WHAT IS HENNA?

Here is some important FAQ about Henna and some of the meaning behind the beautiful designs behind Henna Artistry.

What is Henna?

Henna also known as Mehndi is a dye prepared from the plant Lawsonia
inermis, also known as hina, the henna tree, the mignonette tree, and the
Egyptian privet, the sole species of the genus Lawsonia. Henna can also
refer to the temporary body art resulting from the staining of the skin
from the dyes

What is the meaning behind a henna tattoo?

The term *henna tattoo* is figurative, because true *tattoos* are permanent
surgical insertions of pigments into the skin, as opposed to pigments
resting on the surface as is the case with mehndi/Henna. ... Women usually
apply variations of *henna* or mehndi design patterns on their hands and
feet.

Why do brides wear henna?

After applying the *Mehndi*, the *Bride* must wait for the *Henna* to stain
her hands and feet to create lasting designs. It is commonly believed among
Indian tradition that the darker the color of the *Bride's Mehndi*, the
more her husband will love her

What is henna powder made out of?

Since it is difficult to form intricate patterns from coarsely
*crushed* leaves,
henna is commonly traded as a powder made by drying, milling and sifting
the leaves. The dry powder is mixed with one of a number of liquids,
including water, *lemon juice*, strong tea, and other ingredients,
depending on the tradition.

Henna after care will get you the Best Stain:

You want your new Henna design to look its best for as long as possible…
Read more HOW TO CARE FOR A HENNA DESIGN