Henna kits can be purchased at major retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target and Hobby Lobby. They are available for purchase online through Amazon, Henna Caravan or other shops that specialize in henna ink.
Henna is a paste that is derived from a plant. It is turned into a dye that is used as a temporary tattooing base. Henna has been used for several centuries to dye skin, hair, fingernails and fabrics. Henna has been considered a symbol of good luck, health and sensuality in the Arabic world. The henna kits come in a package where the dye is in a cone-shaped tube. It was originally used for women's palms only but, over time, men have been known to wear it. The traditional henna designs originate from the Indian subcontinent. Women from Bangladesh, Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka use henna for festival events such as weddings, traditional ceremonies and religious events. Due to the limited supply of traditional Indian henna, artists and other users tend to buy ready-made henna kits, but in rural areas of India, women traditionally grind leaves of the henna plant with stones then add oil. While this technique is not as refined as expensive henna cones, darker colors may be created.