Feb 18, 2009

Mehndi Bridal Tattoos

Mehndi bridal tattoos - involve the delicate decoration of an Indian bride's hands and feet - in many cultures on both the front and back of the hands and right up to the elbow (similar to gloves), and on the bottom half of the legs. It's an Indian wedding tradition that has been a well-loved practice in many Arab countries for over five thousand years. Often the most anticipated pre-wedding celebration for all the women closest to the bride. Natural henna leaves are dried up to make a paste which is applied to the skin, thought to guarantee health, good luck and plenty of babies. A henna bridal design should last between 1 and 4 weeks, depending on contact with soap and water.

mehndi bridal tattoos on hands 
 
Indian mehndi bridal tattoos
 
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