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16 Drop Dead Gorgeous Henna Tattoos that are Truly Mehndi-vine

Let's celebrate the art of mehndi, or henna, with these dazzling and ephemeral beauties.

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Mehndi (henna) has come a long way since the time when pharaohs walked the earth. It has since then been passed down from South Asian cultures to the present. It's still being used these days in Hindu weddings and festivals as seen on dozens of beautiful brides, and sometimes on grooms, in traditional Pakistani and Hindu or Sikh/Punjabi celebrations. 

Many artists nowadays in both South Asian and Western are also keeping the art alive with stunning designs, amalgamated with modern twists.

 Check out some of their works below.

1. This gorgeous design that will leave you feeling satisfied.

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Henna tattoo by Toko Mehndi. TokoMehndi henna mehndi temporary hennaart
Henna tattoo by Toko Mehndi. #TokoMehndi #henna #mehndi #temporary #hennaart

2. This leaf-inspired beauty.

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Henna tattoo by Toko Mehndi. TokoMehndi henna mehndi temporary hennaart
Henna tattoo by Toko Mehndi. #TokoMehndi #henna #mehndi #temporary #hennaart

3. Don't you wish they were permanent?

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Henna tattoo by Toko Mehndi. TokoMehndi henna mehndi temporary hennaart
Henna tattoo by Toko Mehndi. #TokoMehndi #henna #mehndi #temporary #hennaart

4. This gorgeous pair of perfectly symmetrical feet henna tattoos.

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Henna tattoo by Divya Patel. DivyaPatel henna mehndi temporary hennaart
Henna tattoo by Divya Patel. #DivyaPatel #henna #mehndi #temporary #hennaart

5. These hand designs that will make you thankful for mehndi being passed down generation from generation.

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Henna tattoo by Divya Patel. DivyaPatel henna mehndi temporary hennaart
Henna tattoo by Divya Patel. #DivyaPatel #henna #mehndi #temporary #hennaart

6. This impossibly intricate pair.

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Henna tattoo by Ritual by Design. Ritualbydesignl henna mehndi temporary hennaart
Henna tattoo by Ritual by Design. #Ritualbydesignl #henna #mehndi #temporary #hennaart

7. Making the most out of a pregnant tummy by having the extra space designed with safe henna ink.

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Henna tattoo by Ritual by Design. Ritualbydesignl henna mehndi temporary hennaart pregnant
Henna tattoo by Ritual by Design. #Ritualbydesignl #henna #mehndi #temporary #hennaart #pregnant

8. A design that deserves to be worn with evening gowns.

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Henna tattoo by Ritual by Design. Ritualbydesignl henna mehndi temporary hennaart
Henna tattoo by Ritual by Design. #Ritualbydesignl #henna #mehndi #temporary #hennaart

9. An ornate, esoteric design for a mysterious aura.

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Henna tattoo by Malena Backman. MalenaBackman henna mehndi temporary hennaart
Henna tattoo by Malena Backman. #MalenaBackman #henna #mehndi #temporary #hennaart

10. THIS. IS. WHAT. ART. LOOKS. LIKE.

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Henna tattoo by Henna Lounge. HennaLounge henna mehndi temporary hennaart
Henna tattoo by Henna Lounge. #HennaLounge #henna #mehndi #temporary #hennaart

11. A design that could have only been crafted by impossibly steady hands.

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Henna tattoo by Devi Mehndi. DeviMehndi henna mehndi temporary hennaart
Henna tattoo by Devi Mehndi. #DeviMehndi #henna #mehndi #temporary #hennaart

12. If I had that done on my feet, I would be barefooted for a week.

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13. You don't need an occasion for an excuse to get glammed up with a slaying henna design.

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14. Start 'em young! Artsy expecting mommy sharing the art love with her little one weeks before the grand arrival.

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15. Experiment with white ink henna for a gorgeous lacy effect.

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16. A henna crown making the fight easier for this lovely woman.

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Speaking of beautiful henna crowns, check out this inspiring story of a henna artist who gives free henna tattoos on chemotherapy patients. 

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When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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