A Henna Tattoo, or also know as temporary or Mehndi tattoos, are a hot commodity right now.
Somehow, people has considered the fact that henna tattoos are tattoos. In fact, doing a little bit of research, the word “tattoo” is applied when there is a “body modification” where a design is made when injecting ink underneath the dermis (more facts about tattoos, read the Tattoo Facts article).
Considering this fact, we can say that a henna designs should not be considered within the tattoo terminology as the henna art doesn’t require to inject any foreign substance underneath your skin.
Henna Tattoo Facts
Even though, a henna tattoo would be out of the classification as tattoo, the concept has become very popular within the female gender. Many women, specially in India (where the henna art started), have considered this technique as a transformation of their ideas by placing them over their bodies as a way to express their thoughts.
This is hands down something you should try before venturing onto the real deal. A henna tattoo can lasts for days and even a few weeks if well preserved, so that you could make up your mind before getting a real tattoo.
Mehndi Tattoo, which is a word used to describe the tattoos in this article, are usually used in weddings in India as a ceremonial art form which originated in the ancient times.
This is a form of art for soon to be married couples and are now being used internationally due to the sheer beauty of these pieces.
The process takes about 20 mins and usually consist of symmetrical designs and repeated patterns and Henna style flowers.
Henna/Mehndi Tattoo Ideas
We have selected and share a few henna designs that you may find very beautiful and inspiring.
Flowers upon flowers.
Headpiece henna tattoo Design.
Mehndi Thigh Tattoo Design.
Upper back Design.
Whole Design sleeve.
Wrist Design piece.
Flower cross Design.
Multiple flower designs and butterfly.
Finger and wrist combined.
Upper Design thigh art.
Good example of henna colors.
Thigh combined with wrist and hand.
Wrist temporary tattoo design
Hand and forearm Design.
Hand and wrist
Wrist and finger
Hand looks real. You can see there is no shading on the design, a characteristic of a tattoo.
Beautiful mix between human body and henna designs
Thigh with the moon on the inside.
Excellent designs taking advantage of the skin area.
Full knee Design. Good that was not a real tattoo (too painful on the knee).
Backward moon design.
Well conserved designs.
Back piece Henna Tattoos Design.
Henna Tattoos are too nice.
Thigh pieces featuring beautiful designs.
Neck and diaphragm old henna design. After some days of having the tattoo.
Ankle and lower leg Design.
Forearm and hand
Full arm temporary tattoos design.
Pink nails and Henna Design.
3 piece perfect Henna on thigh.
Many people are starting to venture off in getting a temporary tattoo done, but the fact is with more people getting a tattoo the more bad tattoos are being done (this will depend on your taste).
Unfortunately, there is no much creativity with this type of tattoos as the only thing that can be done is lines around hands (common area), sleeves, forearm and the thigh area.
Keep in mind that the work done on your skin will disappear in several days, which will depend on the quality of the ink but most importantly, the care that you provide to the “tattoo”.
Having a henna tattoo being done before actually getting a permanent tattoo is the easiest way to test the waters before permanently changing your body.
You know, this tattoo will not create any pain during the process, therefore you don’t need to worry about peeling skin, buying a bunch of aftercare tattoo products as expected on tattoos where ink is injected.