A henna tattoo is a non-permanent dying on the top skin layer with the use of henna product, the process that is called Mehndi. Mehndi started in South Asia and became a trend in the West in the latter part of the 90s, called henna tattoos.

Henna tattoos in general have intricate designs and in the shade of brown. They will fade around two to four weeks, depending on the type used. This type of tattoo is almost impossible to remove except through natural fading. Nevertheless, others think that you can hasten the fading by putting hydrogen peroxide to it everyday.

This kind of tattoo is used by parents as compromise to their teen-aged children who want to have a real tattoo inked on their bodies. These tattoos do not hurt, unlike the real ones. In the United States, it has not yet been approved by the FDA as a skin dye, but as a hair dye only. If you are planning to get one, you have to make certain that you do not get allergic reactions. You can check by putting a small amount of it on your skin. There are many henna artists you can find everywhere. You can also buy a henna kit at a drugstore near you or purchase online.

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