So I went around to a friend's house on the weekend and they had a load of henna. They asked me if I wanted to play with it. I have played with it before, when I was a kid my mum got some and we took turns doing intricate designs on each other. I know I've used it one or two times since but not in ages.
It was super fun. There were three shades for me to work with. I did a little text on my own arm and then dove in on free-handing some 'tats' for my mate. He loved the final result. I'm most pleased with the octopus.
|Inspired by the classic swallow tattoo|
|This bit was my own design, just for the fun of it. |
He did request the butterfly though.
|Eight legs is a lot!|
|The result of my own initial dabbling, once I'd washed the henna off.|