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 The Artist 

Nisha Sharma is professional henna enthusiast since 2014. Based in New Jersey, USA she has been critically examining the intricate and varied art forms which encompass the artistic world of henna from traditional subset of cultural influences from India and Arabia. She also evolved a unique modern style which captures the essence of present times. Her intense love for art overflows to associated and complimentary art forms of nail art, home décor and candle decor. She enjoys experimenting with various design elements and her passion is her driving force to provide unique and personal mesmerizing touch to every element she showcases. For her the concept of “Floral Body Art” as a professional Henna Artist is her untiring dedication to make her clients feel the love, compassion and frenzy of happiness draped in colours of henna.

 

 

 

“I was always “Art Mad” or “Artistically Inclined” and sketching, drawing and painting came to me instinctively like a fish takes to water. My tryst with professional henna started when my family moved to Mumbai, where I held that soft henna filled cone for the first time, far removed from the stone paste dabbling I used to do in my ancestral village house. It was the love for the beauty expressed through use of henna which propelled me to begin my journey with this beautiful art medium and the this fascination has never dimmed. As I grew older it was more of sporadic renewal of enthusiasm. I never really thought I’d be doing this professionally but now I am and I absolutely love the idea of living my passion daily.

I feel blessed and a chosen one by divine to do henna on someone's very special day, which gets etched in their memories forever. Their smiles and appreciation makes hours of tough grinding seem very welcome."

 

 

 

The Art 

Mehendi is derived from the Sanskrit word mendhikā.

Mehendi/Henna is a form of body art originating from the Indian subcontinent, in which decorative designs are created on a person's body, using a paste, created from the powdered dry leaves of the henna plant (Lawsonia inermis) is used in creating intricate ethnic or contemporary designs on various parts of the body.   Natural Mehndi/Henna is a painless and temporary form of body art, with rich traditions in various cultures and religions all over the world. As one of the most popular and safest forms of body arts today, applying henna is becoming increasingly popular not only in the Eastern countries but also the Western ones as well. 

Mehndi/Henna is traditionally used for special occasions like holidays, birthdays and weddings in Africa, Pakistan, India, and the Middle East.  The most popular of the traditions is the Mehndi (henna) Night where the bride, her family, relatives and friends get together to celebrate the wedding to come. Today, brides prefer to have their henna done prior to the mehndi night so that they can enjoy the festivities and also have a deeper stain by the wedding day.