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Gigi Hadid Bonds with Friends Over Henna Tattoos

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Gigi Hadid

The half-Palestinian model also shut down haters from posting any comments about "cultural appropriation" on Instagram.

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in the Hadid household, according to model Gigi's Instagram. The 20-year-old took to social media on Wednesday to share a sweet snap of a bonding moment shared with her besties on Tuesday night. The shot shows the hands of five friends, including Gigi, each covered in an intricate and unique henna design.

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"Had the best night with some of my oldest friends last night. Feel so blessed to have a foundation of friendships that will bond us for the rest of her lives," said Gigi in the caption, adding, "The way we can all sit around and talk like the clock’s been turned back 10 years is the most beautiful and grounding feeling. It’s so important to be with the families that raised you and the friends that were raised with yours. So much love in my heart this holiday season!!!!!"

And there’s plenty for Gigi and her friends to talk about: last week, a clothing collaboration was announced between the model and all-American designer Tommy Hilfiger. And on Sunday, former One Direction singer Zayn Malik posted a selfie of himself with the Victoria’s Secret model, prompting further rumors that the pair are officially dating.

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As for the henna tattoos which she shared with her friends (are we sensing a trend for 2016?), Gigi also made sure to stop haters in their tracks by calling attention to her own multicultural background, thanks to her Dutch mother, model Yolanda Foster, and Palestinian real-estate developer father, Mohamed Hadid, adding, "Before you go all 'cultural appropriation' in my comments, check out the last name. Hadid. Half Palestinian & proud of it," she said, shutting down any negative comments about her temporary ink.

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