PH: 0471 248 3737


Mehendi is a temporary henna tattoo (an ancient tradition of drawing patterns on the skin). Performed by a master cosmetologist from India, a bearer of traditions and culture. We use the finest organic henna to apply the design.  Lasts about 1-2 weeks.

The drawing is absolutely safe, because it is made from organic material – henna (Henna Plant – Lawsonia Inermis). Can be done for both children and pregnant women – on the stomach.

Duration:  depends on the complexity of the drawing

History of Mehendi

Mehendi or henna is an ancient tradition of drawing designs on the skin using a natural paste of henna leaves, tree bark and some other natural ingredients.

This tradition has deep historical roots and originates from ancient India, where it was widely practiced for several thousand years.

Mehendi not only means decorating the body, but also has a deep symbolic meaning. It is associated with the concept of beauty, renewal and femininity. In addition, mehendi is considered an amulet against the evil eye and a talisman.

By its origin, mehendi is associated with ancient Indian culture, where it was used in wedding ceremonies and other religious events.

Since ancient times, it was believed that such body decoration brings happiness and protects its owner from failures. During the wedding ceremony, it is believed that the more complex the mehendi, the happier the marriage will be. And another nice bonus: after marriage, having entered her husband’s family, the bride cannot do household chores until the drawing is erased. It is believed that this time is necessary for the bride to prepare herself to live in another family and run a household there. 

Mehendi has also been used in various cultures of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

Mehendi technique

Performing mehendi requires a certain skill and skill. The artist uses a special tube or knitting needle to apply the paste to the skin and create unique patterns. After applying the paste, it dries, and by removing it, the desired patterns and designs remain on the skin.

Typically, mehendi is drawn on the arms and legs, but can also be applied to other parts of the body such as the back, stomach and chest. Sometimes patterns and designs can be combined to create a continuous design that surrounds the entire area.

Mehendi designs have a deep symbolic meaning. They can include flowers, leaves, geometric patterns and abstract elements. Mehendi designs often reflect nature, cultural values ​​and regional traditions. The techniques and patterns used in mehndi may vary depending on the region and style. Some famous styles include Rajasthani, Arabic and Pakistani mehndi. In addition, personal elements may be added, such as initials or symbols that have meaning to the individual.

How Mehendi is applied

Traditionally, natural henna is used when applying a design. The quality of the paste used to make the design is of great importance, since natural henna appears after some time and the design itself lasts longer, unlike pastes where any chemical components are used, for example, to increase the shelf life of the product. 

Mehendi now

In modern society, mehendi has become a popular decoration for weddings, festivals and other special events. It is also becoming increasingly popular in Western culture, where it is featured in spas and hen parties. Mehendi has also had its place in historical and artistic sources. There are references to mehendi and its use in religious ceremonies in ancient texts such as the Vedas and Mahabharata. 

Quick Contact

Atreya Ayurveda & Yoga Beach Retreat, Mottavila, Avaduthura, Vizhinjam PO Thiruvananthapuram-695521

0471 248 3737