The short answer is that I have no idea! But what I do know is that based on articles I’ve read, that humans have been decorating ourselves for thousands of years. In ancient times, warriors decorated themselves before battles. The art and culture of henna has a long, rich history. So, why? I think it’s because it creates excitement and it’s interesting!
I have the opportunity to decorate a lot of people. Every time I do, something interesting happens; the person with the new “decoration” expresses a bit more joy, and their face lights up. It’s a little something magical for everyone. Young and old, the same sort of energy happens. I can honestly say that it is the absolute best part of my job!
So to whomever invented face painting, all those thousands of years ago, thank you!