Mehndi or Henna Dye History

The Use of Henna for body Art is several centuries old at least. It was practiced for centuries in India, Middle East, and Africa. The Tattoos are found with the Mummies. Mehndi is in the Hindi language and mostly used in Hindu festivals and celebrations. The ancient Egypt also used this Tattoos for their religious ceremonies, wedding festivals and the beauty of their body.


Mehndi is the small plant that grows in the hot climate like Africa, Egypt, India, northern Australia, southern Asia and Morocco. It is considered as a herb and has long been known as own healing qualities. Henna leaves are dried and crushed into green power and then by oil and tea made into a paste. By applying this paste to the skin, it will dye the skin an orange to brown color. Henna mixed with food colored dyes has a longer staying power than the natural Henna. It is also used for dye hair and create body art design.

Henna in West

For at least thousand years ago Henna was a part of West Africa. Henna was found in West and apparently also grown in central Niger. According to the Nigerian archaeologist, Henna is not found anywhere else in urgently but still discovered in ruins. It was produced in Hausa land with indigo, onions, cotton, and peanuts. Henna was also one of the things that imported from North Africa by trade Caravans.

In Nigeria, Henna was seen as a part of celebrations of Eid al Fitr and to celebrate the birth of a child. Traditionally, in the wedding ceremony, the groom sent a series of presents containing Henna, Indigo, clothes, shoes, and jewelry. Seven days before the marriage day, the relative women of the bride catch her for rub skin with Henna.

Unfortunately, black Henna is seen dangerous sometimes, in the places of tourists. However, fortunately, in West Africa most of the Henna is natural. Designs and some of the body Tattoos could be replicated with a cone carefully. However, it would be easier to use either a flour-based resist paste or tape. African henna patterns are more geometric and bold.

Henna in Hinduism

Henna has been found from Hinduism culture and practiced for centuries. Now, every culture and region of the world use the Henna Tattoos in the unique ways. In the weddings of Hindu, Henna is painted on the bride for beauty and spiritual awakening. They often apply Henna on doors to bring prosperity and chase away evil. Indian Tattoos feature fine lines and floral patterns. In different festivals of Hinduism, Henna/Mehndi often painted to the married women for their husband’s long life. The reddish brown color of Mehndi which stands for the prosperity that a bride is expected to bring to her new family is considered most auspicious for all wedding related ceremonies.

Henna in the Middle East

The Middle East has a vivid history of beauty traditions and customs. The most well-known and famous tradition is the intricate body art created a design with Henna which plays a significant role in the lives of many Middle East women, especially for Emirates women. Henna is an important part of an Emirate woman’s wedding preparations. Traditionally, a married elder family paints the bride’s hands, feet, and ankles with petals, dots, and any pattern design.

In Turkey traditions and customs the most and one of the great tradition is the dance of bride’s family and friends around her and sing sad songs until she starts crying. After that, they decorate her hands with Henna.

In Palestine, most brides choose patterns of flowers that match their dresses. Now in Dubai, an eye catching design is popular. The temporary Tattoos in metallic gold and silver foils are an easy way to get the beautiful look. The Desert Safari Dubai offers Evening, morning, camel, hummer, Hatta Oman and overnight Safari. They planned events, like fun, dances, taste, riding in the desert with dune bashing. In overnight safari, Arabian shops, dress up and photographs, and Henna Tattoos available quickly. Henna Tattoos can get on your hands which are more beautiful make your hand attractive.