Where can you put it?
These patterns are typically drawn on the hands and legs, but there are no limitations to the placement of these temporary tattoos.
After the paste is applied, it is left to dry, and as it dries, the ink stains the skin, creating a beautiful temporary tattoo. The dried ink begins to chip away slowly, and after 3-4 hours the paste can be scraped off.
Many of the dyes are now custom made to leave a darker stain and dry faster. The tattoos only last for a few weeks, so for best color and longevity, it is advisable not to let water touch your hands while taking off the mehndi and for a number of hours after its been removed.
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When first removed, the stain is lighter and brighter orange shade, though sometimes, ingredients like lemon and sugar are added while the mehndi dries to enhance the color.
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By the next day, the patterns become much darker and clearer, adding to the beauty.
There are numerous different recipes for creating the paste now. For Brides, a darker type of Henna may be used, and the patterns may even be adorned with stones.
It can be done in a variety of shapes and designs, all for the choosing.