Henna is a plant-based dye that is a great alternative for those who want to decorate their body with tattoos, but are unsure about getting a permanent tattoo. Henna tattoos, in addition to being temporary, are also without pain. These are two great advantages that permanent tattoos lack.
Of course, these tattoos also have their weak side. Perhaps the most negative thing about these tattoos is that they are monotonous. They cannot come up with bright and colourful images.
We have compiled a wonderful collection of these tattoos that includes the best executed designs with clear and perfect drawing. However, before seeing them, we suggest making a small excursion into the history of the emergence and spread of henna tattoo.
History of Henna Tattoo
By grinding the dried leaves of the Lawsonia inermis plant and mixing the resulting powder with liquid, people get a dye that has red or brown colour. The mentioned plant is often simply called the henna tree. With the dye obtained from this tree, you can create beautiful ornaments on your skin that will disappear over time.
The idea of decorating a woman’s body with henna originated in the Bronze Age. To this day, it is a popular decoration during various celebrations, even wedding ceremonies.
In India, even during a wedding, not only the bride’s, but also the groom’s hands and feet are covered with these ornaments. People believe that it will bring happiness and many years of life together to the newlyweds.
In India, as well as in Morocco and all those countries where the practice of henna tattooing is widespread, tourists also show special interest in this type of tattoo. We can assume that anyone who has visited these countries will have henna tattooed on his arm or leg.