Oh the Beautiful Nelly!!!
Back in Spring 2004, we had the immense pleasure to meet then 20-year-old African Elephant called Nelly. She was simply amazing, beautiful, caring, gentle. Her intelligence was superb. She knew we were going to make her beautiful for an event, the shooting of a NYSE TV Ad (see 12th-14th second on the video below)
I did paint her nose (trunk area) with the pink lotus flower. And as i’m doing so, i sensed a powerful energy observing me. At that moment, i paused and looked up: i saw my reflection in her eye. The feeling was a realization of the immense strength of her entire being looking at me draw on her. Her tenderness was beyond anything i have ever felt to this day.
I love you Nelly
I went on to put henna on her, not on her skin as i didn’t know what her reaction would be to the essential oils in my paste. But i did put henna flowers on nails. & she loved it!
For the smart asses that asked many times, yes we did use Tattoo-Me BodyPaints, because they are tested on humans & elephants! 😉