Henna Temporary Tattoo Kit in Gift Bag
The exact origins of henna tattooing aren't clear, however the tradition dates back as far as Ancient Egypt. It was said that Cleopatra used henna to adorn her body and Egyptians used the dye to paint the nails of mummies before they were buried.
The people of ancient Egypt and India used this form of temporary tattoo for religious ceremonies, wedding festivals, and for simple body adornment. What is Henna? Henna is a plant which grows in the tropical climates of Africa, northern Australia, and southern Asia.
- Paisley designs – possibly the most common type of henna tattoo design, these symbolise luck and fertility
- Sahasrara – the crown chakra in Hindu tradition, it’s a lotus-like flower with hundreds of petals, traditionally arranged in 20 layers. It symbolises purity and the unity of one’s soul with the divine
- Birds – in general, birds are believed to be messengers between heaven and earth. Specific types of bird can have their own symbolic meanings in henna designs – for instance, a swan symbolizes success, while a peacock is associated with beauty
- Floral designs – flowers in henna represent happiness and joy. Vines and leaves, common choices for wedding henna tattoos, are symbolic of devotion and vitality
- Dragonflies and butterflies – both of these elements symbolise change and rebirth in henna designs
- Reptiles – snakes and lizards are both associated with seeking enlightenment
- Eyes – in henna practices, an eye is most commonly a symbol of protection