Henna paste patterned in a floral design (above)
Henna stain left on the skin, once the paste has been removed after drying out. (below)
It usually takes a day or two for the colour of the stain to become dark. Initially when the henna paste is removed, it may be pale and almost even matching the colour of your skin (thats usually the case with me). The richness of the colour comes from body heat, so you will find that certain parts of your henna are darker in colour than others. This just means that, that part of your body is hotter (for example the palm of your hand will have a richer colour than say your wrist or arm area).
Henna design in pictures by yours truly :)