Belated Henna

October 29, 2011

I did both of these over the summer for two of my favorite ladies, a shoulder one and my first pregnant belly henna!

Diana’s shoulder was a part compilation of some designs I love, part my own freeform.  And I only sketched the arc of the major curves on her skin before I started. And on Cat’s belly henna, I used a design I saw as a starting point, but then freeformed the final design without sketching anything out on her before!

I’ve been itching to do some more lately. Any takers? Check out my gallery and prices!

Cee

Henna for Women Friends

January 23, 2011

I met some wonderful women last November through Parakaleo (website coming soon), and was able to spend an afternoon giving henna tattoos. Historically, henna was always practiced in a community of women. They usually met in preparation of a ceremony, and spent the entire today, hennaing, eating, drinking, talking, and just enjoying each other’s company. I loved carrying on this tradition in the spirit of women community.

Blessings. -Cee

 

 

I gave Audrey, Paige, and Caylee henna tattoos this past weekend. They turned out so beautiful!

Audrey's wrist: it means "Significance" in Mandarin.

Caylee. Bold. Elegant.

I love the elephant that Paige chose.

I’ve been researching Persian Henna designs. And this is the one I gave myself last night, inspired by those designs. I did these totally freehand. And then used the same elements to create the simpler one on the right.

Original Freehand design in the Persian Style

Click on the thumbnails to see the details up close.

Henna for Asia

October 31, 2010

I gave Asia a Henna Tattoo last week and it turned out beautifully! I was curious to see how the dye would interact with her skin tone.

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The green marks under the henna are from the watercolor pencil I use to sketch out the exact location of the pattern before I start applying the paste. Watercolor pencil is great for this because it doesn’t interfere with the henna paste, and comes off as soon as it gets wet.

You can see especially well on Asia’s hand that the skin on the hand is much more absorbent than the wrist. But the way the dye intensity changes is quite beautiful.

Check out other henna tattoos I’ve done!

Interested in getting a henna tattoo? Email me: ttoeelrac@gmail.com

शांति तुम्हारे साथ रहना

Peace be with you,

Cee

Henna Tattoos

October 26, 2010

I’m a Henna Mehndi Artist! Getting a Henna tattoo is a unique way to wear art, celebrate an event, or try out a tattoo design without having to commit for the rest of your life. Henna tattoos usually last 2-3 weeks, but this depends on the location on the body (hands and feet always last the longest) and the way the henna interacts with your unique skin chemistry. Getting a henna tattoo is also an artsy, therapeutic way to relax and be pampered. Book me for your next Girls’ Night Out or Bachelorette Party!

One of my Henna Designs

Prices Guide:
hand: $30+ (palm or back)

thumb + forefinger: $20+
4 fingers: $20+
5 toes: $15+
10 toes: $25+
foot: $35+
pregnant belly: $50+
misc: $20+ (for a soupcan size tattoo)

*Prices listed are baseline prices. Larger or more intricate designs increase price.
*I use only Lavender Essential Oils in the Henna paste used for pregnant women.

*I use only Henna Caravan Fresh Henna Paste (which contains only natural ingredients, red henna, Lawsonia inermis, lemon juice, sucrose, and essential oils of Cajeput, Wild Orange, Lemongrass, and/or Lavender.) Henna Caravan Fresh Henna DOES NOT CONTAIN chemical dyes, PPD, preservatives or nut derivatives.

Would you like to experience Henna Mehndi? Contact me: ttoeelrac@gmail.com

Check out my Henna Mehndi Gallery!