Indian classical dance has it's own language & the performer expresses & communicates the story/ theme in the form of dance. Henna designs plays a vital role in this as just like dance, henna has it's own language & part of the body & design has it's own meaning & it adds & speaks volumes about the theme of the dance. Performers get the tattoo design based on the storyline. Checkout google images for yourself & you will barely find a performer not having henna tattoo on her body.
Henna tattooing is a legacy Zainab got from her family. She comes from an Indian family where henna is a tradition and is the "must have" thing for any occasion and festival celebrations. Zainab has been doing henna for more than a decade now & has moved to Chicago, Illinois area now.