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March 3, 2013

Johnna Cathryn

Henna Tattoos – A Guide To Henna Tattoos
Part 1: Introduction to Henna and Mehndi

Henna tattoos are a fun and safe way to explore body art without pain or commitment. Henna is a natural substance that’s been used for centuries to create beautiful, temporary designs on the body – an art form that is called Mehndi (or Mehandi). Mehndi has been a long-standing tradition stemming from many ancient cultures dating back as far as about 5,000 years, but is most known today for its history in India. Today, henna tattoos are still used in religious and wedding ceremonies in India, but has also gained appreciation in other countries as a beautiful art to be appreciated at any time. So, what exactly is henna and where does it come from?
Henna’s Origins
Henna powder is derived from a plant (actually a bush), Lawsonia inermis, commonly found in the Middle East…

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