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Friday, November 16, 2007

Fashionable Fridays - Henna Designs

I believe that temporary tattoos could have come about after someone saw how Indian women wore henna designs on their hands and legs. {Just my view, not necessarily the truth:)}

Having henna designs applied onto ones palm and hands is getting more and more fashionable. When I got married,(about 14 years back) intricate henna designs were not available, the person to draw those designs were not readily available nor was it fashionable or even well known at that time. All that I had on my palms were a large red circle in the centre with lots of red polka dots to fill up.(I'll try to dig up my wedding Photos and upload later if possible)

Nowadays, you need not be a blushing bride, just be willing to spend about $5 per palm for striking designs to be applied onto your palm or hand.

Initially, my Chinese friends and colleagues were put off to see some kind of "weird" painting on my hands. But over time, Henna drawings has become a Fashion Statement just like temporary tattoos.

For those who want to give a try at drawing on palm (that is, if you have a ready guinea pig, as trying to apply on your own hand is a difficult task for newbies), they could buy a cone of henna and buy a book on henna design (or check out some of the design on the pictures above). It is recommended that you make photocopies of the design that you would like to draw, make some practice round by drawing onto the photocopied designs before trying it on your guinea pig.

Henna doesn't even have to be all red or orange, now they have come up with some kind of enhancement to make them shiny gold, silver etc.

For those who do not want to go through the hassle of learning how to draw intricate designs, or cough up $5 per palm, there is another solution. Temporary tattoos - rather Shinny Temporary Henna Designs which can be very easily applied. This is the ideal solution if you want to dress up your hands for your Indian friends Wedding or during Deepavalli visits etc., where you can easily wash them off after the occasion (unlike real henna designs, which may take about 1-2 weeks to completely disappear)

I hope you have fun trying out some of the design. There are many sites all dedicated to henna designs.

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posted by Bubbles at 11:22 PM


Interesting article... like the idea of the hennah tattoos!

Btw,thanks for dropping by and commenting my blog :)

All the best!

November 22, 2007 at 12:14 PM  

Great post!!! I loved reading about the history of tattoos and loved your thoughts on the subject.

Hugs, JJ

November 25, 2007 at 6:35 AM  

Very interesting. Though I read on cnn.com that some people are allergic to the black henna!

October 8, 2008 at 7:16 PM  

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