Welcome to our photo gallery. We have over a thousand images of designs made with henna. Browse between our pages to learn more about how this technique works. It will also give you an idea in case you want to opt for a temporary tattoo with henna. They are tattoos worn by women many times especially when there is a wedding, an important event or some special celebration.
One of the most beautiful and ancient customs of India is the practice of mehndi. The Mehndi refers to temporary tattoo designs that are performed for ritual purposes. These are usually performed in henna on the skin of Indian women usually before a wedding.
These designs and patterns of quite elaborate henna tattoos have been so popular that they are made in many parts of the world, today, there are many men and women who go to tattoo shops with the goal of carrying them on their hands and feet.
Moroccan Henna is a popular practice especially in Morocco, it is usually done in women of any age, it involves dyeing henna on the hands or feet as a rule, although other areas of the body are also painted. Henna tattoos applied to the skin temporarily tend to be made to celebrate special moments, such as weddings, Moroccan circumcisions and parties, in these festivities, women paint their hands and feet with henna.
Henna tattoos are temporarily applied to the skin in the form of a paste made of brown powder. Many women also tend to apply henna all over their hair, once a week. Usually once the tattoo is complete, it should be left to dry for several hours, without letting it get wet so that the tattoo can last longer without vanishing.
Unlike traditional tattoos, temporary henna tattoos have relief. Being paint with which draws on the skin before letting it dry and that it stays for a while.
The application of this type of temporary tattoos is always used as something decorative on the eve of a special party or an important celebration. Like the one who does a hairstyle or shaves, since the effect is not permanent.
This type of henna tattoos for the Moroccan culture is not only an aesthetic decoration of the skin. The symbols that are drawn have a meaning and are often used symbols that look after the evil eye, witchcraft or in order to enhance fertility. These patterns have a power known as the Baraka. The baraka has many meanings in Morocco, but usually refers to a kind of positive power that protects against diseases and the evil eye.
There are many people who do not dare to get a permanent tattoo, because they think that later they may regret or because they fear needles or simply because they can not stand the pain, that’s why this is the type of tattoo suitable for those people because it is temporary .
Henna is a plant called (Lawsonia inermis) from which leaves are collected, dried and crushed to a fine powder used to dye, called henna powder. This is a large plant with small white flowers and scent that grows in warm climates so we can find it in countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, such as China, Morocco, India and Egypt.