About American Desi Girl

ADG is Tarannum "Juhi" Larkin. Originally from New Delhi, India, she now lives in Tampa, Florida with her husband Matt, a novelist. While in India Juhi was a professional henna artist for twelve years, providing her services for weddings and festivals.

Juhi now offers her henna services throughout the Tampa Bay area, including Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. She specializes in both elaborate bridal henna, and quick party designs. She uses home-made, all natural henna with no chemicals, and never uses black henna. Juhi can do Indian, Arabic, and Pakistani henna designs.

What is Henna?

Henna is a dye made from plants that, when painted on the skin, leaves an orange-brown temporary tattoo. This beautiful, flowery art is popular for weddings and celebrations.

What does the tradition mean?

Henna is like a blessing on a married woman's palm. Married women are happy to apply henna, because it gives their husbands strength, health, and long life. Unmarried girls use henna for fashion and blessings for their future marriage.

Want to try It?

Contact Us now to inquire about our services, or book a date online!

Tarannum Larkin

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Email us to reserve a date. If we travel to your location, appointments have a minimum charge of 2 hours.

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Standard booking price is $80 per hour for an event within normal driving distance (40mi). ADG will travel farther for an additional fee, and will offer discounts to those that come to us.

Bridal designs vary in price based on the level of intricacy and thus time. You can submit your own designs, or choose from a variety of ours—the design will determine price.