Henna body art has been around since the late Bronze Age.
Based on the many different words used to describe henna art in ancient languages, it appears it was discovered and used by several countries in Middle East and Mediterranean at more or less the same time.
Today, henna is used for decorative and ceremonial purposes. For many, henna is regarded as having ‘barakah’ (blessings), and is applied to brides for luck, joy and beauty. Brides typically have the most henna, and the most complex patterns, to ensure the greatest joy, and best wishes for luck.
Henna is a 100% organic, safe tannin paste made from the henna plant. Henna tints the skin temporarily in decorative patterns. It is applied much like a marker on the skin.
Henna is applied wet, allowed to dry and the remainder is washed away. The longer the henna remains on the skin the darker the design will be.
Henna penetrates skin cells and remains in place until it is exfoliated off over a period of time, usually two or three weeks depending on how often you wash the area where the henna has been applied.
Our well-trained henna artists can decorate your hands, feet and body. We offer a choice of rich and stunning designs to suit different occasions and moods.
Can I learn to be a Henna artist?
Absolutely! You can become a certified Henna Artist – refer to our Workshops section for more detail.