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Mini Mendhi

So on Monday evenings, the CAC hosts an adult craft night called, appropriately, “One Night, One Craft.” Anything that encourages grownups to act like kiddos is something I can get behind.

The most recent night was dedicated to do-it-yourself mendhi, and I thought “Why not?” It’s sort of like drawing on yourself, and much like Simon, I like to do draw-rings.

The instructor showed us how to mix the henna and coffee into a paste, then create a cone (I swear cone-making was the hardest part) and fill it with the mixture. I sketched out a basic idea – a stylized ‘T’ – and went to town on my arm, trying not to be jealous of my neighbor’s intricate design. Clearly, SHE had the cone thing down pat.

After a messy evening spent with my arm coated in sugar and lemon juice and wrapped in plastic, this was the result!

Now I kind of understand why people get full sleeve tattoos: it makes you feel like a badass.

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2 Comments
  • Kasmira

    August 18, 2011 at 9:10 am Reply

    How fun! Your “T” is lovely!

  • a stylized hysteria

    August 18, 2011 at 10:05 am Reply

    That is so cool and I can’t believe that’s your first time trying that. Your design is so lovely and well-done!

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