This summer I tried my hand at Henna. It’s a lot of fun. If you remember, my Self Portrait for July was of my right foot with some Henna of free hand lotus and squigglies.
Before I did my foot I used a stencil. Here it is drying.
Once the dried parts are taken off (about 4-6 hours) you are left with a design on your skin.
You can see the spots were it bled into other areas, but despite that, I was pretty happy with how it came out concidering it was my first time.
About a week or two after that faded, I did the symbol for Ohm on the inside of my left forearm. I was happy with how it came out.
I had done it free hand. I believe I did my feet and inner forearm the same week.
Yes, the first one (done with stencil) did come out a different colour than the Ohm. I don’t know if it had to do with how much time I left them on, if the paste was mixed enough or what. It was not as stinky as I remember it being when I’ve had it done before. Maybe because it was farther away from my nose.
My brother said “You look like you drew all over yourself”. Well, I did.