If you still want the regular, intricate, bride and groom on your wedding mehendi, you are living under a rock. Now, getting your partner’s face — complete with every detail — on your palms is the new trend. TV actress Divyanka Tripathi, who got married recently, got hers and her groom Vivek Dahiya’s face drawn in the middle of her palms, and it was so detailed that it looked like a painting.
Mehendi artiste has been doing this for a couple of years now. They like to try new things in mehendi, so this is something they figured out after experimenting with many new ideas. It is a complicated process. No free-hand drawing will give results like this. So they get hold of a photo of the bride and groom, sketch it, then make a decal of it. It is stuck on the middle of the bride’s palm, and water applied for the tattoo to stick. Then the sticker is peeled off. After that, they put a paste of mehendi on the area. Once the mehendi dries, they take the sticker off and proceed to draw designs around it. The area that is covered by the tattoo does not take the colour, and the rest does, making the design look exactly like the bride and groom.”
It is usually takes more time than an ordinary mehendi, It takes 3-4 days to get the sketch done. However, mehendi artistes ask for your picture one month before the big day. This designer mehendi’s pocket pinch? Approx `3,000 just for the faces on the palm.
The Bride, who got it done for her wedding got many complements, people appreciating these out of the box experiments by brides.It is something different, and it also come out beautifully.