Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Heavenly Henna

I've never had a henna tattoo.  I see them on the beautiful bellies of my pregnant doula clients all the time.  Its such a wonderful way to celebrate a rite of passage.  I've been thinking about having some henna done this summer to celebrate my birthday.  Have you ever had a henna tattoo?  Where on your body did you have it done?  Were you celebrating something special?

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And one of my sweet readers, Karla, sent this AMAZING photo 
of her daughter modeling a henna corset.  Isn't it spectacular?  

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10 comments:

Anya adores said...

Absolutely beautiful body art - I had a small henna tattoo done once in turkey - nothing like these ones though - they are exquisite.
Axx

Victoria @ MY HAPPY HOME said...

Oh, I had one on my upper arm, once. It was made on a holiday in Tunisia. I loved it but it was a much more simple one than in your pictures!
/Victoria

Miss Rubio said...

Ah yes...i love henna. Have gotten several times, once in Thailand n other times when i'm itching for a real tattoo, i get henna instead. Haha. Gorgeous photos. xx

anita said...

I love henna!
What a great birthday idea.

Angela said...
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Angela said...

Beautiful photos!

I had henna tattoos done on my feet for my wedding in 2001. I loved it!

Here's a link to a picture. https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/FrYWhkKpa7Qm2pdZF2WiXi-CqcMdP5hve38QRvFLLQ4?feat=directlink The image on my right foot is the etching from the kiddush cup my husband and I bought to use in our ceremony.

La Maison Boheme said...

Angela - I love your little feet! Beautiful henna work.

Appletree said...

I have my feet done in the summer a couple times. I love it so much.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

YES - i LOVE it - i posted pics over the summer of mine - i actually have a girl who comes to my house and does it - and she comes when i have girls nights too - LOVE LOVE LOVE

Anonymous said...

if you have a east Indian shop in your locality you can get henna paste in long thin cones(just like filled pastry bag ).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeWMLl2UkWI&feature=related

you can apply design it over your palms but you need to wait for atleast three to four hours to dry.have a henna date with your hubby at home after the kids goes to sleep ;).

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-apply-Henna-Mehndi-on-your-Hands/

enjoy

CS