajasthani Indian henna powder and Lavender essential oil on our prenatal henna designs, both of which are proven to be the safest henna paste for mom and baby. If an individual has sensitive skin, we can also use this henna paste mixture.

We require a minimum 24 hours notice for henna appointments, as we mix our henna fresh just for you! BOOK NOW!

Organic Rajasthani Indian powder from India

Jamila Henna powder from Pakistan

Powders are mixed with fructose sugar, lemon juice and a blend of the following 100% pure essential oils:


Wild Orange


Different powders and oils produce different stains and results. The powders and oils we use are based on personal preference, allergies and skin sensitivities.

USDA Certified Organic Rajasthani henna powder is used on pregnant bellies. Mixed with fructose sugar, lemon juice and Lavender essential oil, the only oil proven to be safe for both mom and baby.



* Corporate events (company events, churches, colleges, etc): $175 per hour with a two-hour minimum

* Private parties (birthday, bachelorette, etc): $150 per hour with a two-hour minimum

* Henna crowns are provided for cancer patients at a reduced rate of $100 per hour

Appointments for henna crowns are done in the comfort of your home or location of choice.

* Presentations, including hands-on demonstrations, are available and are customized for your event.

$200 per hour; travel fees apply.

* Individual appointments are available in our Sumner County TN or Paulding County GA locations.

Designs start at $25 and go up depending on the design and detail. Travel is available; travel fees will apply.