Go Get a Jagua Tattoo @ A Festival!

Jagua tattoos are a beautiful and unique way to adorn your body, and what better place to get one than at a festival? Whether you’re attending a music festival, cultural celebration, or art fair, getting a jagua tattoo can be a fun and meaningful experience.

Jagua is a natural dye that comes from the fruit of the jagua tree, which grows in the rainforests of South America. When applied to the skin, jagua creates a dark blue-black stain that lasts for up to two weeks. Just like henna, jagua is a plant-based dye, used historically for body art, and so it is considered safe for use on the skin.

At a festival, you’ll likely find a booth or tent where you can get a jagua tattoo. The artist will begin by cleaning and preparing the area of skin where you want the tattoo. They’ll then use a small needle or brush to apply the jagua paste to your skin. The paste will dry within a few minutes, and you’ll be able to go about your day without worrying about smudging or smearing the tattoo.

As the jagua paste dries, you may feel a slight tingling or itching sensation on your skin. This is normal and should subside within a few hours. Once the paste is fully dry, you can wash it off with soap and water, revealing the beautiful blue-black stain underneath.

One of the great things about jagua tattoos is that they can be customized to your liking. You can choose from a variety of designs, or you can work with the artist to create a unique design that’s tailored to your preferences. Whether you want a small, simple design or a large, intricate piece, the artist can help bring your vision to life.

Getting a jagua tattoo at a festival can be a great way to commemorate your experience. It’s also a way to connect with the local culture and traditions of the festival. Many festivals offer jagua tattoos as a way to support local artists and artisans, so getting a tattoo can also be a way to contribute to the local economy.

In conclusion, getting a jagua tattoo at a festival can be a fun and memorable experience. Whether you’re attending a music festival, cultural celebration, or art fair, take some time to explore the jagua tattoo booths and see what designs catch your eye. Who knows? You may end up with a beautiful and meaningful piece of body art that will remind you of your festival experience for years to come.

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The Chemical Constituents of Jagua

principallyJagua Tattoo Products are manufactured from Genipa Americana Extract, which is quite simply a jagua fruit extract that retains the otherwise degenerative colouring properties of the jagua fruit itself. The naturally occuring chemical constituents of jagua are often referred to as ‘Biochemicals’ or ‘Phytochemicals’, because they are occur naturally within the plant matter. There are many phytochemicals present in a jagua tree, but for the purposes of jagua body art we are primarily concerned with those phytochemicals found within the jagua fruit itself.

The Key Phytochemicals in Jagua Fruit are: Continue reading

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The Geographical Origins of Jagua

Genipa Americana is known by many different names throughout the many different regions of Central and South America. Some of the most popular names are jagua, huito, jenipapo Click Here for more local names for Genipa Americana.

Jagua fruits destined for body adornment are harvested when they are unripe and very firm. Traditionally the seeds from the fruit are ground up and the liquid is then used to paint directly onto the skin. The exact process Continue reading

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Traditional Jagua Body Art History.

It is most likely because of the many highly valued ethnobotanical uses that this fruiting tree is so well dispersed throughout all of tropical and Sub tropical Central and South America.

No one can say exactly how long Jagua Body painting has been carried out by the indigenous people of the Amazon and Continue reading

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The Many Names Of Jagua…

Scientific Name Preferred Scientific Name: Genipa Americana L

Other Scientific Names
Genipa americana var. caruto (Kunth) K. Schum, Genipa caruto Kunth, Gardenia genipa Sw., Genipa barbata Presl, Genipa codonocaiyx Standl., Genipa cymosa Spruce, Genipa exelsa K Krause, Genipa grandifolia Pers. Genipa oblongifolia Ruiz & Pav., Genipa pubescens DC., Genipa spruceana Steyerm., Genipa venosa Standl., Genipa nervosa Sprce

Trade Names
Jagua, Genipa, Marmalade Box Continue reading

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Genipin ~ From Genipa Americana (jagua fruit)

Molecular Illustration for GenepinGenipin is the phytochemical constiuent of jagua fruit, (and hence jagua products) that is responsible for creating the jagua stain. The higher the genipin content of the jagua fruit, the deeper the resulting stain produced by the jagua product will be. A higher Continue reading

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Traditional and Modern Day Uses For Jagua

Jagua_Fruit_Vertical_Section_Plus_Whole_Cropped The jagua tree has been used for as long as can be remembered throughout the rainforest’s of Central and South America. Like many of the rainforest plants, the jagua tree is treasured for its many uses as detailed below. These days the jagua tree is still native throughout the biodiverse rainforest’s of Latin America, and the indigenous people still utilize the trees as they have for generations upon generations. Jagua fruit is the most treasured part of the tree, because it provides so many resources. The fruit is Continue reading

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The Jagua Tree, Propagation and Cultivation

The Genipa Americana tree stands tall at heights between 10–20 meters (30–65 feet). The trunk is approximately 40 – 80cm in diameter (15–30 inches). It is a deciduous tree with abundant foliage, the short-petioled leaves are more highly concentrated at the branch apex with an average size of 10-30cm (4 –12 inches). Its yellow or white flowers, about 4cm Continue reading

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Plant Kingdom Classification

The Jagua Tree (Genipa Americana L)

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