Mehndi Tatoos on foot or henna tattoo is a sophisticated way to beautifying oneself. Many women wear mehndi during Eid, Weddings and all other important Muslim events and festivities. Mehndi designs are usually printed in women’s hands, feet, palms, foreheads and shins. If you want to do your own mehndi tattoo, you can do so. Some however prefer to have a professional mehndi designer to do their tattoos for its beauty and traditional designs.
Henna paste, or mendhi, takes from a few minutes to a few hours to apply depending upon the bodily location and the desired detail of the design. After the drawing with cones or syringes is finished, the paste dries to allow the color to become absorbed by the skin. While this takes only 10-15 minutes, the paste should be left on the skin for another 6 hours to achieve the most lasting affect. A sugar and lemon mixture dabbed on the dried mendhi deepens the final color.
When fully dry, the crust falls off on its own. Gentle toweling removes any last bits. The tattoo lasts longer with moisture but gradually lightens through natural exfoliation of the skin. Harsh soaps, chlorine and commercial exfoliation speeds the fading of the design.