Friday, July 5, 2013

Wonderful Analog Photos of Henna Tattoos

Henna tattoos, also known as Mehndi, are coming from a south Asian tradition, henna uses a paste made from the powdered leaves of the Henna plant, Lawsonia inermis. Its active dye, Lawsone, binds with the keratin in skin, fingernails, and hair. Traditional henna is drawn in delicate patterns on the hands and feet, but modern henna is applied in all sorts of designs anywhere on the body.

by aly chalk

by speedinghearts

mehndi by *Cinnamon

by Riley Alexandra

henna by king_natasha

Abi V by erica elan

henna by izzie.austin

in your arms by Kasumi Angel

27/365 by AshleyDPhotography

me in her eyes by karen.rose

by Rai 幻の光

by Sydne Leavitt
"Mehndi is a ceremonial art form which originated in ancient India. Intricate patterns of mehndi are typically applied to brides before wedding ceremonies. The bridegroom is also painted in some parts of India. In Rajasthan, the grooms are given designs that are often as elaborate as those for brides. In Assam, apart from marriage, it is broadly used by unmarried women during Rongali bihu, but there are no restrictions on its use by married women.
Muslims in India also started to use it as an indication of coming of age. Henna is now also used in some Gulf States, where the night before the wedding night is dedicated to decorating the bride with henna, and called "Henna night". In the Middle East and Africa, it is common for women to apply henna to their fingernails and toenails and to their hands." [Wikipedia]

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  1. I just know that it came from a henna tattoo South Asia

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