Henna Body Art and Gifts to Beautify, Empower & Heal!
Photograph by Andre Reinders 2017
Tamara Brown of Opal Moon Henna as been an artist from an early age. While attending Ohio University to study photography, she found the medium of henna. She became intrigued by the symbolism used in so many cultures, all connected to this plant, and by the art form that was a millennia-old, chiefly female tradition. The self taught hobby begun in 1997 became a business in 2002, which flourished upon moving to California in 2009. Tamara began attending HennaCon, a conference aimed at professional and artistic development within the henna community. She added her experience as a Reiki Master since 2005 to henna designs and symbolism, drawing while using the energy healing technique. She calls the practice of combining body art, symbolism, energy work, channeled messages and guidance Ceremonial Henna, and uses in for clients in the Los Angeles area.