Mehndi or henna tattoo is a sophisticated way to beautifying oneself. Many women wear mehndi during Eid, Weddings and all other important Muslim events and festivities. Mehndi designs are usually printed in women’s hands, feet, palms, foreheads and shins. If you want to do your own mehndi tattoo, you can do so. Some however prefer to have a professional mehndi designer to do their tattoos for its beauty and traditional designs.
Before you decide if you want to make your own mehndi tattoo, it may help to know the mehndi designs that you can do in your body.
Traditional mehndi designs
• Floral designs similar to Arabic textiles, paintings and carvings
• Geometrical floral patterns commonly North African styles and shapes
• Form fine lines with intricate designs.
• Arabic motifs of flowers, leaves and geometrical shapes
In addition to these designs, wedding mehndi designs often include the name of the bridegroom within the patterns, while some Muslims in Asia use Chinese symbols within the patterns. Whatever is comfortable with you, you can print it using mehndi.
Now, let us move on. If you want to make your own mehndi tattoo in your body, you may buy mehndi tattoo kits.
What does the mehndi tattoo kit contain?
• Transfer tattoos
• Faux body jewelry
• Design book
This may be a shortcut to this sophisticated body art.
If you are printing it on yourself, here is a tip. Mehndi designing is an art in itself, to ensure that you will wear it properly; you may need to try it out a couple of times before you decide if you can really do the mehndi design. Especially, if you are doing your mehndi tattoo for important occasions such as Eid or Wedding, you have to be sure that your mehndi design will look good on you or to anyone you are doing the mehndi tattoo for.
Of course, you may try to paint your own mehndi tattoo if you want. Some mehndi artists use paintbrush or plastic cones. Plastic cones are the same tool cake makers’ use in putting icing on the cake. Some mehndi experts use jacquard bottle, the same material used for silk painting. Whatever tool is comfortable with you, you can use it in designing your mehndi for your hands and feet.
If you are however uncomfortable doing your own mehndi design, then you may have an artist design it for you days before the event. This is to ensure that you will look good in the occasion you are attending.
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