mehndikajoeyhenna

Mehndika Joey Henna Joey Anderson 🌿 Henna Educator 🐖 Ethical Vegan 🌸 Positivity Guru ⭐️ Living My Best Life 🇮🇹 Based in Italy (Casarsa) ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤
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Yesterday i got to meet 6 new friends here in italy, all awesome, all henna artists! ⁣

thank you @saraabbracciodiluna_henna for hosting us at your lovely home, it was heaven! and thanks to sara and @baba_tattoos @manitou.shades @zzingara @sil.anto and @lamelhndi for a lovely henna day! we will hopefully have many more! ⁣

pictured is the henna i did on sara, i hope the stain is beautiful! ⁣

so grateful for instagram connecting me to these beautiful ladies. ⁣

what’s your favorite element? i love the fairy flowers! ⁣



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#mehndi⁣
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comment 18 star 1,769 Yesterday

Doing henna on myself this week was such a joy! i’m really enjoying wearing it and watching the stain evolve... i’ve been watching @hennalounge henna herself regularly for the past 6-12 months and i knew that’s the place i wanted to be in too, adorning myself and connecting with henna, but i had a huge block! it’s lifted now thankfully and i’m really excited to start wearing more now that i’m settled and happy in italy!
this is also good practice for me because in july @krunaltailorhennaartist is coming to visit me and in september @veronicalilu is coming to visit so i am hoping to be adorned by them..... watch this space! (hey @hand.of.fatima when are we planning your trip?) the beauty of living in europe is that i’m so close to tons of henna artists - talking of which! tomorrow i am meeting some of the italian henna crew, how exciting!!! i can’t wait to meet them and of course all the other artists who live further away!
i’ll post a stain update tomorrow, these designs have darkened a little and by tomorrow i think they will be lovely and rich, i might even 2 tone them?
anyway, enough about me! good morning! hope you’re all having a lovely day!
#henna
#mehndi #henne
#7enna
#7ena
#7ennah
#mehandi
#mehendi
#mendi
#hennaart
#hennaartist
#hennadesign
#mehndiart
#mehndidesign
#hennalove
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#learnhenna
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#lovehenna
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#avianoab
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#hennaabundance

comment 12 star 1,815 3 days ago

How long have you been doing henna? tell us in the comments with your emoji, and of course, tell us more about your story! ⁣

🦄 : 20+ years ⁣
🧞‍♀️: 10+ years⁣
❤️ : 5+ years ⁣
⭐️ : 2+ years ⁣
🌸 : less than 2 years ⁣
🌱 : brand new⁣
👀 : i love henna, but i just watch! ⁣

🐅🐇🐿🐁🦜🐖🐥⁣
(sidenote: use your favorite animal emoji if you’re a fellow vegan!) thanks to @veganinnumbers for the inspiration to connect with my followers! ⁣

when was the last time you engaged on social media? if you’re reading this? i wanna hear from you! 😻 ⁣


#henna #hennamagic #findyourpath #hennaart #hennaartist #mehndiartist

comment 452 star 613 4 days ago

Whenever i post anything digital, my dm’s are flooded with the same exact questions! so here are the answers for you, hope it helps 😽


i use my 12.9” ipad pro with an apple pencil. i use a silicon pencil holder so it’s easier to work with, and i also have an anti glare screen protector to give a little friction to the screen. the app is called “procreate” and it’s amazing! there is a drawing assistance function which helps with mandalas but i drew this particular kooky little flower without. i made my own background using the “spray paint” tool and a few colors, and i added a watermark with the same procreate app. the app saves a time lapse video of the creation, which is what i’m posting. i’m not sure how long it actually took me in real life but it’s much much much slower than what you see. •

if you have any questions? i can definitely try to help! •

#hennamagic #hennaart #findyourpath #procreate #procreateart #digitalhenna #hennavideo #digitaltimelapse #mehndikajoeyhenna #mehndi #ipadpro #ipadprocreate

comment 19 star 598 5 days ago

One of my favorite ever pictures taken by one of my favorite ever friends! @daniellesegui is an amazing photographer and amazing human. this shoot was magnificent fun, and @mirandahale is such a brilliantly beautiful and effortless model! •

while i lament on the fact that i don’t have dani close by for fun and cooking and henna and laughing and photography and movies and nintendo and adventures to caves and road trips with cinnamon rolls and pit stops in las vegas. miss you dani bear! •

photography: @daniellesegui
model: @mirandahale
henna: @mehndikajoeyhenna
location: idaho •

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#7ena
#7ennah
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#learnhenna
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#avianoitaly

comment 8 star 711 6 days ago

I just met with a beautiful soul to gift some henna - and kinda fell in love with her spirit! i truly feel that henna will bring me exactly the people i need to meet, and here came @tdaniellep doing just that!
so lovely to meet people who share similar thoughts and ideas while offering new outlooks too, such a pleasure to spend time with strong positive women!
i’m sure you’ll be seeing more designs now the italian henna ice has been broken, so to speak! this weekend i’m meeting with a big group of henna artists so i’m super excited!!! now i’m about to cook a quick risotto for dinner and sit down to do my @fearnecotton doodle challenge! (check my story!) wanna join in?
what are you waiting for? grab a pen or pencil or henna cone or digital device and let’s spread some good vibes!
#henna
#mehndi #henne
#7enna
#7ena
#7ennah
#mehandi
#mehendi
#mendi
#hennaart
#hennaartist
#hennadesign
#mehndiart
#mehndidesign
#hennalove
#hennamagic
#hennapro
#mehndika
#mehndikajoeyhenna
#learnhenna
#henna2019
#lovehenna
#hennaitaly
#avianoab
#avianoitaly
#hennaabundance

comment 9 star 2,415 1 weeks ago

Have you ever taken a picture of your henna, to find it just doesn’t reflect the color on your hands? as if the camera couldn’t really capture the true color? ⁣

that happens to me every time i move to a new place! i spend ages trying to find the spot with “true” color! for me it’s against this external wall of my house. these pictures were taken with me standing in the same spot in natural daylight at 6am but facing two different directions. ⁣

swipe to the second shot, it’s much more exciting for the eye (with some color and depth in the picture), but the henna color looks so muted compared to what i see with my eyes. ⁣

so today i decided to post these two pictures (check out my story for a video if you see this when i post it!) to perhaps encourage you to move around and experiment when you’re taking your pictures. if you’re looking for a beautiful instagram feed? you probably wouldn’t choose the first image - my hand is very close in color to the wall and its kinda boring. if you’re looking for customers who prioritize a dark stain? you wouldn’t want to post a picture with compromised color capture. ⁣

i guess what i’m saying? is do the best you can. most of us aren’t professional photographers. but in my humble opinion? a clean and tidy image with true color depiction is the next best thing to a beautiful picture if you aren’t able to do both. there are so many henna artists who do beautiful work and take pictures that don’t illustrate that. (if you have dirty henna tissue or towels in the background? i’m talking to you). ⁣

did you make it this far!? what a lot to read on a monday mornin! high five to you! ⁣
tell me what you use to take your pics in the comments? 🤳🏻 or 📷 .... do you edit your pictures? ✅ or ❌. ⁣


#henna
#mehndi⁣
#henne
#7enna
#7ena
#7ennah
#mehandi
#mehendi
#mendi
#hennaart
#hennaartist
#hennadesign
#mehndiart
#mehndidesign
#hennalove
#hennamagic
#hennapro
#mehndika
#mehndikajoeyhenna
#learnhenna
#henna2019
#lovehenna
#hennaitaly
#avianoab
#avianoitaly
#hennaabundance

comment 54 star 2,297 1 weeks ago

I’ve been having fun practicing with a new recipe for vegan sugar cookies and icing (@nora_cooks_vegan_ ) ⁣

i need to adjust the consistency of the icing for henna designs and i need to get some different cookie cutter shapes but i’m pretty happy with the first attempt! ⁣


do you have any cookie questions? ⤵️ happy to help if i can! ⁣


#henna
#hennacookies⁣
#mehndicookies
#vegancookies⁣
#vegancookies
#cookiedecorating⁣
#decoratedcookies
#learnhenna
#veganicing⁣
#vegancookies

comment 36 star 1,485 2 weeks ago

Today i’m shining a light on this beautiful mumma! meet @hazeleyedvegan ... (fun fact, amy is the other half of @shaunmonson @earthlingsfilm who quite honestly changed my life!) ⁣


amy and shaun are vegan activists and heros! they are raising their little one vegan (the dream!) and facilitating and supporting amazing change in the vegan community (and the world!!)⁣


when i was writing in my gratitude journal today i was thinking about the people who changed my life. shaun wrote and directed a film that changed my entire perspective on the world, and ultimately changed my families life! amy and @laanimalsave gave me the courage to speak my truth, even when it’s hard, even when people don’t want to listen and even when it’s hard to watch. amy and @lovealwayssanctuary sat with me when we did this belly, and opened my heart and helped me to heal a hurt i had carried for more than a year. ⁣


henna is not just pretty pictures and art.⁣
henna isn’t about getting likes on instagram and more followers.⁣
henna isn’t about making money or getting more business or visibility. ⁣
henna is about real people.⁣
henna is a celebration.⁣
a ritual.⁣
a journey. ⁣


henna is a connection between the artist and the recipient that will only ever happen once. take some time next time you pick up a cone to really appreciate the person on the other side of the art and love them. even if you’re too shy or too professional to say it?⁣
love them.⁣
love them with your heart and soul and your energy! ⁣


amy? shaun? nicky? i love you guys! and phoenix? i haven’t met you face to face, but your tribe are changing the world and so will you! i love you too little one! ⁣


ps. if you’re in aviano and you’re an af spouse or active duty and you’re pregnant and love henna? get in touch! #avianoab #aviano #avianoairbase


#veganmum #veganfamily #veganbaby #earthlingsdocumentary #shaunmonson #hennabelly #veganpregnancy #pregnantbelly #bellyhenna #blessingway #henna #joeyhenna #mehndikajoeyhenna #learnhenna #connectwithhenna

comment 8 star 1,190 2 weeks ago

Good morning friends! today i’m filming - this was just to get the angel and lighting right but i enjoyed watching it back so here you go! •

what is everyone doing today? i was up early being productive and cooking - so now i’m taking some time to practice. i’ve got my eye on replicating some super awesome bridal designs, so i’m going to roll some cones with tiny tips to really focus on those lil’ intricacies! •

what about you? any specific henna stuff today? •

#hennamagic #findyourpath #hennaart #henna #mehndi #mehndidesigns #hennavideo #mehndivideo #learnhenna #mehndikajoeyhenna #mehndika #didyouseethishashtag #commentagoatemojiandyourmostusedwordinthecomments

comment 20 star 1,950 2 weeks ago

Does this paper make your eyes hurt!? •

you might think your eyes aren’t in focus but it’s this trippy paper! it’s pixelated and makes you think you are seeing things! •

strangely i really loved working on it! which is your favorite bit!? i really love the bottom right mandala bit with the negative design and stripes ... see it? •

love to know what you think! •

#henna #hennamagic #findyourpath #hennaart #followyourbliss #hennatattoo #pixelart #pixelated #hennadoodle

comment 31 star 1,198 2 weeks ago

My challenge for you this week, is to create the biggest henna flake you can! (as pictured!) .... i’ll join in too! •

if you want a hint? do your henna on a slightly bendy plastic (like a page protector/polly pocket) and make sure your henna is touching! dots that are not connected to anything wont be part of the henna flake! •

tag your post on your story or feed, #bighennaflake and let’s see who can get the biggest! •

old posts dont count! the flake must be brand new so don’t cheat! 😂


#henna #mehndi #followyourbliss #findyourpath #hennatattoo #hennaart #hennamagic

comment 8 star 687 3 weeks ago