Mehndi is the Hindi word used to describe the art form of painting henna designs on the body. Mehndi is practiced in many parts of the world. Henna powder is usually mixed with coffee or black tea and lemon juice. After sitting for several hours, it is mixed with a pure essential oil. The paste is then applied to clean, dry skin in a pattern using a stencil or freehand. The longer the henna paste is left on, the deeper and darker the design will be on the body. The henna paste is also used as a natural dye for hair. Henna tattooing fades with time.
Henna Tattooing: $10 and up