Welcome to my website!
Growing up in a turkish household, I always knew what Henna traditionally is used for. But travelling to Indonesia and India in 2014/2015 and getting Henna designs done on my hand by other artists made me fall in love with it! So thats how I started to do Henna. Fascinated by the fast and beautiful work of others, I decided to learn how to mix my own Henna paste and tried to find my own Henna style since September 2015
Since I am a linguistics and cultural anthropology student at a german university, I always had a fable for different cultures and languages. Being able to visit several places abroad and making a lot foreign friends were possibly the best things that have happened to me.
I love travelling to different countries and meeting different people! That’s how my Henna journey basically began. And the Henna Community on Instagram and Facebook were a big help. So i decided to help others aswell.
Starting from basic henna tips to volunteer work with henna art, I try to bring a little joy to everyone through henna!
What you will read next are different stages in my Henna journey. Starting from the very first Henna design I did, to the ones I did the following months and years! Up until this day. I want to show that it takes a lot practise, time and patience to grow as an artist. Not only this, but also a strong will to get better with each time! No matter how good you are at something, you can always get better!
October 2015 was the start of my journey. I bought my first henna from a little shop and didnt know much about good natural henna. But i was so excited to learn it!
December 2015: I started doing henna on friends. They loved it. I had no idea what to draw. So i scribbled and doodled things freestyle. Then I started practicing mandalas on paper. And eventually on my hand.
And by the way, my first Design was inspired by @hennabydivya, but after that I realised that it is hard to copy a design. So i started to freestyle, or doodle as I call it
2016: After weekly practices, I learned that a good henna paste is very important. I spent a lot time trying to find a good recipe and experimented a lot. And I learned to mix my own natural henna paste which was much better.
Especially my signature mandala, as I would call it.
Or the flower mandala, as many of my friends call it.
Of course I dont only draw mandalas. But these have definitely changed my henna journey!
Today I am helping the henna world in any way I can. To be part of my journey, follow me on Instagram! @hennabilge