The use of Henna for body art is several centuries old at least. The people of ancient Egypt and India used this form of temporary tattoo for religious ceremonies, wedding festivals, and for simple body adornment.
Henna is a plant which grows in the tropical climates of Africa, northern Australia, and southern Asia. Its leaves contain a pigment called lawsone which combines with proteins to cause staining. Because of this staining quality, Henna has been used throughout the ages to dye hair and create body art designs.
In recent times, henna paintings have become a thing in Nigeria. Most Nigerian female celebrities are guilty of this trend.
From the fashion forward Toke Makinwa to the young and talented Jemima Osunde. The media mogul, Mo Abudu isn’t left out in this trend.
Some very cute designs
Toke Makinwa looks ravishing in this Henna design. Wouldn’t you like to rock this simple and cute design?
Jemima Osunde shows of her own design on her instagram handle. Isn’t she gorgeous?
Tonto Dike shows of her Egyptian queen inspired design.
The delectable Mo Abudu in her Indiann themed outfit.
I bet you weren’t aware henna can be worn on different parts of the body
Other styles and designs
Whichever design you find appealing to your sense of style, go ahead and rock it already.