Beauty in motion: Henna tattoo


Intricate and beautiful, henna tattoos are thought to have originated in Ancient Egypt. According to The Huffpost, Cleopatra was reportedly known to use the ink -- from the henna flower -- to decorate her body. The art quickly grew, and is frequently used in celebrations and rites of passage in a variety of traditions, including the Hindu, Indian and Arabic cultures.

Today, henna has transcended past different cultures and backgrounds, often applied for get-togethers such as spring and summer music festivals. But you don't have to travel to a spa or break a bank to get a henna tattoo -- you can actually get the temporary tattoo done at your own home.

Watch the video above to learn how to apply the tattoo safely and creatively in this week's episode of Beauty in Motion.

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