Here is a photo of a henna design for one of the talented stylists at BLU salon. This free hand design is based in part on her selection of a style of tattoo from one of the many design books I bring to work. It is also created to compliment the shape of her hand.
I began to draw the pattern just above the wrist making a shell outline that is thicker on one side than the other. That pattern is filled with very fine lines. Next, I drew a curving line .. and while it may be hard to see at first.. if you look closely, you will see it. It is duplicated.. so there seems to be a ribbon.. filled again with very fine lines. The flower in the center of the hand was an important design component for this client. As well, since she works with her hands every day.. we tried to keep the design off the fingers.
It didn't take long at all to create this mehndi. The silky smooth (never needs sifting) Jamila henna makes a great paste every time. Click the title of this post to purchase fresh 2006 henna powder.