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Primal Henna Arts

Fine Body  Art  That Decorates Your Skin Like Jewerly!



 Jagua Body Art

Body art with BLUE JAGUA is a nont-toxic gel from a citrus like fruit found and used for centuries by Amazon natives. The gel leaves a deep blue-black stain on the skin that can last up to 3 weeks . Satisfies ink tattoo envy.

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Primal Henna Arts Travels To:
Santa Cruz County
Monterey Bay  
San Jose 
San Francisco

Henna Body Art

The henna plant is a sweet shrub like tree that produces lovely yellow blooms. Every fall in India, Pakistan, Morocco and Sudan, henna is harvested and sifted into hair dying quality or body art quality powder.

Primal Henna prepares their henna paste only from high quality and organic ingredients.

Henna has a delicious auburn red tint and its stain can last up to two weeks.

Only high grade essential oils are mixed into the paste and are provided by

Fleurs De France, an exclusive body and beauty products company based in Los Angeles,CA.

Contact Us:      
Make an Appointment !
Santa Cruz henna glove. Bridal quaiity.


$ 120 per hour for events.

$ 40 for individual appointments.

Travel fees can apply.

An appointment is required 48 hours ahead.


Private Events

Art Fairs & Festivals

Corporate Events

Baby Showers

Bridal Showers

Bachelorette Gatherings

Please no drop- ins !

Primal Henna Arts is available for  a free consultation. We care for  your henna experience.

We are child, family and animal friendly.

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Silvana Piga  

Henna Artist and founder

Mixed Media Artist and Founder of

Primal Henna Arts. Silvana has been working as a professional henna artist for 15 years. 

Dane Argentieri

Video and Photography

Dane is a professional photographer and video producer. Together with Primal Henna Arts, much of the photo portfolios are made. Check out more of his work at

A Little About Us

Primal Henna Arts is founded by Silvana Piga, a long time resident to Santa Cruz County and to California.

Originally she came from Italy and and she has traveled with her work to many parts of the world. She is trained in multiple mediums of art, including:



Interior design painting,

Classical Painting,

Photography ,

Graphic design and

A Degree in Art History.

Silvana adopted henna art while traveling and sharing her love for painting in the form of unique travel paintings made with guache on watercolor paper.  She spent some time in a small village near Aswan, Egypt. There she was introduced to Nubian and Arabic designs.

She loves creating the traditional Indian Mogul patterns, but her favorite henna disigns are inspired by 1930's art noveau's vine work.

Henna design continues to inspire her love for art combined with her appreciation of Egyptian and Indian cultures.  15 years of professional henna artistry introduced Silvana to hundreds of people from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

Silvana as Primal Henna Arts enjoys bringing her work to arts and crafts shows and to a myriad of private events in vicinity to Santa Cruz, Monterey and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Fun fact!

 Henna paste was first used in ancient Egypt?

Yes, before it migrated to Mugal India. Ancient wall frescos have been discovered in tombs in which women's hands are shown with henna. .


Mummies are found with henna in their hair and nails.Today, henna  is still an important part of the Egyptian culture.

By appointment only !      
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