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About this photo: I have found that Henna can be a beautiful thing in the darkness of depression. It is used to dye skin, or nails, or hair in unique and beautiful ways. There is something sacred about the process of having it painted upon your skin by the hands of a skilled artist. It is slow and precise, and becomes more beautiful as the artist continues. It feels like it is becoming a part of you, a new you. Several hours after the painting is complete, the outside hardens and falls, leaving the beautiful design as one with your skin and body. 


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17 comments on “Hands

  1. Madhu
    May 18, 2012


  2. Robin
    May 18, 2012

    Very pretty.

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  5. Northern Narratives
    May 18, 2012


  6. thirdeyemom
    May 18, 2012

    Wow, my post on Hands is on Henna too! I love it!

  7. aparnanairphotography
    May 18, 2012

    AH! I did mine on henna too!!! This is a beautiful photo.


  9. The Retiring Sort
    May 18, 2012

    Wonderful entry for the challenge!

  10. rutheh
    May 19, 2012

    Great entry for hands. And the idea behind the Henna, a new you! Cool.

  11. Myra GB
    May 19, 2012

    Looks like a lovely experience. I’ve been meaning to get one for myself – maybe one of these days.

  12. Jennifer Avventura
    May 19, 2012

    Lovely addition!

  13. I really like your blog, thoughts and images!!!!

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  15. eof737
    May 19, 2012

    Gorgeous shot… I love the design too. ;-)

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