Mehndi is a beautiful and sensual art form of temporarily staining the skin with a natural and non-synthetic dye paste. The paste is made from the crushed leaves of the henna plant and then mixed with lemon juice and essential oil. After removing the paste (preferably with a natural oil like coconut, olive or sesame), the stain typically begins as a light orange color then darkens to a reddish brown over the next few days.
The practice of henna body art is most widely recognized as an Indian art form, but is a part of MIddle Eastern, Asian and African cultures as well. There is evidence it was used as adornment in ancient cultures as far back as 2100 BC and perhaps even as far back as the 7th millenium BC. HIstorically it began as a female art form, but over time men have engaged in the practice as well.
Eleanor is a self taught henna artist beginning in 2007. Her first tattoo inspired her so much, she began dreaming about doing henna herself, determined to practice and become great. What began as an artistic hobby gradually grew into a pleasant side job doing something she loves, as she shared with more and more people. A great admirer of the traditional Indian style, the lacy elegance and intricacy of it, she is also influenced by the beauty she sees in nature and the world at large.
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