Henna (or Mehndi, in Hindi) is a body art practice of applying a paste made of dried henna leaves to the skin. This originated from the practices of various African, Egyptian, Indian and, Middle Eastern cultures that held several meanings ranging from material wealth, lasting relationships, and even up to warding away evil.
The western world has adopted this practice of applying henna as a means of having art temporarily drawn to the skin. This resulted in color variations aside from the reddish-brown/burgundy stain natural henna paste leaves on the skin. One can have a wider selection of lighter and darker tones, thanks to a number of additives that will react differently according to your skin tone.
If you’re the type who prefer a noncommittal relationship with body art, henna is going to be one of the most readily-available media that you can use. Choose from a growing range of patterns and designs you’d want for yourself – without worrying if it stays on your skin for too long.
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