T he word henna comes from the Hebrew word “hen” which means “to find the grace”, and that of the tattoo is a tradition that dates back to the dawn of time. Henna can also be used to color hair and nails. Muslim men use henna dyeing their beards. According to local culture, henna tattoos are thought to be a symbol of good luck. Some people, especially in the most remote villages, even believe that henna can ward off bad luck and the evil eye, especially when the drawings show the Hamsa, the typical hand of Fatima with the eye. Other subjects for henna tattoos include flowers and beautiful geometric designs.