“Everything about Henna is an exercise in patience,” explains Zebrath. “You have to wait to have it applied to your skin, you have to wait for it to dry and then you have to wait for it to darken.”
The end justifies the means however, as the result is magnificent, fascinating, pieces of fleeting art. The Henna dyes the first two layers of skin, so has you shed or exfoliate the tattoo fades.
“It is a great way to be a little exotic for a while without having to commit to a “real” tattoo,” shares Zebarth who is often asked to create Henna tattoos on people who are thinking about getting a permanent one, so they can live with it for a while and see if they like it, without taking that final step. “I think another great aspect of Henna tattoos is that you can change them as often as you want, so they are always fun, exciting and different.”
With an immeasurable zeal about her creative vocation, Zebarth is happy to share her enthusiasm for everything Henna with others through programs at local libraries as well as other gatherings and events, such as the Seventh Annual Henna Gathering, which is being held in Cape Cod from March 22-24. Zebrath, who is the co-organizer of the three day event, will also be teaching several classes there.
“The gathering is for Henna artists of all levels as well as beginners, it’s always
a lot of fun and full of learning experiences for everyone,” says Zebarth. “I
take great pride in what I do and I love sharing it with others.”
Zebarth charges $100 an hour for a private event and travels throughout New England, for more information call 860-365-9542 or go to www.JamilahHennaCreations.com.
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