Persian henna tattoo is applied for bridal preparation and ceremonies as a sign of blessing, joy, and beauty.
What is Persian Henna?
Henna is a small herb with dark green leaves. Henna plays a significant role in the Middle East and Iran. The henna uses linked to the culture and religion, and it mainly presents in ceremonial uses. The henna knows no boundaries in culture, religion and different regional locations; it means good, health, wisdom and protection. The people traditionally apply on special occasions for decorating hands and feet with unique patterns. For henna design, it’s just necessary to mix the dried leaves with water, tea, and coffee.
Well being and wellness
Despite the progress of the pharmaceutical industry, Henna has preserved its place as an herb. It is popular among people for its healing features to relieve headaches, improve nails, protect skin, boost hair health and cool the body. Even though the progress of the pharmaceutical industry, Henna has preserved its place as an herb. Nevertheless, henna’s leaf is useful in making medicine. For example, Betadine is made from henna that used in surgery and for skin infections. Henna is popular among people for its healing features to relieve headaches, improve nails, protect the skin, boost hair health and cool the body.
Persian Henna party
Persian henna tattoo is applied for bridal preparation and ceremonies as a sign of blessing, joy, and beauty. The night before the wedding, people get together to celebrate the wedding to come. The bride’s family applies an impressive and intricate pattern on the bride’s hands and feet to express their great joy and their desire for luck. She should stay motionless for 8 hours to become the color permanent. It reminds a commonly Persian proverb “you put my hands in Henna” in the case of you are waiting for someone to do something, nothing happens, and you can’t do anything. Hanabandan is a pre-wedding ritual along with using henna. In Hanabandan (henna party) Ceremony, the tray of designed henna is ready for the guests who receive the henna stain on the backs of their hands.
Is it ok to have a tattoo in Iran?
You will not find a place to get a tattoo officially because running a tattoo business is illegal in Iran. However, some of the people make the tattoo secretly in the form of beauty services. Youth use the tattoo more than others in Iran. Therefore, when you are walking in Iran streets, maybe you will encounter young people with tattooed hands without any problem. We recommend you to cover your tattooed body part when you are at the airport or religious places. You can wear a long sleeve shirt for this purpose. The tourists who travel to Iran in the warm months of the year, especially June, July, August, and September commonly encounter this problem.
A guide for getting a travel tattoo in Qeshm Island
Henna tattoo is applied on Qeshm Island more than anywhere in Iran. At the seaside, some women put a beautiful henna tattoo on the hands, feet, and faces of tourists. Due to the ban on tattoo in Iran, no one has permission to tattoo in public. Therefore, these women only create the henna design on your skin and it is not permanent. Everyone can remove it after several days or weeks.