A henna tattoo is a temporary form of body art originating from the Middle East and India. It is created by applying a paste of henna, which is made from a plant, directly onto the skin. As the paste dries, it leaves a vibrant pigment-rich stain which lasts for 2 weeks to a month before fading. Henna tattoos are usually used to decorate hands and feet and are a popular choice for parties, weddings and other special events as they offer a unique and eye-catching look. They are also believed to give strength and spiritual protection.