Henna Tattoos

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Dillon Fortedone
room Oakland · Los Angeles
19
Tattoos
9
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10
followers
Blackwork
Geometric
+3

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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 Zürich 🇨🇭
57
Tattoos
117
likes
42
followers
Blackwork
Henna
+1

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Matteo Nangeronidone
room Padua
104
Tattoos
241
likes
113
followers
Line Art
Illustrative
+3

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Akauã Pasqualdone
room Bauru · São Paulo
34
Tattoos
71
likes
33
followers
Blackwork
Illustrative
+2

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Tedd Hucksdone
room Peterborough 🇨🇦
25
Tattoos
51
likes
18
followers
Illustrative
Henna
+1

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Alex Bawndone
room Hull
80
Tattoos
193
likes
63
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 · Hong Kong
33
Tattoos
47
likes
31
followers
Blackwork
Henna
+2

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Kirk Nilsendone
room Point Pleasant
52
Tattoos
73
likes
40
followers
Blackwork
Sacred Geometry
+2

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Melow Pérezdone
room Barcelona 🇪🇸
50
Tattoos
71
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 · 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 🇧🇷
Blackwork
Sacred Geometry
+2

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Wesley Gemistaris
room Venlo 🇳🇱
Line Art
Dotwork
+2

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description

“Henna tattoo” is a figurative term usually referring to temporary skin stains made with henna paste from the flowering plant Lawsonia inermis. On Tattoofilter, the term “Henna Tattoo” 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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