Using henna for body art has been practiced for more than 5,000 years. The intricate designs can symbolize passages of life and are also applied simply for their beauty. Getting a henna tattoo is preferred by many people over a traditional tattoo because it is not painful and it is not permanent.
Heather Beemer will be discussing the art of henna tattoos from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday for Art on Tap at UnQuarked Wine Room.
Beemer will share some cultural and historical information about henna, talk about how she mixes the henna she uses and answer questions. She may even apply some henna tattoos once participants get the discussion rolling.
Beemer has been intrigued with henna for many years. By career she is a speech-language pathologist but she still finds time to placate her artistic side by doing henna tattoos on people at events and painting henna designs on objects like candles and skulls. She named her henna business “Hippie Chique.” Visit the website at hippiechiquehenna.com.