About Henna Body Art (Laali): Temporary Bridal Tattoo
Just in case you’re a history freak, I’m going to tell you a bit about the origin and history or laali (henna). Henna (known as ‘laali’ or ‘layla’ in Nigeria; mehndi in India) is a temporary, non-painful body tattoo that is made from a natural dye. Further reading: Henna FAQs.
The art and practice of body decoration with henna is one that is over 5,000 years. History has it that bodies of ancient Egyptian mummies were designed with henna tattoos. Other history geeks say that henna tattooing originated from parts of Africa (notably Egypt), the Middle East (notably Pakistan and India) but has now become popular all over the world, even among American celebrities and musicians. What do you expect – it’s a cheap and painless way to get tattooed. The only downside is that it fades after a few weeks. But since the process of getting henna body art is painless, you’ll be motivated to try on each of the above designs from time to time.
What’s Your Bridal Henna Tattoo Style?
Hope you were inspired by all the beautiful bridal henna design pictures? And, you now know that modern brides are adding their own twists to henna by getting trendy white, silver and gold coloured henna for their Muslim Nikkah wedding ceremony.
So, there you have it for our 100 latest henna (laali) designs for Hausa and Muslim weddings. Share this post with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or email it to someone who you know is preparing for her Nikkai.
Have you ever had henna tattoo drawn on your leg or hand? If so, share the experience with us – how long did it take to complete the design and how long did the colour last on your skin?
Also, I’d like to know which of the above bridal henna designs (laali) is your favorite. Tell me in the comments box down below.
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