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TennisandMusic
02-19-2009, 09:57 AM
Just saw these pictures on ESPN and had not seen this on Serene before...anyone know what it is? Is it a design or her skin?

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/apphoto/photo?photoId=2150949&sportId=850

danb
02-19-2009, 10:19 AM
What is that??????

SempreSami
02-19-2009, 10:21 AM
It's a Mehndi design of some sort, Venus has it on her throat.

madmanfool
02-19-2009, 10:21 AM
that's art people, just some paint :)

tntennis
02-19-2009, 10:22 AM
thats one of those henna tattoos

TennisandMusic
02-19-2009, 10:33 AM
Cool ok. Hadn't seen it or heard about it before.

seffina
02-19-2009, 10:35 AM
Cool ok. Hadn't seen it or heard about it before.

Venus had it as well.

babbette
02-19-2009, 10:38 AM
Maybe it's in support of those denied entry in Dubai

icedevil0289
02-19-2009, 10:41 AM
Maybe it's in support of those denied entry in Dubai

I don't think so. If its mehndi, then its just a simple design. I've got it done a couple of times for indian weddings, although most of the time I have it on my hands.

edmondsm
02-19-2009, 10:48 AM
Its The Mark Of The Beast!!!

seffina
02-19-2009, 10:52 AM
I don't think so. If its mehndi, then its just a simple design. I've got it done a couple of times for indian weddings, although most of the time I have it on my hands.

The Indian designs and the Arabic Henna designs are very different. They have the Arabic designs which usually are bigger and less intricate. More flowy.

Indian:
http://omarandnadia.com/images/content-mehndi.jpg
Arabic:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/106/261976541_afa62cb1c1.jpg?v=0

icedevil0289
02-19-2009, 11:01 AM
The Indian designs and the Arabic Henna designs are very different. They have the Arabic designs which usually are bigger and less intricate. More flowy.

Indian:
http://omarandnadia.com/images/content-mehndi.jpg
Arabic:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/106/261976541_afa62cb1c1.jpg?v=0

I've never had mine done like that intrinsic despite being indian. I just don't like it, but both designs look really nice.

saram
02-19-2009, 11:02 AM
Interesting. What match was she wearing this in?

saram
02-19-2009, 11:02 AM
Never mind. I could have read the caption under the image prior to posting an epic fail of a question :(

seffina
02-19-2009, 11:04 AM
I've never had mine done like that intrinsic despite being indian. I just don't like it, but both designs look really nice.They are classified that way in my Henna/Mehndi/Heena book. I actually find the Indian one easier to put on than the flowy one. My hand control is better repeating and doing the small stuff than making pretty flowing lines.

saram, they both had them on in their matches today. One of the commentators pointed them out on Venus, but I was only half listening/watching.

icedevil0289
02-19-2009, 11:06 AM
That's the distinction I see in my Henna book. I actually find the Indian one easier to put on than the flowy one. My hand control is better repeating and doing the small stuff than making pretty flowing lines.

saram, they both had them on in their matches today. One of the commentators pointed them out on Venus, but I was only half listening/watching.

I think its amazing that anyone has the patience and the skill to draw such intrisic designs. I've never done it on anyone or myself, but for my cousin's wedding, we had this lady who was an expert do it for all the females and I felt so bad for her, but I guess its okay because shes paid to do it.