Henna Tattoos

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Dillon Fortedone
room Oakland 路 Los Angeles
19
Tattoos
9
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9
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Blackwork
Geometric
+3

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Peter Madsen 路 Blackhanddone
room Barcelona 馃嚜馃嚫
70
Tattoos
66
likes
32
followers
Sacred Geometry
Henna
+4

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Tatiana Vaderdone
room Saint Petersburg
10
Tattoos
23
likes
10
followers
Blackwork
Illustrative
+1

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Elda Bernardesdone
room Z眉rich 馃嚚馃嚟
56
Tattoos
116
likes
42
followers
Blackwork
Henna
+1

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Matteo Nangeronidone
room Padua
104
Tattoos
240
likes
112
followers
Line Art
Illustrative
+3

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Akau茫 Pasqualdone
room Bauru 路 S茫o Paulo
34
Tattoos
70
likes
33
followers
Blackwork
Illustrative
+2

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Tedd Hucksdone
room Peterborough 馃嚚馃嚘
25
Tattoos
51
likes
18
followers
Illustrative
Henna
+1

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Alex Bawndone
room Hull
80
Tattoos
192
likes
62
followers
Blackwork
Sacred Geometry
+4

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Carlos Saconidone
room Buenos Aires
10
Tattoos
13
likes
6
followers
Line Art
Henna
+2

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Guy Le Tatooerdone
room Toulouse 路 Hong Kong
33
Tattoos
47
likes
29
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Blackwork
Henna
+2

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Kirk Nilsendone
room Point Pleasant
52
Tattoos
72
likes
39
followers
Blackwork
Sacred Geometry
+2

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Melow P茅rezdone
room Barcelona 馃嚜馃嚫
50
Tattoos
69
likes
43
followers
Blackwork
Sacred Geometry
+1

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Agelos TFB
room Athens
Henna
Line Art
+1

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Jessi Manchester
room Hamburg
Realism
Henna
+2

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Mateus Mattar
room Serra
Blackwork
Sacred Geometry
+1

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Jon Vasey 路 Sway Tattooer
room Leeds
Traditional
Blackwork
+1

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Bodil Schilperoord
room Alkmaar
Line Art
Henna

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Caco Menegaz
room Curitiba 馃嚙馃嚪
Blackwork
Sacred Geometry
+2

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description

鈥淗enna tattoo鈥 is a figurative term usually referring to temporary skin stains made with henna paste from the flowering plant Lawsonia inermis. On Tattoofilter, the term 鈥淗enna Tattoo鈥 will be used only to describe permanent tattoos created with tattoo ink, inspired by the same patterns but not containing any henna paste.

The cultural heritage of henna (also called mehndi) can be traced back thousands of years to Muslim and Hindu communities in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. The paste has medicinal properties, acting as an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and fever-reducing agent. The ceremonial practice of staining skin for special occasions arose as a way to symbolically protect a person, usually a woman and/or her family, from pain or illness. The cooling effects also proved to be very calming during stressful rites of passage.

In religious communities where the female voice is ignored or suppressed, henna art also became a covert language for women, an outlet for their self expression and a way to communicate freely. As a result of the clandestine nature of this language, however, there is no comprehensive written history of all symbols used throughout the ages.

Henna or mehndi is a paste that is bought in a cone-shaped tube and is made into designs for men and women. There are many variations and types in mehndi designs which are categorized, such as Arabic mehndi designs, Indian mehndi designs, and Pakistani mehndi designs.

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