Henna tattoos that wash off (eventually) at KML

Gwen Masina sat very still while henna artist Karen Stevens drew a design on her hand. Photo by Elyse Sadtler

KENT — The Kent Memorial Library hosted a henna tattoo event on Friday, May 12. With a Bollywood movie playing in the background and food to snack on from places around the globe where henna is practiced, girls lined up to have henna artist Karen Stevens draw designs on their hands and arms.  

Henna, or mehendi, is an ancient form of non-permanent body art that is commonly used in India, the Middle East and northern Africa. 

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