Saturday, September 16, 2006

Henna Tattoo

I did something last night I've never done before... got a henna tattoo. I'm not sure exactly why I wanted to do it, but I did. I went by a tent at the Kansas State Fair where this lady was doing them and thought about getting one. I decided to go ahead and do it and I've already had fun with it.

I picked out a design in a book and she did it by freehand on my palm. She embellished it a bit and changed it, making it even better than the one in the book.

It was a paste and very 3-D on my hand. The trick was that it had to dry for 15-30 minutes. I didn't really think about that - but I was basically incapacitated for awhile.

The wind was blowing about 900 miles an hour and I couldn't even pull my hair up because that took two hands.

She said it would start falling off by itself and it did. The instructions said that in two hours I could scrape off the dried paste.

It was interesting when some it was off and some was still on - you could start to see what it was going to look like.

Today it is a bit darker it seems to me. It's supposed to last for 2-3 weeks. I'll keep you posted on that. It's on my right hand, and I'm right handed, and an obsessive hand washer. So, we'll see how that goes. I hope I have some left in a few days.

1 comment:

Patsy Terrell said...

It was fast once she started working. She just freehanded the whole thing, glancing occasionally at the pattern, and then added in some extras here and there.