There are a lot of henna designs for hands which can be searched online to give you ideas on what kind of henna art you should have it made on you. To lessen the hassle, I have here different kinds of henna designs for hands that you?ll surely love.
First of all, what is a henna tattoo?
A henna tattoo is a temporary image on the skin which resembles a real tattoo. Temporary tattoos also known as ?Mehndi?s? originated from a South Asian tradition which is drawn, painted or air brushed using a paste made from a henna plant ?Lawsonia Inermis?.
How a henna tattoo does differ from a real one?
A henna tattoo when made, do not require the use of needles, therefore, it is painless. It is also temporary and can go off in weeks unlike real tattoos; they stay in your skin forever. Henna skin art is cheaper if we are going to compare their price difference.
There are two known hand designs in the world:
- Arabic Mehndi
- Indian Mehndi
These two henna designs are popular in both Arab and Indian culture. They are used in special occasions such as weddings. In the world today, we can see these henna designs on popular Hollywood stars.
Arabic Mehndi designs concentrate on floral motifs. These are almost as similar to a tribal art but this design is filled with flowers veining on your hands (and sometimes can be seen of feet). These are the flower mehndi of the Arabs:
Indian Mehndi designs are all about the lacey structure. The similarities between this design and the Arabic design are that this also has flowers although; the flowers in the layout are small. Here are samples of Indian mehndi tattoos:
There are also other modern ? personalized designs you can choose from. Here are some examples:
If you are a fan of quotations and sayings, you can also have them hennaed on your skin similar to these photos:
Before you go to a henna tattoo shop, ask the artist to do a skin test to see if you are allergic to the dye they will use or not. What should be done is have a dot of henna on your skin then wait for a couple of minutes and observe if there will be any skin reactions (rashes, swelling or skin irritation). If you do not see any of the following, you can have a go on the henna tattoo.