Are you thinking about getting henna tattoos to celebrate your big day, but arent sure if its appropriate? I may be biased, but I say DO IT!! Overall your experience will be one to cherish for a lifetime, and though your henna tattoo may only last a few weeks, there is a fragile beauty in temporary art. I'll do my best to explain that along with all the pros and the cons to getting mehndi done for your wedding so you can decide if it's right for your big day.
Henna For All
I first want to address that HENNA IS FOR EVERYONE! It is an art form that belongs to our creativity and passion. Henna tattoos can be adorned on men and women from across the world. Since henna has been found in many regions and in many lifetimes, as far back as Egypt, you need not worry about any cultural shifts or misrepresentation. Though many areas practice henna tattoos along with religious or sacred circumstances, the henna tattoo is to represent that ceromony, not necessarily a part of the religous aspect. Henna tattoos just enhance the experience! Henna is timeless and comes straight from the earth in many regions, which brings many styles of application.
For wedding henna some people cover themselves in beautiful patterns from fingertips to elbows while others place a dollop on the palm and a flower or cotton on top of the dollop. A more recent trend is using 'white henna' (white body paint) for your bridal henna tattoo, which goes great with a white wedding dress! Sometimes both parties get henna tattoos, other times just one of the betrothed receives a henna blessing. So, rules are meant for breaking, do whatever your heart desires! This is YOUR big day, so I am here to make you happy and helps you celebrate your new union.
I am first + foremost, a creative. To build + organize a design, an idea, or a goal + see it actually materialize is something hard to describe. I will always cherish + cultivate my ability to do this.