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.
henna tattoo on the back
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
baby belly henna design with a sunflower
paisley henna design
A fun floral mehndi design from the finger to the wrist .
mehndi design henna tattoo for the hand
One henna tattoo design for the top of the hand and one for the palm – complimentary designs of paisley and florals
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
henna tattoo design on face
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Okay folks : That special time of the year is rapidly approaching. To help you prepare here are some AMAZING Christmas gifts for the henna artists and henna lovers on YOUR list (and maybe a few gifts for yourself )
I have gathered a fantastic compilation of henna art, jewelry, home accessories, clothing & paper products . All of these artists and products can be found on Etsy . I’ll add the description the artists have used for each item below .
henna hands wall decal sticker
I WILL be ordering this wonderful decal for my Henna Salon ! Look at the awesome detail and crazy-good henna artistry . (I want that red chair, too – so sexy ) Yes – so good.
” Sticker brand The newest interior design trend is adding vinyl art on interior walls. It’s easier than hiring an artist and a lot cheaper. The smaller pieces can be put up within minutes. The measurements are: 42″ Tall x 27″ Wide also available at www.stickerbrand.com
henna mason jar lanterns for candles
I want 20 or so of these so I can hang them all around my house – inside and outside. The pink & gold is so striking to me !
“LIT decor This unique lantern takes the mason jar to a whole new level! Perfect for adding home crafted elegance to any event, from a lavish wedding to an evening dinner on your own patio. These lanterns can withstand outdoor conditions- stands up great to wind and rain. A collection of these strung up on a warm spring night could be a wonderful alternative to the usual paper lanterns- adding colorful mood lighting in a lavish new way.”
mandala henna greeting card
Who here doesn’t LOVE getting personal letters and mail that isn’t bills? I know I love it and these greeting cards -what henna artist or henna lover wouldn’t sending or receiving these. Pick up a set of these and send one to your favorite henna artist 😉
” Tribal Tara A set of 4 Mandala cards featuring prints of my hand drawn artwork. This is one of my favourite designs and I use elements of it in my henna work too.”
Indian wedding henna invitation printables
Throwing a Bollywood party ? Henna party ? Mehndi ceremony ? Check out this customizable printable for invitations, thank you cards, napkin holders and more !
“Press Print Party Great for theme weddings, Bollywood birthdays, baby showers, adoption parties or just because. Make your OWN BANNERS all over the house, give unique favors and more! Print as many as you like! One of my best friends adopted a little girl from India and asked for henna inspired printables for the adoption party. This set made a happy occasion even more fun and bright! Customize this suite yourself with YOUR OWN TEXT!”
henna hands screen printed t shirt
Show your love for gorgeous, traditional mehndi designs with this symmetrical wedding henna design t shirt by Episode Graphics – also available in other colors .
“Episode Graphics This Ethnic Henna print is soft, 50% cotton &25% poly fabric $ 25% rayon Tri-Blend “American Apparel” tee. also used environmentally friendly ink that sets in the vintage looking printing process – Episode Graphics designs are original, unique, and retro mind image. “Episode Graphics” creates printed artworks in Los Angeles, California that fit the retro and vintage American theme. Our vibe is light-hearted, witty, and fresh all throughout the week. All garments are tested for quality and longevity and are each individually handcrafted by our families.”
henna hamsa earrings
Subtle and lovely describes these Hamsa stud earrings . These are awesome earrings to show your love for henna everyday.
“DD Femme The Hamsa has been used as a sign of protection in many societies throughout history, and is believed to provide defense against the evil eye. These awesome Hamsa oval sterling silver post earrings are hand stamped, oxidized, than buffed to a shiny finish. They measure 11x9mm and are soldered to a sterling post with matching clutch. They are a perfect addition to your everyday earring collection!”
white henna teacups
There’s something so right about a pair of freshly henna’d hands wrapped around a warm cup of tea – ya feel me? Pick up this set of 4 henna’d tea cups and you’re half way there!
“ibleedheART These white 6oz teacups have been hand painted with a lace henna design in black and are dishwasher and microwave safe. Set of 4 teacups.”
henna printed linen dress
Taking a winter vacation this year to someplace tropical (or at least above 60 degrees) ? I would suggest picking up this linen dress with a whimsical henna print .
“Peg Bessie This is a beautiful linen dress upcycled and revamped by me. Carefully hand painted with swirling patterns, hearts and circles. With splatter effect details to add to that hand crafted look. I loved complementing the style with my own detailing, a very inspiring piece! The contrast of the coral pink painting against the rich warm brown is strong but subtle and beautiful. The dress itself is 100% natural linen and an expensive designer piece of fine quality. originally made by Paul Berman. Pulls on over head, spaghetti straps, mermaid tail back (ie it hangs lower at the back, this is a dress with very fluid, feminine lines) frill detail towards bottom. Unlined so perfect for warmer days. This dress has a very bohemian feel but is very elegant and would not look out of place at a summer wedding or a special occassion at a restaurant.”
henna letterpress card
Oooh ! There is a special place in my heart for such detailed letterpress – especially a letterpress card depicting some beautiful henna design.
“Wild Ink Press From our Henna series: “Henna No. 1”. A hand drawn design, inspired by beautiful ancient and modern henna body art, is letterpressed in soft dark brown on white card stock. Blank inside. Letterpress printed in one color: henna brown. The card is printed on 100% recycled card stock (made in the USA by a hydro-powered paper mill), and comes with a recycled envelope (saffron). One card and one envelope. (see our other listing for sets of six) We also have two other henna designs available.”
organic henna leggings
Organic . Henna . Leggings . — Three lovely words that when put together, you get this CRAZY GORGEOUS accessory! ahh! NEED!
“Sea of Wolves Design This beautiful original henna style wing print has spirit. The placement on the hip makes for a very sexy legging as the design wraps around the front and the back. The unique and flattering print is created by a process of lifting the colour from the pitch black creating a very organic look to the design, easily worn at any time of year. The organic bamboo fabric is incredibly soft and with the option to fold down the high waist and shorten the length at the ankle, these easy leggings are a great fit for many body types and are ultra comfortable to wear. Once you slip into these leggings, you will never want to take them off.“
I have been one busy henna artist this past summer! I have met so many wonderful clients who are now “regulars” at the salon & I have been to numerous awesome events. I have been so busy in fact, this summer I have added to my business two wonderful henna artists Sarah & Sathya. Lovely, talented artists who I am so glad to have on our team.
Since I have left you without many pictures to gaze on, here’s a bunch of recent henna designs from parties and events all across Michigan this summer. These range from weddings , to sweet 16 birthday parties , bridal showers & private appointments at the henna salon . ENJOY!
henna tree tattoo on ribcage
flower henna on the top of the foot
floral hand henna design
I love the fingers on these hands! Complementary henna designs for the top of the hands.
Wedding henna for a fusion Indian wedding
henna on the hands for a party
hand and wrist henna tattoo designs
henna on the hands with mandala henna flowers
henna on the palms for an Indian fusion wedding
vine and floral henna on the hands for a birthday party
elaborate henna for a party on the hands
This has been one eventful summer! We have been to a lot of graduation parties, birthday parties & parties just for the sake of having a party. For larger parties we like to bring simple henna designs so we can get to as many guests as possible. But today I had a more intimate house party with some lovely ladies so we got to get creative with the henna designs.
Here are two of the fun designs we did .
One was for the host of the party. She wanted a henna sun design in the middle of her back. She really liked it.
Henna sun tattoo on the back
For this other henna design, she requested a cuff design. I also really liked her permanent tattoos.
henna tattoo cuff