Mendy - body painting by Indian
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Applying henna patterns - art, which arose a long time. Henna was known in ancient Egypt, where the nobles and wealthy beauties devoted long hours to care for yourself and body decoration. Quite often used as decorations henna and men - inhabitants of East and Central Azii.Eto art reached this peak, there emerged many local tradition of using henna for coloring hair, nails, skin, drawing complex patterns of plant or abstract character.

In India and Central Asia often use pure natural henna powder, and in North Africa in the ink paste is often added to the powder of charcoal, to give the paint a darker, even black.

At first, body decoration henna paste with aromatic oils has spread among the wealthy families. But, as in the East, henna is available to almost everyone, this custom has spread extremely rapidly among poorer populations. It began to appear more and more different recipes dye from henna paste. The diversity and complexity of the patterns of painting is amazing. The pattern could be geometric or floral.

In Arab East life musulmunskoy women held "under the covers" and did not involve the demonstration decorated with henna body in public. Most often decorated with hands and feet.

In the Indian tradition, the art of decorating the body henna patterns called "mehndi" (henna for Hindi) and is closely related to the wedding ceremony. Before the wedding, older relatives, painting the bride sacred ornaments, dedicated it to the mysteries of married life. The pattern was applied, mainly in the arms and legs. While tattoo wedding was held, continued holiday. The young wife was freed from the hassle and household responsibilities. Probably, it was the only period in the life of an Indian woman, when in an atmosphere of celebration and carefree, she felt real princess.

Rules for execution of mehndi

Preparatory stage

- Before applying the paste necessary to degrease the skin. You can just be washed thoroughly with soap and water.

- Remove hair at the site of application patterns, since they hold the paint longer than the skin. If they are not removed beforehand, then a few weeks later, after the disappearance of natural tattoos, dark hairs remain, preserving the already unsightly contour drawing.

- Apply on skin olive oil, which not only prolongs the drying time of the ink paste, but also the interaction with coloring components, making the color richer.

Putting figure

Hindus for applying mehndi use thin wooden sticks. Modern industry offers a factory-ink pasta tubes with replaceable nozzles for a variety of lines and parts as well as stencils.

Before you apply the paste on the lines of the drawing test a tube on a sheet of paper soorentiruytes what effort you will need to make the paste on the skin came in the right quantity and at regular intervals.

Now apply a pencil drawing for tattoo translated. Dispense the paste evenly along the lines of the figure from the end of the tube. The composition may not be completely uniform, so if the individual hairs or small pieces of henna contained in the composition, will clog the opening of the vial, gently clean it with a needle.

If you accidentally broke the circuit pattern, causing the paste not where planned, immediately wipe off the henna moist cotton swab, or even better - a plastic stick with a cotton tip.

Today is also common application patterns with templates. The template is fixed on the corresponding area of ​​the body, followed by a specially prepared henna paste filled with loose skin. Then, waiting for the paste has dried properly, gently remove the template.

There is a simpler way of drawing. Figure translated using a special tattoo on the body of carbon paper, and then the composition of ordinary henna laid brush to paint.

The recipe for henna paste

Boil half a liter of water. Stir and mix 2 teaspoons of natural ground coffee, or two teaspoons of black tea. The resulting mixture simmer for an hour, stirring occasionally. Two or three times sift through a fine sieve 45-50 grams of henna. Now slowly add the hot mixture into a powder, still stirring composition. The mixture should be fairly thick. Do not make the composition too liquid, as it will flow and the pattern may not turn out. If the paste is to add a little lemon juice, the color of your drawing will be brighter. Cool the resulting composition.


Dry caused by drawing in the heat, and, if possible, use an infrared lamp to dry.

If during the drying process, you will from time to time slightly moisten the drawing a small amount of lemon juice with sugar (ratio 1: 2), the color will be brighter. But do not overdo it with water spray, as smearing may occur from excess moisture.

When will the necessary time carefully with a stiff brush or scraper, remove the paste from the skin.

Some vegetable oils - almond or sesame - will also help to strengthen the brightness and brilliance. Wipe the oil so the skin immediately after the application of the tattoo. Olive oil, in addition to the light, give the picture a darker shade.

What else you need to know about mehndi

- If you are dealt a mehndi, it should not be actively engaged in sports, as profuse sweating significantly reduce the life of the tattoo.

- Do not take a hot bath and not lather tattoo. In hygienic purposes it is best to take a warm shower.

-Don't Get too often to bathe in the sea or pool from this pattern will go faster. But if you still want to take a sea bath, then apply to the entire surface of the picture waterproof sunscreen cream - it is a good idea to protect against Mendy salt or chlorinated water.

- Hue and resistance pattern to some extent depend on the type of your skin. Experience shows that the pattern on the neck, abdomen, neck turns paler and it will be seen within a shorter time, as the skin is thinner than elsewhere.

- The color of the picture also strongly depends on the natural color of the skin. On a dark - darker pattern will, and white - reddish.

"Glamorous" mehndi

The procedure for applying patterns with crystals slightly addition usual mehndi. You will need to buy a set of rhinestone and tweezers, the makeup special glue and a small sponge.

First of all, it should defat the skin. You can just wash it with soap and water. Now, the method of conversion technology move the selected pattern on the skin.

Spread before him rhinestones and good promazhte their back side with special glue to the human skin. Then gently take the tweezers paste, apply it to the image and push the dry sponge. Do the same with the other stones.

You can also use ready-made patterns of rhinestones Svarovsky. To apply them just enough to remove the film from the back of the selected pattern, and press firmly to the prepared skin. This drawing will be held for 3-4 weeks.
Author: Inna Sedykh