Henna tattoo’s also known as Hina or Mehandi, have been around for many years and have a very interesting and colorful past. Mehandi is prepared by crushing the leaves of a plant making it into a fine powder called henna, also known as cypress flower. The plant of henna is about 4-6 feet tall can be found and grown in countries like Morocco, Yemen, Egypt, Kenya, Pakistan and India. The plant grows well in a hot climate.
Beware of “Black Henna” as this ink may be mixed with other ingredients called PPD containing in hair dying product leaving a blisters, redness, raised red weeping lesions and permanent scarring behind.
At Henna Gallery we take pride in making our fresh henna paste to ensure customer safety. Ingredients include lemon juice, sugar, brewed tea, black pepper, cloves, and essential oils to make the henna paste.
The application of henna as a temporary skin decoration has been a long-standing tradition for many ancient cultures. In India henna tattooing is associated with weddings, and also during joyous celebrations such as Hindu festival of Diwali or Muslim festival of Eid. The mehndi is considered as a good fortune and love in the Hindu culture to protect against the evils spirits. The mehndi leaves orange to dark brown maroon stain in the skin. The mehndi application is safe on our skin, hair, or finger nails.