In the US, a person must be at least 18 years of age to get a tattoo without parental approval. For many, henna tattoos have become the new trend for those looking for a way to express themselves in body art. There is no age limit for henna art and the ink is considered relatively safe, although not FDA regulated. Henna artists have taken up stations in day spas and even in malls. The ink is only semi-permanent and usually fades within 2 weeks. This form of art originated as a wedding tradition for Middle Eastern brides. Today, henna tattooing is used by women of all ages and races, and even men too. Some have utilized henna tattoos as a way to test out if they would make the next step to a permanent tattoo. Using this as a trail run on their skin, users can make informed decisions prior to going under the needle.