As you can see it's not a traditional pattern (on the backs of my wrists and top of my feet). I get mehndi done for more than decorative reasons. Usually I get it done at the start of summer because henna has cooling properties but this season, Summer didn't really start until last week (read more after the jump...)
(vintage because I have had it for 20 years and yes it is still in excellent condition, which says a lot about the quality and the swimwear brand, a brand I used to be the 'face' for...
Even though I do love my bikinis and being a waterbabe I have a ridiculous collection of swimwear this swimdress is one of my favourites.
It's sexy in a mysterious way and I feel like a superhero.
Plus it's perfect for blog photos because... uhuh sugah... I may feel like a superhero but I'm no supermodel.)
[by the way, just in case, you don't know or as a reminder, majority of my images are self clicked, these included]
***************************************************I get mehndi done because it's cooling and it's pretty and it lasts all Summer... but it does irritate me that ignoramuses think that I have tattoos. I've got nothing against tattoos on others. Find some rather attractive and I respect Island and tribal symbology but tattoos are not my 'thing'. Mehndi is a spiritual temporary embellishment.
...But really I wanted to wait for a specific day because of symbolic reasons.
I like my rituals to signify important events or dates. I also don't really like to celebrate these dates in any conventional way. eg. birthday parties. As much as I love celebrating my loved ones birthdays with a party because it's a day to be thankful for and therefore everyopne should celebrate it, I'm not that big on having parties for myself.
Despite appearances (eg. a blog! a BLOG!! with full face photos!!), I am quite private and don't like the birthday limelight.
...Having said that... like I do for others, I do like celebrating my birthday week. Occasionally month. Hell. Year. Just because I'm in my forties is no excuse to change that. Celebrating my life is my right. Right?