It was the hissy fit heard around the country:
Well, itwasn'ta tattoo ... it was henna. The child had gotten her little hands decorated with flowers, swirlies and her name—Leah—as part of a school program designed to expose youngsters to other cultures.
Leah's mom had gotten en email advising that henna would be offered at the event, but to be fair, the school didn't give parents any details about henna ahead of time so that she could make an informed decision.
Once again, the mass media is generally clueless when it comes to henna.
TheUK's Daily Mail
recently published photos of Australian celebrity Imogen Anthony, which she'd posted on her Instagram feed. The headline said she was sporting "henna facial art." Here's one pic:
News flash: That ain't henna.
Let's say it together folks: HENNA IS NEVER BLACK. (You can read all about that businesshere
.) But this is more than likely black liquid eyeliner, which is generally safe for facial doodling.
Wow! So excited about an upcoming event we've never been a part of before. :-)
TheAlabama Asian Cultures & Food Festival
is April 11 at the Zamora Shrine Temple in Irondale. We'll be there providing beautiful, traditional henna designs at great prices. Just purchase your henna tokens at the entrance ($3 per token); most designs run 1-3 tokens.
And check out this amazing lineup of activities and attractions:
* Dancers and more dancers!
* Photo opps with Miss Birmingham
* Food galore!
Note to the reader:
This blog post deals with Christian theology written from the point of view of a lay person who has done a lot of research on this topic. I
welcome comments on the topic at hand, but this is not the place to
take potshots at religion or religious people. If you feel the need
to do so, you're welcome to start your own blog.
should go without saying, but the comments below do not imply any
practice of religious discrimination on the part of Blue Lotus
Mehndi. Blue Lotus Mehndi gladly serves ALL clients without
hesitation and has always done so.
Are you a traditional South Asian or Middle Eastern bride looking for wedding henna? Or are you a Western bride looking for something a little different for your ceremony or honeymoon?
Henna/mehndi has been associated with brides, weddings and marriage since the beginning of time. And Blue Lotus Mehndi is offering a discount for brides and wedding parties in 2012. Watch this video for a sneak peak, or clickherefor more details. You can even book an appointment or party onlinehere.
Spring and weddings. Weddings and mehndi. They go together like peanut butter and jelly!
Since its beginnings, mehndi (henna) has been associated with women's rites of passage, especially weddings. Even today, many brides in the Middle East and Southeast Asia wouldn't think of leaving off mehndi when they put on their bridal finery. Mehndi, in fact, is at its most complex and intricate in the dense, lace-like designs of Indian bridal work.
Many charming traditions are associated with mehndi.