46 Cultured Henna Designs

Henna designs offer an artistic way to decorate your body with gorgeous motifs. You can get your hands and arms decorated with intricate henna patterns and watch them fade gradually over time. The rich dye from the henna leaves has been used to create body art since ancient times in Asia. The Asian people used to celebrate special occasions with graceful henna body art. Today, the appeal of henna has spread the world over, and you can get innovative with this traditional art form.

The dye, available in a powdered form, usually takes on deep shades of brown or orange, according to your complexion. The designs can be as rich or lightweight as you want. Many classic henna patterns use paisley patterns to create intricate effects. You can also draw stars, flowers and geometrical shapes on your hands. For traditional South Asian weddings of Hindus and Muslims, the bride’s hands and arms are covered in rich designs. Modern bridal henna patterns often include motifs showing the bride and the groom. You can also dilute the rich dark hue and get delicately shaded henna patterns drawn on your hand and wrist. Ornate patterns can also be drawn on the foot and lower leg. Check out these beautiful designs.

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Henna Diagonal Palm Design

Henna Diagonal Palm Design

Rich diagonal designs with flowers and paisley motifs pattern the palms.

Henna Diagonal Palm Design

Arabic

Arabic

Flowers sit on either side of the diagonal ornate border, in this bold henna design.

Arabic

Bride And Groom Henna Pattern

Bride And Groom Henna Pattern

The groom looks at the bride, in the elegantly decorated henna designs on the palms. A cute henna tattoo idea for the would-be-bride.

Bride And Groom Henna Pattern

Wedding Celebration Henna Design

Wedding Celebration Henna Design

The sacred vessel or ‘mangal ghat’ motif is drawn on the lower arms. The palms display traditional henna patterns with curvy borders.

Wedding Celebration Henna Design

Down Under Henna Design

Down Under Henna Design

The henna pattern uniquely combines words and map elements to celebrate a magical honeymoon tour.

Down Under Henna Design

Intricate Henna Design

Intricate Henna Design

Spirals and straight lines decorate the fingers, in this henna design idea.

Intricate Henna Design

Light Flowers Henna Design

Light Flowers Henna Design

This light henna design decorates the hands with delicate flowering branches.

Light Flowers Henna Design

Lightweight Floral Henna Designs

Lightweight Floral Henna Designs

Paisley patterns and flowers decorate the middle of the hand. The fingers have light henna patterns.

Lightweight Floral Henna Designs

Neat Henna Diagonal Decoration

Neat Henna Diagonal Decoration

This sensuous henna design shows a curvy branch with flowers and leaves.

Neat Henna Diagonal Decoration

Leg

Leg

Elegant floral design blossom on the lower feet, in this henna design idea.

Leg

Hand

Hand

Intricate traditional henna patterns decorate the arms and palms.

Hand

Complex

Complex

Concentric patterns with classic motifs cover the palm, in this traditional henna design picture.

Complex

Moroccana

Moroccana

Geometrical henna designs frame the margin of the hand, in this smart hand decoration idea.

Moroccana

Big Flower

Big Flower

A pretty leaf decoration sits in the middle of the hand, in this light henna design picture.

Big Flower

Little

Little

The hand displays a pair of flowers with leaves in the shape of paisley patterns.

Little

Tree Henna Decoration

Tree Henna Decoration

A cute tree with spirals and leaves is the theme of this henna design.

Tree Henna Decoration

Bride’s Friends Henna Celebrations

Bride's Friends Henna Celebrations

Henna designs have been used to depict stars, a rose, a Yin Yang symbol, and pretty hearts.

Bride’s Friends Henna Celebrations

Cute Flowery Henna Pattern

Cute Flowery Henna Pattern

Flowers, leaves and spirals decorate the middle of the hand. The fingers have cute hearts and other motifs.

Cute Flowery Henna Pattern

Nature Theme Henna Pattern

Nature Theme Henna Pattern

The rich hand and arm henna designs show paisley patterns, leafy vines and flowers.

Nature Theme Henna Pattern

Sensuous Floral Henna Pattern

Sensuous Floral Henna Pattern

Shaded flowers and paisley patterns make a sensuous design on the arm and hand.

Sensuous Floral Henna Pattern

Edges Of Henna Pattern

Edges Of Henna Pattern

Paisley patterns and leaves decorate the edges of this rich henna design.

Edges Of Henna Pattern

Flower Shades Henna Pattern

Flower Shades Henna Pattern

Flowers shaded with light henna hues cover one side of the arm and hand.

Flower Shades Henna Pattern

Flower Henna Design

Flower Henna Design

An ornate flower covers the middle of the palm. The floral design extends to one finger.

Flower Henna Design

Special Henna Design For Bride

Special Henna Design For Bride

A gorgeous peacock, the bridal pair and flowers are some highlights of these graceful henna designs.

Special Henna Design For Bride

Half Hand Henna Design

Half Hand Henna Design

The hand features rich floral patterns. The arm displays a neat geometrical pattern with extended leafy lines.

Half Hand Henna Design

Bridal Henna Design

Bridal Henna Design

Curvy paisley patterns and rich flowers decorate the arms, in this bridal henna design picture.

Bridal Henna Design

Floral Design

Floral Design

Flowers and curvy patterns look graceful on the lower leg and foot.

Floral Design

Henna Neat Circles Design

Henna Neat Circles Design

Elegant circular designs add boldness to the palms. Diagonally patterned paisley motifs cover the fingers.

Henna Neat Circles Design

Henna Fantasy Peacock Design

Henna Fantasy Peacock Design

The gracefully arching peacock has scales like a fish. The bird motif is surrounded by flowers and traditional paisley patterns.

Henna Fantasy Peacock Design

Henna Back Design

Henna Back Design

This neatly symmetrical rich henna design has been done on the upper back.

Henna Back Design

Side Flower Henna Design

Side Flower Henna Design

An artistically shaded flower framed by leaves, borders the side of the hand.

Side Flower Henna Design

Diagonal Three Flowers Henna Design

Diagonal Three Flowers Henna Design

Three richly decorated flowers make a diagonal pattern on the palm. Tiny flowers surround the intricate design.

Diagonal Three Flowers Henna Design

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