Henna – also known as Mehindi – has been a form of body-art for thousands of years. The art of henna is a long-standing tradition stemming from many ancient cultures, India and Arabia being perhaps the best known.
The Henna plant leaves are ground and turned into a paste using essential oils, which can then be applied to the body to form a semi-permanent tattoo.
Traditionally henna is applied on the hands and feet; however, it can be applied anywhere on the body to create beautiful body-art.
Black Henna – There is no such thing as black Henna. Authentic Henna is naturally a red/brown colour. Black henna contains a dye called PPD (which stands for paraphenylenediamin) . Under European rules, it is illegal to use PPD in black henna.