Henna

WHAT ARE HENNA TATTOOS?

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Henna tattoos, also known as Mehndi, is another form of temporary tattoo, on the top layer of skin using a henna paste product. The tattoos are attractive design and brown in color. Coming from a south Asian tradition henna is a popular type of skin adornment not only in South Asia but also in the Middle East, North Africa, Somalia and now a day in Western Countries.

 

Henna uses a paste made from the powdered leaves of the Henna plant, Lawsonia inermis. Its active dye, Lawson, binds with the keratin in skin, fingernails, and hair. Traditional henna is drawn in delicate patterns on the hands and feet, but modern henna is applied in all sorts of designs anywhere on the body.

 

The paste is applied and left on the skin for several hours to stain. The stain will gradually fade away as the skin sheds. They will fade in time, about 2-4 weeks, depending on the type of henna that has been used, application, and aftercare of the area that was tattooed. Henna tattoos are also being used as a compromise for some parents of teens who want real tattoos. If your teen wants a henna tattoo, they will not hurt them.