Designs Mehndi is the application of henna as a temporary skin decoration in South Asia and the Middle East and North Africa and Somalia as well as the communities of these areas. Become fashionable designs Mehndi in the West in the late 1990s, as sometimes called henna tattoos. In Kerala henna is known as the widely used mylanchi by the Muslim community. And is generally applied henna for special occasions such as weddings and festivals. It is usually drawn on the palms and feet, where the color will be darkest because the skin contains higher levels of keratin, which links lawsone temporarily, painting and henna. Henna designs used as a form of decoration mainly for brides.