Pakistani Mehndi Art Makes its Mark in US

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This was no ordinary pedicure or spa procedure she was having done. It was the ancient art of henna tattooing — sometimes known as Mehndi — in which a natural dye is used to decorate the skin with intricate designs. “It’s very popular in my home,” said owner Muhammad Aslam, a native of Pakistan. “And it’s becoming popular here. “It’s part of Pakistani and Indian culture,” he said. “But a lot of Americans like them, too.” The henna used in the tattoos comes from a small shrub known as howsona inermis…