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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Killing time with mehindi.

I was literately bored this afternoon. And there was this cone mehndi in my refrigerator .

Yes, I keep my mendhi cone  in fridge, any problem ? I also keep my lip stick and lip pencils  there too. You should too they will  not off soon by being there. Believe me, lip pencil lives pretty cool there.
So I was saying I was bored, it was there since ages, and I had nothing better to do.  I just draw this design. I used to make so many different design in back days. I  might have just grown up, and forgot it  all.

You see, I draw 4  hearts. I love hearts !!!!

OMG .. my hand is so mad cute !

OK, now those who are wondering what kinda tattoo is this, for their information this is a very simple  mehindi design not a tattoo. I never dubbed it tattoo in my whole life. No offend they so pretty much look like tataoo though  it is not a tattoo.

Now you would definitely ask  what is this ? Well this is mehindi.  Kindly click this  link. It will take you to it's wikki page, where you could  get the detail  and all that jazz.

However I give  ya some info here,  it's  the application of henna.  They are temporary.

I dunno why it's  wikki page  emphasizes that it is a South Asian thing only. In reality  gals in  Middle Eastern, North Africa, and some in  South East Asian Muslims   also apply  it on their palms and feet day before they get married. They also have their henna nights.  So why just desi thing?

Wikki is a lie or dunno know everything !!!!!!!!

My Moroccan  and Omani friends both  had this on their wedding, though it was just on their palms, unlike us. We do too much, goes up to elbows, arms, shoulders, at the back side of hands and feet as well. We are crazy  na !

In Pak, we also don't do it specially for any particular occasion like you know that just for gals who are getting married at their henna night. Here we are so found of it, and do it when ever we want. Not only would be bride applies it, all her cousins, aunties, close friends  get  it too.

Almost 30 minute after this application, it  dried and started cracking up. I washed my hand. Dark orange color  appeared on my palm. I hope it get darker. Usually it gets darker after one day. I applied it with my right hand on my left palm. It smell so nice...sondhi khusbu, isn't?

When I do this seriously for the Eid, or any other occasion I make sure to use lemon juice and sugar on it  so I can get dark reddish color as much as possible.

On  Eid eve, I also leave them for whole night, and sleep with them on my hands_____ both hands, up to my elbow, and wash them in the next morning. It always, always turns into dark black color.

It says if your  mehindi color  turns out so dark, your mother-in-law, some say husband will love you so much.

Dammit!


Hey gals, what do ya do to get dark mehindi color ?
And what kinda design ya like to get most, and when ?



54 comments:

  1. Wow.. Really nice.. I wanted to see your colored hand Pic too but neways its really a good design..
    Yes I like Mehendi smell. It smells divine and to get dark color we do apply sugar solution so that the particles of Mehendi does not break and also after we remove the Mehendi particle next morning we just put few cloves on a pan and heat it, we just keep our Mehendi colored hands in the smoke which is liberated out from the cloves which are burning on pan.. :)

    Well, here we say that if the Mehendi goes dark then our guy loves us a lot :-P

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  2. I have learned things I didn´t know today, thank you for sharing.

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  3. Oooo, that's so cool Izdiher. That's one of the things I didn't get to experiment when I was in North Africa. I would've loved to be tattoed (temporarily) with those very delicate designs. I saw this more often on weddings and Eid ;)

    hmmm, I didn't know about having it darker though :P

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  4. I love your designs Izdiher! I never tried but know it is used a lot for mariages and special occasions!
    Stay well dear! x

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  5. very nice designs!!!thanks for the information about this kind of tattoo.It is so intrestring to know more about your culture

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  6. I lurve mehendi!! Here we believe the darker the mehendi colour turn out, the more your husband will love you.. hehehe..

    XOXO!

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  7. I do the same thing rub sugar and lemon. I dont use water to rinse it, just oil. Usually keep it all night if i can but i cant bother most of the time. The colour turns out to be very dark even if i keep it for an hour or so. Maybe it's just my hand.

    We say the darker mehendi turns out to be, the more our husband loves us.

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  8. Hey I LOVE mehndi. I get this dark orange-ish color right after I wash it off. But it gets even darker after a day.

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  9. That's so cool, I've never had it done before. It seems like you need a lot of patience with it though

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  10. The last time I applied Mehendi ? 4 years back. My friend came to stay with us and applied mehendi from the upper shoulder to the palms-she drew some tattoo designs, wrote the name of my name and my hubby's name, drew fairies and what not ! She is very creative. I think that one applies lemon juice to make it darker {?} I am not sure though! Here, in the malls and big market places, professional mehendi artists sit the entire day to draw mehendi in the hands of those who are interested.

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  11. Don't trust wikipedia. Anyone can change the info put up there. Which is which we don't put wikipedia links in our citations. Just saying :)

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  12. I like the idea that these tattoos are temporary. How can anyone decide on an image or design that they will want to carry around on their body forever? Temporary is the way to go. Actually, I think it's rather pretty.

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  13. I think it is beautiful! I've always loved it. I would so enjoy having it some day-

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  14. dear İzdihër, thank you for commentling on my blog.. at least one person cares.. :*
    I used to have temporary tatoos, but only once like this, do you know these colorful ones, like stickers? you make them stick on the skin with water..
    love, Ella ❤

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  15. The design you did on your hand is lovely. My daughter, granddaughter and I used to do henna tattoos when we were bored and it was too hot to be outside. They would want me to make butterfly and flower patterns on their arms and shoulders.

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  16. Looks cute :D Remind me of the old times, when my grandma used to do my hands with henna :D

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  17. i used to keep my mehendi in the fridge too :)
    the cones in pakistan are very easy to use. here i wouldhave to mix it myself.
    Egyptians use henna before they get married. Sadly i didnt. But i wishi can use it again soon. It has been way too long since i used it thelast time :D

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  18. I'm a tattoo guy so I guess I'm biased, but I love these designs and ideas. Henna made a big splash (re-splash) in California when I was a teenager there. It was pretty much only for the girls, but I knew a few guys who dabbled with it. Cool stuff. Love the idea of doing it ceremoniously and before special occasions. For Steven above and anyone else, all I can say is that you have an excellent point about it being temporary. I don;t much bother to explain my love of tattoos to the world, but its been there since I was a kid. I just have always loved it, I think it has to with the fact that it is permanent, and its a way to embrace a way that you were at a particular moment. If tattoos are done for the right reasons, they reflect more on your soul and your heart then your mind. Just my 2 cents, most normal people disagree.

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  19. I don't have the patience for it. after 5 minutes I'm ready to wash it

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  20. East Africans apply henna too!!

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  21. Great design. I love getting henna tattoo's, just not real ones. :)

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  22. Yeah. Totally familiair with it! We Moroccan do it with weddings a lot. But for example, my grandmother does it always on her hand and feet, because it is very good.

    x
    www.cherryfactor.blogspot.com

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  23. maasha allaah, nice Henna design...

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  24. Very nice post and a very beautiful design.

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  25. You say you were bored, but looks like you kept yourself quite busy with that creative design... natural and painless. How long did it take you to do all that? Certainly a nice alternative to a permanent tattoo. I'm in awe of the art form and the elaborate designs that people can dream up.

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  26. Nice, a palm full of hearts!
    Surely your creativity will take boredom away from you!
    My brother used to design with henna on his arms. It is actually popular here in the Philippines too!! By the way thanks for the grab! I'll be re-designing the position of my badges and I might grab yours later! Thanks again!

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    Lieben Gruß
    CL

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  29. I learn a new word and I'm able to see a beautiful designs on your palm. You're creative and a loving person. :)

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  30. Here in the Philippines, we usually have henna tattoo stands on the beach! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  31. Cool! I learned something from this. :) thanks for dropping by my blog! Followed you :)

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  32. I like henna but only on palms, i don't like henna on arms, elbow and feet etc.

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  33. There are stencils for this. I never try one but if i would i like to try it when my wedding comes. Lol~

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  34. Love the idea of putting the makeup in the fridge .i Will tell my gf!

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  35. I wonder what the old geezers I swim with would think if I showed up at the pool with one of these designs on my hand.

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  36. I always thought Henna was damn cool. I want some! and I thought about putting make up in the fridge before... except i was worried that my roommates might try to eat it when they get drunk -,-

    mad love,
    Nancy

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  37. I love looking at henna designs, and I think it looks beautiful on other peoples' hands, but I can't tolerate anything painted on mine. I always pass on the henna.

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  38. It surely is cute...I want some too. By the way I miss visiting your blog... hopefully i can find some times to read and visit blogs this time sigh*

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  39. Yeah, I have a problem with you keeping all that stuff in the frig, grrrr :]
    Just kidding, remember to never grow up, all of your spirit is from your inner child.

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  40. Beautiful my sister how I wish to have you here
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  41. Hi Girl! We love your blog, the quality is amazing!
    Lovely how you designed the henna on your hands!
    We sure start following you. Would be great if you'd follow back?
    Let us know xoxox see ya!

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  42. Teheh your hand is
    indeed cute c:

    xx

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  44. I can't wait for Ramadan and the Henna designs everyone will be wearing! inshallah

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  45. hey nice mehndi....mama says put the lemon juice on your hina n u'll find dark colour:pnever tried:p

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  46. wow..nice..look cute..u are so creative..

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  47. The mehindi looks very pretty! Looks like you've figured out how to kill boredom. (:

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  48. I've seen this art! Yea.. back in my school days... some of the girls like to meddle with this art. Then our teacher always got annoyed because we're not suppose to play pretty in school.. geez!~ But, this is cool!!!!

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  49. very nice , here few women are CRAZY if they have wedding (their kids or anyone from the family) they will put henna everywhere !! one will say" put my husband name here and there , one will just put decoration up her breast !!! ..CRAZY AND SOME ALL THEIR ARMS AND LEGS ..

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