Re: irresponsible 'artists'

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Posted by Lauren on July 11, 2001 at 22:19:51:

In reply to: irresponsible 'artists' posted by Willowhawk on July 11, 2001 at 20:33:11:

I'd definitely go... and bring and display prominently the pics of
chemical burns caused by "perky" henna. Bring extra henna, mixed,
and offer it to the person at the event so they have a graceful out
if they don't know what they're doing wrong. They may be more likely
to change their minds if they can still make moey, and you will have
made a friend. Give them info on cajeput and tea tree oils that
don't make bad stuff happen but still give excellent, quick results.
If this doesn't work, show the shop owner the pictures and
documentation on adulterated henna and say the word "liability" very
quietly. This should stop the bad stuff right quick.

: Ugh...I am a bit perplexed by people who call themselves
: Henna/Mehendi artists, but tell their clients of toxic additives to
: put into the paste to 'perk up the color'!!!
: I won't name the toxin here, I don't want people to try it.
: I was at a shop yesterday (30) miles from where I live, and the
: was intrigued by the mehendi pattern on my hand. I noticed a flyer
: for a workshop saying there would be henna artists there. Then the
: owner of the workshop told me that the organizer for the workshop
: would be doing the henna work, AND that she told her 'you can add
: (insert chemical toxin name here) to the paste to make it darker
: perk up the color'. My friend, who was listening, said...'oh don't
: get her started on toxins being used with henna'. My friend was
: correct, I began a rant about the stupidity of using toxins on the
: skin...etc.
: So, I would like to work at this workshop if there is still room
: another mehendi artist. But if this woman is using crap in her
: I doubt I will work the event. I don't want to have to spend my
: explaining why it's bad, I would rather spend my time talking of
: positive aspects.
: Why oh why must people be sooooo irresponsible?
: Justine Willowhawk


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