The Survival of a Henna Tattoo Artist

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Published on September 16, 2019 by

In today’s video, our presenter, Jumael discovered Kehinde, who is a henna artist. Kenny is a 27 years old artist, birthed in a family so gifted with twins that his mother gave birth to twins thrice. He has been surviving school through thick and thin but got to a point when he needed more money for survival, school projects, and many other things.

That, was when he discovered his given talent has an artist who had to practice the art of henna making. He has found his ground by perfecting this art and has been living with the money he makes through this art

Henna is a reddish-brown coloring which is made from a flowering plant that grows in the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa and Asia. Back in the days, till present, henna as been used by people to dye the skin, hair, fingernails, leather, silk, and wool.

The henna artistry has been practiced for thousands of years from Pakistan to Africa, from as long ago as the ancient Egyptians. The dark blue ink comes from henna leaves which have natural healing properties.

But Henna is mostly in this present day, done by the people of the Northern part of Nigeria. And it is also referred to as “Lali”.

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10 comments

  • Ahmed Alenazi 1 month ago

    This are the benefit of schooling, it’s make you standout in what you do among others , school is not only for government or office work

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  • Sang15Mitang 1 month ago

    I love the artist’s shirt and his work is awesome!!

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  • α»ŒΜ€lΓ‘ Oladoye 4 weeks ago

    He’s a hustler, we appreciate hustlers. The man does almost everything dancing, teacher, cobbler, henna artist… Big thumbs up to himπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ€—πŸ˜Š

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  • Crystal Bee 4 weeks ago

    I love henna.. These designs are awesome!

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  • cc cc 4 weeks ago

    That kid flipped you off @0:15 πŸ˜‚

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  • Daniel Ewenkhare 4 weeks ago

    β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’— I wanna have henna as a REAL tattoo way

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  • Nina513 4 weeks ago

    His designs are beautiful and unique.
    The one on his forearm looks like an actual tattoo.

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  • Diva aka Mrspitt 4 weeks ago

    Bless ☝ love their accentsβ€πŸ’―πŸ”₯

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  • Kiki Galarza 4 weeks ago

    I do henna tattoos and his mindset it what I like he is a natural born hustler

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  • Kiki Galarza 4 weeks ago

    HERMobileHenna on Facebook

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