Henna tattoo, benefits and side effects

Henna tattoo on the hand


Being our first blog post under this category, i would love to welcome you to the AY OFFYCIAL Henna Parlour where we would be talking about henna tattoo, what it made from, reasons behind it and some side possible effects.

Generally, henna is a dye prepared with plant inermis, also known as hina from the henna tree, the mignonette tree, the Egypt privet among others.Historically, henna has been used for severe diarrhea caused by a parasite (amoebic dysentery), cancerenlarged spleenheadachejaundice, and skin conditions. These days, people take henna for stomach and intestinal ulcers.Henna is said to contain substances that might help fight certain infections. There is also some information that henna might decrease the growth of tumors, prevent or reduce spasms, decrease inflammation, and relieve pain

In manufacturing, henna is used in cosmeticshair dyes, and hair care products; and as a dye for nails, hands, and clothing.

People also use henna on the skin as temporary “tattoos.”

Henna tattoo as it may sound familiar is known as mehndi in Hindi, Hinan in Hebru, chadian in the zabarma language and of course design in most dialects here in Ghana.

Henna tattoo is the process of mixing henna dye with little clean water or lemon juice and applying it on the preferred body part using stencil or by drawing with free hands.

Smaller strokes can be made a toothpick. Newly drawn henna art must be kept well in other to have it properly set in place and to have the desired color. Henna dye comes in red, black and dark brown colors.

In other to prolong it lifespan, one must avoid the use of oil, detergent or bleach as it may wipe is off.

As the trend these days are customized tattoo designs, henna tattoo  makes it more safer, easier and pain free for most persons due to it impermanence, less expensive as compared to the permanent tattoos and most importantly, it used for beautification during special religious ceremonies, weddings, naming ceremonies and for simple body adornment.


When an expired or cheap henna is used, it may cause allergic reactions, discomfort on the body, possible inflammation of skin including redness, itching, burning sensations, swelling, scaling, blisters among others  .

side effects of henna tattoos

Unlike non imitated things, henna designs can definitely  be imitated or copy. Below are some cooler henna tattoo designs ideas for your hands and legs.



Great henna tattoos right? Kudos to each one of these henna artists, do visit their pages on Instagram using the watermark names on the images.

I would be coming your way again next time on how i started my journey as a henna artist and some easy henna tutorials you can try your hands on whiles you’re home and idle.

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