Mehndi, also known as henna, is a beautiful art form that has been used for centuries to decorate the hands and feet of women for special occasions. Whether you’re getting ready for a wedding, a festival, or simply want to add some elegance to your everyday look, there are many simple mehndi designs that can help you achieve the perfect look.
In this article, we’ll explore four different categories of mehndi designs that are both simple and elegant: Arabic mehndi designs, circle mehndi designs, small henna designs, and henna designs on fingers.
Arabic mehndi designs are known for their bold, geometric patterns and heavy use of lines. Like the mehndi designs below, you can see the shapes are larger and fatter.
They often feature floral and paisley motifs. Henna Arabic Designs are typically applied to the palms and backs of the hands.
One of the simplest and most elegant Arabic mehndi designs is the classic paisley pattern.
To make this design, create a tear drop shape on the back of the hand. Then apply smaller simple henna patterns inside the tear drop shape. For example, you can create a cross-hatch effect or small flowers evenly spaced out in diagonal lines to fill up the interior of the paisley.
Another simple and elegant Arabic mehndi design is the floral pattern. Start with a five petal flower and repeat the same design in a reoccurring pattern either diagonally or in a “S” pattern. This design is perfect for those who want to add a touch of femininity to their mehndi, and it can be easily adapted to suit any occasion.
Circle mehndi designs are characterized by their use of circular shapes and patterns. They often feature a central motif, such as a flower or a paisley, surrounded by smaller circles and intricate details.
The photo below is a great example of a Circle Mehndi Design.
One of the simplest and most elegant circle mehndi designs is the mandala pattern. This design features a central circular motif, surrounded by smaller circles and intricate details. It’s a great option for those who want to add a touch of spiritual significance to their mehndi, as mandalas are often used in meditation and spiritual practices.
Another simple and elegant circle mehndi design is the henna chakras. This design features a series of concentric circles, each representing a different chakra or energy center in the body. It’s a great option for those who want to add a touch of healing and balance to their mehndi, and it’s easy to customize to suit your personal preferences.
Small henna designs are perfect for those who want to add a touch of elegance.
They often feature delicate lines and patterns, and can be applied to the fingers, wrists, and ankles.
One of the simplest and most elegant small henna designs is the simple spiral pattern. This design is created using a single line that is repeatedly twisted and turned to create a spiral shape.
Another simple and elegant small henna design is the delicate dotwork pattern. This design features small, evenly spaced dots that are arranged in a symmetrical pattern. I love this pattern because it looks very modern and hard to mess up.
If you want a very minimal henna design on your hands, consider just decorating your finger tips.
Like little caps on the fingers, first draw lines on the upper third of the fingers. Inside the lined area, you can do any simple pattern such as little spirals, dots, cross-hatch, or flowers. With the henna designs just on your fingers, your palms and back of hands will be bare. Therefore, all the emphasis will be on the henna finger design.
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