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A personal journey educating and sharing the beautiful and ancient art of henna - doing 300 free henna tattoos around the world!
A personal journey educating and sharing the beautiful and ancient art of henna - doing 300 free henna tattoos around the world!
39 backers pledged $2,061 to help bring this project to life.

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What I want to do:

I want to embark on a personal journey educating and sharing the joy, creativity, symbolism, and beauty of the art of henna around the world. Henna is an amazing traditional art form that I want to bring from the ancient world into the modern world for everyone to enjoy and appreciate. It's not just for women getting married - but for men and women, of all ages, all cultures, and for all occasions. Getting a henna tattoo is an awesome experience worth having and sharing!  

After a trip to Morocco 6 years ago, I started teaching myself to do henna. (You can read about my adventures in Morocco and why I love henna here.) Since then, it has just been something I do for fun, practicing on friends, family, and strangers alike. But, over the past couple of years, the fun and creativity of doing henna made me realize that I should seriously pursue my artistic endeavors. 

My Henna Around the World Tour

just the beginning of my journey

to go after my dreams

to infuse my passions and talents

to be a traveling henna artist

sharing the art of henna around the world.

Henna brings fun, happiness, and creativity

to everyone who experiences it!

You can check out more photos of my henna artwork on my Flickr or on my Facebook page, or the professional photos by Mimibug Photography.

How I will do it:

The project goal is to do 300 free henna tattoos around the world. It's very travel-friendly, so I will take my henna kit with me wherever I go. This is my plan and itinerary* for the next couple of months to share the art of henna around the world:

  • Cajun henna in New Orleans, Louisiana (7/2 - 7/4)
  • Howdy henna in Austin, Texas (7/5 - 8/30)
  • Family-style wedding henna in Los Angeles, California (7/27 - 8/2)
  • Wedding henna in Chiusi, Italy (9/1-9/3)
  • Roman henna in Rome, Italy (9/4-9/6)
  • Tapas henna in Altea, Spain (9/5-9/9)

*more cities and tour dates can be added with sufficient funding. Want me to come to your city and do henna? :)

What the money will fund:

Pledged funds will help off-set my biggest expenses, airfare costs to Italy and Spain, henna art supplies, rewards, postage and shipping, and project fees. Actual costs are estimated to be greater than the funding goal. I will supplement the travel/lodging/food expenses with my personal savings.

  • Airfare to Italy/Spain - $1500
  • Henna art supplies, rewards, postage/shipping - $600
  • Project fees (Kickstarter and Amazon) - $200

Thank you for your support and sharing the love!!

I hope you enjoyed watching my video as much as I had blast producing it! It was a challenge to put my heart and dreams in a 4 minute video. And you'll definitely be seeing more video creations from me in the future, documenting my Henna Around the World Tour. A very special thank you to my friends who helped me shoot my video and make my dream a reality (Dale, JLaw, Larry, Prashant, Ruba, Victoria). An enormous thank you to White Lightning for editing and Stephen for donating the new Haberdashery albums. And to my dearest friends and family for loving me, believing in me, and supporting me through all of this, especially the last few months. Even though one dream shattered, another one is coming true! Thank you, with all my heart. Love, Peace, Namaste, LPN xoxo 

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    The Virtual Henna Matrix!
    You'll get a big virtual hug and heartfelt 'Thank you' email saying how wonderful you are just for supporting my project and sharing it with your friends. The other 99 cents will go towards public and PRIVATE access to funny personal videos and photos I will make of the henna tattoos I do and people I meet during my Henna Around the World Tour.

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    The Simple 'n' Sweet Souvenir!
    Since I can’t come to you and physically give you all an amazing henna tattoo experience, you’ll get a pretty sweet set of La Pham Nikita custom-designed henna temporary tattoos (yes, the old-school kind that you put on with water) AND a way cool henna om (peace) magnet so you’ll always have peace. Saawweeeeet!

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    For those of you on the fence, I'm offering a bonus reward at the generous donation of randomsittings.com! You'll get everything at the $15 pledge level PLUS a gift set of 5 Random Sittings postcards (including my famous metro rail station postcard!). You and your friends will love these and they make great postcards to send. Check them out! Happy Sittings! :)

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    The Henna Rocks Around the World Reward!
    Because you are so rockin' cool for supporting, you will get a personalized ‘Thank you’ henna art postcard sent from Italy/Spain, written by me and/or by someone who personally received a henna tattoo (and it may not be in English). And so YOU TOO can share the art of henna around the world, you’ll get a gift set of La Pham Nikita’s custom-designed henna art postcards to send to your friends and family. Plus, the temporary tattoos and henna om magnet! Now, that's a rockin' reward!

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    The Premium Henna Package!
    This is for the pretty phabulous premium pledger so you deserve to be pampered!!! You'll get all of the awesomeness above, PLUS a limited edition t-shirt of my custom-designed La Pham Nikita Henna Around the World Tour, 2011. It will be designed by me, which is forthcoming, and I can assure you it'll be a quality t-shirt, fashionable for both men and women. Awww yea! Bonus reward: the first 20 backers will get an extra special newly released music album by Haberdashery, Tonight the Angels, and featuring album artwork by me! (haberdasheryinfo.com)

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    The Platinum Henna Party!
    Be the talk of the town and throw a one-of-a-kind awesome henna party! I’ll come dressed in my henna costume and do fun henna tattoos for 1.5 hours (preferrably in the Austin area but willing to travel). Your guests will walk away with a dazzling henna tattoo to remember! This is a brilliant idea or gift for any kind of party or special occasion: bachelorette, wedding shower, baby shower, birthday, graduation, Quinceañera, business promotion, BBQ/picnic, pool party or ladies’ night, etc. You know how to party right, right? :)

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    The Ultimate Henna Suite!
    For the ultimate magnificent pledger, you get nothing less but luxury - All of the above (minus the henna party) AND 1 original custom-designed henna artwork (henna or pen and ink and size flexible but not larger than 8' x 10'). Have you always wanted a tattoo and need a design? Getting married and want a special design for your wedding invitation? Do you need artwork for your music album, a poster, book, etc.? Maybe you just want new artwork for your house or to give a special gift? The options are limited only by your imagination...

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Funding period

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