While mehndi is currently all the rage with actors, artists and hipsters across the United States, new Americans like Naima and Anjan are integrating their traditional customs into their new lives, adding another square to the American cultural quilt.
In India, the tradition of henna is considered very important when it is the festival time. Mehndi design is a temporary tattoo that lasts for 2 to 4 weeks. It has been adopted as a fashion statement in recent times as its application is completely painless and safe. Beautiful mehandi designs are created on hands, feet and other body parts. Different mehndi designs depict different meanings in various festivals. Women who beautify their hands with intricate mehandi are not allowed to do any household work. She is just let to cherish the memories of her wedding day.