The Science Behind Jagua Body Art
Jagua Tattoos really are created by Mother Nature! The dye that makes the Jagua Tattoo is only found in the unripe Jagua Fruit.
The actual staining property of the fruit is called "Genipine" and it is found within the juice of the unripe jagua fruit. It is this component which is used in the Jagua Tattoo products that we supply.
The jagua tattoo products work simply by staining your skin, just like unripe jagua fuit juice does. To get the best result you need to leave the product on your skin for 2 hours so that the genipine has time to work its magic. Then you remove it and rinse the skin to get the developing process going.
The Key Biochemicals of Genipa Americana are:
- Tannic Acid
- Tartaric Acid
- Genopocidic acid
For further reading on the scientific aspects of Jagua hve a look at some of the websites listed on our Links page.