Henna tattoos used to be something you’d beg your parents for when you went abroad, but these days everyone is hooked on the temporary dye. Real henna is not to be confused with ‘black henna’ (which can cause allergic reactions), but it is an orangey-brown paint that has been is worn for cosmetic purposes. In ancient Indian times it was primarily used for special occasions, such as weddings and birthdays, but now the craze has taken over the western world! Let’s take a look at some of the celebrities who have dabbled with this timeless art that never goes out of fashion.
Vanessa has been spotted sporting the natural dye on a number of occasions. She wore this beautiful flower design on her hand for an LA movie premiere.
Ms Perry wore this gorgeous henna tattoo when she married comedian Russell Brand in India.
Beyonce adores henna and we can see why – this floral artwork looks stunning on her, especially with those metallic gold nails!
Christina is certainly proud of her henna ‘tatts’ and she has every right to be because it really suits her!
The Irresistible songstress got her henna tattoo done on a business trip to India. Her design apparently means ‘good luck’ and ‘fortune’ – not that she needs it!
Before Gaga and Cyrus, Stefani ruled the roost of outrageous fashion, and here she is sporting a pretty shoulder tattoo like no one else could. How we miss that turquoise hair!
Kylie should have stuck with henna experimentation rather than lip injections because this lotus design is lovely!
Madonna loves henna and even used it in her music video for ‘Frozen’. She is a particular fan of wearing the ‘Ohm’ signal which is the Sanskrit symbol for God.
Halle Berry wore henna when she was pregnant with her daughter Nahla, and then even got her daughter into it later. It’s definitely a better alternative for kids than real tattoos!
Before Miley Cyrus discovered the wonder of permanent tattoos, she experimented with henna. In this picture, she is getting an owl design.
Rihanna loved henna so much, she got henna artwork permanently tattooed across her right hand. The process took a total of 11 hours! (ouch!)