Henna(also known as mehndi)has been used to adorn women for thousands of years for weddings and many other social events. It dates back to women adorning themselves for their meeting of their husbands and also in celebration of childbirth. It was originally widely used in many of lands throughout India, Africa, Middle East and the Mediterranean.

Henna is now used all around the world for any occasion. It has now become very popular all across the US, Canada, and Europe. You can now get at fairs, festivals, salons and even street corners. It has also become popular with the celebrities including Madonna, Beyoncé, and many others. The best part is it allows you the creativity of self-expression; it’s safe and requires no needles, which means it’s painless and fun! It’s temporary and will eventually fade allowing more and more options for change.

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Upon application pure henna is a bright green color that temporarily stains the area applied a beautiful natural reddish-brown color, and you will notice over 24 – 48 hours, it will continue to darken. It can last for up to three weeks depending on location applied. Just about any location on the body can be adorned from head to toe. The designs can be as simple or as intricate as you wish.

So for all of you out there that said you wanted a tattoo but were too chicken to do it or worried about the safety or whatever your reasons, here’s your alternative, try henna instead!

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