Mehndi Designs Images for Hands
Below you will find 21 beautiful mehndi designs images for hands. I have personally selected a variety of designs to hopefully inspire your creativity, which will allow you to create a unique design that fits the event and/or individual’s personality.
What is Mehndi?
Mehndi has been practiced for ages in India and Pakistan by ladies who wish to adorn themselves for a special occasion. Occasions such as a wedding ceremony, birthday parties, or even just to feel pretty. Traditionally, mehndi designs for hands have been of a brownish gray color. However, henna paste can be made to appear red or even white. Although most my personal mehndi designs are made using a traditional color, I love white colored henna. It is absolutely gorgeous!!
Mehndi has undergone an evolution throughout the ages, as its original purpose was for use in religious ceremonies. But, since the turn of the millennia, mehndi become a fashion accessory for ones’ hands. Perhaps the hands were feeling lonely after wristwatches faded into extinction? LOL
Henna paste used for the construction of mehndi designs was originally homemade, like cookies and cakes used to be! But, nowadays (Just like cookies and cakes) the paste used for mehndi designs come prepackaged and ready for instant use. Which is quite nice, no need to break out the mortice and pestle and spend an hour grinding away. I mean really, who wants to spend all the time mixing and grinding?
Origin Of Mehndi
Although most of the individuals who sport mehndi designs today do so purely for aesthetic purposes, it is interesting to note this popular fashion accessory has religious meaning-mainly that the wearer be protected from harm. I bring up the religious roots of mehndi to better understand it’s modern day fashion. Mehndi designs images are known to sprawl from the tops of fingers up to the elbow, or even the shoulder. Hindu’s covered their loved ones with these designs from head to toe, in the hopes their body would be protected from any harm; and they would retain their health and vitality for many years to come. How interesting that such a humble and common human desire all individuals can relate to should become known worldwide as a symbol of beauty.
Mehndi designs have become synonymous with a person’s inner being, these designs have become a tool for women to communicate their unique self. The design possibilities, just like personalities, are endless. The ability to adjust the thickness of a line, change the contour of a symbol, or even add the likeness of a flower petal to the design make mehndi unique. Not only are mehndi designs unique, they are impermanent, just like all of reality.
Using henna paste to construct mehndi designs is not only for professional henna artists, it is for everyone. There is no reason that one unskilled in the art of mehndi designs cannot pick up a readymade cone, and begin to make swirls and lines that crisscross on your hand. Try it out, if you make a mistake, it’s not going to last forever! Look at the mehndi designs images below, let your imaginative juices flow, and start creating something that is unique-just like you.