How to Stick a Bindi on Your Forehead
Traditionally, a Bindi is a red dot that Indian women place in the middle of their eyebrows, but today more elaborate and designer pieces are available out there. In Hindu and Jain customs, A Bindi was meant to be an ornament to be worn by married women, but at present, it is available to be used by all, irrespective of age and marital status and can have different meanings. Earlier, a Bindi had to be drawn with a red powder, but now you can buy readymade bindis available in envelopes. These are available in a wide range of colors, shapes and designs, adorned with detailed gems and stones. At OneHowTo.com, here is a step-by-step guide on how to stick a Bindi on your forehead.
The first step to stick a Bindi on your forehead, you need to remove the Bindi from the envelope carefully. If it is an elaborate piece, studded with gems and stones, then you may find it really hard to remove from the packet itself. Such Bindis may have tiny pieces that may get damaged during the removal process. You may slide a fingernail under your Bindi to make sure it is completely loose before lifting. You may also use tweezers to loosen the Bindi. However, you need to be careful while using tweezers, as they may sometimes knock off the tiny gemstones and gold accents accidentally.
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As these Bindis have a stick-on on their back, placing it in the middle of your forehead is incredibly easy. But you need to do some practice beforehand, as it you do not get it right for the first time, you will need to peel it off and stick it again on your skin. This may damage the sticky surface of the Bindi, and it may not stick properly. To stick the Bindi, lift it with your fingers or a pair of tweezers, and stick in the exact middle of your eyebrows. If you are sticking a single Bindi, you may place it appropriately with your fingers. But if it’s an elaborate piece or a complete set of Bindis to be placed on your entire forehead, you will be able to do it more precisely with the help of tweezers.
Although a Bindi can be re-used 3-4 times, some people throw it in the dustbin after the very first use. Some people like to collect different colors, styles and varieties of Bindis, and use them as per the occasion and outfit / saree color. If you really like a Bindi and want to keep it and use it for long, then preferably keep it in its original package only. Keep it covered with a thick piece of transparent plastic, so that it does not get discolored due to exposure to air. When you want to remove the Bindi, peel it off from your skin and stick it to its original paper. If it stops sticking on your forehead or even on the paper any longer, it means its glue has finished and you will have to add a drop of glue to stick it on.
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