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 right up to the elbow (similar to gloves), and on the bottom half of the legs. It's a Arab wedding tradition that has been lovingly practiced in Bangladesh, Pakistan and India 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.