For the Love of Mehndi

Mehndi tattoos on hands and feet

Mehndi, the Indian word for henna temporary body art, is the perfect thing to talk about on Valentine’s Day! For those who may not be familiar with the history and cultural practices surrounding henna tattoos in India, it’s all about love. The henna plant is believed to be infused with the positive power of the saints; so if your body is adorned with henna, you can expect love, luck, and prosperity to come your way.

All Indian brides have their hands and feet painted with henna because, they say, the darker the color of her henna designs, the longer the love will last between the couple. So it follows that after her mehndi application, the bride-to-be becomes a de facto princess. She is not allowed to do any washing, cooking, or other household chores, as they may affect the quality of the henna stain. It has to be especially dark on the day of the wedding! They actually wrap the woman’s hands and feet in cotton or cloth to protect her gorgeous henna tattoos.

I’d like to be able to sit back and let people serve me and take care of me after getting a henna design; but alas, I am already married. That’s okay, though, because I can still groove on the extra love permeating my body, soul, and psyche, thanks to the henna gods!

Need a dose of love on Valentine’s Day? That’s easy. Grab yourself an Earth Henna Temporary Tattoo Kit from our website (we even have a Hearts & Valentine’s Stencil Pack to go with it!)…and let the love roll in.


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