Mehndi is the art of making tattoos and coloring the surface of our body skin by using herbal ingredients processed plant-based paste form Mehndi. Natural ingredients to color the skin as base material Mehndi paste that originated in India and also Arab is actually also become one of the traditions in the Mediterranean peninsula, Malay and Indonesian.
In Sumatra, especially Padang, Palembang and Lampung, our ancestors also know the art of body painting for brides. Part in Ornamental especially the hands, nails and feet with herbal ingredients, among others flowers, henna leaves, herb bark, seeds and orange liquid. It is undeniable that the influence of India and Arabic in the form of art to beautify a woman's body with Henna Painting or Mahendi appearance is also a trend of fashion in our country.
Even of children, youth, artists, pregnant women also love the art of painting parts of their bodies with Mehndi. Starting from the fingers, hands, arms, back, and abdomen. We could easily find Mehndi artist painter in the street on the beach, mall and other recreational areas. Keep in mind, Mehndi pure color is not black and tend to be dark brown, dark red and dark green.