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A Wonderful Summer for Henna

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in art, electric forest, Henna, henna feet tattoo designs, Henna Tattoos Michigan, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, simple henna design, tattoo | 0 comments

Farewell Summer! Hello Fall!

As fall is arriving, everyone is getting into Pumpkin Spice mode, raking leaves and going to apple orchards, our public henna festival season is drawing to a close. But what a wonderful summer for henna it was! We got to be in three amazing summer events this year with our henna booth. We got to meet so many of you and share in your great stories while you spent time in our booth. The three top public events we did this year were Electric Forest , DIYpsi , and The Vintage Market in Monroe.

Here are some highlight photos of each event this summer:

Kelly Caroline Henna Art at Electric Forest 2016

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Our henna booth at Electric Forest 2016

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Highlights from our henna booth at Electric Forest 2016

Our Henna Booth at DIYpsi

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Our henna booth at DIYpsi in Ypsilanti

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Our henna booth at DIYpsi in Ypsilanti, MI

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Henna at DIYpsi in Ypsilanti, MI

Henna at The Vintage Market in Monroe, Michigan

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Our packed booth at The Vintage Market in Monroe, MI

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Henna for The Vintage Market in Monroe, MI

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The Vintage Market in Monroe, MIchigan Henna booth

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Happy guests at The Vintage Market in Monroe, MIchigan

All of us at Kelly Caroline Henna Art want to say a HUGE “THANK YOU” to everyone who supported us this summer at all our our public events and private events, too! Here’s to another great season!

Don’t forget, you are always welcome to come into our henna studio in Ypsilanti for private appointments year-round and booking events is easy. Fill out our CONTACT FORM here.

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Electric Forest – Henna Michigan

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in art, electric forest, Henna, Henna Party designs, Henna Tattoos Michigan, Michigan henna tattoo, tattoo | 0 comments

Henna Michigan – Summer 2016 Gearing up!

Hello all! So many fun updates to inform you of. First of all, the henna season is off to a jump start! It’s barely above 40 degrees on any day here in Michigan right now, but we have been getting so many phone call sand requests for weddings, bridal showers, birthday parties, graduation parties, after prom events and private henna appointments. Thankfully we have our amazing team of henna artists this summer to handle it all.


 Henna Tattoos in the Henna Studio

If you’re inspired to get a henna tattoo to celebrate the returning of the warm weather, check out our henna gallery full of henna designs for the wrist, feet, back, shoulder and more!

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Electric Forest Announcement

Second BIG announcement! We have been accepted to do henna at Electric Forest this summer!! Our team will be there from June 22nd-June 26th in Rothbury, Michigan. We are unbelievably excited to join the forest family!

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Electric Forest Festival is a four-day multi-genre event, with a focus on electronic and jam band genres, held in Rothbury, Michigan, at the Double JJ Resort. The original event was called Rothbury Festival, debuted in 2008, and focused on jam bands and rock bands. The event was not held in 2010. Electric Forest, which debuted in 2011, is co-produced by Insomniac Events and Madison House. The 2015 event drew an estimated 45,000 attendees. eeming with astonishing art, dreamlike decorations, and incredible musicians will be yours to explore. With a rich history of community engagement and thought-provoking experiences, Electric Forest offers up an astounding adventure for festival-goers.

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If you plan on attending the festival, stop by my henna booth and check us out ! So excited to see you!



 Newest Henna Designs

Here’s a selection of our latest henna designs from private appointments at the studio – Henna michigan

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Henna for Detroit Gets Married

Also, here are some AWESOME shots of the henna I did for the brides for Detroit Gets Married, hosted at The Jam Handy in Detroit . Photos by Chelsea Brown Photography

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Henna for a beautiful bride by Michigan Henna Artist Kelly Caroline

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Henna for a beautiful bride by Michigan Henna Artist Kelly Caroline

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Henna for a beautiful bride by Michigan Henna Artist Kelly Caroline

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Henna for a beautiful bride by Michigan Henna Artist Kelly Caroline

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Celebration Henna Crowns Event !

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in art, Henna, henna crown, henna crown designs, Henna Tattoos Michigan, mehndi traditional, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, tattoo | 0 comments

Kelly Caroline Henna Artist Michigan

HOORAY!

February 27th we are hosting “Celebration Henna Crowns” at the Wyandotte Public Library, Bacon Memorial District Library . “Celebration Henna Crowns” is an afternoon of beautiful henna designs for men, women, and children with alopecia or undergoing chemotherapy. The event is from 2:00-5:00 pm.

Henna Crowns offer a beautiful alternative to the traditional hats, scarves, and wigs that many use. Henna is a natural way to beautify the body and celebrate life. This is a free event for anyone who has lost his or her hair due to chemotherapy or alopecia.

“Kelly decorated my bald head when I lost all my hair to chemo treatment.” said Patricia Berry from Ypsilanti. “The design was beautiful and her presence was lovely at the celebration henna party we threw to mark the event.  She’s an amazing artist, a consummate business professional and a good soul.”

Guests may choose from floral designs, tribal and geometric designs, or bring their own ideas. Each guest will get a unique, personal design. It is recommended that the head is free of lotions or oils prior to the henna being applied. There will also be brief presentation of the history and use of henna as well as how the natural paste is made from organic henna leaves and pure essential oils

The event is free, so call to reserve your spot (734) 536-1705

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Join us February 27th 2-5pm for “Celebration Henna Crowns”

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Beyonce Henna Design

Posted by on Feb 6, 2016 in art, Beyonce henna design, Henna, Henna Tattoos Michigan, mehndi traditional, Michigan henna tattoo, Michigan Wedding, Private appointments, tattoo, Weddings | 0 comments

Did you see the music video Hymn for the Weekend ? Beyonce henna was so beautiful we had to do an homage I see this becoming a popular design, so I figured we would start practicing . Any other henna artists excited?  I wonder what show we will get to see for the Beyonce and Coldplay Superbowl halftime show.

If you would like to make your appointment to get a henna tattoo, Beyonce henna style, send me an email  to set up your private appointment.

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Beyonce henna design from her new music video with Coldplay

Want to know more? Read this quick history of Henna:

Henna is an all natural dye for the skin. Henna is extracted from the Lawsonia inermis tree by drying and grinding leaves and stems. The greenish powder, when mixed with an lemon juice, makes a temporary red, brown, or orange design on a porous surface. Indian families use henna in ritual skin painting, called Mehndi, for birth and marriage celebrations. Arabic and Turkish cultures also use henna. Western cultures have adopted henna to make temporary tattoos and organic hair dye. The Lawsonia inermis grows in hot, arid regions like North Africa and India. For centuries, people ground the foliage of the plant into a powder to dye cloth and skin. The strong pigment, lawsone, actually temporarily stains the skin. The dye is a dark pigment, but does not alter the surface permanently.
 

Want to see more Indian inspired henna designs like Beyonce’s? See our Henna Bridal Designs gallery.

 

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Michigan Henna Artist Update

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Henna, henna back designs, Henna Party designs, Henna Tattoos Michigan, mehndi traditional, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, simple henna design, tattoo, Weddings | 0 comments

Hello Everyone!

Right in the  midst of Winter and gearing up for another exciting henna season! Being a Michigan henna artist , Winter is a great time to try out new henna tattoo ideas, mingle with other creatives and catch up on your drawing. I have also been getting calls and dates have been being reserved for events all over Michigan for bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah, birthday parties and weddings as far out as September 2016 already ! It’s a good thing I have added 2 more lovely ladies to our group of talented henna artists !

Here are some recent henna designs I have done at the henna studio in Ypsilanti for private clients.

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henna hand design for a party with flowers

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Henna for destination wedding

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Henna tattoos on hand, pair

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Natural henna stain

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henna stain on top of the hand. natural brown henna

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Sangeet Henna Artist Michigan

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Crafts, Henna, Henna Party designs, Henna Tattoos Michigan, mehndi traditional, Michigan henna tattoo, Michigan Wedding, simple henna design, tattoo, Weddings | 0 comments

Sangeet Henna Artist Michigan

Oh boy have I had such a fun summer! So many of you have had excellent henna parties all across the state of Michigan and I and Lisse have been able to attend as your henna artists. Lisse and I have both travelled to Traverse City and Cadillac Michigan for different events : a henna workshop at the Traverse City Library  , two graduation parties and a few corporate events. I have been to Canton, Royal Oak, Troy and Rochester Hills for many Michigan high school grads this summer and Lisse has been to Saline, Ann Arbor, and Dexter for birthday parties and girls nights. My henna studio in Ypsilanti has been buzzing with private appointments all season. We thank you for such an amazing Summer and are looking forward to a great Autumn.

This past week I did two henna parties for the same family, who previously had me as their henna artist for their son’s wedding two years ago in Cincinnati. Now it was the daughter’s turn to be married, and I have to say how thrilled I was to be working for this great, warm, friendly and super fun family again. On Wednesday was the bride’s mehndi party for her closest friends, aunties and family members. I was overwhelmed at how much love and joy was in the room! I also got to meet a few new ladies, including Monika who’s musing blog is over at Quibbling : Observations of the World Around Me - if you like to take a deep observational look at the ordinary, check her work out.

On Friday was the Sangeet at the Eagle Crest Marriott in Ypsilanti. A Sangeet is a party the day before an Indian wedding, filled with fun presentations, dances, speeches, and games put on by the bride and groom’s family and friends. I always have a great time attending a Sangeet as a henna artist because you get to see the fun and silly side of the families. Not to mention the amazing color and decorations! The decorations were done by the ladies at JDV Events . Go look at their AMAZING gallery of weddings including their traditional weddings as well as their fusion weddings – so lovely. I snagged some pictures at the Sangeet this weekend. I was set up in this colorful jewel-toned lounge for henna.

Henna lounge area for Sangeet - Decor by JDV Events Henna by Kelly Caroline Henna Art

Henna lounge area for Sangeet – Decor by JDV Events Henna by Kelly Caroline Henna Art

 

Henna lounge area for Sangeet - Decor by JDV Events Henna by Kelly Caroline Henna Art

Henna lounge area for Sangeet – Decor by JDV Events Henna by Kelly Caroline Henna Art

Henna lounge area for Sangeet - Decor by JDV Events Henna by Kelly Caroline Henna Art

Henna lounge area for Sangeet – Decor by JDV Events Henna by Kelly Caroline Henna Art

I also got a few photos of the henna tattoos from two days before that were done at the Mehndi party. It’s rare when I see designs after they have walked away! Such is the life for henna artist Michigan .

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Henna after pictures – henna red stain on the hands at Sangeet

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Henna after pictures – henna red stain on the hands at Sangeet

Here are a few pictures of the mehndi I did for the guests the night of the Sangeet

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Michigan henna artist Kelly Caroline – henna for Indian wedding

Michigan henna artist Kelly Caroline - henna for Indian wedding

Michigan henna artist Kelly Caroline – henna for Indian wedding

Michigan henna artist Kelly Caroline - henna for Indian wedding

Michigan henna artist Kelly Caroline – henna for Indian wedding

And of course, no Indian wedding post would be complete without seeing the bride’s mehndi ! I was so lucky I got to spend so much time doing this lovely bride’s henna because she is such a loved person by her friends and family, and I can see why!

She wanted traditional henna, fitting for a bride.

Indian wedding henna by Michigan henna artist Kelly Caroline

Indian wedding henna by Michigan henna artist Kelly Caroline

I love my business and how many great people I get to meet through it!

Sangeet Henna Artist Michigan

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Henna Tattoo Design by Kelly Caroline

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Crafts, Henna, Henna Party designs, Henna Tattoos Michigan, mehndi traditional, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, tattoo, Weddings | 0 comments

Henna Tattoo Design by Kelly Caroline

Wow has this been a BUSY Summer for henna tattoos in Michigan! I cannot thank my lovely clients enough for all the love! This is the beautiful @hadnasty sporting her henna I did for her in the studio. This photo of her henna tattoo can be found on her insta feed. Go check out her amazing hair styling talent and beautiful pics – wow

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Permanent Tattoo Designing

Posted by on Apr 11, 2015 in Henna, Henna Party designs, Henna Tattoos Michigan, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, simple henna design, tattoo | 0 comments

Hello Everyone! Here in Michigan we have been blessed with more and more sunshine lately, allowing us all to enjoy being outside more! I do love this time of the year. My flower garden is starting to sprout and I’m looking forward to a long growing season.

In other news, lately especially, I have been getting 1-2 requests per week for permanent tattoo designing for ladies as well as copyright requests for drawn art I have done to be permanently done by professional tattoo artists. I have always had clients at the salon have henna done at the salon to test out a permanent tattoo, which is a great idea.

I love that my art can touch individuals in such a way that they want to have it forever. I want to share a few emails I have gotten lately about permanent tattoo designing :

“I have absolutely fallen in love with one of your henna tattoo designs and I am actually interested in having it permanently tattoo-ed on my body” -B.K.
 
“This design catches my eye because it is like a Mandala, but very nature/floral which is something that is absolutely me. It is a beautiful reminder of how complex we are as human creatures, so beautiful and elegant, like flowers – and yet so connected to earth, simple, organic, fragile, like flowers.” – Brittany
 
“I would love for you to design something fun for me! I want to get it on the top of my foot. I definitely want it to be circular. A little bit about me that may help design– I am a yoga teacher so I work barefoot. I LOVE elephants!” -S.K
 

“Kelly! I LOVE THIS!! Thank you so much. I am making an appointment somewhere around Ann Arbor for the end of April/May. I will definitely keep you posted and give you credit in all social media posts. Again, thank you so much. I really appreciate this. Let me know if there is anything else I can do to promote you” – K

“First I’d like to tell you I absolutely adore your work. Every piece is just gorgeously done. I’m interested in tattooing one/two of your designs on my hip. I’d like permission to do that. I’d be looking to join two pieces together for the whole tattoo.” – Marisa

“I just wanted to share that I got one of your designs as a tattoo last April! I get sooooo many compliments! Love it!” – Whitney

“I saw it on Pinterest and fell in love. I looked at it for a month and I realized I’ld love to have it on my body forever. I now have seen it on my body these past couple day and I love it even more!”  – Amanda

*Blush* Thank you ladies – those words touch me deeply. Thank you!

Here are some photos of the henna tattoo designs of mine that have been turned into permanent tattoo designs and drawings that have been made into permanent tattoo designs as well.

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floral henna tattoo turned into a permanent tattoo

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Feet henna tattoos

Posted by on Apr 4, 2015 in Henna, henna feet tattoo designs, Henna Tattoos Michigan, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, simple henna design, tattoo | 0 comments

Cute shoe weather is here again! Fancy up those feet with some beautiful henna tattoos! They last for 10-14 days, sometimes longer on the feet.

Which one would you love to have?

Set up your appointment today

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Henna stain – after paste removal by kelly caroline henna artist michigan

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Bridal henna on the feet and hands

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Bridal henna tattoos on the hands and feet by Kelly Caroline

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Henna Tattoos – Baby Belly Henna

Posted by on Mar 22, 2015 in art, Henna, Henna Party designs, Henna Tattoos Michigan, mehndi traditional, Michigan henna tattoo, Pregnant belly, Private appointments, simple henna design, tattoo | 0 comments

Happy Spring everyone! Starting to see more skin lately, here in the great state of Michigan. The majority of the Arctic weather has about passed here and once again it is the beginning of sandal & tank top weather which means the salon is starting to be buzzing with clients once again.

Lately the majority of my clients have been lovely mothers-to-be getting baby belly henna, pregnancy henna, prenatal henna (whatever you call it, it is so adorable!) I have said it before and I’ll say it again, as a henna artist in Michigan, one of my favorite henna designs is prenatal henna – mandalas henna designs, tree henna tattoos, floral henna – all of it is so fun!

Check out my latest henna tattoos for pregnant women . For the first one here, this is the second time I have gotten to do a henna design for this mother. The first time she was carrying twins with this tree design some of you might remember

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tree henna tattoo design for a baby belly

 

This time around, she wanted a tree, but since it wasn’t twins, she wanted a similar design.

We did a single tree design with 5 flowers around it, symbolizing each member of her growing family. So sweet.

pregnancy henna design with a tree

pregnancy henna design with a tree

At her appointment, she had a few friends gathering around her as her support group. They each got henna tattoos done as well. Here are a few:

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foot henna tattoo Ann Arbor, Michigan

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henna hand tattoo design

Another fun appointment lately was for a set of two good friends who were about 3 weeks apart in their pregnancy so they decided to get henna tattoos together to celebrate their upcoming births.

One of the women chose to have a mandala henna tattoo with a floral theme.

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Mandala henna tattoo Michigan

 

Her friend chose also a symmetrical mandala design but with an OHM symbol in the center to represent peace for her birth.

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OHM Henna tattoo for pregnancy symbol

And for my favorite picture, here is a very lovely picture of the two mommies together with their prenatal henna designs

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prenatal henna designs

 

Haven’t had enough mandalas? Here is a bonus

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Henna Tattoos Michigan – Coupon Code!

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in art, Henna, Henna Party designs, Henna Tattoos Michigan, mehndi traditional, Michigan henna tattoo, Michigan Wedding, Private appointments, simple henna design, tattoo, Weddings | 0 comments

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Happy New Year! Winter is in FULL effect here in Michigan! Celebrate with us and take 15% OFF your next Henna Appointment at our NEW salon or your next Henna Party . Use code 15CELEBRATE when you book your session *.

*offer valid until February 1st, 2015 – Henna Tattoos Michigan

 

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Our new private salon is located in downtown Ypsilanti, Michigan . Open for private appointments or groups.

A fun way to try out that tattoo design you’ve been thinking of getting done, too!

CALL to make an appointment with Henna Tattoos Michigan artist Kelly Caroline

(734) 536-1705

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Check out our latest henna tattoo designs on our Instagram account – #kellycaroline  @hennamichigan


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Henna crown Design Photo

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Henna, henna crown, henna crown designs, Private appointments, tattoo | 0 comments

Here’s a picture of a lovely lady I got the pleasure to do a henna crown design for here at the salon. She was really thrilled with it and I was happy to have her at the salon – she brought such a great energy to the space! Enjoy

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Wedding Ganesh henna cuff for a wonderful girl!

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Henna, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, tattoo, Weddings | 0 comments

A wedding Ganesh henna cuff for a wonderful girl! One of my favorite clients. Best part? She’s getting this design tattooed to be permanent after the wedding. She’s getting married in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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Engagement Mehndi party henna – Henna Michigan

Posted by on Sep 6, 2014 in Henna, Henna Party designs, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, tattoo, Weddings | 0 comments

Henna Michigan

 

A lovely bride from this weekend in Novi. She chose lovely henna designs for her engagement ceremony henna. She wanted traditional Indian style henna with paisleys for the top of the hands and mandalas with negative space for the palms.

I just couldn’t get over that hand embroidered pattern on her dress!

Here is the picture of her wedding henna design :

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henna by Kelly Caroline – Henna Michigan

 

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Henna Tattoos Michigan – Henna Michigan by Kelly Caroline

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Henna, Henna Party designs, mehndi traditional, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, simple henna design, tattoo | 0 comments

Henna Tattoos Michigan – Henna Michigan by Kelly Caroline

 

Hello ! I really am liking this new henna design I did today – very viney and fun ! Makes the fingers look long and elegant. Perfect henna design for a party or prom night!

Henna is such a passion – I LOVE my work

The Fall is coming – just in time for school lock – in henna parties, bat mitzvahs & bar mitzvahs ,   & booking private appointments for henna designs for special events.

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Henna Michigan – Tattoo Designs by Kelly Caroline

Posted by on Jul 27, 2014 in art, Henna, Henna Party designs, Henna Tattoos Michigan, Michigan henna tattoo, tattoo | 3 comments

Tattoo design ideas by Kelly Caroline Henna Art – Henna Michigan

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Here are some tattoo design ideas I have sketched up. If you fall for one of these and have it done as a tattoo, I’d love to see a picture! kelly@kellycaroline.com

This henna tattoo design is available on Etsy order it here!

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mandala henna tattoo design by Michigan henna artist Kelly Caroline

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feather tattoo design with 7 chakra symbol tattoo

Here are two pictures of lovely ladies who have had this floral design of mine done as a permanent tattoo.

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henna style floral tattoo by Kelly Caroline permanently done

 

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tattoo design by Kelly Caroline – Michigan henna artist

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henna elephant tattoo mandala design by Kelly Caroline Henna Michigan

 

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floral mandala jewelry tattoo design by Kelly Caroline Henna Michigan

 

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henna style flower tattoo design by Kelly Caroline Henna Michigan

 

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henna mandala tattoo design by Kelly Caroline Michigan henna artist

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Henna Crown Designs

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in art, Henna, henna back designs, henna crown, henna crown designs, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, tattoo | 1 comment

 Sneak Peek of a new project!

This summer I am working with two lovely ladies : Jamie Smith of Hair Peace in Owosso, Michigan and Stacey Jenkinson of Stacey Jenkinson Photography  . We are collaborating for a secret project (that won’t be secret for long) and I am excited to show you a sneak peek of the henna crown design I did . I really loved working with this sweet model – she was so fun and already had her head shaved like that *love* .

That’s one of my favorite things about being a henna artist – each client is has a unique form to work with.

The design starts to develop itself based off the person. 

Here’s the sneak peek of my latest henna crown design for our model.

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Henna crown design

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DIYpsi – Henna Art in Ypsilanti

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 in art, Crafts, Henna, Henna Party designs, mehndi traditional, Michigan henna tattoo, Pregnant belly, Private appointments, simple henna design, tattoo | 0 comments

Hello ! What a FUN Summer it has been! I have been most busy with private appointments lately because Lisse has been our main event artist for the graduation parties and birthday parties this summer.

I usually only do one public event each year and it happens to be coming up !  Summer DIYpsi 2014 is at the Corner Brewery on Saturday August 23 from 11-11 and Sunday August 24 from 12-6 . DIYpsi  (dip-see) is a handmade art fair that takes place in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town District . I’ll be there in the beer garden. Come be apart of this amazing weekend!

DIYpsi Art Fair Summer 2014 , Ypsilanti, Michigan, Corner brewery

DIYpsi Art Fair Summer 2014

In other news, here are some pictures of  my most recent henna clients :

Here’s a henna mandala design on the upper forearm

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henna flower design on the arm

 

Henna Baby Belly design with a few flowers.

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& a new tribal henna design up the hand

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Henna Tattoo on the Back

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in clothing, Henna, henna back designs, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, tattoo | 1 comment

I always get the question :

How long does henna last?

My answer is that it really depends on the area you have it done. The stain takes a little longer to develop fully on softer areas of the body, like the back. Usually though, henna lasts 10-15 days with the hands and feet lasting the longest.

Five days ago I did this henna tattoo on the back design . Today I got a chance to capture a picture of it. The stain came out so dark ! The dark brown color should last about 1 week and then gradually fade. Check out my newest henna tattoo on the back . This is day 5 for her henna design.

I love to do big, trailing flower designs on the back.

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henna tattoo on the back

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Henna Horse Tattoo Design

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Henna, Henna Party designs, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, simple henna design, tattoo | 0 comments

More and more nowadays people are coming into the salon to try out a tattoo design in henna before they have it done permanently – which I think is a great idea. I can tell you first hand, trying out a tattoo with henna first has helped guide many of my clients in their decision. I’ll even meet with the same client, multiple times to try the same tattoo design in different spots and sizes.

Today I did a henna horse tattoo design trial for a client.

She picked out the horse tattoo from Pinterest and I replicated it in henna.

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henna horse tattoo design

She really liked it and plans on having it done permanently .

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Phoenix Henna Tattoo

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Henna, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, tattoo | 0 comments

Today a great client, one of my regulars, came by the salon today. She always has fun & different design ideas to work with. Today she had the idea to do a phoenix henna tattoo design. She came in today to have this design done to test out making it permanent.

The phoenix represents rising up from the ashes to be reborn – I think many of us have related to a phoenix at one time in our lives.

We went bold with a big phoenix henna tattoo on her back  and she loved it.

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phoenix henna tattoo on the back

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Henna Tattoo Design

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Henna, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, simple henna design, tattoo | 0 comments

Seeing that as of 2013, 45 MILLION Americans have at least one tattoo, I am often asked to do a henna tattoo design around or in collaboration with an existing, permanent tattoo – which is something I find fun and challenging because I don’t have full freedom with the skin. I have to study what the first artist did to see the style of the piece which is also a clue into what the client likes (obviously) . I have tremendous respect for tattoo artists. I feel so much pressure for bridal henna that I practice the designs over and over because this will be on their skin for their wedding . I can’t imagine the pressure I would feel if it was permanent .

Henna is so fun for people because you can really play with different looks.

Here is a piece I did recently around an existing unicorn shoulder tattoo – the client really loved it

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shoulder henna tattoo

 

This henna tattoo I did in the fall for a great client who had the most intriguing tattoos. I really loved the beautiful bee tattoo here on her forearm .

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henna tattoo cuff design

 

 

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Fun Floral Henna Tattoos on the Back

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Henna, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, tattoo | 0 comments

Spring is officially here on the calendar .. but here in Ypsilanti, Michigan  I still see a hefty coverage of brown, dirty snow still.

(snow, I love ya baby.. but you just gotta go)

I am feeling Spring – with my seedlings going strong, I felt inspired by flowers and seeds & came up with fun floral henna tattoos on the back of my dear friend. I love how the only space I had to work with on her back was the perfectly sweet little teardrop . I really like having a CREATIVE space to work with . Plus, this sweet girl just got back from a 3 week exploration trip in New Zealand & Australia so she has a nice glow to her skin. (She has such a pretty face, too)

I have been itching to do some creative henna tattoos on the back & in other sexy places. I have a creative leg henna design in mind, I just need the right gams to pull it off… coming soon.

Without further adieu, here is the sexy henna tattoos on the back that will have my friend’s lab coworkers curious . . .

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Henna tattoos for the back

 

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Henna Tattoos for a Party

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in Henna, Henna Party designs, mehndi traditional, Pregnant belly, Private appointments, simple henna design, tattoo | 0 comments

Tis the season for baby bellies ! I had a great opportunity to do a fun baby belly design and henna tattoos for a party at the same time here in Ann Arbor at the Bead Gallery . The mommy-to-be was having a boy so she wanted a sun for her son , but still some flowers so I did a “son-flower” (sunflower) design with floral elements around it.

We also did henna tattoos on both her hands to compliment her baby belly design  ::  see more baby belly designs here

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baby belly henna design with a sunflower

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paisley henna design

A fun floral mehndi design from the finger to the wrist .

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One henna tattoo design for the top of the hand and one for the palm – complimentary designs of paisley and florals

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henna tattoos on the palm and top of hands

And the last impromptu design, which I found to be the most fun to be creative with ! I rarely will apply henna to the face, but she wanted it SO badly – and I think it looked super cute :) xoxo

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henna tattoo design on face

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Henna Tattoo

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in art, Henna, Henna Party designs, Michigan henna tattoo, simple henna design, tattoo | 0 comments

Here’s a new henna tattoo design I did for the lower forearm . It’s a simple flower with just a few vines & swirls – very feminine and I just love how it came out .

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henna tattoo flower

 

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