After application, the paste is allowed to dry for 2-3 hours and then scraped off. The design comes up in a shade of brownish orange and the tone depends on the individual's body heat. The color takes on a deeper tone if kept for a longer time.
for more details on Mehendi http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mehndi
Rick, thanks for picking this pic! And don't worry, that's not a Tattoo pin, it's the nozzle of a tube! :-)