Henna: Soft Temporary Tattoos These temporary tattoos show off the smooth curves and tight spirals found in nature that are typical of henna tattoos. Hand these patterns out for a cultural event at school or use them as a way to get students involved in other cultures in the classroom. Application is easy. Have them pick out a floral-inspired design, cut it out, and press it on with a small amount of water. Once everyone has a piece of art as a visual aid, you can discuss the history and cultural significance of the tattoos. They will walk away with a better understanding of another culture.