The Mehndi or Henna Art is commonly associated with weddings among Muslims and Hindus. This temporary tattoo patterns is one that is what Anushiya Thulukanam wants to promote through her business at the Johor Bahru’s CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex) to the general masses which will run from 9.00am to 12.00pm everyday until Deepavali which will be observed on 13th November 2012.
The business is called Anushiya Beauty and Bridal Services where she offers all types of wedding-related services like coloured henna, make-up and others. She is trained in India at the Chennai Beauty Parlour with a Diploma in Make-up, Bridal and Henna, making her one of the few who are trained in this art form.
There are a wide variety of patterns and designs that her customers could choose from which could last up to 2 weeks if taken care properly. Prices start from RM20 and could go up to RM900 depending on the range and complexity of the henna art while she also sells henna paste and instant henna tubes too.
The entrepreneur and henna art designer gained much experience when she worked in Singapore where she managed booths during festive seasons and customers would look for her for the temporary tattoos, particularly during the seasons. It seems that henna art might not be only used for festivals where one Ashley Tan, a Singaporean was there to try out temporary tattoos as she is a big fan of the permanent ones which she said are hard to find.