Mehndi designs are one of the most beautiful forms of body art. Their impermanent character makes us love them even more and it makes one reflect on the passage of time and life if you will.

The main types of mehndi designs are Indian, Arabic and African. Still, some other cultures influence the evolution of today body art. Among them the Persian, Egyptian, Chinese, Celtic, Eastern European and North American are the most prominent along with the modern trends.

Here is the ultimate collection of mehndi designs and they include photos and videos of creations from artists around the world. Enjoy!

A Stunningly Modern Celestial Bodies Design

New brides and bride-to-be's are often looking for something to make their big day extra special. A beautiful henna design can be that something unique that really sets your special day apart from everyone else's.

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This splendid art by the wonderful Henna by Divya features a series of elements that create a complementary design. On the bride’s right hand, the Arabic design features the moon and the stars in a lace like mesh. Several floral elements enhance the beauty of this unique pattern. The lotus flowers inscribed in a triangle denote harmonious beauty, proportion, ascension, illumination and creativity, which is apparent in this outstanding artist’s mehndi design.

As a side note, the triangle is an element found in many cultures and also represents stability (think about mountains), assertion, Shakta. In numerology, the triangle denotes the birth of true wisdom.

Splendid Design Features CN Tower and Dog

There are many designs to choose from when getting a henna tattoo done. Each design is capable of being created in a number of ways. The choice is, therefore, wide and you can opt for intricate designs or as simple ones. So you can get a design that is not only for your hands but also for your feet, legs, and arms. You can also get one on your upper body. It is also possible to get a design on your face. Just make sure you are going to a professional and they have the right kind of knowledge about what they are going to do.

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This bride from Toronto Canada wanted to include a few landmarks of the beautiful city: CN Tower, Rogers Centre and part of the Toronto skyline. Maybe the most important element in this mehendi design is the bride’s dog she will surely miss upon embarking onto her new life as a married woman.

If You Can Dream It, You Can Achieve It

Henna is a natural dye, made from the leaves of the henna plant and is used as an ancient form of decoration. (The design is said to resemble the veins of the leaf.) It is used as a hair dye, and for body art. The designs are usually temporary, lasting three weeks, and are created by drawing the paste - which can contain up to 7 different ingredients - onto the skin using a brush, and then allowing it to dry. The designs are permanent, but usually fade over time.

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Walt Disney has been credited with saying “If you can dream it, you can achieve it” and we firmly believe that the above mehendi design embodies the love of Kavita and Tarshit. The wonderful artist Divya once again leaves us breathless with this unique and refreshing creation.

From Toronto With Love

Whether you're looking for simple henna design or intricate Mehndi Designs, this article will tell you everything you need to know about the traditional henna paste. It draws on global cultural influences to bring you unique and fashionable patterns to suit all your events, from bridal henna paste to henna paste for hands, feet and arms. The henna paste is an ancient art form and its origins are in India, where traditional brides used it to make their hands and feet look more beautiful for their wedding day.

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This exquisite design includes romantic imagery and symbols. The heart, the swans, the travel back and forth until she said YES!

Game of Thrones and McDonald’s Design

There are many different ways to choose a mehndi design, and the final design depends on where and when the bride will be getting married. If you're getting married in the Western world, you have a lot of choices for how you can incorporate henna into your wedding. If you're getting married in the Western world and want to have henna designs on your hands, you have a lot of choices. If you want your henna to last for several days and don't mind paying a little extra, you can go to a professional henna artist. To really stand out at the wedding, you can have henna designs that extend to your palms or even your arms.

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If you love Game of Thrones, McDonnald’s or both, you must love this unique creation.

Dreamy Love Symbols Everywhere

Henna is a dye that comes from the leaves of a shrub called the Lawsonia Inermis . It's a very impressive plant, since it has been used for thousands of years to dye skin and hair in India, Africa and the Middle East. The dye itself is a deep orange color, but it oxidizes over time to a darker green, which is why henna tattoos typically start out orange and fade to a greenish brown over the course of several weeks.

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This creation features several love symbols ranging from the heart formed by the union of the bride’s hands, the two peacocks and the portraits of the bride and groom.

Magical Lacework Henna

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This splendid creation includes floral elements and geometric patterns in a harmonious Indo-Arabic design.  The bell has sacred meanings in various cultures: in Islam, the bell denotes reverberations of the Quran, the Christians consider the sound of bells the voice of God and the Buddhists   believe that the bells protect from evil spirits.

Even the ancient Romans would hang tiny bells from the door knobs to keep evil spirits away.

Stunningly Modern Arabic Mehendi Designs

Mehndi is the art of temporary tattooing that's popular in India, Pakistan, and other parts of the world, and while it's traditionally used for weddings, you don't have to be a bride or groom to get in on the fun. Since henna is made from a plant that has been used as a dye for thousands of years, it's hardly surprising that there are an endless number of different henna designs to choose from, and some are more complicated than others.

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This complementary design features a mandala and elements of nature: paisley, leaves, flowers and the checkerboard. This minimalist design of Arabic influences creates a stunning modern look that many brides love.

Modern Chic Meets Children

Mehndi, or henna tattoos, have been used for centuries to add color and beauty to our skin. These designs can be found on the hands, feet, and in more intricate designs, on the face. Whether you want a temporary, or a more permanent tattoo, the application of henna is one of the most popular designs for people of all ages.

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This complementary design is one of our favorites as it not only features the parents, but also the children (existing or those who will be welcomed in the future).

Intricate Henna Patterns

Henna is one of the most ancient and popular forms of body art, and the craft has evolved over the centuries. Today, the technique is used for a variety of cultural celebrations, including weddings, birthdays, and religious holidays. And although the designs have changed over the years, the process is still the same: apply henna paste to the skin, allow it to dry, and then scrape it off to reveal your design. This basic process is actually used for a wide variety of designs, from simple lines to intricate pictures, flowers, and geometric patterns.

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This splendid design features floral elements, lace work, mandalas, etc. The bride and groom obviously love coffee as we can see it on the left hand design.

Two Dreamy Hearts Beating in Unison

Henna is a popular form of body art that is used to apply designs to the skin. The art of applying mehndi is called mehndi design. The mehndi designs are usually applied on the hands and feet. This art of applying mehndi is called mehndi. The designs are usually applied on the hands and feet of brides before the wedding ceremony.

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This elegant design features two hearts surrounded by petals and leaves. The heart is the ancient symbol of love and joy. The union of the two hearts represents the deep and durable love between the bride and groom.

In this design, the love gives birth to petals, leaves and three chains that unite the hearts with the index finger.

A Glamorous Circular Design With Floral Motifs

Henna, also known as mehndi, is a temporary form of body art that originated from the Indian subcontinent. Although it is commonly associated with weddings, henna can be used for a variety of functions, both secular and religious. The Mehndi design is applied to the skin using a paste made from henna leaves, which stain the skin orange-red.

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This splendid design placed on the back of bride’s hand features three circles as the central elements of the pattern. They are adorned with dots and surrounded by flower motifs. To create balance in this design and make it appealing, the henna artist used odd numbers. According to the law of odds, when an odd number of elements is featured, the work of art looks more appealing.

The circle is a geometric shape that symbolizes eternity and that is the reason the wedding bands and rings borrowed its shape. The circle also refers to the supreme being or God who is the center of the whole universe. The circle appears in many cultures: the Buddhists have “mandala” a word that comes from Sanskrit and means circle. The circle also means wisdom and balance.

A Chic Black Checkerboard Motif

There are many different ways to get your hands on mehndi. You can learn how to do it yourself, have a friend or professional mehndi artist put it on for you, or just buy a set of pre-made mehndi designs and apply them to your hands. Whichever you choose, you'll want to make sure that you have everything you need to create a beautiful, yet long-lasting design. With the right tools, you'll be able to create a design that you can proudly wear for days.

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In this Arabic design, the checkerboard represents good luck in the new married life on which the bride is about to embark.

The spirals inside the flowers represents harmony, new beginnings and a new journey, hence their usage in weddings.

The leaves adorning the splendid design denote happiness and wealth.

A Minimalist Floral Mehndi Design

The traditional art of Mehndi is the Indian art of Henna Body Art and is a very popular form of body art in the Indian culture. Henna is the stain that stains the skin to form patterns and it is mostly made from a paste of henna and other ingredients. The designs are temporary and last for a few weeks. These henna designs may be drawn by hand or by a machine and are used for both decorative and celebratory purposes.

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According to Leonardo da Vinci, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. That is why we think you will love this simple and elegant floral design. The negative space on the hand makes the pastern have a stronger impact.

A Splendid Arabic Design Featuring the Moon

The origins of Mehndi designs date back to ancient India and Pakistan and have been widely used across the Middle East, southeast Asia and North Africa. The art's main function is to beautify the body but can also represent religious beliefs and is often used as a statement of cultural or religious identity. Suitable for all skin types, Mehndi designs can be designed for any occasion. Popular designs include floral patterns, hearts, stars, birds and animals, and can cover hands, feet, arms, back or the whole body.

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Featuring celestial bodies has a significant importance. The stars provide guidance, are a source of enlightenment and good in the world.

The moon represents love, femininity, fertility and pregnancy. This simple Arabic mehndi design is full of deep meanings and elegance.

A Romantic Intricate Hand Design

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This splendid intricate Indian design includes spirals, hearts, lace, checkerboards and paisley motifs that adorn the bride’s hands.

Arabic Red Henna Design

The word henna comes from the Arabic word

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Enjoy this simple yet elegant henna design adorned with red and white henna. Please note that the red and white go perfectly with the white wedding dress.

Day and Night, Yin and Yang, Bride and Groom Theme

The first thing to know about henna tattoos is that it's not a tattoo at all. Though it looks like one, it will wash off within a few weeks. This is because henna is made of a paste that is painted onto the skin. The paste is made from the lawsonia inermis plant, also known as henna. Before it's dried, the paste is orange, but once it's dried, it's black, brown, or red.

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This complementary design on the brides’ hands features two patterns: the one on the right hand showcases a very detailed drawing that includes a peacock (can you find it?), spirals, leaves, hearts and flowers. The composition on the left is minimalist and includes the sun, a mandala and elements of nature. This latter drawing leaves plenty of negative space and complements perfectly the right hand design.

In nature there are many contrasting elements that keep everything in balance. Yin and yang, day and night depict balance and happiness, the coexistence of the two. As the night and day cannot exist without the other, the same will the married life be for the couple. No bride without her groom or vice versa.

Symmetry is Perfection in Universe and Marriage

Also referred to by names like henna tattoos, mehndi, and mehndi designs, henna is a temporary form of skin decoration that is popular in many areas of the world, including Africa, India, and the Middle East. Derived from the henna plant, which is native to Africa, henna paste is used to create temporary body art. The paste is applied to the skin, where it stays for anywhere from a few hours to two weeks depending on the body part. In the Middle East and many other regions where henna is popular, the designs are considered a form of body art.

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This simple and elegant mehndi design is symmetrical, representing a balanced marriage and life. The floral elements are the center of the drawing and frame the middle element.