Posts Tagged "mehndi traditional"

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

See these designs as tattoos here

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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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 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 Party Pictures

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Henna, Henna Party designs, mehndi traditional, simple henna design, Weddings | 0 comments

As promised, here are the henna party pictures from the 2-day event for a great bride. I really enjoyed meeting all her family – traveling from all over the world from San Francisco, CA  to Brooklyn, NY to Frankfort, Denmark ! The second day’s event was held at the lovely Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, Michigan.

It’s not often I am around to see the bridal henna stain the next day but since I was, I made sure to get a picture of her henna 24 hours after it was applied.

Day 1 – henna application

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Day 2 – 24 hours later .  It still has darkening to do over the next 12 hours.

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bridal henna design stain the next day

 

Here are the henna party pictures from the two days of mehndi parties .

oh! I loved the beading on her beautiful dress!

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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 .

Need more henna inspiration? Watch my Henna Video

 

 

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Henna Crown Designs

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Henna, henna crown, henna crown designs, mehndi traditional, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments | 4 comments

Henna crown designs are henna designs applied to a shaved head – usually due to hair loss from chemotherapy treatments. Henna crown designs are a great way to celebrate life and adorn yourself with art – in the midst of a hard situation. My most recent henna crown design was for a great girl, who was on her way to the 7th annual stupid cancer OMG2014 Summit for Young Adults .

And for the record, cancer IS stupid .

You can check out the video for the last year’s conference here :

OMG2013 Sizzle Reel from Stupid Cancer on Vimeo.

Note * Is henna safe when you have cancer ? My answer is to check with your doctor before having henna applied because every medical situation is unique. I have never had a client being treated chemotherapy have any negative reaction to henna. That being said, check with your doctor first. Before you have henna applied, you should ALWAYS check the ingredients with the artist to ensure the henna paste only has henna leaves, pure essential oils (ex:  tea tree, lavender or eucalyptus ) , sugar, & water. This is true for anyone having henna done, but ESPECIALLY true for people who have cancer or extremely sensitive skin . Never (without exception) let anyone use “black” henna on your skin.

As for her henna crown designs , she brought in a few ideas with flowers and leaves and paisleys so I just combined them all together for one great look .

She was really thrilled with the results.

 

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henna crown design – side view

 

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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

need more henna inspiration? Check out our HENNA VIDEO 

 

 

 

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Henna Artist in Michigan

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in Henna, mehndi traditional, Private appointments | 0 comments

Hello all! Happy Fall! It’s this time of the year that I am so happy to be a henna artist in Michigan because I get enjoy this beautiful fall weather. When I was a henna artist in Orlando, Florida working at Universal Studios, the people were always so fun because they were on vacation, but after a long, hot summer I need a cool Fall and chilly Winter but living in Florida, you don’t get fun season changes . Being a henna artist in Michigan , specifically Ypsilanti, Michigan is what I love.

Today I met a lovely client who wanted to pamper herself so she booked a private appointment at the henna salon. She requested fun, floral designs with vines for the tops of her hands and the tops of her feet . This was her first time having henna applied so before her appointment she read the FAQ – frequently asked questions about henna and how to prepare for her appointment.

Here are the photos of her henna on the tops of her hands and feet.

 

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Mehndi Sangeet party

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Henna, Henna Party designs, mehndi traditional, simple henna design, Weddings | 0 comments

This past week has been vey busy with henna parties. One of my favorites was a Mehndi Sangeet party in Ann Arbor at the Sheridan Hotel. I love the jewel tones at a Mehndi Sangeet party . Here are a few pictures of the henna we did:

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Henna tattoos on the foot

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Henna, Henna Party designs, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, simple henna design, tattoo | 0 comments

Hello all! Spring is in full swing here in Ypsilanti, Michigan. I will do a post on just the outdoor gardening work I have been up to soon. Right now I have some pictures of henna tattoos on the foot to share. I love henna tattoos on the feet because they get really dark red / brown and last for 2 weeks.

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henna tattoo on the foot

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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

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Simple henna design on the hand

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Simple henna shoulder design

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Simple henna design for the hand

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Bridal Henna in Michigan

Posted by on Sep 13, 2012 in Crafts | 0 comments

Bridal Henna in Michigan

I met with a great bride-to-be today at my henna salon. She’s marrying her fiance in Mackinaw Island and came to Ypsilanti first to have her bridal henna for her wedding. She really liked the paisley / floral design for the top of her arms. Here are the pics. I can’t wait to see the photos from her wedding.

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Bridal Henna Pictures

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in art, Henna, mehndi traditional, simple henna design, tattoo, Weddings | 0 comments

Hello all! I had a lovely model in the henna salon and photo studio for a few moments to showcase some simple bridal henna designs on her hands. There is a photography studio set up at my henna salon at all times. When you get your henna done, you can get pics taken for free! I’ll email them to you so you can have professional photos taken of your special henna design.

I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I did doing them.

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Stacey’s Bridal Henna

Posted by on Jul 14, 2012 in art, Henna, mehndi traditional, Weddings | 0 comments

Here’s Stacey’s Bridal Henna – a lovely bride having a destination wedding in Hawaii. She wanted simple and sweet bridal henna for her wedding. She came to my henna salon to have her bridal henna applied and I got to meet her nice fiance. They make a cute couple. Here’s the pics! Enjoy

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Indian Bridal Henna Michigan – Mehndi Party

Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 in Henna, Henna Party designs, mehndi traditional, Weddings | 0 comments

Indian Bridal Henna Michigan – Mehndi Party

Hello! I just got back from my trip to KawKawlin, Michigan  to do Indian Bridal Henna for a very sweet bride whose destination wedding is to Jamaica. She wanted elaborate Indian mehndi from her elbows to finger tips on the palm side and elaborate but less intricate design on the back of her hands. She also wanted to incorporate the peacock in her design. I also did her feet with pretty flowers and paisleys. I love the way it came out! I hope you like it, too.

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Henna Feet Designs

Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Henna, mehndi traditional, tattoo | 0 comments

A few weeks ago I did these henna feet designs on myself here in good ol’ Ypsilanti, Michigan. The weather has been so lovely here the past few days so its a great time to do henna on my feet because I’ll be wearing flip flops to show them off.

I hope you enjoy them!

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Peacock Henna Art and Design

Posted by on May 14, 2012 in accessories, art, Crafts | 2 comments

For weddings, its very popular to have peacock henna designs on the bride’s hands and arms. I have done many bridal mehndi designs involving peacocks and brides just love it. Peacock artwork has always been very alluring to me so I have compiled some peacock artwork in varying mediums. Enjoy this wide range of talent!

First we have Karen’s Fine Art print of an original oil painting of hers. Look at how vibrant those colors are and how much movement is captured! Her painting is described in this way : “Karen’s oil paintings express her appreciation of nature with a simple intimacy that conveys a quiet emotion and a gentle strength. A versatile impressionist, her forte is plein air landscape. With a subtle play of light, color, and composition, her paintings have a moving sculptural quality.”

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We move from literal interpretation of the beautiful peacock to an abstract representation with these gorgeous statement earrings by mint lilly . “Elegance, romance and simplicity. Vintage and nature inspired hand crafted jewelry ” is the description given for these decadent jewels and I think there’s no better way to describe them.

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When I stumbled upon this peacock hobo bag by  Erica Maree I was stunned at the elaborate embroidery and design. The colors are so vivid! I would just love to own this bag…

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This collar with peacock feathers and hand painted Viennese lace with a brooch and copper studs by Haus of Mirth is a total show-stopper! Walk into any event wearing this and you will have the most unique accessory (as well as the most coveted).

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Katy Marie Creations has crafted these killer peacock-blue swirled polymer clay gauged earrings that make me seriously reconsider having just regular (boring) ear piercings.. I mean how awesome are these?! I love the curves and design of them. They are two pieces of artwork that mimic a fantastical version of a peacock feather that you can wear as earrings! Yowza!

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Let’s get serious about having fun here. Take a good look at the amazing details of this Peacock Queene costume by Fairy Nana Land. From the whimsical peacock feather head piece and the velvet choker to the hand-stitched belted bodice and detachable silk train you have a handmade, unique peacock costume that is the best one I have ever seen. Amazing craftsmanship.

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Would you like to rest your pretty head on some lovely artwork? Sure – we all would. This pillow cover from Pictorial Boom is designed with a print reproduced from an original painting of his. Its just adorable and super cute! The colors are perfect and I really like the henna design quality it has.

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 We all love TOMS shoes and the great cause that each purchase goes towards- but what if you could have  a pair of TOMS and the donation to needy children PLUS a custom piece of artwork designed JUST FOR YOU? Well…. you can thanks to B Street Shoes . Each shoe pattern is custom designed for YOU, in your size, color and specification. This is a pair with glitter and hand painted peacock feathers.. could you get any better than that?

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This peacock-blue Rivoli Swarovski Crystal bracelet by Ts Studio Jewelry would be a stunning addition to your jewelry collection. Look at the depth of color in the stones and the juxtaposition against the pure silver color of the setting. eep! so lovely..

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Sofisticata offers a great way to jazz up ANY shoe with these “pearl and peacock” shoe clips. Add them to heels in the front, back, strap or the side to get a completely customized look. Great accessory for a glam Indian wedding, too!

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Handmade from brass stamping and plated with silver, we have this beautifully designed pendant necklace of two peacocks in perfect symmetry by rossana. There’s something about the delicate balance of this piece that gives me a peaceful sense of calm. Wonderfully done..

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From literal to whimsical and everywhere in between! I hope you enjoyed this selection of peacock art – I know I have.

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Henna Clothing

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in art, clothing, Henna, Henna Party designs | 0 comments

Henna clothing – clothes with mehndi & henna print! Could there be a better way to show off your love of henna? – I think not! With these amazing henna clothing items, your love of henna doesn’t have to fade after 2 weeks! It can last forever <3

From Cyveroptix, see these henna style ties for your man! Perfect accent to a Mehndi Ceremony or even a wedding reception.

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From Meg Stang , these adorable hand painted henna shoes are perfect for everyday wear to say to the world “I LOVE HENNA!”

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From V.O. CLOTHING, this sexy henna inspired asymmetrical top is ideal for going out with your girlfriends for a night .. rrawr!

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So there you have it! Three great new henna clothing items – one for your man, one for everyday and one for a great party! Look for more henna inspired clothing items soon!

 

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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.

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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 =-)

Enjoy!

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Bridal Henna in Michigan

Posted by on Oct 7, 2011 in Henna, Weddings | 0 comments

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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Bridal Henna – Fatima in Saginaw, Michigan

Posted by on Jun 4, 2011 in Henna, mehndi traditional, Weddings | 0 comments

Thursday I traveled to Saginaw, Michigan for a bridal appointment. I met the lovely bride-to-be, Fatima. She was so bubbly and fun. I really enjoyed the time we got to spend together as I did her bridal mehndi for her wedding. Here are the pictures from it.
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Fatima bridal henna hands and arms, indian henna pattern
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Fatima bridal henna hands and arms, indian henna pattern

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Photo Shoot with Natalia

Posted by on Apr 28, 2011 in Henna | 0 comments

Today, I met with the lovely Natalia to do a henna photo shoot. She was an amazing model and I just loved every minute of getting to work with her.

The two designs on her hands were inspired by the book “Traditional Mehndi Designs” by Dorine Van Den Beukel. Her feet are original designs by me .

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Natalia's Hands and Feet Design


Natalia's henna foot design

Natalia's Henna Foot Design


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Natalia's hands, inspired by bridal designs


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Bridal Henna

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

Today I did three new bridal henna designs. These are original designs. They each took about 35 minutes to do. I really love doing intricate work. It really lets me be more involved in each piece.

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From The Henna Page
“For the bride, the mehndi (henna) day is a very important day. The house is decorated with flowers and filled with friends and family members and there is music and dancing. The bride’s feet and palms are decorated with beautiful, intricate henna designs. As the henna artwork signifies the strength of love in a marriage, the bride makes an effort to keep it on as long as possible. The function ends with friends and family sitting down to
an extravagant dinner”

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