Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Henna Tattoo Design

While some people (regardless of background) opt for the traditional mehndi art, there are many other choices available. You can select a tattoo design that is much like a real tattoo, the only limitation being that it has to be brown. For example, Celtic or tribal patterns are popular. Interestingly, some young people opt for Christian icons as henna tattoo designs – maybe because young Christians are unlikely to get a real tattoo, but they are attracted to the style nonetheless.

Another innovation is in the placement of henna tattoos. Rather than the traditional mehndi feet or hands, henna tattoos are found in a number of places on the body, much like real tattoos – the arm, shoulder or ankle are all common choices. The pattern is painted on by the tattoo artist, and then the paste is left to dry until it falls off naturally, revealing the tattoo design underneath.

For tattoo aficionados, mehndi art or henna tattoos will probably never take the place of actual tattooing. But if you’re not quite ready to take the plunge, or if you’re underage, or if you want to see how a tattoo will look in a certain location, henna tattoos are fun, inexpensive and virtually risk-free!

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