The art of henna (mehndi) has been used for over 5000 years. It is a beautiful, ephemeral (temporary) form of body adornment traditionally used for weddings and other occasions throughout the world. Whether you want a simple western influenced design or a more intricate pattern, it is a unique form of expression and individuality, aside from being just plain fun. The dye from the henna plant is organic and safe for all skin types, and my henna paste is made with only natural, organic ingredients.. never chemicals! HENNA IS NEVER EVER BLACK!!