What is Henna?

Henna Tattoos, also known as Mehndi, are an art form thousands of years old, and still popular the world over with people of all ages.  Using an all-natural paste prepared from the dried leaves of the henna plant, designs are drawn onto the skin.   After the paste dries and crumbles off, an orange stain remains, which darkens to deep brown over the next few days.  The “tattoo” lasts a week or two, but may last longer with proper care.

Despite the use of the term “tattoo”, no needles are used, and the skin is not broken.   My henna recipe is 100% safe and natural, consisting of fruit juices, ground henna leaves, and vegetable oils.  Thousands of Manitobans have enjoyed my work.

​I First Became Interested in Henna...

... when I was invited to a Moroccan wedding in Jerusalem in 1999.  Since that time, I've worked hard to develop my own innovative style of henna that goes beyond "near eastern" designs.  My henna recipe, which I created myself after extensive research, is 100% natural and made from the freshest ingredients available. 
Part of the charm of a henna "tattoo" comes from watching the drawing take shape as it is painted.  All my work is done freehand, and I can work from my own design books or from artwork brought by my clients. 
I've been invited to set up the Henna Cabana at dozens of country and agricultural fairs around Manitoba, at Oktoberfest and at The Forks, at ringette and softball tournaments and at dozens of high school graduations. 
I also do private parties and would love to discuss your next event.  Give me a call at (204) 794-4842.

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