Mehndi is the traditional process of applying the henna paste on the skin in intricate patterns and designs. Flowers, leaves, stems, curved lines, simple shapes and dots are characteristic of traditional henna designs. Henna art which was earlier used widely only in Asian countries is not a popular trend in the West. People are in love with Henna tattoos and enjoy experimenting with henna mehndi designs on the wrist, palm, fingers, thighs, back, nape, sleeve, wrist and more. Henna tattoos are temporary and carry rich, delicate shades of orange to dark maroon. Classic henna mehndi designs include elaborate mandalas, full arm henna tattoos, feet mehndi designs, etc.
How to Take Care of Henna Mehndi Designs?
There is really no difference between the terms henna designs and henna tattoos. Henna tattoos last up to 2-4 weeks if taken care of. So, let’s tell you how do you have a richer and longer lasting henna tattoo? The trick is to avoid washing your tattoo in the first two-three days after you have applied the mehndi. Moreover, while henna mehndi designs dry, it is best to keep prolonging that process by spraying lemon and sugar syrup. The acid in the lemon helps the henna to release a darker color and the sugar creates a thick coat of the henna paste to keep it wet for a longer time.
Modern Henna Mehndi Designs and Tattoos
With modern henna tattoos, you can opt for whatever design you like. Find these lovely henna tattoo designs and more in our gallery for mehndi ideas:
- Dreamcatcher henna tattoo
- Mehndi mandalas
- Henna designs for back
- Simple and sweet henna floral designs
- Bridal mehndi
- Peacock henna design
- Lotus on ruby tattoo
With inspiration from these henna mehndi designs and tattoos, you can try DIY henna art. Mix sifted henna powder with lemon juice, strongly brewed black tea, sugar and a few drops of essential oil/vegetable oil until the consistency of the paste is a little runnier than toothpaste. Apply it using an applicator!
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