Henna Hooky

The gals in my department and I are taking the day to do a little “team building” tomorrow! We’ll meet for brunch, and then head off to the Indian bazaar for henna tattoos, and then see if we’re up for a movie.

Oh, you don’t think that qualifies as team building? Well, then you weren’t there last time when three out of the four of us discovered that we could not get ourselves home with freshly hennaed hands!!!

Claire, who had the sense to have her feet done, had to dig through each of our purses, scrounge for money to pay the artist, find our car keys, help us into our cars, and then pray that we all made it home safely. It was the most gracefully coordinated rescue mission I’d witnessed in a long time.

This time, I think I will not do my hands. For one, it’s inconvenient for the first day or so as the dried bits of henna flake off to reveal the design underneath. For another, it has a very strong odor, one we all oohed and ahhed over at first, but by morning I was ready to chop my hands off, and by day three I had vowed never to do henna again.

So. I need your help deciding where to put tomorrow’s design! Shall I do my feet this time, and have lovely vines and flowers entwining my ankles for the next few weeks of summer? Or shall I have a design drawn on my lower back, or belly, or shoulders?

Go ahead and leave a comment, and I will tot up the votes in the morning and go with whatever the majority chooses! And yes, as a matter of fact, I will post pictures.

0 Responses to Henna Hooky

  1. Mir June 24, 2004 at 3:37 pm #

    I vote for the belly, but mostly because I will not be exposing my belly to anyone other than my doctor for quite some time.  I’m sure yours looks lovelier than mine, henna or no.  Anyway.  Shit, what was the question?  These are good drugs they have me on, by the way….

  2. Bob June 24, 2004 at 4:33 pm #

    What about the wrists and forearms? That could look really nice and ornate…

  3. Genuine June 24, 2004 at 4:49 pm #

    i’m thinking left boob………..okay right one………..okay low back sheesh.

  4. Ben June 24, 2004 at 4:58 pm #

    Don’t go all Mike Tyson on us and get one on your face.


  5. jenny June 24, 2004 at 5:10 pm #

    Lower back, yepper.

  6. Katie June 24, 2004 at 5:42 pm #

    I think shoulders, the henna design would look so pretty peeking out from under a tank top.  Unless of course you plan to be toting children around on your shoulders over the weekend.  Hmmm…

  7. jaz June 24, 2004 at 7:13 pm #

    I say lower back. I got a henna tattoo on my lower back and it convinced me to get “really” tatooed there! It’s a gateway, you see.

  8. DISh June 24, 2004 at 8:42 pm #

    I say feet and ankles… who needs shoes?

  9. Don June 24, 2004 at 11:21 pm #

    No woman has ever been made more beautiful by the addition of a tattoo, henna or otherwise.

  10. Emily June 25, 2004 at 4:26 am #

    Lower back.Definately.
    By the way,my computer has been out of commission so this is the first time I have seen the new site.I love it.I loved that book….I laughed the entire time I was reading it.

  11. Philip June 25, 2004 at 7:03 am #

    How about the nape of your neck? That way your hair will swish back and forth, alternately hiding and revealing your new design.

  12. pam June 25, 2004 at 7:28 am #

    I vote lower back. Very exotic!

  13. Hula Doula June 25, 2004 at 12:04 pm #


  14. myllissa June 25, 2004 at 12:29 pm #

    I had a henna tattoo done on my ankle and I don’t remember it smelling or flaking.  I had it done in London by one of those street vendors, so maybe it wasn’t henna.  I loved having it on my ankle.  Go for that.

  15. Kym June 25, 2004 at 2:17 pm #

    Low, low back.  Sexy when you wear low rise pants!  And lets face it… we can all use a little more sexy in our lives…

    You are inspiring me… maybe I’ll go get one!

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