The use of henna for body art is several centuries old at least. The people of ancient Egypt and India used this form of temporary tattoo for religious ceremonies, wedding festivals, and for simple body adornment. The henna Carlie uses is 100% natural and mixed here in New Zealand using a combination of tea tree oil and lavender. It is a natural and organic art form that lasts a week or two before fading away completely.
Carlie has worked as an artist at Highlife creating a large painted mural. She is skilled at creating intricate artwork from many years of art practice and a degree in Applied Arts. Henna is a unique medium and it offers such a special interaction between the artist and the client. The Henna process is very meditative and is a perfect fit with the Mystic Ritual theme of Splore 2018.