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Bangla Awaz, South Shields

Traditional henna tattoo

“Look at mine mum”

I bumped into this delightful family in the Ocean Road Community Centre in South Shields at a recent event hosted by “Bangla Awaz” for our small Bangladeshi community, and they were eager to show me their newly acquired mehndi (henna) tattoos. These are a traditional temporary body decoration commonly seen on the Indian sub continent and in Pakistan and Bangladesh, they are extremely popular with brides.

The girls were full of fun and very expressive, as you can see.

This picture proved quite difficult in Photoshop to deal with an obtrusive and fussy background, so a couple of layers and a mask have been utilised to convert the background first to black and white, then tinted, before applying a gaussian blur.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 30 mm lens, 1/30 second, f4, flash


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Written by curly

June 9, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. so pretty. i love mehndi


    June 9, 2009 at 1:26 am

  2. Hi Curly, Long time no see (so to speak!). I still write my blog from the Channel Islands and was wondering how you went about getting onto the Daily Photo list as I would love to set up a daily photo blog from this area. According to the daily photo map there’s no site listed from down here yet. Any advice? Loving your photos as always. Liz

    Liz Elmont

    June 10, 2009 at 7:23 pm

  3. If you like to express yourself with Mehndi pattern pro hands you are vacant to need approximately skilled patterns to help you with your then Mehndi project. I would like to help you understand approximately of the generally standard symbols and patterns and could you repeat that? They speak for so you can add a little morsel of your own unique personality in to your then design.

    munawar munir

    June 22, 2010 at 9:32 am

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