It is hard to track down the full history of mehndi art. However, most mehndi designs are actually in trend from past several centuries. Mehndi plays a vital role in Indian sub-continent. It is mainly worn by a married woman (Be it Hindu, Muslim or Sikh) but unmarried girls also try mehndi design on their hands.
Mehndi is usually worn on auspicious occasions like marriage or festivals like Karva Chauth and teej. It is said that the color of the mehndi is symbolic of the life of the husband. This makes mehndi a very important part of Indian culture.
Mehndi is said to be invented in Arab where Muslim women used leaves of the henna plant to make the mehndi. Later it became a popular body art style in India and Pakistan. Here we give 110+ best mehndi designs that range from kids design to married women designs –
Arabic Mehndi Designs
1. When it comes to beautiful designs of mehndi, no one can beat the graceful Arabic mehndi designs.
2. In fact the bridal Arabic mehndi designs are even more popular. This is because the arabs are using mehndi tattoos since 700 AD.
3. But this does not mean that you will not find an easy and simple Arabic mehndi designs. There are several elegant designs like this that are easy to draw.
4. Girls who are about to get married opt for Arabic mehndi designs that goes up to their forearms like this.
5. Mehndi designs are not only tried on palm but they are also tried on back of the hand like this.
6. Here is another beautiful chandelier inspired mehndi design for hands.
7. If you wish to try a simple mehndi design that is also beautiful then here is one for you.
8. There are many indian mehndi designs available. One among them is such minimal design where the whole hand is not drawn upon but only certain parts.
9. One of the best Arabic mehndi design that was used by arab queens was similar to this. The arab girls used matching mehndi patterns on both hands and feet.
10. The professionally prepared henna cones may fade away sooner but the handmade henna stays on hand for a longer period of time.
Best Mehndi Designs
11. Unmarried girls can try similar mehndi designs where the whole hand is not covered with henna.
12. If you are looking for bridal mehndi designs then one suggestion for you would be to also opt for mehndi on feet like this.
13. While traditional mehndi designs stays evergreen but latest mehndi designs like this will become even more popular in 2019 and 2020.
14. There are many rituals followed in indian subcontinent during wedding. The wedding mehndi designs are more complex. But you can try such easy mehndi design during the roka (engagement) ceremony.
15. Here is an awesome bridal mehndi design on full hand where the artist also drew portrait of queen. It is probably inspired from the queen of hearts (card game).
16. Here is a pakistani bridal mehndi design for legs. The leaves of henna plant were grind with some other herbal material to give it a red shade.
17. Here is another Pakistani bridal mehndi design that is very popular among muslim ladies.
18. This is traditional indian mehndi design that will suit to the bride during a hindu marriage ceremony.
19. Mehndi is also popular part of sikh culture. Here is a sikh mehndi design that will suit brides of sikh religion.
20. This design of mehndi is inspired from the traditional designs of south Indian queens. You can see a fort like structure on the forearm.
Easy Mehndi Designs
21. This easy mehndi design can also be tried by kids. Unmarried girls and even kids love to have mehndi patterns drawn on their hands.
22. This easy mehndi design can be tried by sister of bride who is coming of age for marriage.
23. If you wish to become a mehndi artist then this easy mehndi design is best for beginners.
24. After you have spent some time in drawing easy mehndi designs you can move on to moderately easy patterns like this.
25. One very lovely and beautiful mehndi design that can be tried by beginners would be a heart shaped pattern just like this.
26. Here this easy mehndi design is best for kids who love to draw mehndi during festivals like teej.
27. This is not so easy mehndi design but if you spent some time drawing several mehndi patterns then surely you will find this design easy.
28. Here is another image of easy mehndi design that can be tried by young girls and kids.
29. If you are learning to draw mehndi then a challenge for you would be to draw perfectly on the palm of the hands as it has uneven surface.
30. Also different people have different hand sizes. You will find it easy to draw mehndi design on fingers but the palm of the hand needs concentration.
Indian Mehndi Designs
31. I bet you have not seen such beautiful full hand mehndi design. The flower patterns are drawn so perfectly that the wearer can proudly show them.
32. One indian culture inspired mehndi design is to wear it like a jewellery as shown in this picture.
33. Women love to wear mehndi during festivals like Karwa chauth. Here is a indian mehndi design that fits for occasion like karva chauth.
34. If it is your first karwa chauth then you can opt for some latest mehndi design like this.
35. Some indian mehndi designs are actually borrowed from Arabic and Pakistani culture. Here is one perfect blend.
36. Most women often ignore feet mehndi but if you are participating in a ceremony like marriage (in family) then you must try it.
37. Copying same mehndi design on both hands can be challenging. Symmetry matters a lot in such designs.
38. You don’t have to cover whole hands for a beautiful mehndi design. In fact design like this are even more eye catching.
39. One common practice in all mehndi designs is to show sun and moon phases. Here is one design that perfectly shows them.
40. Many women try mehndi on just one hand. Here is mehndi design for left hand.
Pakistani Mehndi Designs
41. In hindi this is called as churidar mehndi design. The word churidar means bangles like.
42. Many Pakistani mehndi designs are inspired from traditional Arabic designs. Here is one such design.
43. Not all Pakistani women like to have mehndi on their feet or legs but some women still go for such designs.
44. Here is a celebratory marriage mehndi design that will suit any close relative of bride.
45. This design is inspired from the match stick style rollercoaster which is very popular style of art in arab.
46. Many designs are styled in such way that they suit the lines of the hand of woman.
47. Here is a really cool mehndi Arabic design that will suit unmarried muslim girls.
48. This is called split style mehndi design and it is only possible to get such design with the help of readymade mehndi cones.
49. Another popular mehndi cone design is the ‘Rising sun’ design where several overlapping circles are inked in such style as if the sun is rising.
50. This is another latest style which is actually inspired from traditional jewellery designs of Indian queens.
Simple Mehndi Designs
51. Mehndi cone is very important for mehndi designers. Beginners can draw such styles easily with a cone.
52. Here is the ‘caterpillar design’ that can be easily drawn by beginners.
53. If you are a beginner mehndi designer and want to learn bridal mehndi art then you should try this design.
54. Here this mehndi design for brides is heavily borrowed from Arabic art and honestly I loved it.
55. Most girls like to try mehndi designs for fingers only. Here is one style that you can try.
56. If you do not want to try mehndi on all fingers then try this design that is drawn on just one finger.
57. Not all mehndi designs need to be symmetrical. Here is a design that is not symmetrical but still perfect.
58. I would advise you to wear a matching nail paint with your mehndi design to make it look even more attractive.
59. Another cool idea is to draw your name initials in between the mehndi design but they should blend perfectly with the whole design.
60. Here is a perfectly symmetrical design that gets completed when both hands are joined.
So Which mehndi design are you going to try?