Posts Tagged "henna"

Henna tattoo on the side

Posted by on Dec 21, 2012 in art, Henna, simple henna design | 0 comments

Hello! Merry almost Christmas! Even though this is a slower time of the year for henna in Michigan, I have still been seeing my regular clients and meeting new ones. Today I met with a fun client who wanted to surprise her boyfriend with an abstract henna tattoo on the side. She likes flowly vines and asymmetry so here is the look we developed for her:

Henna design on the side,vine henna, henna on ribs, flows henna tattoo

Henna tattoo on the side

And here is my henna design on my hand for Christmas in front of my tree this year :

Henna tattoo on hand

Henna tattoo on hand

Have a safe and happy new year!

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Simple henna design

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Henna, Henna Party designs, mehndi traditional, simple henna design | 0 comments

Here are a few simple henna designs for parties

Simple henna design, henna on hand

Simple henna design on the hand

Simple henna design, shoulder henna

Simple henna shoulder design

Simple henna design, hand henna, party henna

Simple henna design for the hand

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Quick henna design

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 in Henna, mehndi traditional, simple henna design | 0 comments

Here is a photo of a quick henna design I did for myself today. Enjoy!


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Henna Party Michigan – Baby Belly

Posted by on Jun 18, 2012 in Henna, Henna Party designs, mehndi traditional, Pregnant belly | 0 comments

Henna Party Michigan – Baby Belly

This weekend I got to be apart of a very special henna party for a lovely pregnant girl and do henna on her baby belly. She’s having twins and her family & friends from New York  & Tulsa flew/drove in to be apart of her celebration. I felt a lot of love at this henna party. All the guests got some henna done on their hands or feet and sat and watched the mommy-to-be get her belly decorated with a tree design that she found online. Enjoy!

baby belly, henna design, tree

baby belly henna design

baby belly henna design, tree, henna

henna party, baby shower, baby belly, guest designs

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Super Mario Bros 3 Henna ! (and bodypaint)

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in art, Henna | 0 comments

YES! I have done it : A scene from Super Mario Bros 3 henna and body paint! My dear friend Vaughn sat so perfectly still while I did about 90 minutes of  henna work on his back replicating a map of Super Mario Bros 3 and then did body paint to fill in the colors.  Here’s the results ! Note: He gets to have this on his back for 2 whole weeks.

 super mario bros 3, henna, body paint



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Green Like Fresh Henna

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in accessories, art, Crafts, Henna | 0 comments

When it comes to knowing if the henna paste you are using is quality, the color of fresh henna is key. This is something only henna artist or henna enthusiasts know but henna powder is actually a leafy green color and when its mixed with essential oils, sugar, lemon and black tea, the fresh henna paste is a dark kelly-green color. After the paste undergoes dye release is when it changes to that familiar chocolate brown color and its applied to the skin. When I tell my clients henna actually starts out green, most are surprised.

Here is a collection of beautiful handmade items that remind me of the color of fresh henna powder and henna paste (as well as some other items that are just a lovely shade of green!)

This is a great “everyday bag” by Marbled Bag . I really like the large bow and the functional yet appealing quality of the design.

green handbag

Hope Johnson brings us these hand built ceramic dishes that are painted with chartreuse green to make this simple yet elegant decoration. I really appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into these.

green leaves, ceramic dishes

We always need an effortless, fashionable accessory and Rayna Robinson gives us just that with this chartreuse turban headband. .. and how cute is she?! hah

green turban headband

Can you tell I’m diggin the chartreuse? I just love the color and how it just makes items POP! and this elephant from The Original Animal Magnet is no exception! I can think of the perfect spot on my bookshelf for this little guy.

chartreuse elephant

Yummy watermelon scented bath salts by Sudz ‘N Saltz ! A great way to take your relaxing time in the tub and make it a spa-like experience .

green watermelon bath salt

From Angie’s Sweatshop is a really AWESOME screen printed octopus on a chartreuse green skirt. I like maxi skirts and all things octopus and this skirt falls right into those categories.

green skirt, octopus screenprint

Asymmetry is a great way to shake up the expected. I dig this asymmetrical black and green Czech glass beaded necklace with small lime seed beads by chr designs .

lime green, bead necklace

This “chuplette” by Chuppy Love is a baby “chuppy” Amigurumi – read as: an adorable stuffed friend made of yarn. These are some adorable creatures and I want a whole collection!

yellow, chartreuse, chuppy love

Bright Bold & Beautiful brings us this lovely watercolor print of a hydrangea in all its green-hued glory!

green hydrangea, watercolor

Do you know an adorable little boy who this bow tie by Sharp Dressed Little Man would look so cute on? I know I do and the cuteness level he projects would go through the roof if he wore this!

green bowtie

I admire hand beading and embroidery because it takes serious devotion and concentration to bring an overall vision together. Not to mention the amount of time attaching each thread or bead takes. Hats off to MillieICARO for this intricate beaded peacock sash.

peacock sash

Heron and Lamb‘s rustic moss necklace is such a uniquely designed accessory! “This beautiful, earthy design features a lead-free soldered glass circle, which encases live preserved reindeer moss. An ode to spring, this necklace is finished with an rustic antique copper patina and and sealed for maximum protection.”

green moss pendant

I am a big fan of stacked rings that’s why these peacock stacked rings by CameraSHY Photography really caught my eye. I like that each ring is different by fits together as a cohesive set very nicely.

peacock, stacking rings

I don’t often find statement bracelets so when I came across this wire wrapped bracelet by Vera Nasfa I knew it had a special place in this collection. I am fond of the craftsmanship and attention to detail.

peacock, statement bracelet

This stylish linen dress by Camellia Tune is custom made for each person! How cool is that?

teal dress, linen dress

Laura Kingrey presents a handmade bracelet with matte light green sea glass as the focal point accented with Czech glass, copper wire and bronze framing. I appreciate when something has such a hands-on & made-with-love look as this bracelet does.

seaglass bracelet

A stunning blue-green turquoise cabochon ring with silver bezel from Bones & Stones finishes up the feature today. The long natural stone is just the right accessory for some henna-ed hands!

green blue ring

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Henna with Tana

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in art, Henna | 0 comments

Excitement! Photos are up from the shoot with Emi – our lovely model & Tana Helene Photography. Please enjoy – this was such an amazing collaboration. Wonderfully talented ladies on a beautiful Michigan day. <3
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henna tattoo artist kelly caroline
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Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 in art, Henna | 0 comments

Modern Mehdni – Vol. 2 Festival Henna Designs is now on Kindle!! Soon to be available here on my website. Is NOW Available on my website: Henna ebook  .  Yay! So exciting. This is volume 2, second to Modern Mehdni- A Collection of Henna Designs. Here are pages from the ebook for free! Free henna ebook



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Henna in Michigan – Novi

Posted by on Feb 10, 2012 in Henna, tattoo | 0 comments

Henna in Michigan – Novi

For an event at the Dirty Martini Bar in Novi I needed a model. Here are the henna tattoos I did for Farah, my henna model.

Enjoy <3
henna, shoulder, model, farah, novi
henna on hands, henna tattoo, model, novi, michigan
henna tattoo, michigan, novi, model, shoulder

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Arabic henna video

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in Henna, Video | 0 comments

Here is the video for my recent Arabic style mehndi on my hand.

Arabic henna video

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Mehndi on Hand

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in Henna, tattoo | 0 comments

Mehndi I did on my hand today. I also made a henna video of this design. I like designs on my hand to feature flowers and paisleys. I don’t think that’s a surprise =-)


henna, tattoo, artist, flowers, michigan, kelly caroline

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4 Leaf Clover Henna

Posted by on Jan 29, 2012 in Henna, tattoo | 0 comments

Heres a four leaf clover abstract design with henna. This is on the side torso area.

henna 4 leaf clover, four, torso, abstract design

four leaf clover in henna

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Mandala Tattoo Design

Posted by on Jan 28, 2012 in Henna, tattoo | 0 comments

New henna Mandala design! I really enjoy doing circular henna designs with elaborate lines.

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Henna Mandala Design

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Arm Henna Tattoo

Posted by on Jan 28, 2012 in Henna, tattoo | 1 comment

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

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Henna in Dearborn

Posted by on Jan 17, 2012 in Henna | 3 comments

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

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Henna on an Arm

Posted by on Jan 17, 2012 in Henna | 0 comments

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.

<3 henna on arm with henna, floral henna design

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Henna Ebook Free Download

Posted by on Jan 16, 2012 in Henna, Henna Party designs | 1 comment

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.


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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New Henna Designs

Posted by on Jan 4, 2012 in Henna, Private appointments, Weddings | 0 comments

Hello all!

Here are a few new henna designs . I have REALLY enjoyed using the back as a canvas lately. Less restrictions and more room to make LARGE art. These photos were taken by Linda Michele-Dobel Photography in Howell, Michigan with model Shalisa Goodman.

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kelly caroline, henna art, michigan

henna, kelly caroline, michigan

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Henna on a Pregnant Belly

Posted by on Dec 9, 2011 in Henna, Pregnant belly | 2 comments

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.

pregnant belly, henna design, kelly caroline, michigan artist

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Prepare for a Henna Appt.

Posted by on Nov 22, 2011 in Henna | 0 comments

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!

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Henna Crown

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 in Henna, henna crown | 0 comments

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 on head, floral, henna crown

henna crown, henna on head

henna crown

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Henna in Ann Arbor

Posted by on Nov 2, 2011 in Henna | 0 comments

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:

karin, outdoor, henna, snake, arm

henna, floral, back, body art, ann arbor

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Henna on Hands & Palms

Posted by on Oct 24, 2011 in Henna, Private appointments, Weddings | 0 comments

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 :
henna, hands, palms, dearborn, michigan
henna, hands, palms, dearborn, michigan

Also, I did a cute back tattoo with a floral design
flora design, back tattoo, henna

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Bridal / Party Henna Video

Posted by on Oct 23, 2011 in Henna | 0 comments

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.

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Henna Design eBook

Posted by on Aug 15, 2011 in Henna | 0 comments

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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