Re: Women of color and Henna

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Posted by Kenzi on May 21, 2002 at 21:14:05:

In reply to: Women of color and Henna posted by Maureen on May 21, 2002 at 17:19:50:

I have to respectfully disagree. Of course good paste stains better
than bad paste, but there is certainly a difference as to how the
stain appears on different colored skin. Imagine that you are
printing black ink on brown paper; the contrast between the ink and
paper will be less than if you were printing black ink on tan paper
(or peach-colored, flesh-colored, white, whatever). Now, to get it
closer to the concept of henna, imagine that you are printing with
dark reddish-brown ink that is translucent (like henna); the contrast
will be greater on lighter paper than on darker paper. It's just a
fact of color perception.

Certainly you can get lovely color on any color skin but the contrast
will be greater on paler skin (in general) and thus the stain appears
darker. It's all about perception.

Just my $0.02.


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