Henna designs can be characterised into various types, such as Arabic, Indian, and Pakistani designs. Not only this, it is a common variant in countries such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Mehndi is normally applied on festive occasions, like weddings, religious affairs, and traditional ceremonies. The brides to be are extremely busy deciding on their wedding dress and jewellery. Not to forget that a bridal look remains incomplete without the application of henna on their palms.
The earliest clear affirmation of the henna application on the body appears in Egyptian mummies whose hair and nails were tinted with the reddish brown tones of henna. You will be surprised to know that henna patterns or designs became very much in fashion in the West in the late 1990s, where they were famously known as henna tattoos. For many people, the notion of a ‘tattoo’ is something is made of permanent ink, but well it doesn’t go that way here. Henna Tattoo is figurative because, in this case, it is a case of the pigment resting on the surface of the skin and not injected inside.
If you visit Jaipur, do not let by any chance of getting your palms tinted by the beautiful henna designs made by women at ‘Chauki Dhani‘. Deep down, it reflects our culture and tradition. Foreigners visit India and they are more than happy to get mehndi put on their hands!
Talking of beautiful designs, here is a list of Top 30 Beautiful Henna Mehndi Designs, you sure don’t want to miss! Have a look and get ready to leave everyone stunned with that beautiful mehndi design on your palm, the next time!
Typical Flower Mehndi Design
Let us start with one design we won’t doubt before giving a try. The typically filled flower design. Whenever in doubt, go with the basic.
2. Peacock Symmetry Design
This is an example of the bridal Arabic mehndi design. This design includes complex patterns and small details. The tips are kept open for that unique touch.
3. Simple Flower Mehndi Design
Unlike most of the mehndi designs which fill the hand with henna designs, this has a lot of space left and that is the x-factor in this design. This design would compliment perfectly manicured nails. This design could be worn on casual occasions!
4. The Triangular Design
This design is really unique and great for the modern bride. This henna design will surely increase the ‘wow’ factor in your look! The simple yet extraordinary usage of triangles makes it look even better.
5. Detailed Feet Design
This amazing design will make your feet look equally beautiful as you on your wedding day! The intricated design is the catch here!
6. Curvy Symmetry Design
This design could easily and beautifully cover up your hands. It could be an apt choice for a bride too!
7. Eid Style Mehendi
This is an intricated design which makes the palm(backside) filled. The apt and perfect style to carry on Eid.
8. Glitter Mehndi Design
In case you are artistic enough, then here is an idea. You could add glitter to your mehndi design to make it look even better.
9. The Indi-Arabic Mehndi Design
This design incorporates very delicate designs to give it a unique touch. The Style is different because it is a mix of Indi-Arabic touch. This can be a great choice for someone who is looking for some different (in a special way) design for the wedding day. The finger tips are kept open for that added effect.
10. Filled Feet Mehndi Design
This design shows pure art and an amazing imagination. Instead of lines and the common designs, this one would make you look different just because of the filled design.
11. Intricated Feet Mehndi Design
An intricated yet beautiful mehndi treat for your feet! The design here employs the Indian style, used with a combination sharp geometric lines and the ever-popular ‘kalka’ motif. It is finished with miniature dots of henna on the toes which adds a touch of elegance.
12. Jewelled up Mehndi Design
This is a fine way to use mehndi paint instead of traditional henna. It is less messy and no less beautiful than the long-established mehndi. You could add on the colourful bindis and glitters to enhance the design too.
13. Square Honeycomb Mehndi Design
This is a modern mehndi design that would compliment your indo-western outfit perfectly!
14. Uniform Style Mehndi
A design that looks delicate, it uses fundamental geometric patterns to create a uniform, neat look on your hands. Though it’s an absolutely no-fuss look, it has the ability to steal millions of hearts
15. Peacocks Leg Mehndi Design
Peacocks and lotuses sound beautiful as words itself so think of the beauty when they are actually drawn as a mehndi design on your feet to enhance their beauty!
16. Symmetrical Design
the magic woven by balance and symmetry, this is not only beautiful and extraordinary, but also heart-warming, as the edges of your palm reveal the person’s loving heart.
17. Waves and curls Mehndi Design
Why not try waves and curls in a mehndi design? Terms that normally go with a haircut can work out in a great way for mehndi designs too.
18. The Temple Design Mehndi
19. The Typical Bridal Mehndi Design
20. Hand Long Bracelet Mehndi Design
21. Mehndi Design with Lines
22. Arm Mehndi Design
Best to go with a sleeveless outfit. Show off your arm mehndi design in full confidence and no doubt heads will turn to see it over and over again.
23. Simple Top Back Mehndi Design
24. Full Back Henna Design
25. The Simple Hand Jewellery
26. The Intricated Hand Jewellery Design
28. Shaded Design
This is one of many famous Pakistani styles of mehndi wherein they add a little colour to the henna to make it look extraordinarily beautiful and unique.
29. Hand Bracelet Design
Simple yet classy. You could wear this design to a casual occasion too.
30. The Bride-Groom picture design
This is one design which is very much in fashion. Similar designs like these include the picture of the actual bride and groom, ie. a sketch( of henna)of two people getting married by an expert.