Are you preparing for Eid al-Fitr or are you pampering in preparation for a wedding?
There are plenty of designs out there, but this page ‘cherry picks’ some of the relatively simpler arabic mehndi designs. You may want to use them as inspiration, or you might want to immitate them. However, please note these designs aren’t my own, but taken from lovely talented artists online (so I’ve added references).
This cute design is all about flower power. Bold and beautiful, it’s simple enough to imitate from home for your special occasion (reference to be added asap).
Love the following simple, yet stylish design originally posted here. It makes use of the whole surface area in a fun way.
Now the next design would do for a younger age as well. There is something quite playful about the dots that chase the design around at the base of this simple arabic mehndi design. It’s charming and I’d like to thank its owner for posting it.
Here’s another simple arabic mehndi design for hands that you may be able to achieve at home (see below). It has a web-like flower pattern on the back of the hand and a little swirl that travels down one of the fingers. Thank you to the arabic mehndi artist who posted this here.
Rather like this simple arabic mehndi design design. It is unusual and there is quite a bit of movement in it which is elegant. Thanks to the lady who posted this here.
Last but not least, the following arabic mehndi design may look complicated but take a closer peak and you’ll see that it’s all achievable. You just need to get a friend over with a steady hand and focused eyes.
Don’t forget to look at our more traditional arabic mehandi designs.
Did you know?
Arabian mehndi designs are a bit simpler than the Indian ones and more ‘free flowing’. The design typically covers the hand, wrist and what’s known as the ‘dorsal’ surface. Leaves, vines and flowers adorn the woman’s skin. They’re also a bit more scattered. The designs travel up the body and vines and leaves are used as connecting devices. In addition, Arabic mehndi also incorporates colour and/or jewels which adds to the bold, gorgeous effect.
The small shrub called ‘Lawsonia Inermis’ is found in a number of countries, particularly in North Africa. The leaves, twigs and flowers are ground into a powder that is used to dye both human skin or nails and animals.