ABOUT THE ARTIST
The art of henna body design is becoming more and more popular in American culture. Henna, most commonly used for celebratory occasions in Indian, African and Middle Eastern cultures, is also used as a safe alternative to permanent tattoos by temporarily staining the skin. Self taught henna artist, Lia Mezzatesta has been practicing henna arts for nearly a decade. She creates decorative and realistic designs on the body to create an elegant look for special occasions or to simply make others feel special.
My inspiration comes from the traditional designs of Indian henna as well as the various tattoo designs people choose to express themselves and their personal stories. The joy a person has when they leave with their design and the excitement of having my artwork traveling with them is what motivates me to continue my work.