meretrix mehndi

Setting- Paying for newspapers at a market stand.

Guy: Hey, I like your mehndi.

Me: Thanks.

Guy: I tried it once. On my back.

Me: Cool.

Guy: It reminds me of what's-her-name... um... you know. Red hair. In the bible. Jesus's girlfriend.

Me: Mary Magdalene?

Guy: Yeah! You look like her.


Anonymous said...

An odd comparison to make.... but I do love your mehndi!

Unknown said...

So cute your blog¡¡¡¡¡

Yetunde said...

what is the difference between calling it henna and mehndi?

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say Mary Magdalene was not Jesus´s girlfriend.
That´s something Dan Brown invented when he wrote "The Da Vinci Code".

Anonymous said...

i love inner glimpes of la femme's every day world. it is as glamorous and bright as i imagined.

la femme said...

susie: that's what I thought!

vanessa: :)

yetunde: Henna is the plant (later the dye). Mehndi is the application of the dye to create designs on skin.

anon: Thanks for pointing that out. I understand that unkind rumours were spread about her by male followers, jealous of her closeness with him.

theue: That's very flattering. You might not think that if you saw me at my day jobs, but thank you :)

-h of cc: ...and strange!

Marina said...

I bet you never saw it yourself. Look in the mirror and think....I belong on a tapestry.
I love your mehndi, where did you get it?

~Tessa~Scoffs said...

I first saw an example of this when my aunt travelled home from Morocco (she lived there for 10 years) for her sister-in-law's wedding. Apparently, it is traditional for the bride and attendants to have it done before the wedding. As I recall, it lasted a few weeks before fading.

Bobble Bee said...

LOL i love this story :D

Anonymous said...

hi! how are you doing?! wow.. your mehndi looks so intricate and pretty. I am just curious?... do you have red hair? if you do.. that is so cool!

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Richel said...

This reminds me of the henna Indian women put on their hands and feet before they get married.

OnTheCorner said...

oh god, it looks absolutely beautiful.



Taryn said...

I've always wanted this kind of art on me, specifically wrapping around my wrists..beautiful work

Kira Aderne said...

that´s so amazing!

a kiss!!!

Anonymous said...

I miss getting henna, I used to have a friend do it all the time. it looks great on you.

Carissa Duhamel said...

oh so glamorous mehndi mistress

taylor said...



josietj said...

meretrix - yes, i like it! a clever link between the title and content!