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Henna Tattoos

April 11th, 2009

Have you guys ever seen Henna Tattoos before?  Henna is traditionally used in many cultures as dye for skin, hair, and fingernails.  I had only seen it used before on that silly TLC show, A Wedding Story.  They applied these very intricate patterns/designs all over the hands and feet of a bride on her wedding day.

So at the latest ELN (Educated Ladies Night), the theme was Indian Culture.  I unfortunately was out of town that night, so I missed all the fun. I did catch wind though, that one of the ladies had purchased some henna paste from a local Indian store.   She also printed some various designs off the internet for everyone to create their own Henna tattoos.  Luckily for me, there was some left over and Amanda invited me over the next night to get my very own.

hennaHere are the little tubes of henna paste.  (I kinda equate them to the tubes of “puffy paint” I used back in the 80′s. ) Behind them are some different options for designs/patterns.  I picked a few out and Amanda was on her way painting…

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As it dries, the color sets and the left over henna paste begins to flake.  Then just gently wipe the access off.

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Here’s the finished product… Pretty cool, eh??

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The henna tattoo will last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks depending on the strength of the paste.  Just keep that in mind when you pick the location for your henna!

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  1. fave
    April 12th, 2009 at 16:10 | #1

    Tottster – you know our friend over at Creative had some amazing henna tattoos for her wedding! they were so pretty.

  2. Catherine Terhune
    April 12th, 2009 at 19:02 | #2

    Hotty Totty,
    I am loving your blog! One of my friends from India gave me a henna tattoo a few years ago. It was beautiful for the first week. Then it wore off in spots. My feet looked diseased for the next few = no sandals:( I suppose her paste was really strong.
    And tell us more about ELN…sounds interesting!
    Miss you bunches,
    Catherine

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