People will have the opportunity to decorate themselves with a beautiful, natural and temporary tattoo at Tillicum Pierce County Library, 14916 Washington Ave. S.W., on Saturday, April 25, at noon.
Participants will discover the fascinating body art of Mehndi. Henna tattoo artist Krysteen Lomonaco creates decorations by applying a natural paste made from crushed leaves of the henna plant.
Adults and teens may register by calling 253-588-1014. Teens need a signed parental permission form to participate. FRIENDS of Lakewood Library sponsor this free program.
For centuries, people have practiced mehndi — the art of henna painting on the body — in India, Africa and the Middle East, where the henna plant is believed to bring love and good fortune, and to protect against evil. Mehndi is traditionally practiced for wedding ceremonies, during important rites of passage and in times of joyous celebration.