Mehndi Designs For Hands With Pictures & DIY Video

The Indian mehndi designs for hands are mainly a mixture of patterns without leaving much space in the middle. These patterns are mainly made up of peacocks, flowers, leaves and branches along with other shapes. This is called the “Batik mehndi design”. The traditional belief in India is that the darker the shade of the henna on the bride’s hands, the more intense the love from her husband. Here are 31 of the most amazing mehndi designs for hands that you could use for your wedding along with a DIY Bridal Mehndi video.

Mehndi designs for hands can be classified into various categories. Every state has a different belief and a different style. However, the most notable ones are the Kashmiri, Mughlai, Rajasthani, Gujarati, and Marwari designs. So, without further delay, lets take a look at the top 31 mehndi designs for hand that you just can’t miss.

1. A beautiful dark Mehndi design for hands that is typically Kashmiri

Mehndi Design for hands - A Beautiful Black Kashmiri Design

The Kashmiri mehndi style is probably one of the most difficult patterns to design. Unlike other traditional Indian styles, this style does not include any intricate patterns. As you can see, the patterns are not closely put together. They start at the wrist and go upward to the fingers leaving spaces in between to be filled by leaves and branch shapes. These designs usually have broad patterns. The flowers at the bottom of the wrist are thick. Moving to the sides, more flowers are added to the pattern with the help of lines designed like branches. Moving up towards the fingers, these branches extend with leaves. The design stops three quarters up the palm and the rest of the palm is left empty just like leafless parts of a tree.

2. Branch Shaped mehndi designs for hands

Mehndi Design for hands - A Simpler Traditional Kashmiri Design

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The design then starts from the top of the fingers and continues till the end except for the little finger and the thumb. The pattern on the fingers starts with leaves at the top and continues to the middle with branch shaped curves.

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3. Front Mehndi Designs for Hands

Front Mehndi Designs for Hands

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4. Intricate full scale mehndi designs for hands

Intricate full scale mehndi designs for hands

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From the middle part of the finger, the branch turns around into a circular pattern of flowers. This continues three quarters down the finger and then curls back into empty branches at the end. The designs on the thumb and the little finger though are different. They start the same way as the other three fingers but the leaves and branches extend beyond the three quarter point. The pattern then turns circular into flowers and they somehow connect with the branches and leaves to the sides of the palm. The design is ended by drawing a small branch of leaves at the bottom of the wrist.

5. Innovative writing with mehndi designs for hands

Innovative writing with mehndi designs for hands

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6. Complementing mehndi designs for both hands

Complementing mehndi designs for both hands

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7. A typical clean styled Mughlai mehndi design for hand

Mehndi Design for hands - Mughlai Mehndi Designs

8. Full hands Mehndi design with intricate patterns

Full hands Mehndi design with intricate patterns

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The Mughlai style mehndi designs for hand are the oldest form of mehndi design. It is also the most traditional in style. It features a wide array of intricate patterns with a few gaps left open so that the actual shape of the design is seen. The patterns include squares and dots along with lines. Various curls and curves are also used with peacock and leafy patterns. The speciality of the Mughlai design however lies in the fact that it is very neat and meticulous with every line, dot and curl accentuated boldly.

9. Mughlai style full hand Mehndi designs

 Mughlai style full hand Mehndi designs

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10. Mehndi style has finger tips left free to accentuate the design

Mehndi style has finger tips left free to accentuate the design

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11. Heavy Simplist Mughlai Mehndi Design for hands WIth Negative Spaces

Heavy Simplist Mughlai Mehndi Design for hands WIth Negative Spaces

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12. Closed Style Mughlai Mehndi Designs for Hands

Closed Style Mughlai Design for hands

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13. Elaborate Rajasthani mehndi design for hands

Floral Rajasthani Mehndi Designs For Hand

14. Peacock mehndi design for Hands

Peacock mehndi design for Hands

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15. Royal dark mehndi design for both hands.

Royal dark mehndi design for both hands

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16. Rajasthani Mehndi Design for hands

Simple Rajasthani Mehndi Design for hands

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The Rajasthani mehndi style is most popular for its floral patterns with extending leaves. It is said that the designs give a royal look. The style is as old as Rajasthan’s culture itself. However, the most distinguishing feature of this style is the mirror effect it provides. The designs remain the same on both hands but on different sides, making sure that they are replicated perfectly.

17. Fusion styled Mehndi Design for Hands

Fusion Styled Mehndi Design for hands

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18. Elaborate Mehndi Design for hands

Elaborate Mehndi Design for hands

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The design in the picture is a perfect example of the much talked about mirror effect of the style. The floral pattern starts at the centre of the palm and gets bigger with little circular curls and turns into a complete flower encompassing the entire mid-section of the palm. The flower leads to a leafy pattern towards the fingers going all the way to the tip. The leafy pattern continues towards the bottom of the palm from the centre and then turns into another flower at the wrist. Beautiful work indeed.

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19. Love birds themed Gujarati mehndi design for hands

Love Birds Themed Gujarati Mehndi Design

The Gujarati mehndi style is widely known for its elaborate designs. These designs are very extravagant and are mostly used for special occasions such as weddings. The design is also known for the texture of the henna and the rich colour it provides. The patterns in this style are very intricate and complex. However, the beauty of the style lies in the fact that it manages to give out a very simple look.

20. Simple symmetrical mehndi design in Gujarati style

Simple symmetrical mehndi design in Gujarati style

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21. Spaced out style mehndi design

Spaced Out Style Mehndi Design

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22. Simplistic mehndi design for hands

Simplistic Mehndi Design For Small Hands

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Let’s take a look at this beautiful design for example. The design starts at the wrist and goes up towards the fingers without leaving much of a gap in the middle. There is hardly any space left on the hand except for the space between the two peacocks at the centre of the palm. The rest of the hand is filled with leafy patterns with curls at the end of the palm. The curls then turn into small circular flowers on a couple of fingers getting bigger towards the upper part of the finger. Some of the other curls turn into beautiful little peacocks on the other fingers which continue to turn into leaf-shaped patterns at the top of the fingers.

23. Floral mehndi designs for hands

Floral Mehndi Design With Gujarati Design Accents

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24. Modern mehndi design with Gujarti florals and spacing

Modern Mehndi Design With Gujarati Florals And Spacing

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25. Exquisite Marwari full hand mehndi design for hands

Marwari Mehndi Designs For Full Hands

26. Stunning single hand mehndi design

Marwari Classic mehndi Design

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27. Mirror-image Marwari mehndi design

Mirror Image Marwari Mehndi Design

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28. An intricate mirror image mehndi design for hands

Mirror Image Intricate Marwari Mehndi Design

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The Marwari style is mixture of the Rajasthani and Gujarati style. Its patterns are very elaborate and the designs are very close knit. The style uses all kinds of patterns which include floral shapes, leaves, peacocks, vines and other curls and curves that accentuate the design. However, the only difference between the Marwari style and the other styles is that the top quarter of the finger is completely covered with henna without leaving a slightest gap. This gives the design a complete look.

29. Peacock top mehndi design

Marwari Peacock Mehndi Design

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30. Intricate netted pattern mehndi design

Intricate netted pattern mehndi design

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31. Marwari mehndi design for hands

Marwari mehndi design for hands

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