Henna is a flowering plant, used traditionally as dye for hair, skin, nails, leather and wool. Most popularly, it’s used for temporary tattooing especially in the Asian Subcontinent. Indian and Pakistani brides a adorned with henna or mehndi for their wedding day and there’s even a little tradition where the name of the groom is hidden in the designs for him to find! Of course, henna is not restricted to just brides on their wedding day; most women during a time of cultural celebrations tend to have henna applied on their hands.
A few days before my wedding, having henna applied: