Arm Henna Tattoo

Another fun henna tattoo style design on a forearm. This is an original floral & paisley – my favorite type of design 🙂

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Henna arm tattoo

Henna Tattoos for Hands

Here are a few pictures of recent henna designs. One on a leg and two for the hands. These were done at the B-24s Cafe in Ypsilanti where I do some of my local private appointments. Enjoy the new pictures :

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Henna in Troy, Michigan

Last night I was in Troy, Michigan and did a few designs and I liked this foot design I did. The client asked for a henna tattoo on her foot with flowers & leaves . I think I did what she asked seeing as she was really excited when it was all finished. Here is the tattoo from last night:

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Henna Foot Tattoo

Henna in Dearborn

Hello. I did this design for a great client in Dearborn, Michigan. I really enjoy mandala designs with henna. Where I live isn’t too far from Dearborn so I meet many clients to do henna there frequently. Anyway, enjoy the new mandala design!

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Henna design done in Dearborn

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Mandala design in Henna

Henna on an Arm

Here is a new henna design on an arm that I did. I love getting to do a simple floral motif. Something therapeutic about the lovely repetition.

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Henna Ebook Free Download

The second volume of my Modern Mehndi henna ebook series has been released! Its a Festival Henna Design ebook with over 150 designs perfect for doing henna at parties and festivals.

It is available for an instant download here as well as on Amazon for Kindle. I just couldn’t wait to let you see a sample of the ebook ~ !

Both henna ebooks are available HERE on my site : Henna ebooks – they download straight to your computer in PDF format to easily be printed.

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You can download a free sample so you can see the examples of the Henna Designs found in this ebook volume.

Just enter your email below and push the download button, you’ll receive a free henna ebook sample in your email box.

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Henna Photography

Another fantastic photograph taken by Tana Helene of an original henna design I did.

A back design that was completed in about 35 minutes.

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Henna on back. Photography by Tana Helene

Christmas Cookie Party!

As a henna artist, I fair well. As a chef, however, I do not. This year I thought I would try my hand at the latter. I had a cookie exchange party for a few of my friends & family. We had some AMAZING cookies and the food I made even went over well.

I made a mac & cheese muffin recipe, a nutty-sweet brie & spinach cheese swirls and a cheese plate I am PARTICULARLY proud of on my Katie Brown cheese plate.

The cookies that were made were just too good. We had double chocolate peppermint cookies, chocolate chip, sugar cookies, nanaimo bars (which won Best Tasting of the evening) , cannoli, Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake that my husband had delivered here, snowball cookies, snickerdoodles, peanut butter cookies dipped in chocolate and rolled in peanuts etc etc etc YUMM!!

Singing carols & eating yummy treats with your friends and family REALLY makes the holidays come alive. I just love this time of the year .

Without further adieu.. here are the pictures to feast your eyes on:

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the cheese plate with havarti & mozzarella cheese appetizer with grapes and honey comb

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sparkly Michigan cranberries coated in a sugar pomegranate mixture

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the drinks: coffee, apple cider, & Our Daily Red wine

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the dessert and appetizer table

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and the cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory with chocolate truffles and raspberries

Henna on a Pregnant Belly

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE to decorate pregnant bellies with henna? Since its usually a large area I am designing on, my clients and I get to chat about babies, toys, diapers and all that fun stuff. Another amazing aspect of doing henna for a baby belly is getting so see little feet & arm movements while you’re working. So adorable. Well, here is a boy baby belly design I recently did. The mommy-to-be loves lines and dots & flowers, but she wanted It to represent her little boy, so she choose a cute elephant for the middle instead of the floral design.

It took about 45 minutes to complete.

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Prepare for a Henna Appt.

A question I am frequently asked is “How do I prepare for my henna appointment?” Here are a few key things to remember before having henna done and how to care for henna:

1. Henna stains the best on clean, dry skin. Please do not apply any lotions or oils to the area where you want your design. Its a good idea to shower and exfoliate before your appointment, too.

2. For brides, make sure you have someone to assist you after your appointment if your arms, hands, feet, legs will be covered in henna.

3. Be sure to eat, use the restroom, take out your contacts, etc BEFORE we get started doing your henna since it will be very difficult to do these tasks after the henna is applied to your hands.

4. Remember that henna takes anywhere from 10 – 30 minutes to totally dry depending on the environment and amount of henna applied. Be mindful of this before deciding where your design will go. The less you move before it dries, the better. You want to avoid smearing and premature cracking of the dried paste.  You’ll want to leave the dried paste on for as long as you can. The longer it stays on your skin, the darker you stain can get. At least 2 hours but overnight it best.

5. When the paste eventually falls off, the design will be a light orange / yellow. It will oxidize over the next 24 – 48 hours to be a rich dark brown / mahogany color.

6. Avoid scrubbing the area with water or soap. Apply a natural oil such as sesame oil, olive oil or a waxy body balm like Mama Bee Belly Balm from Burt’s Bees.

7. ENJOY the pampering experience of having henna done!

Henna Crown

Today I got the privilege to decorate Patricia’s head with a Henna Crown – She’s a lovely, upbeat lady who also lives in Ypsilanti. Here are the pics of the floral, medallion motif henna crown I did.

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Henna in Ann Arbor

I had the privilege to work recently with Ann Arbor photographers Robin Sloan and Mike Frieseman, fashion hair stylist Sandy Bambi, and three lovely models, Jessica, Karin & Nadia.

Getting the opportunity to collaborate with this great group of artists & models really makes what I do such a dream career.

Mike & Robin’s low-key / high-key work really captures the delicate henna lines on the skin perfectly.

Here are a few sample photos from the shoot:

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Henna on Hands & Palms

I met two lovely ladies in Dearborn, MI on Friday night to do a few pretty henna designs on their hands – palm & top of the hand for both of them.

The designs were floral and feminine and accentuated their style.

Here’s what the 4 designs looked like :
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henna, hands, palms, dearborn, michigan

Also, I did a cute back tattoo with a floral design
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Bridal / Party Henna Video

Henna application on an arm &palm/ The design is floral & paisley. An original design by me. This would be nice for an elegant occasion or a wedding.

This design took 30 minutes to complete.

Henna Video

Henna video

This is a video I made. Bridal mehndi, applying henna with a cone. This design is a mix of Arabic and Indian style floral motifs and paisleys. First of many henna demonstrations to come.

Enjoy!

Bridal Henna in Michigan

Bridal henna in Michigan

Bridal Henna in Michigan

Hello!

Here are a few new bridal henna designs that are original designs I created. I did a video recording of these 4 arm designs that I will upload to YouTube soon and post here, too.

Meanwhile, here are the still photos I took. The designs are a mix between Indian and Arabic styles. I love to blend the two styles to make a beautiful work of art.

Here in Ann Arbor, the weather has been so nice. I am thoroughly enjoying this fall weather.

I should add I am going to be at the Rust Belt Market in Ferndale, Michigan doing henna on October 16th from 11am-7pm. https://rustbeltmarket.com/
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Henna Dress- How To

Hello All!

I got this simple navy blue cotton dress for $0.80 from the thrift store! It was a great buy, but a little plain for my taste. I saw some tutorials for bleach pen decorating, so I went out and got a few Clorox Bleach Pens at the supermarket.

The bleach comes out as a paste and since I’m a henna artist, it easily translated into a medium I am already comfortable working with.. 🙂

I did one side at a time. I put a piece of cardboard between the two layers of the dress as I carefully squeezed the bleach onto the dress. I just free-handed the design. no planning involved here.

I let the bleach sit on the fabric for 5 minutes then immediately washed it with cold water in the tub. Then I ran it in my washer on a quick spin so it came out slightly damp, but not dripping wet.. and repeated the process until it was all done!

I just feel like the design I did made it into a permanent piece of henna art!

and here are the pics! c&c welcome!!

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That’s the front

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and the back

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detail of one flower to show that you can get shading especially if you leave the paste on for different amounts of time.

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and it on.

<3 Kelly Caroline

Henna Parties in Ann Arbor

The end of summer is approaching; Autumn is in the air. I love Michigan this time of the year. Almost time for apple cider and donuts.

Meanwhile, I’ve been pretty busy with henna parties. Here are some photos of recent henna designs I’ve done. I also did $2 henna tattoos at D.I.Ypsi in Ypsilanti which was a blast!

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The party I did henna for last night at Blue House in Ann Arbor I don’t have any pictures from, but that was such a good time!

Henna Design eBook

Pleased to announce my first Henna design eBook out for Kindle :
“Modern Mehndi – A Collection of Henna Designs”

You can find it on Amazon here: Modern Mehndi

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Back and Arms Henna

This is henna I did on Maralyn for her Warrior Dash. She wanted decoration on her body for her marathon she was running. I think we did a great job picking a design that was feminine, yet had an edge.
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Henna Photo Shoot and Pregnant Belly

I have been very busy lately! Summer is the best time of the year for meeting people and doing henna on them. The past few events I have done have included a party of lovely ladies for a henna photoshoot to celebrate our bodies and a prenatal belly with such a lovely mommy-to-be.
Henna on a pregnant belly is a symbol of good luck and good health for the mom and baby.
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This photo shoot was so much fun! I want to thank every wonderful lady that participated.
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Wedding Henna

Here are images of the beautiful wedding dress and her henna. Her wedding was in Canton, Michigan.

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