The using of Mehndi is generally associated with brides and females on celebrations like Eid and weddings. A larger meaning is given to this everyday act of applying a henna tattoo; according to some customs, when a bride’s mehndi turns a darker shade it shows how much her future husband will love her. In the same manner, applying of mehndi on festivities like Eid shows the joy and devotion that these occasions are all about. This clearly indicates that this tradition is an important part of the eastern culture, making it important and meaningful. Hence these mehndi designs have been put up so that the act of putting mehndi can be done by girls at home, with the help of these designs.
Mehndi designs are of various kinds; there are Arabic designs, Indian designs and Pakistani designs. Arabic mehndi designs are thought to be the best, Indian and Pakistani come second. The simpler the design the more traditional it is considered as this act comes down from years and years of traditions and customs. One such design is the simple circle in the middle of the palm with either lines or simple dots on the fingers, and the fingertips covered in a semi-cylindrical way with rich mehndi. Other designs are more moderate in their origin, this means they are not as simple but are rather easy and not as complicated and filled as the rest. Rich mehndi with hardly any empty spaces is mostly preferred for those either married or getting married; for the rest of the females the mehndi designs are simpler. These mehndi designs here are a mixture of all kinds of designs be it Arabic, Indian, or Pakistani; showing just the beauty of mehndi and not its origin or variance.
Amongst these mehndi designs are also some beautiful jewelry that is also linked to the same festivities as mehndi in the eastern culture. The mixture of these designs and jewelry in the larger picture show how important customs are to the eastern culture, and more importantly how beautiful and meaningful these customs and traditions are. These beautiful mehndi and jewelry designs are a depiction of all of this.