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Posted by Alissa on August 1, 2002 at 15:55:54:

In reply to: I have 'em stand up in front of me posted by Anne Beltestad on August 1, 2002 at 14:46:46:

I've tried both laying down and standing with clients, and now I have
them stand in front of me while I sit in a chair if it's a lower back
design. I watched many a design slip in the same horror you describe.
I should be more diligent about using my watercolor pencil, like
suggested, first.

The hardest part is definitely getting the henna to lay down right,
as the gravity doesn't pull it towards the skin you're trying to
paint. Just keep the tip close to the skin, or lightly touching (i
know, i know that's bad, but sometimes you break the rules for a

Also, in this position, the person's breathing barely effects you.
Most people breath high in the chest, not down in their belly where
they're supposed to. The few that do are easy to time you're
hennaeing to. Use their breath pattern to set the pace of how you
paint. You can do the henna dance then together!


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