Mehndi or Henna is a very special kind of a herb that is used for a unique kind of make up. It is used for making henna tattoos.
In South Asian sub-continent, this is known as mehndi while Arab world calls it Henna.
Such mehndi or henna tattoos are wore by women mainly. To apply a mehndi tattoo, you need to mix mehndi in water and make it a paste, then apply it through a cone and make your desired patterns. It works something like writing a name with chocolate on a birthday cake.
Henna tattoos are very popular in Egypt, Morocco, Pakistan, India and other Muslim countries.
These tattoos are a way of enhancing feminine beauty for over 5000 years.
Best Henna Tattoos
Such graffiti takes lots of time to be designed. This is a Henna tattoo at its finest.
Hands of brides are never dressed properly until they have mehndi on them.
These tattoos can be placed on hands, arms and feet.
This is a fresh Henna tattoo; when it dries out, it turns red.
This is a dried out Temporary Henna Tattoo.
These are absolutely gorgeous when used properly.
Red suits all women, and the bangles… Aah!
The hand of a newly married bride on the bed of her wedding night.
The addition of glitters can add lot of spice.
This is a wonderful use of henna. On the neck!
In the center, it is written Om which is the basic word of worship for Hindus.
The pattern on the cloth below and the tattoo match, don’t they?
Gorgeous Henna Design on bride’s hand
Mehndi Design is wore not just by the bride but almost all of the attending women.
This is a highly un-indian and un-arabic style of tattooing.
This is a typical Pakistani/Indian style of mehndi.
Now doesn’t that look like a symbol of some secret organization.
Just look deep in the elephant’s eye!
Those hands I adore.
These mehndi tattoos are making me wish that I was a women so that I could have these henna designs.
Fresh henna, old bangles.
The glass bangles in the backdrop are telling me that this hands is a South Asian hand.
Not too much but just enough 🙂
I’ve seen patterns like these on ancient Buddhist temples in China.
Isn’t that breathtaking? I’m talking about the henna tattoo!
Another Indian mehndi tattoo with Om embedded on the left hand.
Mehndi is a commercial art in South Asia and Afro-Arabia.
You see that heart, that’s my heart she stole!
Those hands… those nail polish… those mehndi tattoos.
Lovely colors all around.
The little hearts in the mehndi tattoo look so charming.
Green is the color mehndi is before we mix it with water and apply it on our hands.
Cat Goddess of course!
Om once again.
She is the one who designs these mehndi tattoos.
That’s a very stylish and minimalist tattoo.
The woman with the golden hand!
I don’t know why but this pattern looks a little scary to me.
This is Egyptian style henna tattoo. Next time you to see the pyramids, don’t forget henna tattoos.
Back to Pakistani/Indian style of henna tattoos.
Inspiration for making a mehndi design yourself.
A bridal mehndi tattoo design.
Another mehndi tattoo example.
Mehndi tattoos are usually themed with floral art, flowers etc.
A drawing of a henna tattoo for mehndi lovers.
I love this design. The string of mehndi going up to the tip of love finger is just lovely.