Face painting, Body painting? Henna, etc... Have you had it done? Where? What?

United States
May 22, 2008 12:45am CST
Often times as special events people go to booths and get their faces or other body parts painted with colored paints or with henna. Here, in California, down South a ways from me in the Laguna area, there is the Pagent of the Masters every summer where people are painted and then posed in frames and/or as statues to look like the paintings and statues of the Masters like Michalango and Da Vinci. The actors who are painted are forced to stand or to sit still for a long time while the crowd sits down and looks up at them and oohs and ahs. Have you ever had your face or any other body part painted? What did you have painted and what was painted on it?
5 responses
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
23 May 08
Got something forget what painted on my face during Marde Gra one year it was fun
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• United States
24 May 08
I am glad that you had fun at the Marde Gra. Thanks for posting.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
24 May 08
yes we did it last for 2 weeks and we went to 10 parades
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@plumwish07 (4060)
• Indonesia
22 May 08
hm i love to have some henna painting in my hands or made it by my own self cause i see that its so awesome thing and its nice to know that body painting of henna also being one of culture in my country. at least some ethnic did it when they have some traditional ceremony as like wedding or engagement. and you know, i just love to have it although some people might see me little bit weird
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• United States
24 May 08
Well, perhaps you will have some done later. Thanks for posting.
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
22 May 08
I have thought about it, but still have no time in putting a tattoo. I would love to have one, on my back or maybe on my arms. When I was still in high school, a classmate/friend of mine brings an ink. We'd play along with it, make some fake tattoos in our wrists and show it around our other classmates. It was fun, we would make barbed wires and other images..
• United States
24 May 08
Washable ink is a bit more fun than the real thing which hurts to put on and pains to remove... I am a whimp... wouldn't do it at all given the experience of a man who had to go through tattoo removal in his 30s.
@kaezy_kulet (2465)
• Philippines
22 May 08
i have tried to have a paint in my face and arms it was during a competition in a speech choir we were all frogs then so we had tp paint our face and arms green
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• United States
24 May 08
That sounds fun and cute... Thanks for sharing this... I am getting a mental picture of people painted like frogs and it brings a smile to my face. Thanks again.
• India
22 May 08
It is a tradition in our culture to put henna in beautiful designs on our hands and feet on special occasions like marriage, social functions etc. So yes, I have got my hands and feet painted with Henna many number of times till date, for my own marriage, my sister's wedding, cousins's weddings and so on. It stays upto 1 week and than fades gradually. In fact, a bride in our country does not do any household work till her henna fades, it is a custom.
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• United States
24 May 08
That is a nice tradition... immunity from housework...yippie! And then it begins again... groans Thanks for sharing these customs. I appreciate it.