Henna is More Than a Tattoo

My mum’s wedding henna

Henna is typically known as a temporary tattoo. Now, you can get everything from golden henna to silver henna. However, to an Indian living in America, henna is a way for me to connect with my roots.

Ever since I was five years old, I got henna done every year during Karva Chauth (an Indian festival to celebrate marriage). I remember sitting with the other kids and watching all of our moms get their henna applied. The older children…