I've been thinking about getting a little Henna done for me & the girls. It's such a beautiful ritual in the Middle East, so I wanted to do a little research to honor the tradition.
Here are some cool things I found out: Some people say it originated in India, some say Africa, some say Egypt, which is why I said "Middle East" so as to be fair. It comes from the hina, or henna tree, and is turned into a powder and then mixed with water, lemon juice, and sometimes molasses to hold the consistency.
Henna is used as a dye for anything from hair to clothes! It's such a multi-purpose tool (which I love). It's been used on women's bodies as part of traditions and/or ceremonies, like weddings. It's such a beautiful way to convey art on one's body! And you can put it anywhere. Though, traditionally it's displayed on the hands.
I'm so awestruck anytime I see designs. I'd like to find a Henna tattoo artist in my area that understands the culture behind it, so we can make sure to do right by the traditions.
My girls and are looking forward to sharing this experience together! Let us know if you've done before!
Application of Henna tattoo
Henna in a marriage ceremony
Henna plant powder
Gorgeous white Henna
“"I'm so awestruck anytime I see designs."”
Henna, hina, plant
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