Henna Body Art
Asja Dawn Eckertson
Asja is a young artist living in Lawrence, Kansas.
Besides painting in acrylic and sculpting,
Asja works in all-natural henna dye in an age old
practice of painting temporary, fading tattoos on skin.
Asja demonstrated her art on Bob's inside arm and my
upper arm. Her own feet were tattooed.
After painting on the henna dye, mixed with lemon
juice and eucalyptus oil, she instructed us to let the
dye dry on our skin, and leave it there for several hours.
The tattoo fades over the course of a week or two.
Asja uses henna for therapy and healing as well.