Henna tattoos are temporary, but you’ll wish they weren’t. Henna tattoos or Mehndi is a kind of temporary tattoo which is very popular in south Asian nations. These tattoos are traditionally applied to brides before wedding ceremonies with origins in Iberia, Ancient Egypt, as well as other parts of North Africa, the Horn of Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the Near East.
Henna is a flowering plant, its name refers to the dye prepared from the plant and the art of temporary tattooing based on those dyes. Henna has been used since antiquity to dye skin, hair, and fingernails, as well as fabrics including silk, wool, and leather. Henna tattoos are drawn freehand by a mehndi artist using a greenish-black paste of henna that dyes the skin anywhere from a light orange to a deep burgundy for roughly two weeks.
Enjoy this collection of henna tattoo designs by a variety of henna artists. You will notice that a variety of modern beautiful tattoos have taken inspiration from this traditional body art.