Mehndi Tattoos

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Mehndi (pronounce: mehndi) is Mhandee of decorating the hands and feet with a paste made from powdered leaves of the henna plant (botanical name – Lawsonia inermis). It is believed that this practice began in Middle East and Northern Africa, but is now used widely across Asia. Mehndi has a long history of religious, ritual and ceremonial use. It is especially important for Hindus as it is an integral part of a bride’s pre-wedding celebration and also used by yogis. It is a symbolic sign of wholeness, oneness, balance and continuity.

Mehndi is known as a type of body art in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. In the West, it is often referred to as a henna tattoo. Henna has been used for decoration and medicinal purposes for over 5000 years. It is a natural cooling agent and has been used for its medicinal properties in hot climates. It is known to reduce fever, sooth headaches and stomach aches. It is also used to treat burns and wounds.