Re: I would clarify that they aren't *really* tattoos.

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Posted by Stacey on October 31, 2002 at 21:59:46:

In reply to: I would clarify that they aren't *really* tattoos. posted by txilar on October 31, 2002 at 14:09:17:

Hey, I really appreciate the part about "no intrinsic religious
meaning" because, being here in North Florida, the Bible Buckle of
the Bible Belt, I get funny looks from our fundamental Christians
(bless their hearts!) when I talk about mehndi or show them a
decorated palm! I guess they assume henna is "Hindu" or something.
I am having some luck getting through to some of them about "no
intrinsic religious meaning," I guess because they know me to be
Christian too (just not fundamental) and trust me. It's going to
take a long time for us to American-culturize the global and
transcendental art of mehndi.

BTW I am going to move mountains to get to Cloudland Canyon in May!
Cannot WAIT to schmooze with you people!


: Added a little in-
: "Mehndi is the art of applying a paste made from henna, a natural
: plant dye, to the skin for a temporary (2-4 weeks)tattoo effect.
: Mehndi is traditionally practiced in a wide variety of areas in
: world ranging from Africa to the Middle East, from India to the
: Pacific. It has no intrinsic religious meaning, but is oftentimes
: applied for celebrations such as weddings, bridal showers, and
: showers. It is painless, all natural, and fun for all ages. I
: traditional and contemporary designs at all sorts of showers,
: celebrations and parties."
: peace,
: txilar


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