Scarred for Life!
Henna is the temporary body art of decoratively staining someone’s skin with a dye made from the Lawsonia Inermis plant (Henna tree). The keyword here being “temporary”. Henna dye has been used since antiquity to dye skin, hair and fingernails, as well as fabrics most notably in the Arabian Peninsula, Indian Subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia.
When used on the skin, Henna has been applied to adorn young women's bodies as part of social and holiday celebrations since the late Bronze Age in the eastern Mediterranean and the practice is still very popular today.
Henna tattooing is a beautiful ancient cultural practice that when executed correctly transforms the skin into a living piece of art. However, when done incorrectly and with suspect henna dye the results can be disastrous.