Henna is a temporary form of tattoo that uses the leaves of mehendi plant as the main colorant. This natural form of pigment gives dark orange colour in to the skin. Its colour develops into dark brown tint after 48 hours of application. In India, henna is mainly done in the palms of hand and feet. In different regions of India, Morocco, Africa different styles of henna has gained popularity. Among all the henna styles, heart henna gives a nice romantic touch to the entire mehendi design. So, this style is widely flaunted by the brides and would-be brides in their mehendi ceremony. Here are a few widely popular Henna Designs to help you Choose your Love Mehendi Design.
# Rajasthani Dulha-Dulhan Heart
Rajasthani Dulha-Dulhan henna is one of the best mehendi styles for wedding or engagement. The intricacy of this style increases even more if the dulha-dulhan silhouette is done within a mehendi heart. This style is generally of two types. In one style, two separate hearts can be drawn in two hands and filled with dulha-dulhan designs. In the other case, half heart is drawn on each of the hands; one palm will bear the pattern of dulha or the groom and the other hand will be filled with dulhan or bride design.
# Peacock Style Heart
Rajasthani peacock style designs with junk filler works is another lovely looking Rajasthani henna style. The style can be given a new dimension if the peacock’s body is drawn in heart shape. The feathers of the peacock can be filled with plain fillers or junk fillers according to the need of design. This style has uniqueness and beauty of its own. The peacock heart can be drawn at the centre of the palm and the rest portions will have fillers. In another way, the peacock heart can be drawn using the whole palm space.
# Heart with Floral Pattern
Instead of drawing plain hearts and filling it with designs, we can also do a floral border heart with light or no filler. This is a contemporary style that can be used to flaunt the bare skin or nicely done manicure. Rose pattern borders are in trend right now but other floral patterns with curliques also look good. Lightness in design and intricate embellishments are the main point of attraction in these types of henna work. These henna styles go well with traditional and fusion wears.
# Bangle Style Heart
This is the lightest henna design for those who do not want to hide their skin with dark henna stains and junk fillers. In this style, a medium size heart is drawn as the main pendant and the chain fillers are done imitating the fastener of the bracelet. If a big heart silhouette is not what you want, small hearts, looking like bracelet chimes, can also be tried.
# Heart with Geometric Fillers
The idea of geometric and plain filler styles has come from traditional the henna designs of African countries. In these designs, a heart shape is drawn as the main pattern and then light sparsely distributed fillers are used inside and outside of the heart’s boundary.
# Glitter Studded Heart
Other than the traditional orange-brown mehendi tint is no longer the only option these days as the trendy stone studded henna designs have become easy way to go. These henna designs are done using different shades of colour and embellished with glued stone studding. To bring out the best of heart style henna, a shade of choice can be used to draw the borders as well as the fillers. The design might use the glitters and stones to decorate the design even more. This new technique heart henna looks fabulous in palms as well as body henna tattoos.
# Half & Half Heart with No Fillers
This style is for those who want a light work at the centre part of the palm and keep the junkness in the design to the corners. In half-half style, half the heart is drawn in each palm. When the palms are joined together, the whole design emerges. This mehendi style is quite popular among brides who want to write the initials of their would-be in the void space created in the centre of the henna design.
# Back of the Palm Trinket Style Heart
Back of the palm metal trinkets are hot picks these days. It is possible to imitate this particular style with mehendi. In this style, there is some light designs on the fingers and wrist where the trinket attaches itself. The main heart embellishment is drawn on back of the palm space. The heart can be filled with mughal checkerboard style filler patterns or floral fillers. To bring a touch of fusion, the fillers can also be done using African style geometric pattern.
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