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Elegant Henna Tattoo Crowns Help Cancer Patients Cope With Their Hair Loss
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Elegant Henna Tattoo Crowns Help Cancer Patients Cope With Their Hair Loss

The art and tradition of using all-natural paste from the henna plant to create temporary tattoos go back to ancient Asian and Middle-Eastern history. Still, there’s one group that has taken this ancient art form and given it a new, modern purpose. Henna Heals is a community of henna artists based in Canada that creates beautiful flowering henna dye crown tattoos for women who have lost their hair to cancer and chemotherapy.

The henna designs, which feature traditionally feminine floral patterns, religious symbols, and messages of hope, help cancer patients cope with the hair loss and change of their image. For people suffering from cancer, losing their hair to chemotherapy is a demoralizing difficulty that only adds to the emotional and physical struggles that come with their disease.

“For cancer patients, the henna crowns really are a healing experience,” said Frances Darwin, the founder of Henna Heals. “This is all about them reclaiming a part of themselves that would normally be perceived as ill or damaged or not nice to look at and making it more feminine and beautiful.”

An individual’s hair is a big part of how they perceive themselves, so many psychologically or spiritually focused healing campaigns focus on coping with hair loss as a way to make life easier for those undergoing cancer treatment. Albert Bredenhann was also part of a project in which one cancer patient’s friends decided to help their friend cope with a different but also powerful hair-related surprise.

Source: hennaheals.ca | Facebook | Twitter (via: visualnews)

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SparoCraftOliviawl
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Seeing people going through such a hard time, smile.. It makes me feel that there is light even in the darkest shadows

VeronicaDawe
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is just fabulous!! The ladies look so beautiful. :-)

Dan
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

WOW! Such a positive attitude! Going through such a terrible things, all the suffering... but still smiling! What a courage and strength! Bravo! But still, to my mind, nothing goes into comparison than real head tattoos http://www.dubuddha.org/category/head_tattoo/ Did you know that tattoos were always used as a strong charms and wards. So real one can work even better than henna ones or any other temporary body art.

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SparoCraftOliviawl
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Seeing people going through such a hard time, smile.. It makes me feel that there is light even in the darkest shadows

VeronicaDawe
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is just fabulous!! The ladies look so beautiful. :-)

Dan
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

WOW! Such a positive attitude! Going through such a terrible things, all the suffering... but still smiling! What a courage and strength! Bravo! But still, to my mind, nothing goes into comparison than real head tattoos http://www.dubuddha.org/category/head_tattoo/ Did you know that tattoos were always used as a strong charms and wards. So real one can work even better than henna ones or any other temporary body art.

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