Henna Tattoo, India
As the holiday celebrations continue their forward march, we’re finding inspiration in the ancient beauty ritual of mehndi or Henna, a temporary body art that was originally used in Egypt, the Arabian Peninsula and the Indian subcontinent.
Today intricate and elaborate patterns are painted onto a bride’s hands and feet during a celebration the day before the ceremony. Family of the bride and groom and guests of the wedding are also decorated.
The effect is like a delicate tattoo, draped like lace over the skin. The ink usually washes out within 2 weeks.