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What is Mehndi?

Mehndi is a traditional form of self modification that is common in India, North Africa, and the Middle East and is non permanent.  Traditionally only women wear mehndi.  Most commonly the hands and feet are painted with a mud like paste made from henna.  The mud is then painted onto the body in delicate patterns and left to dry.  The mud causes the skin underneath to dye a dark orange to dark brown color, depending on you own natural skin tone.  Mehndi stain on lighter skin will appear to be more orange than brown.  This stain usually lasts anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks and will gradually lighten and fade as that time goes past.  Here are a few different shapes and patterns that are commonly used in mehndi. 

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