A henna tattoo is made with dye from the henna plant. The tattoo is often made with a mix of henna powder and other ingredients, such as water or tea. The paste is usually placed in a small piping bag and then laid on the skin.
Henna is a common wedding tradition throughout Asia and the Middle East. Countries like Singapore, Egypt, Bangladesh, and Morocco use henna as a pre-wedding ritual. The families will host a small party for the bride, groom, and their guests—similar in a way to a bachelorette or bachelor party.
A henna tattoo can last up to two weeks without much fading. It may take another two weeks before it’s completely gone. Some can last for over a month, specifically those located on more covered areas of the body.
There are a few ways to help a henna tattoo remain fresh for longer. Cleaning the skin before applying the dye is an important step. Furthermore, removing any dead skin through exfoliation, and shaving the area beforehand, is also useful. This also aids in the tattoo appearing more vibrant.
The henna plant alone will not stain the skin. Traditionally, women would crush the leaves until they developed into a paste. The dye was then mixed with a small amount of water and left for 48 hours.Nowadays, henna is often sold as a ready powder ade from the leaves of the henna plant, which have been dried, ground and sifted.fter the henna has been applied, it has to dry in order to stain the skin.