Henna tattoo, aka Mehndi, is a kind of temporary tattoo which is very popular in India, Pakistan, Africa, and the Middle East countries. Henna refers to the henna tree (Lawsonia inermis) or the dye prepared from the plant, which can then be applied to the skin in dazzlingly intricate patterns. Once the paste is removed, the reddish-orange stain begins to oxidize and darken over the next few days. Although not permanent, the body art can last up to one or two weeks on the surface of the skin, making it a temporary and pain-free alternative to traditional tattooing. Traditional henna is drawn in delicate patterns on the palms and feet of bride before her marriage ceremony in Hindu and Muslim cultures. Although, modern henna is applied in any sorts of designs anywhere on the women as well as men. In this post, we collected some great examples of traditional henna. Would you like these type of body art?
Last summer, I wrote a post about 3D Tattoos which got a heated response. Today I will continue the exploration of the amazing tattoo world, talking something about Traditional Japanese Tattoos which is known for their full body styling, bold lines, historic patterns and traditional images. Fans of Japanese culture and of tattoo art will find much to enjoy in today’s topic which explores the diversity of Japan’s tattoo scene.
There are so many different terms for tattoo in Japanese, such as Irezumi, Horimono, Kakushibori… (wiki). Each one has slightly different meaning, as complex as the tattoo shown in this blog… (lol)
Some of our creative Artists just got bored to paint on the regular canvas and went back to traditional/special material – feather. Feather work was carried out by highly skilled artisans and fantastic headdresses, ceremonial shields, bracelets, exotic fans, ceremonial staffs and numerous other items were created. There are lots of feathers can be used for painting, such as chicken, ducks, geese, pigeons, golden pheasants, peacocks, turkey. Due to difference of feather’s color, texture, size, the painting will present various visual effect.
In this post, I will present you with some amazing feather painting I collected. And if you are interested to do your own painting, here is a website which provide you 22 video tutorials teaching you “How to Do Acrylic Painting on Feathers”
wolf feather painting – by rileymai