All the Henna Inspiration You Could Ever Need, Just in Time for Eid!

We round up our 8 favourite mehendi designs to come out of Pakistan

Close your eyes and picture chaand raat. Can you smell it? The fragrant, piercing scent of poignant mehendi; the feeling of cold mehendi paste on warm skin; the bickering of all the cousins in the background, arguing over whose turn it is to get their hands decorated next?

Eid, for most, is synonymous with Mehendi. (Unless you’re one of those boring kill joys who think mehndi is smelly). But as the heat rises, so does the competition of having the most unique design to stand out.

Lo and behold! We give you all the henna inspiration you could ever need - just in time for Eid. Here’s our roundup of the 8 best mehendi designs by our favourite Pakistani artists!

Anything But Negative

This design champions negative space, making the central motif stand out. Make your mehendi ka rung the hero and colour your hands henna with these profound designs.

Mehendi Design by: @sereneshadab

Just the Tip

We get it; you want to be a part of the festivities and not be labelled a snob for not avoiding decking your hands in mehendi. You want something minimal but not too hidden. You lack the patience for the lengthy, messy drying process but want to make a statement nevertheless. Take inspiration from this:

 Mehendi by: @mahoorjamal


Miss Minimal

If you have a minimalist informed mehendi aesthetic and less is more is your motto, then you’re bound to fall in love with this dainty design.

We’re in love with this whimsical mehendi design by @abeerakamran

Not Your Average Bail Booty Looking for more than just an Arabesque bail for your hands this Eid? Get inspired by Unum’s minimal, cutesy design. 

Mehendi Design by: @unumb

A Day in the Life of a Mermaid 

Inspiration is all around us! Have a look at this intriguing fish scale inspired motif by @_maryam_rahman and live out all your mermaid dreams.

Old Is Gold

Want to try something new but hesitant? Dip your toes into the world of unconventional mehendi with this unique spin on a traditional design to bring an age old art form into the modern era.

 Abeera amalgamates the age-old patterns of mehendi to create a unique, one of a kind piece of art. Read more about the history under her instagram post. Mehendi Design by: @abeerakamran Young at Heart This mehendi design is perfect for rockstar kids that melt your hearts by our very own Khadija Rahman. 

Image Credit: @_habibarahman

Dream a Little Dream They say carry your dreams in the palm of your hand and Mahoor does that quite literally with this dreamy composition. 

Mehendi design by: @mahoor_jamal

Which of these mehendi designs are you excited to try? Let us know in the comments!

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