From the traditional vermillion kumkum to these very today tattoo versions of bindi, it can go without saying that in India a women is not completely dressed until she wears a smile and of course, a bindi. Literally meaning, a small particle in Sanskrit, believe you me it has a large following. Traditionally associated with married women, today Bindi has found its place on every Indian woman, married or otherwise. Let's take a look.
Bindis with their contemporary edge are nothing short of tattoos. Used here as an arm-band, bindi not only looks decorative but can also be coordinated to perfection with your ensemble. The one on the left is a velvet version, confirming the fact that these sweet nothings are encrusted on a variety of fabrics to add sheen and class.
Hair art in the form of Bindis is yet another interesting avatar, adorned in this model's hair, these bindis can very well pass off as hair accessories in variety of shapes and shades. Very kitsch!
This extreme bindi art is yet another perspective to view bindis in. Intricate patterns like henna in India are now giving some way to Bindis to craft a woman's body with their imagination. The temporary quotients adds to their popularity. Belly button bindis and ones on the back are très chic!
Here is a demo of how the bindi-fever never fails to hold a candle to mehendi, this bride chose bindis for her D-day, heavily embellished ankles and feet look studded with jewels. This will work for people who believe bling is the king!
This very in your face tattoo designs decorated with bindis are yet another option if you want to make a loud statement. Bindis shout by the way!
A simple black bindi that can understate the look can also be replaced with a decorative one to achieve the converse effect! Try some hands-on and see it to believe what difference one small dot can make. Period.