Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Henna design

In my culture, henna is usually applied on special occasions. You really don't need a special occasion though, it can be applied any time.

I hardly apply henna cause I'm not that crazy bout it. I just like applying it when I feel like being creative & have a henna cone at home. Most henna cones in Canada suck big time & the good ones are usually only available during special occasions (& even those aren't that great at times either). I'll be posting up more designs that I've done. It's a learning process. Some I like, some I don't. & I'm slow at applying henna cause I don't practice enough.

Also, I do not use black henna. The henna that I apply is a red/brown colour. I usually take pictures of my henna right after I apply it, which is why it is dark in the pictures. I leave the henna on overnight & brush it off in the morning. This allows the colour to darken while you're sleeping. Some people also apply a lemon juice mixture (not quite sure what else is in it) on top on the henna right after they apply it, which also allows the colour to get darker, but I do not do that.

A blurry henna design that I did around 3 years ago.
I always end up applying henna on myself late at night & by the time I'm done, I'm so tired that I have no energy to take out my camera or hold my phone steady to take a clear pic with my phones cam. That's why the pic is crappy. Other pics that I'm gonna post are def going to be of a better quality. I wish I had taken a proper & clear pic of this design though cause I love it. This is the kind of design that I like - it goes up the arm (not just on the palm & wrist) & it is spread apart. Basically, what I like is the complete opposite of the typical henna design you would see on a South Asian bride.

Like I mentioned above, I will be posting more designs that I've done. I'll also be posting a few other designs that I've come across online & have saved in my henna folder, which I like & want to try at some point.


Anonymous said...

Aww that is soo pretty! Nice work! Cant wait to see your other designs.
xoxox, adriana

April 28, 2009 at 10:25 PM
BeautyRx said...

I was so amazed when I first discovered henna on my trip to India. It's so beautiful. You created such an awesome design; I can't wait to see more pictures! :)

April 28, 2009 at 11:51 PM
R.C. said...

Saim - your henna is absolutely gorgeous! So much detail!!! I tried to do henna once (and probably got one of the crappy cones you are talking about) and honestly the lines were to thick to make detailed lines like yours. :( boooo... keep the henna pics coming though - sooo cool!

April 29, 2009 at 12:22 AM
- - aika - - said...

i also love henna tattoo :D

April 29, 2009 at 1:04 AM
Chrissy said...

Wow, that is totally pretty! I would have not had the patience at all to do that. :/ Good job!! Nice design.

April 29, 2009 at 1:07 AM
Sarah said...

This is amazingggg! I have always wanted to get Henna done, it always looks so beautiful!

April 29, 2009 at 7:57 AM
Rai said...

YAY! You finally did the post.
I think this is soooooo neat!!

April 29, 2009 at 12:02 PM

wow that's beautiful! i looove henna. i wish i could do that.

April 29, 2009 at 11:06 PM
Anonymous said...

henna stinks...gross

April 30, 2009 at 12:12 PM
Glamour Me Up ♥ said...

that work looks amazing!!! love the design soooo gorgeous! :)

May 1, 2009 at 7:35 PM
Stair Gates said...

Great Art.

June 23, 2009 at 11:15 AM
Jogger Strollers said...

Very Exotic.

November 20, 2009 at 12:07 PM
Towel Warmers said...

Nice Ink.

December 12, 2009 at 9:24 PM
Solar Attic Fan said...

I love the art.

December 23, 2009 at 12:15 PM
Bicycle Trailers said...

Very Cool Stuff.

January 6, 2010 at 11:50 AM

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