Hi! I'm SarahKate, welcome to my Blog!

My Speciality is honoring motherhood with Henna Tattoos, but I adorn women and their daughters for all kinds of reasons - birthday parties, rites of passage, even weddings. I love to adorn pregnant and breastfeeding women with henna then make beautiful photos for them. I live in Lafayette, CO and travel the front range from Colorado Springs, Denver and as far North as Fort Collins to find my living works or art. I am also the creative director of Artfull Mother magazine - a local magazine devoted to the interests of mothers and the art that empowers them!

  • Lotus flower henna blessing for pregnancy

    The blessing of a lotus flower henna design filled this mama's belly. I loved hearing her story, she was so joyful to be pregnant. In fact she told me that she thinks her body looks most beautiful pregnant. I had to agree!

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  • Beautiful Dragonfly & Feathers Henna

      Henna can feel like a hug...luscious....a pampering like none other you've had. 
      It begins with me listening to your ideas, your energy. It's my goal as an artist to create meaningful art, and there are always symbols or themes that are meaningful to each person. With this lovely woman she had shared images of dragonflies and requested something to honor her Native American ancestry. As we talked about the many symbols from the hundreds of cultures that make up this group of people, we settled on feathers. 
      And then the henna began, going on carefully at first as I outlined the center dragonfly and lotus. While this dried, the empowering vision of growth, leaves and spirals, unfolded under my hand with delicious spontaneity. I listened to this amazing woman talk about her life, her opportunities for growth, and the other things we call them.... Every woman has a different story, and insights that fascinate me.  
     I most enjoy painting for a couple hours, this henna took about 2 1/2 hours, and then another 15 minuets of drying time. I use a hair blow dryer and the warmth of the air mixed with the natural coolness of the henna produces a unique and delightful sensation. Women often remark how much they enjoy being dried this way. 
      After the adornment, I spent another 15 minuets photographing this lovely lady, who was a pleasure to witness in her henna'd beauty. How I love this work! 

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  • Henna for the Prom, moon and stars

    My henna art form has been expanding more and more every year. For a long time, most of the women I saw were coming to me for pregnancy celebrations. Now it's such a wonderful mix of fun henna parties, sacred feminine henna, and all variations of Mother Daughter henna. In this case, a Loveland mama brought in her daughter for some special body art for her Prom. Picking a design can be a really wonderful part of the experience, I have so many ideas I'd like to try that I have stacked up and sorted into folders.... With input from the young lady, we found the perfect design - a little of this, a little of that, lots of stars and a moon... I love how it came out, dripping down the back so elegantly. I love creating art like this! 

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  • Books

    Celebrating a DECADE of Honoring Pregnancy with Henna Tattoos!

    2008-2018 Volume 1 was published on Mother's Day 2011, and each year I published another volume of art, for a total of 6, with over 600 models.

    Page through each book on my website and buy a print copy if you wish! 

    Volume 1 (scroll down for photos, buy a print copy here)

    Volume 2   Volume 3   Volume 4   Volume 5   Volume 6

    Here's the first few pages of Volume 1!


    See the other volumes:

    Volume 2   Volume 3   Volume 4   Volume 5   Volume 6

    And check out our magazine Artfull Mother here

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  • Goddess

     In my journey as an artist, I have loved creating books. From the very first ones I created for the little girls I babysat, to the volumes of art I’ve created for pregnancy.


     Now that the magazine, Artfull Mother, has come to an end after 13 issues, I am feeling the call of my next book:


     Glimpses of the Goddess


     I’ve worked as a henna artist for almost 15 years now, with a growing focus on art that empowers women. I find that as I create this art, the goddess that is in each woman reveals herself. It is a magical thing to witness! Sometimes women already arrive fully embodied and we just have fun adding to her natural goddessness. Others are gently coaxed, they are shy or don’t ever express themselves as a goddess. As we talk and I adorn them, part of them opens up and even if it’s just shown in one photo, the goddess within is revealed.

     What do I mean by goddess? I mean an empowered woman, standing in both her natural beauty and her honest truth. It is her brightest future, her highest path, which of course is different for each woman.  

     The Sacred Feminine Project that I’ve been running for a while has been revealing more and more women who are goddesses.

     If you follow me on Facebook, you’ll hear about my model calls. Or, you can email me now and I can send out a email when I make the next call - there are a few each year. I’m not sure how long I will keep calling for models - the book itself will let me know when it’s complete (as usual). I am really seeking to represent the local community of women. I’m accepting all races, ages and sizes but I am especially looking for women over 50 as well as women of color.


     Sign up for my email list and hear about the progress!


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  • One thing I love about pregnancy henna is that it is different every time - each woman is unique in her requests and also her body shape. This mama-to-be simply requested incorporating a lizard (due to something her doula had told her about the lizard brain in each of us) and the rest of the design was up to me. However, when she came in, she saw one of my books with a pregnant mama on the front with a design incorporating a tree and the earth, which strongly appealed to her. The idea of a sun rising behind the tree was another important symbol she was drawn to after looking through more ideas I have printed & collected.

    This belly took a little over 2 hours to adorn and as I was finishing up the tree I asked her if there were any symbols that should be hanging from the tree, such as feathers. It turns out this mama is an avid reader and is looking forward to sharing many books with her child, so we included symbols for Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, and also a moon. Her amazing husband asked if her could get in on the henna too, and join her in this body art celebration. Of course! He was drawn to a wolf with mountains and forests as part of it's body, howling up the moon and stars. I love it when couples come together! There was a lot of laughter during this session. 

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  • A decade of henna honoring motherhood

    In 2008 I began an art project to honor pregnancy with henna tattoos, and it ended up being so much more than an art project! I fell in love with this kind of art, and still to this day, 10 years later, it's the most meaningful artwork I create. Here's one of the first mamas I adorned in 2008 with her daughter! We incorporated a lot of spirit animals - Elephants, Bears, Turtles and Horse. It was wonderful to see Heather again and hear her journey of motherhood - the birth and how she's raised her beautiful daughter. And what fun to hear her daughter talk with passion about her love of horses. 

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