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Henna or Mehndi Art!!

Updated on July 27, 2012

Henna tattoos or designs

The good thing about Henna is that it is not a permanent tattoo it is a natural colour derived from a flowering plant called Migonette tree. It is used it many Asians countries and African to dye skin, hair, fingernails and sometimes wool or leather. It gives great colour once applied for around 1 - 2 hours. Some countries even sell black henna which is not a natural substance and has dangerous chemicals which can cause harm to the skin such as a permanent scar or even skin cancer so beware.

I have many interests and hobbies my favourite has to be Henna art also know as henna tattoos or mehndi in some Asian countries such as Pakistan and India. I started doing henna tattoos around 6 years ago as an interest i have always love intricate and complex flower designs. I tend to do my designs from the top of my head I get inspiration from Arabic floral designs and Indian / Pakistani art. Henna art is an interest that deveolped and have improved over the years but not as good as the professional henna artist such as my friends who are Henna artist by profession. There is a famous henna artist named Ash Kumar who is a professional artist who has skills and talent in different designs and also know for his speed in which he is in the "Guinness Book of Records". I have to say I am not as brilliant as him as i do not do henna art as a profession if i did hope to live up to Ash Kumar standards and other professional henna artist around.

Henna tattoos are commonly associated with weddings and mehndi days and other joyous occasions such as Eid, Diwali in Asians countries mainly India and Pakistan. Middle eastern countries such as Afghanistan, Sudan and somalia also tend to apply henna on days of celebrations. Nowadays people tend to apply Henna as fashion or art and also you can get ready made henna stickers with beautiful designs that you apply like a temporary tattoo.

I tend to apply henna when I can get my hands on henna cones and apply it when I feel like it and not always during special occasions. I love drawing new designs on top of my head and as i go along as get my inspirations from Arabic henna flowers and other Indian Asian designs. I also do modern and contemporary designs mixing with the traditional art of henna.

Everyone can apply henna as long as your not allergic to it or sensitive but only fake henna will cause this last for 1-2 weeks depending how often you wash your hands. you can apply Henna tattoo on your hands, feet and face well basically where you but Henna will come out nicely on the palm of the hands it takes the colour better. Hope you also have a knack of doing some Henna tattooing or get someone to do it for you.The prices are from £3 and over or depending on the type of designs you want.

My Henna Pictures

My Henna Designs!
My Henna Designs! | Source
My Henna Designs!
My Henna Designs! | Source
My Henna Designs!
My Henna Designs! | Source


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    • Sweetsimple16 profile image

      Sweetsimple16 6 years ago from United kingdom, London

      thank you

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      jamila sahar 6 years ago

      Beautiful Pictures ! great hub