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Henna tattoos in Singapore's Little India

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You’ve got the sari and the gold jewellery, now all you need to complete the look is a henna tattoo. Read on to learn what to expect of this traditional form of temporary tattooing and where to find a henna artist in Singapore’s Little India neighbourhood.

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Henna is a natural dye that people have been using for thousands of years to stain their skin and hair. In Indian culture, henna remains a popular beauty tool and is used to draw swirling patterns that last up to three weeks. The most common place to get henna is on the hands and feet and the designs are traditionally of flowers and suns.

Get the full Little India look with a henna tattoo. Photo taken in or around Henna tattoos in Singapore's Little India, Downtown Singapore, Singapore by Tanya Procyshyn.

Get the full Little India look with a henna tattoo. Photo: Tanya Procyshyn

Getting a henna tattoo is a must before Indian weddings or Indian holidays like Deepavali, and you’ll find dozens of small beauty salons in Little India offering henna at bargain prices. Most salons have an album with photos of their past work so you can choose a design, or you can just tell the henna artist to draw whatever she feels like (henna is usually drawn by — and drawn on ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)


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