Belly Blessing #2

I had a second round of belly blessing mehndi applied a week ago (see first round here) Again, it was a great experience with Anju Garg, of Mehndi Time, here in Austin.

Here is what my belly blessing looked like before the paste was removed:

And after the paste was removed:

You can see more pictures on Jason’s flickr account, here!


  1. Posted May 8, 2009 at 11:56 am | Permalink | Reply

    I saw the pics on this Flickr account the other day and couldn’t figure out if it was you or someone else you knew how went and had it done…very cool. Was there a reason you did it a second time? What does something like this cost? (you can email me the answer if you want) 🙂

    • Elizabeth
      Posted May 8, 2009 at 12:08 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Anju was trying to build her portfolio of belly blessings so she offered me a deal on a second one that I couldn’t pass up! The range for getting this done is anywhere from $25-45 depending on the complexity that you want. We also make sure to tip her well. 🙂

      • Posted May 8, 2009 at 12:10 pm | Permalink | Reply

        That’s really not bad at all — for the intricacy of what they are doing and the artistic beauty, I really would have thought it would be more. It really is truly amazing what they do!

        • Elizabeth
          Posted May 8, 2009 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

          Agreed – and the cost probably varies with different artists and skill levels. Anju doesn’t do this full time – it’s her hobby so she may be less expensive than some! It really doesn’t take long to do either, but again, Anju’s skill level was very very high and she was amazing to watch. I couldn’t get over how she just came up with the design from nothing!

  2. Posted May 8, 2009 at 12:25 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Looks awesome! And you still have an innie!

    • Elizabeth
      Posted May 8, 2009 at 12:26 pm | Permalink | Reply

      For the time being! We’ll see how long it lasts . . .

  3. Posted May 11, 2009 at 6:08 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Did you design this? I love it!!!

    • Elizabeth
      Posted May 11, 2009 at 6:09 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Nope! Anju (the henna artist) freehanded it with no guidance. . . amazing!

  4. Posted May 14, 2009 at 9:25 am | Permalink | Reply

    I am glad that you did these cool henna blessings and not something like this.

    • Elizabeth
      Posted May 14, 2009 at 11:20 am | Permalink | Reply

      Oh my goodness. Yikes.

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