Henna designs for feet are an extremely beautiful and exotic adornment to the female body symbolizing a point of divine contact, where a human being and the earth meet. When you are choosing to get a henna tattoo or mehndi on your feet be sure to choose carefully as there are so many beautiful designs out there that you want to be sure that it is something that you love.
The soles of the feet are a good place to have a henna design because the skin is thicker enabling a rich deep burgundy color and will stand out. Because these parts of the body contain less melanin, the surfaces react much better to mendhi being applied.
Different regions and countries have henna tattoos but there are quite a few differences between them. Arabic mehndi for the feet has bold lines, much more abstract and is a lot less dense and defined with spaces between the designs. They tend to feature larger floral designs. They are much less complex than henna tattoos from India or Pakistan.
Indian mehndi designs are more delicate, intricate and quite often involve paisley, lines and dots, making them a much more intricate design. More often than not they include peacocks or elephants and smaller floral designs.
Henna designs for feet can be totally different from the ones that are applied to the hands. There are no hard and fast rules, just personal preference. Quite often you will see women with mehndi designs going from the tips of their toes right up the shin of their leg creating the illusion of wearing stockings.
It is reasonably common in the western world for women to get tattoos; and being able to test out a pattern by using henna, and deciding if you would like it on your foot permanently is a big plus. Because there is no pain involved in getting a mehndi tattoo, it enables people who would like a permanent tattoo to play around with any designs that they like, knowing that they will come off in time. Tattoos on the feet area are quite painful so before you go decide to go ahead and make it permanent mehndi is the perfect option.
As their popularity rises, there are more and more henna tattoo artists around who are willing to give you advise on what would look the best for you, Be warned, if you want an intricate, larger design on your feet, be prepared to sit for hours while it is completed and then for longer while it dries. No doubt though, that the result will be well worth it.