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Henna Patterns for Beginners

Henna Patterns for Beginners

Henna patterns are easy for those who have creativity and a freehand drawing skill. However, you can learn to draw them too, using simple henna patterns for beginners.
ThoughtfulTattoos Staff
Last Updated: Nov 14, 2018
Hand with henna on black background
Henna patterns vary from region to region, and in each region, they have some significant meaning. They signify health, fertility, wisdom, spirituality, and enlightenment.
You can make them with the help of henna paste, and you can vary the shade from light brown to dark brown with the help of various ingredients. These ingredients are added in different proportions to get different shades. These patterns are drawn all over the palm. Let's learn some basic henna patterns for beginners.
Henna Designs for Beginners
Designs for Palms
Hand with henna tattoo design
Henna patterns vary according to the region. Arabic patterns are floral and big, while Indian ones are fine and lacy with small floral designs. 
Henna Hand on black background
Traditional patterns are geometric, like circles, triangles, and lines. All these shapes are combined to form a very trendy, as well as traditional design. Intricate designs can be drawn with a little practice. Flower arches, lotus, leave chains, and webs are some of the usual patterns.
Hands with henna
Usually, beginners start by drawing straight and curved lines. The very first step of drawing them is bordering the palm or drawing a circle at the center of the palm. While drawing the patterns on the palms, always remember to fill the palm and then the fingers.
The most basic pattern is drawing a circle at the center of the palm and covering the upper crease of all the fingers on that hand with henna.
Designs for the Feet and Legs
Application of Henna on Indian brides foot
Henna patterns on feet must be drawn only after a few days of practice, as these designs are intricate. The geometric shapes are very common in north America, however, in India, intricate and lacy designs are preferred. 
Henna tattoo on leg
Beginners must try with simple designs in the beginning and try to draw them all over the feet for practice.
Henna and flowers on bride legs
Creative designs can be formed with the help of permutations and combinations of different shapes.
Henna session
As you will practice different shapes, it will be easy for you to draw different patterns. You can experiment with any pattern and mix and match them to get different patterns.
Names of Henna Designs
When you are starting with your henna pattern drawing session, you should get a washcloth, paper towels, and toothpicks, as they will come in handy when your experiment goes wrong. After the application on the palms, you have to apply water in which sugar is dissolved. This is done after the pattern is dry.
Here are some easy henna designs for beginners.
  • Flooffy
  • Wibble leaf
  • Zig-Zag pattern
  • Game
  • Sprout
  • Cursive S
  • Ripples
  • Open heart
  • Kitty whiskers
Once you master these patterns, you can create patterns of your own. Lastly, practice makes a man as well as a woman perfect! Practicing these henna patterns can help you master this art.