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Tattoo Center. Foot Mehndi Henna Tattoos. The origin of the art of tattooing can be traced back to the Neolithic times and has been practiced by people across the world for centuries. Though it was initially used for spiritual and identification purposes, this art of tattooing expanded its horizons and soon became identified as a form of cosmetic. Tattoos are made by injecting ink into the layers of the skin. Most of them are permanent, but some can be removed fully or partially through laser treatments. The permanent nature of tattoos was considered a drawback, as a particular tattoo has to be carried throughout life.
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Henna is a flowering plant, commonly found in the semi-arid regions of the world. The leaves of the henna plant (Lawsonia inermis) contain a red dye molecule called lawsone, which can bond with protein. Hence, the paste of these leaves have been used by people since time immemorial for dyeing fabrics and coloring hair, skin and nails. Traditionally, henna was used to draw delicate patterns on the hands and feet. Gradually, people started using henna designs as a replacement for conventional tattoos. Unlike other types of temporary tattoos, henna tattoos cannot be made in a wide range of colors. The latter can come up with shades of reds, browns and near blacks. But beware of some henna products, which may contain harmful chemicals. Hence, it is always better to use natural henna for tattoos and body art.
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Henna tattoos are made of henna paste, which is applied on the skin in the desired pattern. It is left on the skin for several hours to facilitate staining. The stain will last for around two weeks to one month, depending on the method of application and after-care. One of the reasons behind the popularity of henna tattoos is its temporary nature. The tattoo will fade on its own and there is no need of adopting tattoo removal. Even if you want to remove these tattoos, it is very easy, as compared to conventional ones. You don't have to sport the same design for a whole lifetime. Another reason is the lack of pain associated with the conventional tattoos, which need needles to etch the design. In case of henna tattoos, only henna paste is required.
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Basically, traditional designs can be classified into African, Arabic and Indian. Other types include the Middle East style, which is inspired by the Arabic style. The Indonesian or Southeast Asian styles are a combination of Indian and Middle Eastern designs with blocks of color on the tips of fingers and toes. The North American style mainly deals with geometric floral patterns. From small motifs, elaborate designs are etched on the skin. Apart from these designs, there are many modern ones like Celtic designs, which are also in vogue. As far as henna tattoo designs are concerned, your imagination is the limit. Splurge your creativity and create your own designs.