Henna (Mehndi) body art BODYDYE, Body Painting by Laura Dietrich of
the Lansing area.
is located in Haslett, Michigan.
Mehndi Body Art
traditional 5000-year-old East Indian method of body painting is
the art of gracing hands and feet with beautiful designs in
henna, which lasts around three weeks from the time it is
applied. After the art is drawn it stays on for a few
hours to let the dye set and then it can be removed. The
dye stain leaves a beautiful style of body art that is not
permanent on the skin. Laura makes her henna from the
freshest herbs and essential oils.
have been traces found on mummies, dating back 5000 years.
Today it is still a common practice for celebrations and
wedding ceremonies. Lately it has become more popular in
the western world as a temporary tattoo. Like all Mehndi
artists, Laura makes her own recipe of fresh henna and exotic
Laura is available
for Mehndi parties or any party or event. She also has
gift certificates available and Mehndi makes a very unique
For your Mehndi
design, call or email Laura
Mehndi Artist (Laura Dietrich) body work and her tray of her own
henna (with exotic essential oils and the freshest henna dye).
recipe varies depending on the artist. Ingredients are all
natural and consist of the ground leaf
of a henna plant, coffee,
tea, lemon juice, exotic oils, and spices. The
mud like substance is applied onto the skin and left for many
hours. Once removed, the skin where the design was placed
has been dyed a reddish, orange, brown color. The design
will last from two to three weeks as it slowly fades away.
artist, Laura Dietrich, has been practicing the art 11 years and
can be seen at local festivals and events around the greater
Lansing area. She learned the art of body painting
from Loretta Roome in New York City. Loretta has a book
published called, "Mehndi, The Timeless Art of Henna
Painting" published by St. Martin's Griffin. If you
are interested in a Mehndi design, call Laura for an appointment
at BODYDYE, 517.339.2411.
is a sample of body art from Laura's photo gallery.
China, the feet and ankles are considered erotic. Mehndi
on the erotic ankle.
Mehndi art on Wedding hands with ring.
Mehndi - a little Native art on the bicep.
around the waist makes a great artists canvas.
Your Eyes Only..Mehndi on the seductive
many Eastern cultures, there is a belief that Mehndi on the
pregnant belly brings good luck and protection for the unborn