Henna also known as Mehandi is another form of temporary tattoo or body painting; rooted to South Asian tradition from centuries. A paste made from the powdered leaves of the Henna plant is used to tattoo or paint on skin, fingernails and hair too.
Married as well as unmarried women in south asian countries make these tattoos, as a prayer to bring luck to their family and even according to "Ayurvedic" purpose, it is good for skin to keep it safe from being dry in winter.
Nowadays, it has become popular throughout the world as temporary tattoo and body painting. Traditional henna is drawn in delicate patterns on the hands and feet, but modern henna is applied in all sorts of designs anywhere on the body.
Unlike other forms of temporary tattoos, henna does not allow for a full range of colors but only shades of reds, browns, and near-blacks. The paste is applied and left on the skin for several hours to stain. The stain will gradually fade away as the skin sheds. Henna tattoos can last days to over a month depending on application and aftercare.