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  mehndi (as a trend)

 

Singapore

A mehndi skin decoration of hibiscuses (fig.), on the hands of a young woman in Singapore. Though usually applied on the hands and feet of girls and women during special occasions, such as festivals and weddings (fig.), it may nowadays in some places be applied as a fashionable or trendy adornment, similar to a painted tattoo (fig.).