Traditional yet modern, hennapainting has survived thousands of years beautifying the women that it has graced. A revival of this art form has reappeared changing its's shape and form to copy tattoo art at times, although also remaining a traditionally historical ritual. Any way you see it, it is a blessing to recieve.

Starting in the Orient, Mehndi Painting has been used widely across all religious facets of society. Taken from the leaves of the plant, the natural dye offers a skin pigmentation lasting up to three weeks.

Ancient folklore attributes the Mehndi artform to the teachings and sexual knowledge of the Kama Sutra, by enhancing yourself and your beauty, you become more desirable. Mehndi adornment was one of the first types of body enhancement, it was also the first type of hair dye, lipstick, nail varnish, and temporary tattoo.

What color is Mehndi on the skin?
Many people think Mehndi is black, possibly because many photographs of Mehndi are made when the paste is still in contact with the skin. When the Mehndi is wet and painted onto the skin, it is a dark green to dark sepia brown coloring, also showing a three dimensional plastic quality. When the paste had hardened, and then removed the painted skin is reddish brown, to burgandy brown, or in an orange tonality. Mehndi will be much darker on the hands and feet, and will generally be lighter on other parts of the skin.

Are there risks or side effects?
Henna is a 100% natural substance, and allergic reactions to the red henna is incredibly seldom. Warning: People painting with henna with a black to bluish result are fraudulant, and should be avoided at all costs. Due to high health risks, mainly allergies to the dyes being mixed into the henna, you are at risk of scarring your skin forever. This form of henna painting shoud be made illegal, please be aware anyone selling you a black henna tattoo is a fraud. This just plainly does not exist.

How long does a Mehndi remain on the skin?
A matter of days or weeks, depending on the intensity
of the coloring, the painted body part, and certainly the amount of soap and water, or bleached pool water used on the area. A mehndi can last longer when oiled up well. A Mehndi should completely disappear after three weeks forever.