Henna Tattoos on the lawn – Thursday

Above: Ages 6+ can get adorned with non-permanent tattoos – no needles involved. (images above and below from wickedgoodhenna.com and Facebook)

The Southborough Library is bringing back another popular program this summer. Next week, patrons 6 and older can take part in the Henna Tattoo event. Don’t let the above photo fool you. This isn’t an event just for girls.

wicked good henna tattoo planets from facebookWhile most of the examples I’ve seen are feminine, artist Mandy Roberge does offer patterns that are fun for boys, too. One example, right, is in keeping with summer reading’s Out of this World theme.

For those who embrace femininity, you should enjoy the more traditionally inspired designs that are her henna hands from wicked good henna facebookspecialty.

As for the event, the Library promotes:

On Thursday, July 25, the Southborough Library will host a summer session of Henna tattoos from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  Popular library programmer Mandy Roberge from Wicked Good Henna will be leading everyone in their tattoo choices and designs.

Henna flyerRegistration is not required. This program will be held outdoors on the front lawn. . . This event is for participants ages 6 years and up. This program is made possible with funding from The Friends of the Southborough Library.

According to the Wicked Good Henna website, the henna paste (made with “pure and simple” ingredients) is “glued” to the skin with a lemon-sugar mixture and kept on for hours to stain the skin. When applied properly, the stain darkens over several days before it begins to fade away. Ingredients are all natural. You can learn more here.

The forecast doesn’t indicate it will be necessary, but the program will be moved inside the Library if it rains.

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