Do you Mehndi?

5:00 AM


It's the final day of the Digital Dozen's Countries and Cultures challenge week.  Today I'm back to a culture inspiration.  I've done some mehndi or henna inspired nails for you today.  Mehndi body art is an Indian and Pakistani art form which is used primarily in the celebration of weddings.  It's gotten pretty widespread in the past ten years or so and you can actually buy kits or have it done in a number of places now.  In the US at least, almost every tourist location offers henna tattoos.  I've had it done twice myself.  Once in one of these said tourist locations and it didn't take very well.  It was very light and lasted only a day or so.  The second time I had it done was at an Indian festival and the result was MUCH different.  It was very dark and intricate and lasted over a week.  So it's quite important how it's mixed and with what.





I really love mehndi.  I think it's so beautiful and I love the intricate designs that are made with it.  I hope you all enjoyed Countries and Cultures week!


Don't forget to check out the other ladies art below!! And don't forget you could choose our September theme!! Just visit TheDigitalDozen.com and tell us what you want to see us do!!

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8 comments

  1. i can't believe so many of us chose this as a theme lol

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    1. I was just thinking hadn't I already seen that. lol

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  2. Beautiful! I believe half of us did a mani like this for the theme! :)

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  3. This is beautiful! I've always wanted a real Mehndi application...I've only had cheapy henna at tourist locations!

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  4. This is the perfect stamp for mehndi!! love it!

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  5. Did you use plate spring 15? If so how did you stretch the image to fit your nail length?

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